PRESS RELEASE: Smartparts Unveils Two New WiFi Digital Picture Frames at CES 2009
The User-Friendly SPX10 and SPX19 Digital Picture Frames Integrate Windows Live™ FrameIt and Feature SmartFix, Smartparts Patented Image Correction Technology
Las Vegas (January 8, 2009) –Smartparts, Inc., a leading manufacturer and innovator driving the explosive digital picture frame market, is pleased to announce two new additions to its line of WiFi enabled frames - the 10-inch SPX10WF and 19-inch SPX19WF WiFi digital picture frames. The new SPX10WF and SPX19WF boast unparalleled ease-of-use by featuring a one push internet setup, automatic image correction, and on-frame photo album organization, all with no additional subscription costs.
Like the existing Smartparts WiFi digital picture frames, the SPX10WF and SPX19WF, feature complimentary photo email capability, enabling users to automatically receive emailed photos directly on their frame from friends and family. Smartparts’ enhanced email security ensures that photos sent to the frame from friends and family will be secure. Along with the added security, the Smartparts’ patented image correction technology, SmartFix, automatically resizes, enhances and crops photos to maximize appearance and storage capacity on the frame setting the Smartparts frames apart from other WiFi frames on the market.
The SPX10WF features an elegant espresso wood frame and gives consumers the ability to view their digital images in remarkable clarity on a ten inch, 24-bit LCD screen, featuring a resolution of 800x600 and 16.7 million viewable colors. The SPX19WF, which includes a sophisticated brown wood frame, allows consumers to view images on a nineteen inch 24-bit LCD screen, featuring a resolution of 1448x880.
As a certified Microsoft partner, Smartparts integration with Microsoft’s Windows Live FrameIt application makes it easy for consumers to share and view photos online or directly on their wireless SPX10WF and SPX19WF digital picture frames.
“We are very excited about expanding our range of WiFi compatible picture frames, but these are much more than just frames that accept and display images wirelessly,” said Stefan Guelpen, president and co-founder of Smartparts. “These are WiFi frames done the Smartparts way, with features and functionalities like SMART FIT and SMART FIX that truly enhance the users’ experience and dramatically improve ease of use.”
Both the SPX10WF and SPX19WF feature numerous options that add to the frames’ ease-of-use, painless photo management, and optimal photo quality. For example, the SPX10WF and SPX19WF support SD, MS, xD, MMC, Compact Flash memory cards, as well as offer a USB port and 512MB of internal memory. Furthermore, Smartparts’ new and improved embedded technology helps users effortlessly transfer their images directly onto both frames. All the user has to do is insert a memory card into the assigned slot and the frame does the rest, including image enhancement and resizing to match the resolution the LCD screen, giving users the ability to store up to 5,000 images on the frames!
The 10-inch SPX10WF has an MSRP of $199.99 and 19-inch SPX19WF an MSRP of $299.99. Both will be available in March 2009 through Smartparts’ extensive network of over 10,000 retailers nationwide. For additional information, please visit www.smartpartsproducts.com
Smartparts will be located in South Hall 3, booth #31850 at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. For additional information along with high res images of all products, please visit Smartparts’ virtual press kit at: www.virtualpressoffice.com/public/kit/SmartpartsCES09.
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 www.smartpartsproducts.com.
(First posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 12:50 EST)