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Ceiva Adds Camera Phone Capability to Digital Frame

10/29/2004 02:35:00 PM Eastern

Burbank, Calif. — Digital frame maker Ceiva announced that its Digital Photo Receiver can now accept images transmitted directly from camera phones.

The Ceiva frame connects via R-J11 jack to the Ceiva network where it automatically dials in via free local phone number at a pre-determined time to download new photos. Camera phone owners can program their cell phones – on any network – to upload images directly to Ceiva’s network where they are then downloaded to the frame.

Digital images taken with a traditional digital camera are also uploaded to the frame via the Internet. Users manage what images are uploaded to the frame and at what intervals via a Web-interface. A single receiver can receive 30 new photos a day and over 10,000 a year.

Ceiva’s site also provides access to online photo printing, editing, and e-mailing.

The Digital Photo Receiver retails for a suggested $149.95 and requires a “Picture Plan” subscription fee for network access starting at $6.95 a month.

The frame features a 5 by 7-inch LCD screen and ships with two 8 by 10-inch frame mattes in black or silver. Additional mattes sold separately.

According to Dean Schiller, founder and CEO, Ceiva, the digital frame business “lagged a bit due to consumer behavior” but with the rapid uptick in digital camera sales and the explosive growth of camera-equipped cellular phones, the market is poised for growth.

“People have a lot of digital pictures and they don’t know what to do with them,” Schiller said.

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