Kodak and Provision Team Up For 3D Roll-Outs

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Global firm Eastman Kodak Company and Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. , Chatsworth, California-based subsidiary of Provision Holding, have announced that KODAK Service and Support will provide installation services for Provision’s 3DEO Rewards Centers, beginning in Los Angeles.

3DEO Reward Centers are used to advertise all types of products and services within retail locations and around neighboring communities through 3D ads as well as coupons, sweepstakes, and promotional materials. The revolutionary 3D holographic videos appear to float in mid-air and can be seen by consumers without the need for special glasses.

Under the agreement, Kodak’s involvement will include site surveys, set-up, installation, and sign-off, providing total accountability to the retailers and helping to assure customer satisfaction.

“We were looking for a brand name, national service provider to help meet the rapid growth of our 3D digital network being implemented nationwide,” says Curt Thornton, Provision’s president and CEO. “Kodak offers professional expertise, speed-to-market and high levels of support throughout the entire installation process. This agreement means members of Provision’s 3D digital networks now have a single source provider to quickly and effortlessly implement 3D digital signage as appropriate for the environment of each retailer. We see this as a long-term relationship and look forward to expanding it.”

The companies also announced today that Kodak will be the premier sponsor at Provision’s exclusive VIP event for advertisers, manufacturers and press on June 16. This ‘”Invitation Only’ event will kick-off the first 3D digital media network in the country. At the kick-off, to be held in downtown Los Angeles at ESPN Zone at LA Live, Provision will reveal details of the company’s 3D network expansion plans. Provision will launch in 1,300 convenience stores and other retail locations beginning this year and continuing into 2011.

KODAK Service and Support is uniquely qualified and experienced, says Kathy Clas, worldwide services director, KODAK Service and Support, Business Solutions and Services Group, Eastman Kodak Company, since it has installed more than 100,000 kiosks worldwide and numerous signs at retail locations, including a number of well-known North American retailers.

“KODAK Service and Support provides retailers peace of mind through our comprehensive services, keeping digital signage up, running and fresh, to help them effectively reach their customers,” says Clas.

Provision offers its 3DEO Reward Center platform to retailers and advertisers in several market channels worldwide. The patented hardware and software systems are used to advertise all types of products and services within the store and around neighboring
communities – breaking through the clutter of traditional in-store ads, and providing marketers with street-level tactical marketing data on consumers in top DMAs.

KODAK Service and Support is made up of 3,000 professionals in 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support
services for commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging, data storage and retail industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.

Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. is a leading purveyor of intelligent interactive 3D holographic display technologies, software, and integrated solutions for both commercial and consumer focused applications. Provision’s 3D holographic display systems represent a revolutionary technology that provides the projection of full color, high resolution videos into space detached from the screen, without any special glasses. Provision is the market leader in true 3D consumer advertising display products being implemented by innovative, consumer-focused Fortune 1000 companies.

2 Responses to “Kodak and Provision Team Up For 3D Roll-Outs”

  1. kim Perkins Says:

    Would like to learn more about this technology 224-221-9185 Kperkins4@comcast.net

  2. Kevin Andreassend Says:

    2010 is certainly the year the geek factor has gone out of 3d. Finally when I saw this technology in 1993 it is good to see it finally hitting mainstream. Looks like a solution we should bring down under in time for the Rugby World cup. Kevin Andreassend http://www.iceav.co.nz

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