Tokyo, Japan: Founded by Toshiba Corp. and Singapore-based Trek 2000 International, the Standard Promotion Forum for Memory Cards Embedding Wireless LAN will promote a new SD card that integrates Wi-Fi wireless communication with data storage capabilities.
As digital cameras have achieved huge rates of market penetration, the need for a quick and easy way to share photographs has grown. The new card offers an innovative solution that brings new capabilities to the already very popular SDHC format.
The card is designed to bring Wi-Fi functionality to digital still cameras that have an SDHC slot. Once in a camera, the card can recognize and communicate with the same type of card in another camera (on a one-to-one basis), and users can exchange photographs quickly and easily. It also lets users upload and download photographs to and from a server without any need for a cable connection or transfers of the memory card.
The card complies with the SD memory card standard, supports IEEE 802.11b/g, and has an 8-Gbyte capacity. It can transfer both JPEG and RAW images, the two most widely used digital formats.