Kodak adds WiFi to cameras for Sharing

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  1. Kodak Unveils First-of-its-Kind Wireless Digital Photography System
    at 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show

    New KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE Digital Camera, Wi-Fi-Enabled EASYSHARE
    Printer Dock Plus Expand Boundaries of Picture Sharing

    LAS VEGAS, January 5 ? On the eve of the 2005 International Consumer
    Electronics Show (CES), Eastman Kodak Company introduced a
    groundbreaking wireless digital photography system, giving people the
    freedom to share pictures whenever and wherever they wish.

    At the heart of the system is the new KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE zoom
    digital camera, which provides people with extraordinary control over
    how and when they share pictures. The device is the first of its
    kind, allowing people to e-mail pictures directly from the camera via
    Wi-Fi; to view online albums in the KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery (formerly
    Ofoto) on the camera; to store and organize up to 1,500 favorite
    pictures for instant display on its high-resolution, 3-inch touch
    screen LCD; and to take vibrant still pictures and full-motion video.
    No other digital camera gives people such an extensive ability to
    take, organize, share and print their pictures.

    The same KODAK Wi-Fi card that provides the EASYSHARE-ONE camera with
    wireless capabilities can now be used with the recently introduced
    KODAK EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus. In addition to printing real KODAK
    pictures in as little as 60 seconds without a computer, it can now
    transfer pictures from a docked camera or memory card to networked
    computers throughout a home. With the card, the Printer Dock Plus can
    also receive pictures for printing from Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, PDAs,
    and other devices without requiring them to be in the same room.

    ?Innovations such as the EASYSHARE-ONE camera are central to our
    digitally oriented growth strategy,? said Bernard Masson, president,
    Digital & Film Imaging Systems; and senior vice president, Eastman
    Kodak Company. ?Kodak is at the leading edge of defining how wireless
    advancements can further simplify the consumer digital photography
    experience. We?re discovering new ways to help people enjoy and share
    their pictures ? anytime, anywhere.?
    Kodak leverages a wide range of wireless standards, such as
    BLUETOOTH? technology, infrared, Wi-Fi and cellular networks, to make
    it easy for people to view, share and print pictures instantly
    without the use of cords, cables or even computers. All can be viewed
    during CES in the Kodak Booth #31400, on the second level of the Las
    Vegas Convention Center?s South Hall.

    Kodak Innovations on Display
    In addition to highlighting the EASYSHARE-ONE camera and Printer Dock
    Plus, Kodak is also showcasing multiple innovative products and
    services during CES, including:

    New EASYSHARE Z-Series digital cameras, which help everyday picture
    takers get closer, better, more creative shots through extended zoom
    lenses.

    The new EASYSHARE Picture Viewer, a pocket-sized ?digital photo
    album? that fits in the palm of a hand to share favorite pictures on
    the go.

    KODAK Mobile Service, whose subscribers have anytime, anywhere access
    to their digital photos and phone-captured video, using their mobile
    phone handsets or Web-connected computers.

    KODAK Picture Maker kiosks with wireless transfer technologies for
    printing real KODAK pictures in seconds at tens of thousands of
    retail locations worldwide.
    At CES, three KODAK products ? the EASYSHARE DX7590 zoom digital
    camera, the EASYSHARE Printer Dock Plus, and the KODAK Picture Maker
    G3 Digital Print Station ? received Innovations 2005 Design and
    Engineering Awards, sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association
    and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America. Chosen
    by a panel of independent industry designers, engineers and
    journalists, these awards honor superior design and engineering among
    the year?s most technologically advanced products.
    Additional show-related news, photography, and related information
    are available at http://www.kodak.com/go/ces.


    The award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE consumer digital photography
    system ? consisting of cameras, software, printer docks and camera
    docks, inkjet and thermal papers, and accessories ? makes it simple
    for anyone to take, organize, share, and print high quality digital
    pictures. In the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Digital Camera
    Satisfaction StudySM evaluating performance, connectivity, cost and
    appearance, KODAK EASYSHARE cameras in the US$200-399 and US$400-599
    price ranges ranked highest in customer satisfaction. More
    information on the KODAK EASYSHARE system is available at
    http://www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.

    About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
    Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view
    images ? for memories, for information, for entertainment. The
    company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion
    industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel
    displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for
    images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling
    people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $12.9
    billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health,
    supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image
    capture and output products and services; Graphic Communications
    Group, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing
    systems consisting of three wholly owned subsidiaries: Encad, Inc.,
    NexPress Solutions, and Kodak Versamark; Commercial Imaging, offering
    image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses
    and government; 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; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems,
    providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital
    and traditional products and services.


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    Disclaimer: J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Digital Camera
    Satisfaction Study. Study based on 4,260 responses from consumers who
    purchased a digital camera between November 2003 and June 2004.
    http://www.jdpower.com.

    Kodak, EasyShare and EasyShare-One are trademarks of Eastman Kodak
    Company. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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