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No. 345, June 1998

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American Companies in Japan


PHOTO EQUIPMENT AND COPIERS

Continuing its recent rapid rollout of new products for both the industrial and the consumer market, EASTMAN KODAK CO.'s subsidiary introduced three versions of the MEGAPLUS Camera Model ES 1.0. Designed for medical imaging and other applications requiring real-time image capture, the system produces 30 digital images per second with a resolution of more than 1 million pixels via a progressive-scan CCD (charge-coupled device) sensor and an integrated electronic shutter. The pricing of the ES 1.0 ranges from $18,800 to $25,600. .....In a complementary move, the local operation of EASTMAN KODAK CO. released the MEGAPLUS Camera Model 1.6i/TEC for industrial uses. Also equipped with an integrated CCD sensor/electronic shutter, it captures 5.5 images per second with a resolution close to 1.6 million pixels. The Model 1.6i/TEC costs from $15,600 to $18,200.

On the photofinishing side, the EASTMAN KODAK CO. affiliate has on the market the Kodak 2000 System Plus for handling large volumes of film. A distinctive feature of this machine is the ability of the operator to program it for three processing cycles of 5 minutes to 12 minutes, thereby providing optimum processing conditions for three groups of materials or applications. Also new is the $3,700 Kodak Professional CMS Mixer Multi Mini, a just-in-time unit that automatically prepares developer and fixer solutions as the film processing system requires further supplies.

An exchange rate of ¥135=$1.00 was used in this report.
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