Discount Drug Mart Adds Wi-Fi Connectivity to its KODAK Picture Kiosks, Creating an Enhanced Photo Experience for its Customers
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Discount Drug Mart (DDM), an Ohio-based drug store chain, has implemented Kodak's wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi) for KODAK Picture Kiosks across its more than 70 locations. With the Wi-Fi functionality on the KODAK Picture Kiosks, consumers can transmit images directly from their ANDROID and APPLE Smartphones to a KODAK Picture Kiosk while in store. This will enable DDM customers to do more with their smartphone images in a simple, fast way.
"We continually seek new technologies that help us create a better experience for our customers and grow our photo category," said John Graycar, Director of Photo Operations, Discount Drug Mart. "With the Wi-Fi connectivity added to our KODAK Picture Kiosks, we can offer an easy, quick way for our customers to create a variety of photo products from their smartphones, including prints and enlargements, photo books and greeting cards. This, in turn, generates new revenue opportunities for our photo category."
To complement the Wi-Fi connection, Kodak created the KODAK Kiosk Connect App, which provides the interface for consumers. The app, available for download for free through GOOGLE PLAY or the iTunes Store, provides an intuitive, simple method for consumers to get the images from their smartphones to a KODAK Picture Kiosk. Since Kodak first introduced Wi-Fi printing at its kiosks less than one year ago, there have been more than 1 million downloads of Kodak apps for making photo products from smartphone pictures.
"Discount Drug Mart continues to be a front runner in adopting and implementing new technologies that make it easier for consumers to do more with their images," said Garth Neenan, Regional Business Manager, U.S. & Canada, Personalized Imaging, Kodak. "We value this long-term relationship and are excited to see how our solutions, like the Wi-Fi-enabled Picture Kiosk, help bring faster, better, easier photo product creation to DDM's consumers."
For more information on Kodak's mobile solutions, visit www.Kodak.com/go/mobile.
About Kodak's Personalized Imaging Business
The Personalized Imaging business leverages Kodak's unique imaging heritage, expertise and ongoing innovation to provide customers and end-consumers with high-quality products and services to meet their individual needs. The Personalized Imaging business consists of Retail Systems Solutions, the world leader in retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, offering retailers a competitive advantage in the photo services market; Paper & Output Systems, offering photo specialty retailers, professional and wholesale labs, and photographers the broadest portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions; Film Capture, offering consumers and professionals an award-winning range of still-camera film products; and Event Imaging Solutions, offering theme parks and other venues a total solution in souvenir photo operations.
(Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)