Kinney Drugs Deploys Kodak Photokiosks
The agreement enables Kinney Drugs to operate in its in-store photofinishing services more cost effectively and create a more sustainable retail environment, while allowing its customers to enjoy high quality print and photo creation products.
Kinney Drugs is using Kodak’s scalable suite of photo processing and photo creation solution, having selected specific equipment configurations to meet each store’s volume and available space requirements. A combination of Kodak’s Multi-Station Kiosk technology, Kodak’s APEX dry lab system, Kodak Print Stations and G4X order stations will be deployed. Richard A. Cognetti Jr., VP Retail Merchandising Kinney Drugs comments, "Replacing our existing fleet of wet lab printing systems with faster, more cost-effective Kodak APEX systems and instant Kiosks will improve photo center operations and is better for the environment."
Mike Saturnia, Director and Vice President of Sales, Eastman Kodak Company adds, "We are excited to be able to assist Kinney Drugs with bringing high quality prints and premium photo products to their loyal customer base."
Kodak’s Multi-Station Kiosk technology allows Kinney Drugs to maximise consumer touch points while optimising its capital and space investment. Up to 14 Kodak Order Stations can be networked together to share one set of thermal printers. This solution reduces the potential for customer queuing and allows Kinney Drugs to connect additional Kodak consumer order stations over time without having to invest in an entire stand-alone print station.
APEX is highly energy efficient, consuming 70-90% less energy than wet labs. The time required to activate, operate and maintain the system is reduced because of the elimination of processing chemicals, water and other supplies used in wet labs. Using dry lab technology, air quality is improved and there are lower greenhouse gas emissions.
At the G4X order kiosks customers can create picture movie dvds, picture cds, photo books, calendars, photo collages, announcements and greeting cards. Using Kodak’s award-winning user interface, the kiosk has fast image loading and processing speeds that reduce waiting times and deliver high quality products that will allow customers to relive and share memories in new and exciting ways.
Monday, July 27, 2009