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Pandigital Introduces Print And Film Scanners

5/20/2009 01:57:00 PM Eastern

Dublin, Calif. — Pandigital introduced Wednesday its second-generation PhotoLink One-Touch Print scanner and the new PhotoLink slide and negative scanner.

Pandigital, which is best known for its leadership position in digital photo frames in North America, is offering easy solutions for converting prints, slides and negatives into digital files for display on digital frames, PCs, TV sets and a variety of portable products.

“While the bulk of today’s photos are taken by digital cameras, there are still millions of print photos in boxes, bags and photo albums that deserve to be digitized and preserved for the future,” said Dean Finnegan, Pandigital CEO. “The PhotoLink Print Scanner is literally the easiest way possible to turn print photos into digital images. Plus, with the new PhotoLink slide and negative scanner, customers can finally enjoy and preserve the precious family memories shared on these older formats that are cumbersome to handle and view.”

The new Pandigital PhotoLink One-Touch scanner — model PANSCN02 ($130 suggested retail) — enhances last year’s model with improved scanning and feed mechanisms.

The device will scan most photo prints and processes them into a high-resolution 18,00 by 1,200-pixel (300 dpi) images. Users insert the photos into the feed and push the button to begin scanning.

The unit scans images onto most popular memory cards including SD, MS, MS-Pro, MMC and XD. The unit ships with a 521MB SD card to store images.

The scanner will accept print photos ranging from wallet-size up to 4 inches by by 6 inches.

The scanner can be used right out of the box without the need to load software onto a PC.

Also included is a USB cable that will connect the scanner directly to a computer.

The unit measures 6.15 inches wide by 1.8 inches high by 1.5 inches deep and weighs 8 ounces.

PhotoLink slide and negative scanner — model PANSCN03 ($100 suggested retail) — allows users to create digital copies of slides and negatives.

Slides and negatives can be quickly converted to digital files by placing the slide or negative into the device and pushing a single button.

Images are scanned and transferred to either a PC or directly to an SD card.

Photos can be connected to a PC via the scanner’s USB 2.0 port and cable.

Images are converted into 5.1-megapixel files. Images can be adjusted with an automatic or manual color balancing and exposure control systems.

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