Flickr, FrameChannel, and KODAK Gallery Integrated into Wireless Digital Frames, Giving Consumers Instant Access To Their Images and Real-Time Information
Eastman Kodak Company NYSE: EK 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, 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 service.
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 color and crisp detail. Kodak’s Digital Frames display images in HD format (16:9 aspect ratio). The screens are color- tuned to Kodak’s standards and use proprietary KODAK Color Science for vibrant colors 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 favorite 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 decor. Two decorative mattes are included in Cranberry Red and Silver colors. 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 favorite MP3 songs through built-in speakers, bringing a special dimension to any picture slideshow.
- 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 favorite 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 and FrameChannel.
* Actual storage capacity will vary based on image content.
Pricing and Availability
All KODAK Products listed in this release will be available at retail and online at Kodak.com in the coming months. Recommended pricing is available at www.kodak.com.