Eastman Kodak Company and LSI Logic Corporation today announced an agreement to promote new capabilities that will enable photo-sharing through television sets using DVD players. Together, Kodak and LSI Logic will offer consumers another way to further enhance the way they use and share their pictures, bringing the benefits of digital photography to the mass marketplace. Through this agreement, the companies will offer the Kodak Picture CD service to consumers via DVD players and devices that carry the “Kodak Picture CD Compatibility Mark.” Consumers will be able to simply place a Kodak Picture CD in their DVD player and instantly view their pictures on a television set in their living room – the place where most people prefer to look at their pictures.
Kodak and LSI Logic’s initiative will be the latest move in the infoimaging industry, which is driven by the convergence of images and information technology. Infoimaging unites three closely-related imaging markets — devices, such as DVD players, as well as infrastructure and services / media, such as Kodak Picture CDs – that enable people to more easily use images as a fast and effective way to communicate.
By combining LSI Logic’s DVD system processor technology with Kodak’s service infrastructure and brand, consumers will have even more ways to enjoy the benefits of digital photography. Consumers will be able to view their digitized pictures using the following features available on LSI Logic-based DVD players:
- Automatic picture scaling to best-fit maximum TV display size.
- Slide show.
- Thumbnail/catalog display in one screen for quick browsing.
- Image rotation.
- Progressive scan display support with unparalleled image quality.