Microboards and Kodak Team Up
Salida, California, February 12, 2004 — Kodak & Microboards Partner in the Development of a New CD Writing/Dispensing Accessory for Kodak Picture Maker Kiosk
Kodak has selected Microboards Manufacturing because of their expertise in the development of high performance disc handling equipment.
With this agreement, Microboards will be furnishing an automatic CD-R writer & dispenser for Kodak Picture Maker kiosks, becoming an essential part of Kodakís retail self-service initiative worldwide. The new kiosk accessory gives Kodakís retail partners a fundamental ingredient necessary to both optimize and modernize with disc recording and dispensing capability. Automatic authoring & dispensing provides an easy way for consumers to get digital negatives along with their prints from the kiosk.
"Kodak recognized the growing consumer need to use the Picture Maker to create a digital negative by easily transferring their images to a CD," said Kent McNeley, GM Consumer Output & VP of Eastman Kodak Company. "Microboards' unique technology and small footprint enabled us to meet this market need perfectly."
"Kodak's preeminence in the photo kiosk market reflects their long tradition of quality and innovation," said Todd Engel, Microboards Manufacturing President and COO. "We are pleased to be associated with a company of their stature."
Microboards Manufacturingís patented autoloading system has been integrated into the kiosk, for fast recording and delivery of a customized recorded CD with the customerís images.
"We developed and perfected our loading systems with reliability and consistency in mind," said Engel. "The MicroOrbit complements the kiosk environment and meets its demands perfectly.
"We are pleased with Microboardís quick response to our needs and look forward to a productive partnership going forward," said McNeley.
To be announced at the Photo Marketing Associationís Annual Convention & Trade Show, the first installations of the new writer/dispenser accessory are targeted for the spring of 2004. More information on Microboardsí award-winning publishing systems can be found at www.microboards.com.