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Kinney Drugs to deploy Kodak photo solution
July 16th, 2009
GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. – Kinney Drugs plans to roll out Kodak photo kiosks and thermal dry lab systems in all of its stores.
Eastman Kodak Co. said Wednesday that the 87-store drug chain is slated to deploy Kodak's Multi-Station Kiosk technology, Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX) dry lab system, Kodak Print Stations and G4x order stations.
"Replacing our existing fleet of wet lab printing systems with faster, more cost-effective Kodak APEX systems and instant kiosks will improve photo center operations and is better for the environment," Kinney vice president of retail merchandising Richard Cognetti said in a statement.
According to Kodak, the Multi-Station Kiosk technology will enable Kinney to network up to 14 Kodak order stations and allow them to share one set of thermal printers. The APEX dry lab requires less operating space than traditional AgX labs, which gives Kinney more locational flexibility, and the system uses 70% to 90% less energy than wet labs, the imaging company said.
In addition, the G4x order stations will allow Kinney customers to create and purchase such products as picture movie DVDs, picture CDs, photo books, calendars, photo collages, announcements and greeting cards.
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