Kodak had a festive booth at CES this year with multiple displays, the huge Pipeline of Innovation, a stage for speeches from their celebrity partners and multiple brand new products on display.
The booth, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), was done up in the traditional yellow, red and black that has become synonymous with the Kodak brand and seemed to be centered around the huge Pipeline of Innovation display.
First seen by our staff at the Print 09 event back in September, the Pipeline was again a huge hit thanks to the bright flowing colors and images and the interactive touch panels. Every time I passed the Kodak booth there was a huge crowd around the Pipeline.
To the right of the Pipeline, Kodak had its two new All-in-One (AIO) inkjet printers on display as well as several other popular inkjets from the ESP line. The new printers consist of the Kodak ESP 7250, the follow up AIO photo printer to the ESP 7 AIO, and the Kodak ESP Office 6150 AIO, Kodak’s first AIO inkjet targeted at an office environment.
What was more exciting to me, a loyal BlackBerry user, was the announcement of the first ever wireless printing application for Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones. Users with Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones can now print photos AND documents from any wireless Kodak inkjet printer in the area. Below the lovely Kodak rep Susan explains how the procedure works.
Kodak also had the K-Zone – a live presentation stage also seen at Print 09 – set up in their CES booth. Presenters included Real Housewife Jill Zarin, actress Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster to me), and the cast of Woke Up Dead.
For more information on the new products released by Kodak, visit CES 2010: Printer News Headquarters!