FlashPoint announces Wireless Photo E-Mail
Here's the press release:
FlashPoint Announces Wireless Photo E-Mail from Digita-Enabled Cameras
Digita Post In-Camera Software Allows Users to E-mail Pictures Wirelessly, Directly from the Camera
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2000-- FlashPoint Technology Inc., creator of Digita(tm), the industry's first standard software operating system for digital cameras, today announced Digita Post(tm), a revolutionary software solution that allows users to transmit digital photos wirelessly from Digita-enabled cameras. Digita Post runs inside the camera and lets users send e-mails that incorporate text, sound and images using a data-enabled cellular phone, without the need for a computer.
Digita Post significantly enhances remote imaging workflow. It eliminates film developing delays and costs, complex picture management, including internal storage limitations, and it dramatically streamlines in-the-field image handling for photographers and mobile professionals. Digita Post offers global connectivity to enable new levels of mobile information management. Its ease of use and portability make it a great productivity tool for businesses as well as a great recreational enhancement for students, travelers and anyone who wants to share pictures with friends and family while on the road.
``This marks a major milestone in photographic technology,'' said Stephen D. Saylor, executive vice president and general manager of FlashPoint Technology. `` Because of Digita, applications such as Post can run inside the camera and transform it into a powerful, mobile tool -- independent of a PC. Digita Post enables a groundbreaking communications imaging solution for the first time.''
Ron Glaz, senior research analyst at International Data Corporation, stated, ``Wireless Internet imaging is extremely attractive to businesses and photography enthusiasts. Digita Post provides a real world solution that allows existing and future users of Digita-enabled cameras to communicate through images wherever there's a phone connection. Digita's OS allows users to define their own photography experience and capabilities using in-camera software.''