Up until now, unless you've bought a WiFi-enabled camera or an Eye-Fi card, getting photos off of your digital camera usually involves plugging in a USB cable or whipping out the memory card. Spectec want to change all that; they've slotted an Alereon UWB radio into their CameraJet Wireless system, with the SD Wi-Jet Card SDU-7200 going into your camera and the USB Wi-Jet Dongle SDU-7500 going into your computer.
The memory card handles not only storage but all the UWB crunching as well, which leaves the digital camera's processor to do its regular thing. As well as transmitting images to your PC, you can also plug the USB dongle into a display and stream them direct, too.
No word on pricing at this stage, but Spectec says the CameraJet system should hit production in February 2011.
Alereon and Spectec Announce SD CameraJet™ Wireless Ultrawideband Solution
SD and dongle faster than a wire for transferring and streaming media from mobile devices
2011 International CES
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alereon, Inc., the technology leader for Ultra Wideband (UWB) ECMA solutions, and Spectec Computer Co. Ltd. a leading provider of SDIO solutions for mobile devices today announced the availability of the Spectec CameraJet™ Wireless Solution that brings new levels of speed and connectivity to the transfer of media from mobile devices. The Spectec solution consists of the SDU-7200 Wi-Jet SD card and the SDU-7500 Wi-Jet USB dongle. Both are powered by the Alereon ECMA and ISO standard AL6000 Ultra Wideband chipset.
“One of the biggest bottlenecks in our new mobile world is moving and viewing data from mobile devices”
The Spectec Wireless CameraJet™ solution is designed to allow digital still camera (DSC) and digital video camcorders (DVC) to quickly and easily wirelessly connect to HDTVs, PCs, digital media adapters and mass storage devices to transfer and view pictures or stream videos without removing the media. Spectec’s innovative design includes a dual-port FLASH memory controller and SD host/device controller which allow the UWB system to access and wirelessly transmit media directly from FLASH memory without using the camera’s processor. Set up is easy; simply insert the SD card into the DSC or DVC SD card slot, plug a small USB dongle in the PC or hard drive and it’s ready to go.
“One of the biggest bottlenecks in our new mobile world is moving and viewing data from mobile devices,” said Eric Broockman, Alereon’s CEO. “Spectec’s innovative SD technology provides the ability to combine the on-chip FLASH controller and the SD host/device controller on a single SD card.”
“We have been looking for an ideal wireless technology to provide users with a fast and simple way to get their media from their mobile devices either to their hard drives or to their personal computers,” said S.T Joung, General Manager of Spectec. “The Alereon solution is fast, easy to use, requires no drivers and gives us superior performance vs. WiFi. For consumers this is a great way to finally wirelessly access your media.”
The Spectec CameraJet™ solution is sampling now with production in February 2011.