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PRESS RELEASE: SyncPix™ Lets Consumers Do More Than Ever With Pictures
New digital picture frame automatically downloads, optimizes and sorts images into albums; features energy-saving motion detector
TOTOWA, N.J., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Smartparts, Inc., (www.smartpartsproducts.com), today announced the retail arrival of the long-awaited SyncPix(TM) digital picture frame, winner of American Photo's 2007 Editor's Choice Award. This state-of-the-art frame gives never-before-experienced functionality in a digital picture frame, including image sorting, automatic download and resizing and an energy saving motion detector.
Millions of digital pictures are snapped each year, yet most remain trapped in digital cameras or on computers. Smartparts' SyncPix delivers the easiest-ever solution to enjoy and share digital photos anywhere, at home or in the office. According to the research group Parks Associates, this year vendors will sell 5 million digital photo frames in the U.S. and 8 million frames worldwide. This is a boost from 1.7 million in the U.S. and 2.9 million throughout the world in 2006.
"At Smartparts, we want to people to share and display all their digital photos," explained Stefan Guelpen, president and co-founder of Smartparts. "We're proud of the new SyncPix line, by far the most elegant and easy-to-use digital picture frames available."
The frame is full of one-of-a-kind features, including software that synchronizes, optimizes and resizes pictures as they are copied onto the frame's memory. It is so simple that all a consumer needs to do is place a memory card in the frame and it will automatically copy and optimize the pictures without a touch of a button. SyncPix is the only frame on the market that organizes images into themed albums and plays video clips from most digital cameras without the need of specialized video modes and that can store up to 3,000 images.
"Digital picture frames are the consumer photo product du jour, purchased not just for home display, but also for business point-of-purchase displays," American Photo reported in its summer issue. "Most frames can show still and video files, as well as all the standard audio formats, but the Smartparts frame is especially capable. The Smartparts line is distinguished by a variety of available colors and sizes, and by its valuable SyncPix software."
The 8-inch SyncPix digital picture frame retails for $179.99 and is available in an Espresso colored frame with beige matting. Consumers can purchase the new Smartparts SyncPix frame at Circuit City, Staples and Ritz Camera stores nationwide in late October.
About Smartparts, Inc.
Based in Totowa, New Jersey, Smartparts, Inc. is one of the pioneers of the quickly emerging Digital Picture Frame product category. Today, its partnership with Wynit, Inc. provides state-of-the-art distribution capabilities with distribution centers in California, Tennessee and New York. For more information, log on to smartpartsproducts.com.
(First posted on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 13:11 EDT)