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Press Releases - February 12, 2007

JOBO AG Showcases New Products at PMA 2007

Gummersbach, Germany (February 12, 2007) – JOBO AG announces today that it will showcase at PMA 07 in Las Vegas, NV from March 8-11, 2007 several new products as well as it’s award-winning GIGA Vu PRO evolution digital image storage and viewing device, it’s full line of LumeJet™ digital minilabs, media card readers and adapters.

New from JOBO AG at PMA 07 is the Spectator mobile storage device for digital images. The Spectator joins JOBO’s GIGA Vu PRO evolution and GIGA one family of image storage devices by offering consumers a mid-range and very affordable option for backing up, storing and viewing their digital images. Similar in style to the GIGA one, with the added benefit of a vivid color display, the new Spectator allows users to immediately view and share their precious images. Available in the spring of 2007, the Spectator will be offered with three different storage capabilities – 40GB, 80GB and 120GB and retail price is expected to be , and respectively.

Also new from JOBO AG is Photo GPS, a Global Positioning System (GPS) for digital camera users. The new Photo GPS, expected to be available summer 2007 for a retail price of , features geo-tagging which allows GPS data to be written to each digital picture’s EXIF file.

JOBO AG also announces a firmware update to its award-winning GIGA Vu PRO evolution digital image storage and viewing device. The new J.D. Loupe (the brain child of National Geographic photographer and loyal GIGA Vu PRO evolution user Jay Dickman) provides users of this mobile image storage device with a button in the unit’s zoom menu that makes a rectangular loupe appear on the LCD screen so photographers can closely examine important details of their pictures. JOBO AG also showcases their LumeJet™ 400, 750, and 1500 Digital Print Processors, featuring the innovative and proven LumeJet™ imaging technology from DigePrint combined with 80 years of processing experience from JOBO.

"We’re very excited to be announcing these new products at PMA 2007," said Johannes Bockemuehl- Simon, JOBO’s CEO. "We are pleased to offer the retail community the latest digital image storage and viewing devices and other accessories for professional and advanced amateur photographers as well as advanced technologies in the digital minilab category. And while our digital product offerings continue to grow we have not forgotten about our customers of analog products such as the AutoLab ATL-1500 and CPP-2 processors. With these two analog products, JOBO AG has made provisions to be able to deliver spare parts for an average of five years."


JOBO is a family-owned company now in its third generation of family leadership. Having been founded in 1923, it has built up a reputation for quality, professionalism, and commitment. These core values remain their keys for continuous success in times of vast technological changes, growing markets, and globalization.

Through innovation and ingenuity JOBO has created standards within the imaging industry. For example, JOBO created the product class of small-volume, high-quality photo processors. And NASA pictures of the first flight to the moon (Apollo 11) were processed using JOBO equipment.

JOBO is also one of the first exhibitors of the most important photo trade shows in the world – photokina, founded in 1950. Since then, close interaction with photo dealers and end users has been critical in making JOBO an indisputable market leader in the world of photography.

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