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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Discount Drug Mart on Monday implemented Kodak's wireless connectivity for Kodak Picture Kiosks across its more than 70 locations, Kodak announced. With the Wi-Fi functionality on the Kodak Picture Kiosks, consumers can transmit images directly from their smartphones to a Kodak Picture Kiosk while in store.
"We continually seek new technologies that help us create a better experience for our customers and grow our photo category," stated John Graycar, director of photo operations at DDM. "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 provides an intuitive, simple method for consumers to get the images from their smartphones to a Kodak Picture Kiosk, Kodak stated. 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.
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