PMA 2010 Report
Fujifilm and Nintendo are pleased to announce at the PMA 2009 Show in Las Vegas (United States) the launch of the Digital Photo Print Channel for Nintendo Wii game console, an internet-based printing service for digital photo prints, photobooks and other funny items, using Nintendo’s Wii. Fujifilm currently offers a high quality printing service which produces digital photo prints, and photobooks which assembles several photos into an album. Fujifilm also offers online printing services that allows customers to easily place digital photo prints orders. This service was presented at the Fujifilm booth during the 2009 PMA Show.
Apple is now shipping Apple TV, an easy to use and fun way to wirelessly play all your favorite iTunes content from your PC or Mac on your widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts. With Apple TV’s stunning new interface, anyone can quickly browse and view their entire collection of digital media from across the room using the simple and intuitive Apple Remote. Apple TV easily connects to almost all modern widescreen televisions. “Apple TV is like a DVD player for the Internet age providing an easy and fun way to play all your favorite iTunes content from your PC or Mac on your widescreen TV,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
The digital imaging market is a picture worth a thousand words, or millions of dollars for manufacturers and retailers. As digital camera revenue growth begins to slow, it's the accessories market that's keeping business booming. According to The NPD Group's retail tracking service, digital camera accessories, including items such as lenses, cases, batteries, speedlights, tripods, accessory kits, docks, lens filters and adapters, powerpacks and chargers, grew 29% in units from 2005 to 2006, and 40% in dollar volume. From 2004 to 2006, the contribution of camera accessory revenue to the entire digital imaging market went from 9 percent to 13 percent.
Alereon, the ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, is partnering with leading digital camera vendors to demonstrate exciting new Wireless USB (WUSB) applications for the digital photography market. Through these collaborations, Alereon is able to demonstrate the swift, wireless transmission of digital photos from a digital camera to a personal computer, camera-to-printer, camera-to-camera and more. Alereon, with its Wireless-on-the-Go solution, is the only UWB company offering embedded device-to-device connectivity via Certified Wireless USB from the USB-Implementers.