PRESS RELEASE: New FotoSpot™ and FotoMapr™ Geo-Tag Digital Images in Nikon, Canon®, Sony®, Panasonic®, Ricoh® and Other Popular Cameras
Eka Technologies Introduces Consumer and Professional-Grade Geo-Tagging Digital Camera Peripherals Available in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & Cabled Models
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eka Technologies, Inc., today announced FotoSpot and FotoMapr geo-tagging digital camera peripherals. FotoSpot and FotoMapr add GPS photo location, shot direction and even user notes to images created with Nikon, Canon®, Sony®, Panasonic®, Ricoh® and Other Popular Digital Cameras. Both FotoSpot and FotoMapr, are available in Wi-Fi® wireless, Bluetooth® wireless and cabled-connected models. Wi-Fi versions enable geo-tagging with virtually any digital camera that supports an SDHC memory card; while Bluetooth and cable-connected versions are designed for use with select NIKON and RICOH DSLR cameras.
“Personal photos are more than just images,” said Arun Madhav, Chief Executive Officer, Eka Technologies, Inc. “They’re memories. Memories that becomes more important over time, while the details surrounding the taking of the shots fade. Our new FotoSpot Wi-Fi model provides consumers with an easy-to-use, inexpensive way to add the photo location and shot direction to images created with virtually any digital camera. Photos geo-tagged with FotoSpot can then be uploaded via USB interface and used with any of today’s popular PC, Mac and Internet photo mapping software.
“For the advanced photographer or GIS professional, the FotoMapr series is a cost-effective way to professionally geo-tag and notate images for use in their mapping platforms," added Mr. Madhav. “Without compromising DSLR image quality and performance, field professionals using Nikon, Ricoh and other DSLR cameras, can now geo-tag and notate every image with precise GPS and user data.”
FotoSpot and FotoMapr Geo-Tagging Peripherals
FotoSpot is Eka’s consumer geo-tagging camera peripheral. FotoSpot’s patent pending technology uses Wi-Fi wireless to embed shot location and direction data directly into the digital images as they are taken; ready to be sorted, viewed and uploaded to photo sharing sites like Picasa using mySnapMap--a software utility provided free to FotoSpot users. FotoSpot Wi-Fi (model W-100) is designed for use with today’s most popular digital cameras including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Ricoh and more. Bluetooth wireless (B-100) and cabled (C-100) versions are available for use with select NIKON and RICOH cameras.
FotoMapr, Eka’s professional-grade geo-tagging camera peripheral, is designed for GIS (geographic information system) professionals for use in Geo-Photo workflow applications. Embedding shot location and direction data, FotoMapr also enables user notation of digital images.
FotoMapr’s Wi-Fi model (W-100) is designed for use with DSLR cameras supporting SDHC data card storage. Bluetooth wireless (B-100) and cable-connected (C-100) models are also available for use with specific NIKON and Ricoh camera models. Photos geo-tagged with FotoMapr can be uploaded to the industry’s leading photo-mapping software including PhotoLink, WindImage, PhotoMapper and can be viewed and mapped using Google Maps™ and ESRI®’s ArcGIS GPS data integration systems.
Eka's FotoSpot geotagging device is available in WiFi, Bluetooth and tethered versions, as is the similar FotoMapr device.
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FotoSpot & FotoMapr
Geo-tag digital photos with shot location and direction information..
Adds user notations to digital images (FotoMapr only).
W100 Wi-Fi wireless models - for all digital cameras supporting a SDHC data storage card slot.
B100 Bluetooth wireless models - for select Nikon and Ricoh cameras.
C100 corded-connection models -- for use with select Nikon cameras.
Compatible with PhotoLink, WindImage, FoxView and mySnapMap photo software.
Supports a GPS Tracklog.
Displays GPS in multiple co-ordinate systems such as MGRS, UTM, Geodetic in decimal or degrees, using magnetic or true north coordinates (FotoMapr).
FotoSpot: ($249) and FotoMapr ($269) are available from Eka Technologies, Inc. or (805) 496-3352.
About EKA Technologies, Inc.
EKA Technologies, Inc. headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, enables workflow for the digital world: providing innovative, consumer, professional and OEM products and technologies that integrate geo-positioning data into digital images. New products from EKA Technologies include FotoSpot and FotoMapr geo-tagging digital camera peripherals.
FotoSpot™ and FotoMapr™ are trademarks of EKA Technologies, Inc. Google Maps is a trademark of Google, Inc. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, ESRI® is registered trademark of ESRI. Wi-Fi® is registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. SONY® is a registered trademark of the Sony Corporation. Canon® is the registered trademark of Canon, Inc. Panasonic® is a registered trademark of the Panasonic Corporation. Ricoh® is a registered trademark of the Ricoh Corporation.
(First posted on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 13:57 EDT)