October 17, 2005 -- Zoran Corp. has revealed that its Quatro 4100, a highly integrated, fully programmable processor based on its Quatro imaging DSP platform, is running in Samsung's new SPP-2020 and SPP-2040 dye sublimation photo printers for the home market. Both models are now shipping in the United States.
"We selected Zoran's Quatro 4100 processor to provide Samsung's new products with the high-quality image processing and overall high performance needed to aggressively break into the competitive photo printer market," said HK Park, vice president of research and development, Samsung Electronics Company.
Samsung, the world's second largest laser engine manufacturer, marked its entry into the home photo printing market with this pair of compact, high-quality dye sublimation printers. The SPP-2020 and SPP-2040 enable users to print from their PC via USB or directly from a camera phone, a camcorder or a digital camera using USB PictBridge. Both models produce first-rate 4 by 6 inch snapshots at an industry-leading 60-second print speed with a quality that matches silver halide prints. The SPP-2040 model also features a color LCD with optional Bluetooth connectivity.
The Quatro 4100 provides a set of features and performance optimized for print appliances. The single-chip solution integrates the processing capabilities and connectivity modules that enable quick time-to-market implementation in color inkjet and color laser multifunction printers as well as direct-connect photo printers with USB or memory card interfaces or any printer requiring one or more PC-independent functions.
Go to the Zoran Corp. website to find additional information.