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Kodak slide projectors

From: William Minter <wmntr>
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2003
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    From: Trudy V. Hansen <tvhansen [at] earthlink__net>
    Date: Saturday, September 13, 2003 11:25 AM
    To: PCA-L [at] KU__EDU
    Subject: a "Heads up" from Kodak

    I am copying a message from Eastman Kodak that you may wish to
    share with other museum and/or academic colleagues if you
    haven't already.

    Trudy Hansen
    Greenwich, New Jersey

        This was forwarded from the listserv of the National
        Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers on
        September 10, 2003:

        July 14, 2003
        Kodak Pre-discloses Plans To Discontinue Slide Projectors
        and Accessories in 2004

        Eastman Kodak Company has confirmed plans to discontinue the
        manufacture and sales of slide projection products and
        accessories in June of 2004. This early disclosure is being
        made to key user groups in order to allow time for adoption
        of a replacement technology or purchase of backup slide
        projector products.

        The Kodak products included in this event are Carousel,
        Ektagraphic, Ektalite and Ektapro slide projectors and all
        Kodak Slide Projector accessories.

        The current plan is to cease manufacturing in June 2004.
        Kodak anticipates that small quantities of new Carousel,
        Ektagraphic, Ektalite and Ektapro slide projectors will be
        available through the end of 2004. In addition, the Kodak
        distributor, Comm-Tec, in Germany plans to sell Ektapro
        projectors and accessories beyond 2004.

        Kodak will offer service and support for slide projectors
        until 2011.

        Slide projectors continue to be used in many government
        applications due to a proven track record of cost-effective,
        reliable, high-quality image projection. Combining the seven
        years of service and support with a long history of
        trouble-free operation, means that slide projectors will
        continue to enjoy many years of productive use.

        Investigating and installing replacement technologies can be
        a challenging and costly effort with a long implementation
        timeline. So, many may wish to purchase backup units for
        currently installed slide projectors while making the
        transition. Upcoming government budgeting activities make it
        prudent to pre-disclose now in order to allow ample time to
        include slide projector demand in the government budgeting
        plans for 2004.

        Making Kodak aware of your future requirements will insure
        that there is enough products on hand before production
        ends. You can do this by contacting

            Glenn Prince, Kodak Account Manager
            Government Markets
            glenn.prince [at] kodak__com

        Glenn R. Prince
        Eastman Kodak Company

Bill Minter
William Minter Bookbinding and Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA   16695
Fax: 814-793-4045

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