Kodak Innovation Takes Center Stage at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show
Company Unveils World’s First Dual-Lens Digital Still Camera and New KODAK Photo Voice; Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez to Address Attendees on Friday, January 6.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 -- As the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opens here to record crowds, Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) announced two products that propel picture taking and sharing to new levels:
The KODAK EASYSHARE V570 zoom digital camera is the world’s first dual-lens digital still camera. Using proprietary KODAK RETINA Dual Lens technology, the elegant device ingeniously wraps an ultra-wide angle lens (23 mm) and an optical zoom lens (39 - 117 mm) into a sleek, pocket-size package less than an inch thick.
KODAK Photo Voice combines Kodak’s online picture sharing service -KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery - with Skype global Internet communications. With this free download from www.kodakgallery.com/photovoice, people can share their pictures in real time with friends around the globe using Skype’s free Internet calling service, talking live about the pictures as if they were in the same room.
“CES is the world’s largest, most respected stage for unveiling new products, services and concepts that propel the consumer electronics industry forward, and in turn, improve the lives of millions,” said Kodak Chairman and CEO Antonio M. Perez. “We’re more committed than ever to moving Kodak innovation out of the labs and into the hands of consumers. Our advances are helping people take and share pictures like never before, creating highly personal, highly relevant connections across space and time.”
Mr. Perez will address CES attendees on Friday, January 6, from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center (Sands Venetian/Galileo 904) as part of the CES Industry Insiders conference program. The session will highlight Kodak’s vision for a photo-connected world, and explore how advances in digital photography are already creating sweeping societal change across the globe. Perez joins a lineup of other renowned executives presenting Insider sessions, including Michael Dell, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.
Kodak Innovations on Display
Kodak is also showcasing other new products and services at its booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC South/3), including:
The KODAK Picture Kiosk G4 family, the latest evolution in Kodak’s award-winning line of more than 70,000 photo kiosks at retail locations worldwide. All G4 models are enabled with BLUETOOTH and infrared wireless technology for mobile devices such as camera phones.
EASYSHARE C- and Z-series consumer digital cameras, including the C663 model - the first camera to integrate proprietary KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology to brighten and balance underexposed pictures.
EASYSHARE Software version 5.2, whose re-engineered favorites function now automatically places your most treasured pictures on your camera, on your computer, and in your KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery online albums, helping you share anytime, anywhere.
The KODAK EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500 and Printer Dock Plus Series 3 snapshot printers that produce real KODAK pictures at home in seconds, and which are also compatible with wireless devices and networks via integrated BLUETOOTH technology and the optional KODAK WI-FI® Card.
Kodak Sweeps “Best of Innovations” for Digital Photography
Kodak innovation is further spotlighted at CES on the awards front, where the company won four prestigious Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards. The groundbreaking KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE zoom digital camera and the EASYSHARE Photo Printer 500 were named the “Best of Innovations 2006” award winners for the digital imaging and digital imaging accessories categories, respectively, while the KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery Premier Service and EASYSHARE V550 zoom digital camera garnered Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering honors.
Chosen for the honor by a panel of independent industry designers, engineers and journalists, the KODAK products will join other winning products on display in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase, booth #72444, in the CES Innovations Plus exhibits at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Additional show-related news, photography, and information are available at www.kodak.com/go/ces.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on the following businesses: Health -- supplying the medical and dental industries with traditional and digital imaging-information products and services, as well healthcare IT solutions and services; Graphic Communications - offering on-demand color and black and white printing, wide-format inkjet printing, high-speed, high-volume continuous inkjet printing, as well as document scanning, archiving and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components - which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com. 2006
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