July 22, 2011

Award-winning Pix-Star Introduces Larger 10.4-inch Connected Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi, Email and UPnP Support, Ideal for Photo Sharing

PARIS, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pix-Star, which pioneered the concept of "the frame with an email address," recently introduced its newest connected digital picture frame. The Pix-Star FotoConnect HD (PXT510WR02) is the latest addition to the Pix-Star FotoConnect line of products. It features a large high-resolution 10.4-inch LED LCD ratio 4:3 screen.

"Our FotoConnect HD proves that bigger is better," said Herve Robin, CEO of Spheris Digital Ltd, which owns Pix-Star, winner of LAPTOP Magazine's award for best web frame in 2009. "It offers all the bells and whistles but is still incredibly user-friendly."

This new model features an 800x600 resolution 10.4-inch screen with a 4:3 ratio display, perfectly suited for digital camera photos. What this means for consumers is that not only are images bigger but they are also crisper and brighter to reflect more natural colors.

The FotoConnect HD, priced at $189, offers more features for the same competitive price as other products on the market. The new digital frame uses Wi-Fi to access the Internet and has an email address -- and therefore requires no computer to send and receive photo-mails directly from the frame.

Anyone who knows the frame's email address can send pictures directly to the frame via computer or from another Pix-Star frame. Mobile phone users may also send photos to the frame -- a convenient solution for business travelers or vacationers. Moreover, free email address hosting is included with absolutely NO monthly fee; users can choose this option when registering the frame. Pix-Star is also the only Wi-Fi frame with a built-in email filter and spam blocker to protect users from unsolicited pictures.

In addition, Pix-Star offers comprehensive support for photos stored inside online albums, with access to more than 20 providers directly from the frame, including Picasa, Facebook, Smugmug, Shutterfly, FlickR, MobileMe and more.

Another major innovation with the FotoConnect HD is the full support for UPnP-DLNA, making it the first digital photo frame to offer this feature. Users who want to display photos from a Mac, PC or compatible NAS server (UPnP) can do so with no image transfer involved. Users simply activate photo streaming through the Pix-Star menu, browse the available computers on the local network and immediately display the photos stored inside.

More important, this product, like all other Pix-Star photo frames, has been specially designed for technically savvy users as well as the layperson. Grandma and Grandpa will find it extremely easy-to-use, while other family members can help them through a dedicated account at http://www.pix-star.com, from which the frame can be remotely controlled.

"It will be hard for anyone to top this model," said Robin. "Our name says it all. Pix-Star is proud to be the 'star' in the digital frame market."

The Pix-Star website (http://www.pix-star.com/) features more than a dozen demonstration videos explaining various aspects of its products and its website. Videos include a product overview and tutorials on features such as receiving Photo-mail and accessing web albums.

This product is now available for sale on the manufacturer's website http://www.pix-star.com and also on http://www.amazon.com.


About Pix-Star

Pix-Star, owned by Spheris Digital Ltd, has been designing, manufacturing and selling connected photoframes since 2007. The Pix-Star team combines more than 20 years of experience in the fields of telecom, software and web design. Team members have been involved in the development of products and concepts combining wireless technology and innovative web service applications. Pix-Star business partners include The Weather Channel, PhotoBucket, Windows Live and Facebook. Pix-Star products are designed to help friends and family members easily share their best moments in a simple and seamless way using the power of the Internet.


Herve Robin
Spheris Digital Ltd
[email protected]

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SOURCE Spheris Digital Ltd