PRESS RELEASE: KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Picture Frames Enhance Your Life and Beautify Your Home
Family of Frames Boast KODAK Color Science, Wi-Fi Functionality, Built-In Stereo Speakers and 128 MB of Internal Memory for Simple Sharing of Pictures and Videos
LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 7—At the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Kodak announced four new KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Picture Frames that play vibrant slideshows of your favorite pictures and videos set to music. Available in 10-inch and 8-inch Wi-Fi and 8-inch and 7-inch standard versions, these frames boast true plug-and-play ease of use and a full menu of versatile features with an intuitive, multifunction remote control. Optional interchangeable faceplates let you match your décor and show off your style.
“Why frame one picture and hide the rest in your computer? Now there is an easy and exciting way to display all of your favorite digital pictures and videos,” said Pierre Schaeffer, chief marketing officer, Kodak’s Consumer Digital Imaging Group. “You can enjoy your pictures and videos accompanied by your favorite music right out of the box because Kodak has made it so simple.”
The frames are color tuned to Kodak standards and use KODAK Color Science for vibrant colors and pleasing skin tones—displaying pictures in brilliant color and crisp detail. Set up is a snap, and you can enjoy any JPEG picture, most video types (MPEG 1 and 4, MOV, AVI) and MP3 music using all the popular memory card formats (CF, SD, MMC, xD and MS). You can also source digital files from any digital still camera, home PC, Jump Drive and Flash Drive via USB 2.0. Stereo speakers are built into the frames for dramatic sound accompaniment to your slide shows.
A handy remote control gives you easy access to all the functionality of the frame – choose the location of your pictures, customize your slideshow, even select pictures and videos to copy, delete, rotate, zoom and print. For those with a wireless home network (Wi-Fi 802.11b/g), you can wirelessly view pictures from your home PC or connect to KODAK Gallery to display your online picture albums right on the frame.
To customize the frame to your décor, optional frame faceplates are available in frosted floral glass, warm walnut wood, whiteboard (write on and wipe off) and antique silver. Easy to change, the faceplates snap onto the frame and update the look to suit your own personal style.
The digital picture frames are available in four versions—feature-by-feature specifications and pricing include:
- KODAK EASYSHARE EX1011 Digital Picture Frame has a 10-inch (diagonal) 800 x 480 high resolution digital display in 16:9 aspect ratio with wireless access of pictures, videos and music from your home PC or online at KODAK Gallery over a standard wireless home network. The frame has 128 MB of built-in memory for storing pictures and videos, built-in stereo speakers and headphone jack for music. The EX1011 will retail for US $279.95 (MSRP) beginning in March.
- KODAK EASYSHARE EX811 Digital Picture Frame has an 8-inch (diagonal) 800 x 480 high resolution digital display in 16:9 aspect ratio, wireless access, and all other features identical to the EX1011 Frame. The EX811 will retail for US $229.95 (MSRP) beginning in March.
- KODAK EASYSHARE SV811 Digital Picture Frame has the same features as the EX811 Frame, with the exception of wireless access. It’s perfect for on-the-spot viewing of digital pictures and videos from any digital camera, home PC via USB and all memory cards. The SV811 will retail for US $179.95 (MSRP) beginning in March.
- KODAK EASYSHARE SV710 Digital Picture Frame has a 7-inch (diagonal) 480 x 234 resolution analog display in 16:9 aspect ratio. The SV710 is truly plug-and-play and you can begin enjoying pictures right out of the box. The SV710 will retail for US $129.95 (MSRP) beginning in March.
About the KODAK EASYSHARE System
Kodak continues to bring groundbreaking features to its award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE digital photography system, enhancing the digital photography experience for consumers worldwide. The EASYSHARE system consists of digital cameras, picture frames, snapshot printers, online services, software, inkjet and thermal photo papers, and accessories—making picture taking, sharing and archiving effortless. All KODAK EASYSHARE products introduced today include the latest Version 6.2 of KODAK EASYSHARE Software featuring an array of enhancements to help consumers find, create and share pictures like never before. Version 6.2 Software now includes direct access to KODAK Gallery, making it simple to find albums stored online. The new KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 6.2 can be downloaded for free. Further information on all KODAK EASYSHARE products can be found at www.kodak.com
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; creative professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
Kodak, EasyShare and Perfect Touch are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
(First posted on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 12:57 EST)