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Standard released for wireless SD

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SD memory? wireless LAN? SD standard?

The SD Association has released its first wireless SD memory card standard, which aims to transform everyday consumer electronics into wireless LAN devices with portable storage.

The new standard will enable consumers to transfer content, such as photos and videos, wirelessly from digital cameras and digital video cameras to web-based cloud devices and between SD devices over home networks.

The Wireless LAN SD standard combines the world-leading memory card storage standard with the ubiquitous wireless standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n. This is part of the Association's strategy to expand SD services and features by incorporating other global standards. This standard is applicable to full size SD/SDHC/SDXC and microSD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. It taps into a billions-strong SD standards market for which manufacturers can develop products and consumers can reliably use Wireless LAN applications.

"As cloud servers and wireless technologies continue to penetrate the consumer experience, wireless accessibility will become increasingly more important," said Michael Yang, senior principal analyst, memory and storage, IHS iSuppli. "The addition of wireless capability to the existing SD memory card standard, will enable SD memory cards to remain relevant to shifting market demand, and add value to consumers and manufacturers of new cameras, tablets, and mobile phones."

With wireless communication capabilities in their familiar SD memory cards, consumers around the world will be able to:
?&nbspUpload family, vacation or sports photos and video wirelessly from a camera or video camera to a computer or server for sharing or backup.

?&nbspWirelessly download pictures from servers with cameras and video cameras using Wireless LAN SD memory cards. Consumers can share pictures and videos without email or physical card transfers, including peer8to8peer picture and video transfers from cameras to smart phones and tablets wirelessly without an access point.

?&nbspUse Wireless LAN SD memory cards as wireless control points for other devices, such as TVs, in a home network.

The Wireless LAN SD memory card standard defines two interface types:
?&nbspThe Web interface, designated by a symbol, supports server upload and peer-to-peer functions;

?&nbspThe home network interface designated by a symbol, supports server upload and home network communication functions.

?&nbspA Wireless LAN SD memory card can provide both of the wireless communication types, designated by both symbols.

"The Wireless LAN SD memory card standard demonstrates how SD Association innovation continues to respond to market demand and improve consumers' digital lives," said Norm Frentz, chairman of the SD Association.

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