Mark Peters : March 17th 2006 - 15:20 CET
Kodak EasyShare V570 wins Chip Award
Kodak EasyShare V570 wins Chip Award : Kodak has again been recognized for its product design prowess, marking 10 awards for product design, leadership and innovation since the start of 2006. CHIP, the German personal computing and information technology magazine, has recognized the Kodak EasyShare V570 dual-lens digital camera for innovation, style, and performance. The magazine announced its "CHIP Award for Innovations in Digital Photography" last week at the CeBIT trade fair. In Washington, the new Kodak Scan Station 100 captured the Government Computer News Best of FOSE Award in its debut at the Federal Office Supplies Expo. GCN is a source of information for the government technology published by PostNewsweek Tech Media.|
Kodak EasyShare V570 Digital Camera|
"We've made product innovation a primary driver of our design initiatives at Kodak," said Paul W. Porter, Director of Corporate Design & Usability at Kodak. "In each of these awards, the judges have cited Kodak's ability to design innovative technology that truly differentiates our products from others in the marketplace." The CHIP recognition was part of the "CeBIT Highlights" awards for the best and most innovative new products at the trade fair. The editors of the magazine chose winners in five categories, and recognized the Kodak EasyShare V570 camera as the top innovative product in digital photography. Other category winners included Intel, T-Mobile, Texas Instruments, and Microsoft.
Kodak V570 - Unique dual-lens technology
CHIP's panel of judges lauded the Kodak V570's unique dual-lens technology as a "simply ingenious" solution to the needs of picture-takers who prefer both wide-angle and zoom capability in a single camera. Using proprietary Kodak RETINA Dual Lens technology, the Kodak V570 camera packs an ultra-wide angle lens (23 mm equivalent) and an optical zoom lens (39-117 mm) into a stylish sleek black camera body. The camera includes two five-megapixel image sensors - one for each lens.
Kodak EasyShare V570 - Chip Award
"We're thrilled that the EasyShare V570 captured the imagination of CHIP's judges at CeBIT," said Mary Hadley, general manager of digital cameras for Kodak's Consumer Digital Imaging Group. "This recognition is a reflection on the innovative design and technology thinking that our team applied to bring this breakthrough camera to market."
Other awards earned by Kodak so far this year include:
Consumer Electronics Show top honers
- Kodak EasyShare V570
- Kodak EasyShare Photo Printer 500
Photo Retailing Trade Show - DIMA Awards
- Kodak Picture Center G4 digital printing kiosk
Red dot Design Award
- Kodak EasyShare P850
- Kodak EasyShare One
- Kodak EasyShare V570
iF Product Design Award
- Kodak DirectView DR 7500 System
- Kodak EasyShare P850
- Kodak EasyShare P880
NAPL Industry Award
Kodak Graphic Communications Leadership
FOSE 2006 Award - Kodak Scan Station 100
The Kodak Scan Station 100 was introduced March 6 at FOSE, a technology tradeshow that serves the government marketplace. The FOSE awards program recognizes the most innovative and well-designed new products used in government IT. Award winners were chosen by a panel of editors from Government Computer News (GCN). The desktop Scan Station 100 quickly and easily turns paper documents into digital files that can be simultaneously stored on the network and shared with colleagues across the hall, across the country and around the world.
Kodak Scan Station 100 - Best of FOSE 2006
"GCN editors reviewed hundreds of new and innovative products," said Tom Temin, Executive Vice President, Editorial, PostNewsweek Tech Media. "The editors were proud to pick the best of the products from the 550 exhibiting companies at FOSE." Temin added that judges evaluated more than 200 products on usability and specifications, innovation and value, and government applicability. Of these products, 13 were named GCN Best of FOSE and only two awarded Best of Show - FOSE 2006.
Kodak ScanStation 100 - Produces high quality images
"Because it is both easy to use and produces high quality images, the Kodak Scan Station 100 brings the same one-step simplicity that people appreciate most in our digital cameras and walk-up kiosks to the office environment," said Roger Markham, Product Marketing Manager for Distributed Capture Products, US&C, Document Imaging, Graphic Communications Group. "This is another innovative way for the public sector to maximize efficiency in its efforts to convert paper documents to digital images."
Convert paper documents to digital images
Additionally, the judges cited the color touch screen that enables Scan Station 100 users to convert paper documents - color, black-and-white and grayscale - into digital images for sharing via e-mail, routing to network folders, and sending to networked printers or copiers. Unlike competing products, the Scan Station 100 does not require a dedicated computer, additional software or training to operate because it connects to existing network infrastructure. The Kodak Scan Station 100 is ideal for use in paper-intensive office environments. Applications include finance, accounting, insurance, healthcare, transportation, law offices, and government administration.
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.