Eastman Kodak Company has announced the Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus. The new model prints 4x6-inch pictures from nearly any digital source. Users can wirelessly transmit pictures from their mobile phone cameras to the Printer Dock Plus, which also prints directly from digital cameras and memory cards without the need for a computer.
By incorporating built-in infrared (IrDA) and optional wireless standards (e.g., KODAK Wireless USB Adapter for Bluetooth), the Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Plus joins other products and services from Kodak that are helping make the growing number of camera phone images into Kodak prints. New Kodak Picture Maker G3 kiosks, thousands of which are being enabled with wireless capabilities, can make pictures from both mobile phone cameras and popular memory cards at retail locations worldwide. Through Kodak Mobile Service, Kodak offers camera phone users anytime, anywhere access to all of their digital photos and phone-captured video.
The Printer Dock Plus includes the ability to print one, two, four or nine images on each 4x6-inch sheet, which is ideal for both high-resolution digital camera and lower-resolution camera phone images. In addition, it incorporates PICTBRIDGE technology for printing directly from other manufacturers' cameras; a built-in SD/MMC memory card slot; an optional external 8-in-1 memory card reader for using additional popular memory card formats; and a dedicated multi-function docking connector for KODAK EASYSHARE 600/6000 and 700/7000-series digital cameras. KODAK EASYSHARE digital camera owners also benefit from one-touch picture transfer to a connected computer and the convenience of camera battery recharging in less than 3.5 hours plus reconditioning for improved Ni-MH rechargeable battery performance.
The new Printer Dock Plus can also be connected to a computer to print pictures stored on a hard drive. The Bluetooth adapter is promissed to be available from October.