Toshiba Wants to Build a Better Eye-Fi SD Card

Toshiba Wants to Build a Better Eye-Fi SD Card

Japan’s Toshiba and Singapore’s Trek 2000 have jointly launched an industry forum to promote a new SD card with Wi-Fi capabilities. (Eye-Fi? Yes, Eye-Fi’s been there, done that – long ago.)

The “Standard Promotion Forum for Memory Cards Embedding Wireless LAN” appears to be duplicating what has been perfected by Eye-Fi, which started work on the wireless SD card in 2006.

But the Toshiba-envisioned SD card seeks to do one better: instead of just camera-to-computer, it also wants to be able to transfer photos from one camera to another.

Its features:

1. The ability to send and receive image data among digital still cameras equipped with an SDHC slot and the card.
2. Upload and downloads of digital photographs between a digital still camera equipped with an SDHC slot and the card, and in a Wi-Fi environment, a server.
3. User management of image transmission and reception minimizes power consumption compared with current solution.

Toshiba said the new card will be compliant with the SD memory card standard, supports IEEE 802.11b/g and has an 8-gigabyte capacity. It can transfer both JPEG and RAW images, the two most widely used digital formats.

[Via: Toshiba Japan]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

PARTS Vintage Vario-Heidosmat Rollei Projection Lens f3.5, 110-160 - Germany picture
PARTS Vintage Vario-Heidosmat Rollei Projection Lens f3.5, 110-160 - Germany
PARTS or REPAIR lot Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 2 Industar I-26m 52mm f2.8 picture
PARTS or REPAIR lot Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50mm f/2.8 2 Industar I-26m 52mm f2.8
- Nikon Nikkormat FTn 35mm Camera Body, Parts or Repair picture
- Nikon Nikkormat FTn 35mm Camera Body, Parts or Repair
- Rolleicord II Type 1, Zeiss 75mm f3.5. Parts or Restoration picture
- Rolleicord II Type 1, Zeiss 75mm f3.5. Parts or Restoration
Fujica AX-3 35mm film camera Parts & Service Microfiche picture
Fujica AX-3 35mm film camera Parts & Service Microfiche