TransferJet Consortium to make interconnectivity a snap


Let’s face the cold, hard facts. Transferring data between one device and another can be quite the headache especially when you have different options such as USB and FireWire (for those living in a wired world) while the wireless environment relies on infra red, radio frequencies and Bluetooth technology to get the job done. There is a new consortium that is being formed by many notable names in the world of consumer electronics so that a specification can be developed to help products interconnect with one another seamlessly. This new technology has been dubbed “TransferJet”, and it will be able to cater for rapid transfer of high resolution video, music and images when released to the masses. Check out the list of TransferJet consortium members right after the jump for a better idea on who’s who.

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.

As of July 17, 2008, the TransferJet consortium members consist of

  • 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
  • Seiko Epson Corporation
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
  • Toshiba Corporation

Hmmm, with names like Nokia and Apple missing, it does make you wonder whether those two (and many others) are willing to join in the fun (and headache) in the near future?

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