Consortium Established to Develop and Promote Close Proximity Wireless Technology 'TransferJet'
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Canon Inc. +81-(0)3-5482-8058 Eastman Kodak Company Richard Young +1-585-223-7372 email@example.com Erin Foster +1-585-781-9539 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/
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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, email@example.com; or Canon Inc.,
+81-0 3-5482-8058; or Richard Young, +1-585-223-7372, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Erin Foster, +1-585-781-9539, email@example.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