Print Article Eastman Kodak Company, the once mighty technology juggernaut that has fallen on hard times and found itself fighting to get out of bankruptcy, has completed a series of agreements that successfully monetizes its digital imaging patents.
See Article History Alternative Title: Kodak Eastman Kodak Company, byname Kodak, American manufacturer of film and photographic supplies and provider of digital imaging services and products.
Headquarters are in RochesterNew York. The company was incorporated in as the successor to a business established in Rochester in by George Eastmanwho perfected the newly developed method of making photographic dry plates. Beforephotographers had to coat a plate with fresh, wet chemicals each time they wanted to take a picture.
Eastman developed a machine that mechanically produced dry, precoated plates, and he set up the company that later would become Eastman Kodak to sell his plates. Four years later Eastman introduced roll film, and in he introduced the Kodak camerathe first camera that was simple and portable enough to be used by large numbers of amateur photographers.
The camera was sold with film sealed inside, and the whole unit was mailed back to Rochester for film processing and replacement.
In Eastman introduced the less-expensive Browniea simple box camera with a removable film container, so that the whole unit no longer needed to be sent back to the plant.
In following years the company continued to produce innovations for the amateur photographer.
Kodak was the first to make home-movie equipment and an easy-to-use colour slide film, Kodachrome. In the s the company introduced the Instamatic series of still and movie cameras, all of which used cartridge-loaded film. The Disc camera series, introduced inwas a technologically advanced group of cameras that could automatically activate the use of the flash, if necessary, in addition to adjusting the focus and advancing the film.
In the company entered the video market by introducing an 8-millimetre video camera system and videocassette tapes. By the early 21st century, facing significant declines in the consumer market for cameras and other products related to film photography, Kodak placed new emphasis on digital photography products.
The company remained a leading supplier of photographic films, papers, and chemicals for professional photographers and also manufactured motion-picture film, single-use and other consumer digital cameras, aerial surveillance films, and equipment for the graphic communications industry into the 21st century.
Kodak filed for bankruptcy in January and announced soon after that it would no longer manufacture digital cameras and some other digital imaging products. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Dec 01, · Eastman Kodak Careers Our Company Eastman Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging.
We provide hardware, software, consumables and services to customers Author: Current Employee - Maintenance Technician. Eastman Kodak Company is a Nebraska Foreign Corp filed on December 27, The company's filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is The Registered Agent on file for this company is Csc-Lawyers Incorporating Service Company and is located at Founded: Dec 27, Boost productivity with the quicker, easy-to-use Kodak DirectView CR system.
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Eastman Kodak Company, byname Kodak, American manufacturer of film and photographic supplies and provider of digital imaging services and products. Headquarters are in Rochester, New York. The company was incorporated in as the successor to a business established in .