SD memory goes wireless

SD memory goes wireless

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Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced that it will launch the world’s first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard. The new memory card, FlashAir, supports peer-to-peer transfers and uploads to and downloads from servers. It will initially be available in 8GB capacity.
By eeNews Europe

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At a time when digital cameras have achieved immense popularity, Toshiba believes users want a quick and easy way to share photographs with friends and to transfer them to and from online storage services and social media.

Its solution is the FlashAir, the world’s first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality that is fully compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard. The card’s embedded wireless communication function allows users to upload and download photographs to and from a server and to exchange photographs and other data with other devices compliant with this wireless format.

This can all be done without any need for a PC or cable connection. Toshiba plans to receive certification for FlashAir for wireless communication in Japan, North America and Europe. The company also aims to reinforce and extend its leadership of the memory business by further enhancing its SD memory card line-up.

Samples will be available from November and sales will start in February 2012.

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