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PhotoAccess' logo. Click here to visit the PhotoAccess website! PhotoAccess announces 'SNAP' in-store system!
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(Thursday, February 8, 2001 - 11:51 EST)

Online photofinisher announces its new software solution for in-store digital camera photofinishing, to be shown at PMA...

PhotoAccess.com Corp. has announced its new 'SNAP' (Software for Network Albuming at Photo-counters) solution, targeted at retail photo stores. SNAP allows customers to upload their digital photos from CompactFlash, Smartmedia, MemoryStick, CD-R, floppy disk and LS-120 disk media to the PhotoAccess.com website over a high-speed internet connection, as well as ordering prints and merchandise from their photos.

SNAP currently requires the photo retailer to provide a 350Mhz Pentium II PC running Windows 2000, with a minimum of 128MB RAM, 5GB of disk space and a DSL, cable modem, or ISDN Internet connection, and operates with a standard keyboard and mouse. PhotoAccess plans to have a full system running from an LCD touch panel with a software 'keyboard' to replace the traditional mouse and keyboard by June.

The system is available immediately at a per-license cost of $895 with volume discounts available. The system will be on display at the Photo Marketing Association show in Orlando, Florida next week.

Source: Yahoo! Finance / BusinessWire

Original Source Press Release:

PhotoAccess Makes Digital Photo Finishing a SNAP for Retailers

Debuting at PMA, New Public Access Workstation Software Assists Retailers in Building In-store Traffic, Relationships and the Loyalty of Digital Camera Users

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2001--PhotoAccess.com(tm) Corporation will debut its Software for Network Albuming at Photo-counters (SNAP) at the annual industry tradeshow, Photo Marketing Association (PMA), Feb. 11-14, in Orlando, Fl.

As the leading Applications Service Provider (ASP) of digital photo finishing Internet services for retailers and consumers, PhotoAccess continues to provide retail stores with innovative solutions to drive in-store traffic, extend brand awareness and customer loyalty, and increase profits.

PhotoAccess SNAP is the latest component in PhotoAccess' digital camera photo finishing service offerings. ``SNAP completes our end-to-end digital camera photo finishing solution for retail stores,'' said Jerry Barber, president and CEO of PhotoAccess. ``Retailers can now offer their customers the benefits of Internet-based photo finishing even when customers don't have a PC at home.''

This new retail software application runs on a low-cost, standard PC and can be strategically placed on a photo counter, wall and shelf in any photo, camera or gift department. It is the in-store counterpart of PhotoAccess PhotoStreamer(tm), the software package used at-home by digital camera owners to manage, order, and pay for their digital prints via the Internet. SNAP provides another convenient way for consumers to create a Web account, extract their digital photos from their camera, upload the photos to the Web site, and purchase prints and merchandise.

``SNAP is about consumer convenience,'' said Mark Waldin, vice president of marketing for PhotoAccess. ``It's a great way for a merchant to go that extra mile to extend customer service and build loyalty. If a consumer has a slow home Internet connection or needs some help storing and ordering photos, they can access SNAP on the store's PC and use a high speed Internet connection as well as receive in-store assistance. This service also increases the store's visibility, which drives interest in the drugstore or supermarket's other digital photography offerings.''

SNAP is an additional offering of the PhotoAccess service that enables retailers to quickly and affordably have an integrated, flexible, branded, and cost-effective e-commerce Web site, hosted by PhotoAccess.com. Within three weeks of signing up, merchants can offer their in-store consumers exceptional digital photo prints and merchandise, online image management, permanent storage, ordering, and delivery options of their digital photos.

Requirements

PhotoAccess SNAP software runs on a 350Mhz Pentium II PC, running Windows 2000, with a minimum of 128MB RAM, 5GB of disk space and a DSL, cable modem, or ISDN Internet connection. The application can be operated using a standard computer screen, keyboard and mouse. SNAP supports the most popular camera media including Compact Flash, Smartmedia, Sony Media Stick, CD-R, Floppy, and LS-120 drives. By June, the company will offer the system operating from an LCD panel, touch screen, and soft keyboard.

Pricing and Availability

SNAP is immediately available from PhotoAccess. Pricing begins at $895 per license with volume discounts available. Drugstores, supermarkets, mass merchandisers, and specialty camera stores interested in PhotoAccess digital photo finishing solutions should contact sales@photoaccess.com, or call 206/264-2488 for more information.

Photo Marketing Association (PMA), Booth No.4161

Come see how PhotoAccess can provide digital photo finishing solutions in just three weeks and with very little upfront expense. Stop by booth 4161 during PMA, the world's largest annual International photo imaging convention and trade show, held February 11-14, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

About PhotoAccess

Founded in 1998, PhotoAccess.com Corporation is the leading Internet retail Applications Service Provider of digital camera photo finishing solutions benefiting retailers, professional photographers and consumers. In three weeks, businesses can have an integrated, flexible, branded, and cost-effective e-commerce Web site, hosted by PhotoAccess.com, that offers consumers exceptional digital photo prints and merchandise, online image management, permanent storage, ordering, and delivery options. PhotoAccess also provides customization and licenses its technologies to a variety of photographic, electronic, Web and software development companies. PhotoAccess.com is privately held, funded through venture capital firms, and has offices in Seattle, Washington, and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit www.photoaccess.com or the Japanese Web site at www.photoaccess.co.jp.

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