Reuters, Canon, Sprint Team on Shuttle Images
“Thanks to our camera and camera transmitter combination, we offer the capability of retrieving pictures from our cameras in seconds rather then hours,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “The Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR, EOS 1D Mark III Digital SLR, EOS 1Ds Mark III Digital SLR and EOS 1D Mark IIN Digital SLR Cameras and the variety of short telephoto lenses used to demonstrate the traditions of imaging excellence and extend the boundaries of technological ease that is always at the heart of the Canon brand.”
Leon Frazier, Senior Vice resident of Enterprise and Public Sector at Sprint, added, “this innovative new approach to providing shuttle launch images to the world in an instant is a perfect example of our vision of delivering information at SprintSpeed. The power of Sprint Mobile Broadband enables connectivity virtually wherever and whenever Internet access is required.”
Plans are on the horizon to use remote imaging capture technology more extensively for coverage at the Kennedy Space Center and in various other areas where using a “live” remote camera can put Reuters far ahead of the competition.