Consortium Established to Develop and Promote Close Proximity Wireless Technology 'TransferJet'

PRNewswire
TOKYO
Jul 17, 2008

Sony Corporation, Canon Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Hitachi Ltd., Victor Company of Japan, KDDI Corporation, Kenwood Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic), Nikon Corporation, Olympus Imaging Corporation, Pioneer Corporation, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Seiko Epson Corporation, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Toshiba Corporation today announced an agreement to form a consortium to develop specifications for interconnecting products using "TransferJet" a new interoperable wireless transfer technology that enables rapid transfer of high resolution video, music and images. The "TransferJet Consortium" (http://www.transferjet.org/) plans to promote a wide range of products and services incorporating TransferJet technology with the aim of accelerating its adoption throughout the consumer electronics industry.

TransferJet wireless technology enables a high speed data transmission rate of 560Mbps, while eliminating the need for complex setup and operation. Directly touching two compliant electronic products together allows files to be transferred automatically, without the need for an access point. For example, touching a TV with a digital camera enables photos to be instantaneously displayed on the TV screen. Alternatively, downloaded music content can be easily enjoyed by touching a mobile phone to a portable audio player. TransferJet can be used as a universal interface across all consumer electronics devices.

The "TransferJet Consortium" will develop specifications and guidelines ensuring interoperability between products incorporating the technology, establish licensing schemes and administer the use of the TransferJet logo. The Consortium will also promote the advantages across industries and to consumers. Through these initiatives, the Consortium will aim to create and expand the market for TransferJet products.

  "TransferJet Consortium" Members (as of July 17 2008)

  Sony Corporation  ("TransferJet Consortium" Administration)
  Canon Inc.
  Eastman Kodak Company
  Hitachi Ltd.
  Victor Company of Japan
  KDDI Corporation
  Kenwood Corporation
  Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)
  Nikon Corporation
  Olympus Imaging Corporation
  Pioneer Corporation
  SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
  Seiko Epson Corporation
  Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
  Toshiba Corporation


   Press Contacts:

   Sony Corporation
    ("TransferJet Consortium"
     Administration)                           +81-(0)3-6748-2200
   Sony Electronics Inc.  Elizabeth Boukis     +1-408-352-4593
                                               elizabeth.boukis@am.sony.com
   Canon Inc.                                  +81-(0)3-5482-8058
   Eastman Kodak Company  Richard Young        +1-585-223-7372
                                               richard.young@kodak.com
                          Erin Foster          +1-585-781-9539
                                               erin.foster@kodak.com
   Hitachi America, Ltd.  Tadashi (DASH)
                           Hisanaga            +1-914-333-2987
   Victor Company of Japan                     +81-(0)3-3289-7678
   KDDI Corporation                            +81-(0)3-6678-0690
   Kenwood Corporation                         +81-(0)42-646-6724
   Matsushita Electric
    Industrial Co., Ltd.
    (Panasonic)                                +81-(0)6-6908-0447
   Nikon Corporation                           +81-(0)3-3216-1032
   Olympus Imaging
    Corporation                                +81-(0)3-3340-4687
   Pioneer Corporation                         +81-(0)3-3495-9885
   SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.,
    LTD.                                       +81-(0)3-6234-2214
   Seiko Epson Corporation                     http://epson.co.jp/e/contact/
   Sony Ericsson Mobile
    Communications        Mattias Holm         +44-208-762-6065
   Toshiba Corporation                         +81-(0)3-3457-2105

  Contacts for "TransferJet Consortium"
  URL: http://www.transferjet.org/

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact:

SOURCE: TransferJet Consortium

CONTACT: "TransferJet Consortium" Administration, Sony Corporation,
+81-0 3-6748-2200; or Elizabeth Boukis of Sony Electronics Inc.,
+1-408-352-4593, elizabeth.boukis@am.sony.com; or Canon Inc.,
+81-0 3-5482-8058; or Richard Young, +1-585-223-7372, richard.young@kodak.com,
or Erin Foster, +1-585-781-9539, erin.foster@kodak.com, both of Eastman Kodak
Company; or Tadashi [DASH] Hisanaga of Hitachi America, Ltd., +1-914-333-2987;
or Victor Company of Japan, +81-0 3-3289-7678; or KDDI Corporation,
+81-0 3-6678-0690; or Kenwood Corporation, +81-0 42-646-6724; or Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. [Panasonic], +81-0 6-6908-0447; or Nikon
Corporation, +81-0 3-3216-1032; Olympus Imaging Corporation,
+81-0 3-3340-4687; or Pioneer Corporation, +81-0 3-3495-9885; or SAMSUNG
ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., +81-0 3-6234-2214; or Seiko Epson Corporation; or
Mattias Holm of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, +44-208-762-6065; or
Toshiba Corporation, +81-0 3-3457-2105, all for TransferJet Consortium

Web site: http://www.transferjet.org/
http://epson.co.jp/