Wireless Memory Card Launched By Toshiba

The world’s first two-way wireless-enabled SDHC memory card has recently been launched by Toshiba.

The FlashAir SD card operates with any digital camera that supports SD/SDHC/SDXC or MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards and has the functionality to transfer pictures, video and other files between digital cameras; as well as directly to and from online storage services and other web-based networks.

FlashAir Wireless Devices

FlashAir Wireless Devices

With the enormous growth of the digital camera and smartphone markets in recent years, the demand for a quick and simple way to share photographs has increased exponentially and as a result, FlashAir is expected to become a popular technology. Not only will it benefit photographers seeking to upload and transfer photos online, this innovative memory solution should also appeal to the wider consumer market given the ease of which it can be used to share photos via social networking platforms; as well as between any camera, PC, tablet PC or smartphone that is wireless enabled.

The FlashAir comes with an 8GB capacity and supports IEEE 802.11b/g. In addition to providing an easy way to share files, the SDHC card also features much lower power consumption when compared with similar memory cards currently on the market.

As the first card to use the SD Association’s Wireless LAN standard, Toshiba is hoping to standardize wireless memory cards and several camera manufacturers are already considering the development of FlashAir compatible devices.