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No. 351, December 1998

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American Companies in Japan


PHOTO EQUIPMENT AND COPIERS

At the relatively low price of $81,800, EASTMAN KODAK CO.'s subsidiary is marketing the LVT RHINO Image Recorder, a high-resolution, desktop film recorder that writes digital images on 4 x 5-inch and 8 x 10-inch transparency and negative films. Digital image recorders are designed for use in a variety of production environments, including color labs, service bureaus, creative studios and high-end digital retouching studios. The LVT RHINO actually is manufactured by Rochester, New York-based DICE AMERICA CO., which purchased Kodak's LVT division in February 1998.

The Japan-available line of EASTMAN KODAK CO. EKTAPRO projectors now includes the Kodak EKTAPRO 5020 slide projector for the professional business presenter. Operable via an infrared remote controller or a PC, the system lists for $1,700.

Trying to get kids interested in photography from an early age, EASTMAN KODAK CO.'s subsidiary is marketing the SnapKids Advantix Quick Flash. The 25- exposure disposable camera retails for about $13.20.

An exchange rate of ¥121=$1.00 was used in this report.
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