Flickr, FrameChannel, and KODAK Gallery Integrated into Wireless Digital
Frames, Giving Consumers Instant Access to Their Images and Real-Time
TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - Kodak Canada Inc. today announced a
feature-packed wireless digital frame series boasting innovative capabilities
and accessibility to online content. Available in 10-inch and 8-inch versions,
these frames will wirelessly connect consumers to photo-sharing sites
including KODAK Gallery and Flickr(TM), and Internet content manager
FrameChannel, a service of Frame Media, Inc.
"Kodak continues to introduce strategic alliances to the mix -
partnerships that allow consumers to explore a world without boundaries," said
John Blake, general manager Digital Capture and Devices, Vice President,
Eastman Kodak Company. "Kodak's relationships with pioneers in photo- and
content-sharing make it easier than ever for consumers to share pictures with
friends and family."
KODAK EASYSHARE Wireless Digital Frame Partners
Kodak and Flickr, global leaders in the consumer photography industry,
join to make it easy for Flickr members to share their photos with friends and
family on a convenient, modern wireless digital frame. Through a relationship
with Kodak, Flickr members will be able to enjoy their own digital pictures,
including interesting public photos from around the world, on the new KODAK
EASYSHARE Wireless Digital Frames.
With more than 200 channels of dynamic content, connection to
FrameChannel via KODAK EASYSHARE Wireless Digital Frames will let consumers
access and view the latest news, weather, traffic, sports scores and much
more, with just one touch. FrameChannel also acts as a portal enabling access
to images from popular photo-sharing and social networking web sites.
KODAK Gallery continues to be an integral partner of the KODAK EASYSHARE
Wireless Digital Frames. KODAK EASYSHARE Wireless Digital Frames connected to
KODAK Gallery offer consumers the ability to enjoy all of their albums and "my
friends" albums right on the frame.
Additionally, with Kodak's Picture Mail feature, users will be
automatically notified when another KODAK Gallery member shares pictures. When
this option is activated on a KODAK EASYSHARE Wireless Digital Frame, users
will be greeted with an on-frame message letting them know that new pictures
have arrived. In addition, members can now send pictures directly from their
frame to their friends' frames through KODAK Gallery. No computer is required,
and just like Flickr and FrameChannel, there are no subscription fees for this
KODAK EASYSHARE Wireless Digital Frame Features
The new KODAK EASYSHARE W820 and W1020 Wireless Digital Frames are not
ordinary picture frames - they are a window to the world. Connect to friends
and family with KODAK Gallery and Flickr. Wireless connectivity gives
consumers seamless access to their memories - whether they are stored on a
home computer or online. The intuitive Quick Touch Border allows users to get
the latest news, weather, sports, and more in one touch. It's the power of the
Internet, brought right to your fingertips.
- Display pictures in brilliant colour and crisp detail. Kodak's
Digital Frames display images in HD format (16:9 aspect ratio). The
screens are colour-tuned to Kodak's standards and use proprietary
KODAK Color Science for vibrant colours and pleasing skin tones.
- Wirelessly stream all of your pictures and video from your home PC to
your frame with built-in Wi-Fi capability.
- Control the frame easily with the Quick Touch Border, allowing for
simple operation with a touch or slide of the finger, while leaving
the screen fingerprint- and smudge-free.
- Store up to 4000(*) of your favourite pictures directly on your
frame's 512 MB of internal memory, and even more pictures when using
the two convenient memory card slots.
- Customize the frame to match a home's décor. Two decorative mattes
are included in Cranberry Red and Silver colours. In addition,
optional KODAK Digital Frame Faceplates are available in Mahogany
with a gold matte, Silver with a blue matte, Black Shadowbox with a
champagne matte and Espresso Shadowbox with a black matte. Easy to
change, the faceplates snap onto the frame and update the look to
suit your own personal style.
- Play your digital camera videos and listen to your favourite MP3
songs through built-in speakers, bringing a special dimension to any
- Transfer pictures from a PC to a KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Frame even
more effortlessly with the new KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Display
Software. In addition to organizing and editing pictures, this
software makes it easy to move favourite pictures and slideshows from
a computer directly onto the frame. Use the Digital Display Software
to set up the frame, quickly and easily, to access images stored on a
computer and exciting Internet content though KODAK Gallery, Flickr
(*) Actual storage capacity will vary based on image content.
Pricing and Availability
KODAK EASYSHARE W820 Wireless Digital Frame, $229.95 (CDN MRSP), August
KODAK EASYSHARE W1020 Wireless Digital Frames, $279.99 (CDN MRSP), August
KODAK EASYSHARE Software Digital Frame Edition, with Digital Display
Software, will be available with all EASYSHARE Digital Frames and free to
download from kodak.ca.
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, online services, software, inkjet printers, and
accessories-making picture taking, sharing and archiving effortless. All KODAK
EASYSHARE Digital Frames announced today include the latest version of KODAK
EASYSHARE Software Digital Frame Edition, with KODAK EASYSHARE Digital Display
Software, featuring an array of enhancements to help consumers find, create
and share pictures like never before. Version 7.0 Software now includes direct
access to KODAK Gallery, making it simple to find albums stored online. The
new KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 7.0 can be downloaded for free. Further
information on all KODAK EASYSHARE Products can be found at www.kodak.ca.
About Kodak Canada Inc.
For more than a century, Kodak Canada has been meeting the imaging needs
of Canadians providing leading products and services, helping people better
use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Today, Kodak
Canada's sales, marketing, service and support teams are committed to a
digitally oriented growth strategy enabling Consumers to use Kodak's system of
digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their
pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses to effectively communicate with
customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and
digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on
Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
More information is available about Kodak Canada at www.kodak.ca.
Kodak and EasyShare are trademarks of Kodak.
For further information:
For further information: Media Contacts: Erin Manning, Ketchum, (416)
355-7419, firstname.lastname@example.org; Greg Morrison, Kodak, (416) 760-4518,