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Consortium to focus on High-Res ‘TransferJet’ Downloads

Several major manufacturers have join forces to form a consortium to develop specifications for interconnecting products using a new interoperable wireless transfer technology that would, among other things, allow the rapid transfer of high resolution video and other images.

The technology is known as TransferJet.

According to proponents, which include Kodak, Panasonic and Sony, the consortium seeks to promote a wide range of products and services incorporating TransferJet technology and help grow the technology’s widespread adoption.

According to its Web site, TransferJet wireless technology enables large data transmission rates up to 560 Mbps without the necessity of a complex set-up and operation. The transfer technology works on a touch basis—that is, directly touching two amenable products together allows the automatic transfer of files (including HD content) without requiring an access point. For example, touching a DTV set with a digital camera enables images to be instantaneously displayed on the television screen.

TransferJet, say its backers, can be used as a universal interface across all consumer electronics devices, including smart phones. Current consortium members include:

  • Sony
  • Canon
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Hitachi
  • Victor (Japan)
  • KDDI
  • Kenwood
  • Panasonic
  • Nikon
  • Olympus Imaging
  • Pioneer
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Seiko Epson
  • Sony Ericsson Mobile
  • Toshiba