January 05, 2008

Photokiosks - Whitech and Noritsu Work Together

Whitech qualifies with Noritsu D701 inket printer and puts together solution. The new solution will be on display in the Noritsu booth at the upcoming CES show.

Noritsu and Whitech Work Together to Deliver Complete Photo Service Solutions for Retailers

BUENA PARK, Calif., Jan 05, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Noritsu America Corporation, a leading manufacturer of digital imaging equipment, today announced a collaboration with Whitech, a leading photo kiosk manufacturer, to provide an innovative retail photo printing solution focused on the new Noritsu D701 compact retail inkjet printer.

The Noritsu D701 is a high quality inkjet printer capable of producing a wide variety of print sizes to maximize revenue potential for the retailer. Retailers can now provide their customers with a full assortment of photo and photo-related products in stores. In addition to standard 4"x6" prints, the D701 can produce new photo revenue opportunities through items such as calendars, photo cards, locker prints and posters up to 10" x 36". The D701 utilizes a revolutionary new inkjet technology that radically improves the dye ink process to provide sharp detail and brilliant colors, while producing long-lasting prints that resist deterioration from ozone and light. Ideal for photofinishing and retail environments, the D701 is an extremely compact printing system, taking up only 4.6 square feet of space. Two D701 printers can be stacked together to increase printing capacity without increasing footprint. Other features include an order sorter that organizes print orders for improved productivity and the ability to switch between sheet and roll-fed paper, which enables the printer to handle a variety of print jobs for greater revenue opportunities. The D701 represents the fifth generation of inkjet technology from Noritsu and is engineered to deliver the same steadfast reliability that all Noritsu printers are known for worldwide.

"We're pleased to work with Whitech. Their kiosks and software are consumer friendly and are being used in some of the leading food and drugstore retailers in the country," said Ms. Tina Tuccillo, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning of Noritsu America Corporation. "We recommend their kiosks along with our new D701 to retailers who currently offer photofinishing services and want to grow their revenues with prints and photo products; and to other retailers looking to introduce new in-store services such as photofinishing to their customers. Our collaboration allows retailers to enjoy a complete photo solution from industry leaders."

Whitech has completed the rigorous Noritsu Partner Evaluation Program, so retailers can experience a seamless integration with a Whitech kiosk and a Noritsu D701 printer. The Whitech PhotoTeller kiosk provides the following benefits for retailers:

1. Consumer-friendly kiosks.

2. Intuitive consumer friendly and easy to use software to guide consumers through the photofinishing selection and ordering process. And it helps retailers to effectively manage their business.

3. Through the use of the Photo Teller creative suite, retailers experience profitable sales of photo and photo-related products such as photo albums, greeting cards and calendars.

"Noritsu's position of supporting an open architecture has made integration with mutual customers that utilize Noritsu printers a very positive experience. We are confident that the D701 and our PhotoTeller kiosk can deliver to retailers a solution that provides immediate impact to their bottom lines," said Mr. Korosh Delnawaz, President of Whitech USA.

Retailers attending the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas are invited to visit the Noritsu booth - #31431 located in the LVCC South Hall. The Noritsu / Whitech solution will be on display for all to experience the exciting collaboration.

About Noritsu

Noritsu is the world's largest manufacturer of professional digital imaging equipment. The company's legacy dates back to its founder, Mr. Kanichi Nishimoto, who invented the automatic print washer, the predecessor to the modern photofinishing machine. Noritsu introduced the world's first one-hour film developing and printing system which revolutionized the photo industry. Noritsu continues its leadership position by providing its customers with innovative solutions, world class service and exceptional customer support. Noritsu - the industry benchmark for developing innovative digital imaging hardware and software solutions. For more information on Noritsu, the exciting new D701 and its comprehensive line of products, visit www.noritsu.com/D701 or call (800) 521-3686.

About Whitech

Whitech Software Solutions is an award-winning company that was established in 1995. It develops award-winning software products and services that are utilized by retailers across the globe. Whitech specializes in retail software for kiosks, point of sale, and on-line solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and profitability of our customers in various retail sectors. Today Whitech has grown to incorporate offices in Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand with distributors in Canada, Asia and Europe. Thousands of customers worldwide are utilizing Whitech's software in the day-to-day running of their businesses. Whitech's vision is to continue to develop our products according to customer requirements and grow our customer base worldwide through recognition and reputation for offering the latest innovative technology. For information on Whitech, visit www.whitechsolutions.com.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. Noritsu shall not be held liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All non Noritsu brand names, product names, or trademarks herein belong to their respective holders.

SOURCE: Noritsu America Corporation

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Posted by staff at January 5, 2008 09:15 AM