PanTouch Launches “NextGen” Digital Frames

pandigital_pantouch_photo_3.jpgPanTech, maker of digital picture frames, has announced their new lineup of digital frames to be available this May. These new frames will incorporate new technologies and be the next generation for the digital photo frame world. Navigation of menus and photos are controlled via a touchscreen around the matte of the frame, with convenient icons which indicate where on the matte to touch and swipe. The new interface is completely intuitive and user-friendly, as was designed with the intention that users would be able to operate the frame without having to consult the user manual.

Some of the other new features include image resolution optimization, wifi compatibility, multimedia support, and even HD support on higher models. Click continue to read the full press release and learn more about the new lineup of frames from PanTouch.

Pandigital Simplifies, Enriches Digital Photo Viewing
with PanTouch Frames

 

 

 

New line of frames with patent-pending touch control technology debuts starting at $120; Frames optimize resolution – up to 3200 images can fit on models with 512MB memory; 10.4-inch model reaches new viewing heights with HD resolution

DUBLIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pandigital®, the leader in the U.S. digital photo frame market, today debuts its new PanTouch® line of digital photo frames that greatly simplifies and enriches the way customers enjoy their digital images.

The cornerstone of the new PanTouch line of frames is its user-friendly, touch-operation interface. Clear, convenient icons on the screen direct customers where to touch and swipe on the surrounding matte for completely intuitive control and access to digital images, MP3 music and video clips. Plus, the touch-operation matting resists fingerprints in the viewable area, so the frame always looks great.

PanTouch frames feature touch and slide motion controls, allowing customers to quickly and simply tap or swipe icons to access digital content and functionality. For example, photos can be viewed as if they were pages in a photo album with a convenient page turn effect by simply using a forward or backward swipe motion on the touch matte.

Pandigital has patents pending on the touch sensor that works through multiple mediums and on the page turn effect in its PanTouch line of frames.

“Our goal in designing the new PanTouch line of frames was to make them so simple to use that the consumer would never have to refer to a user manual,” said Dean Finnegan, CEO and founder, Pandigital. “The new PanTouch user interface is incredibly intuitive and user-friendly. It’s the perfect complement to the frame’s sophisticated, upscale look, incredible image quality and popular extra features such as ample internal memory, multimedia support and WiFi compatibility.”

Each of the frames also comes with a remote control, so the frames can be controlled from a distance.

All PanTouch Models Boast Advanced Features for More Enjoyment

Pandigital’s new PanTouch line is comprised of three models that all tout leading-edge multimedia features and innovative extras to deliver more value to customers. The frames utilize unique software that optimizes the image resolution of photos copied onto the internal memory, so more photos can be stored on a frame while maintaining excellent image quality.

In addition, Pandigital’s new PanTouch line of frames are WiFi and Bluetooth-compatible, so consumers can simply insert their WiFi or Bluetooth adapter into the USB 2.0 port, then download photos to the frame via a WiFi connection from Google’s photo sharing site, Picasa Web Albums. Also, customers can sync their Pandigital frame with a Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a mobile phone or PDA, to enjoy even more images.

Details on the three new frames follow:

  • The Pandigital 7-inch PanTouch Digital Photo Frame has a 482×234 resolution and a widescreen 15:9 aspect ratio. It has 128MB of internal memory and can store up to 800 images with the image optimization software. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $119.99.
  • The Pandigital 8-inch PanTouch Digital Photo Frame has a 4:3 true photo resolution so it does not crop or distort images. As such, it displays photos in the most popular format for photo viewing and digital camera image capture. It has 512MB of internal memory and can store up to 3,200 images with the image optimization software. It has a resolution of 800×680 and a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $169.99.
  • The premiere model of the new line is the new Pandigital 10.4-inch PanTouch High Definition Digital Photo Frame, which will appeal to photo enthusiasts and those who want the ultimate in clarity and quality. With an incredibly clear 1024×768 HD resolution, customers can view their digital images in lifelike detail. Consumers who have purchased newer high resolution digital cameras can use this new frame to view their digital photos as intended. It has 512MB of internal memory and can hold up to 2,000 photos with the image optimization software. It is sized in the popular 4:3 true photo aspect ratio and has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $249.99.

All three models feature a 6-in-1 memory card reader for accepting images from the most popular digital media. In addition, they include standard and mini USB 2.0 ports for a direct connection to a PC or digital camera. PanTouch frames are multimedia ready, enabling them to play MP3 music files to provide background music for a photo slideshow. They can also play full motion video clips.

Additional features such as programmable on/off times, clock, calendar and alarm clock functions let customers enjoy their frames in even more ways. Images stored on the frame and rotated to the proper orientation will be saved that way for future viewing.

Pandigital’s new PanTouch line of frames will be available in May at leading retailers across the United States.

Pandigital is the leading provider of digital photo frames in the United States according to IDC’s August 2007 report on the digital frame market. The company has established a significant market share lead by developing well-designed, traditional looking frames that are simple and enjoyable to use.

Pandigital currently sells its Digital Photo Frames at more than 21,000 retail storefronts of a variety of retailers, including department stores and mass merchants, in addition to office supply and technology retailers. Pandigital frames are also available at many leading online and catalog retailers in the United States.

(a) Note – A spec sheet and photos are available to media upon request.

About Pandigital

Privately held, Pandigital® develops and markets digital entertainment products. The company recognizes the growing digital lifestyle market in the U.S. as well as the convergence of media such as MP3, digital photos and digital video and is delivering high quality products to the consumer market that provide the latest in technology combined with contemporary style. Pandigital is headquartered in Dublin, Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.pandigital.net.

All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all retail partners. Prices listed are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices and may vary by retail location. Applicable taxes extra. Trademarks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandigital. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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