Toshiba Corp. on Wednesday 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 FlashAir card has 8GB capacity and supports both peer-to-peer transfers and uploads to and downloads from servers.
Toshiba's FlashAir's embedded wireless communication function (IEEE 802.11b/g/n with WEP, TKIP, AES [WPA, WPA2]) allows users to upload and download photographs to and from a server and to exchange photographs and other data with other devices, including digital cameras that are FlashAir compliant, smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN. All transfers are done wirelessly, without any need for a cable connection. Even in digital cameras not compliant with FlashAir, the new card can share digital images with smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN.
Toshiba will secure certification of FlashAir for wireless communication in Japan, North America and Europe. Samples will be available from November 2011 and sales will start in February 2012.