Toshiba to Launch SDHC Memory Card with Embedded Wireless LAN Communications

19th September 2011
ES Admin
Toshiba Electronics Europe today announced that it will launch the world’s first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard. The new memory card, FlashAir™, supports peer-topeer transfers and uploads to and downloads from servers. It will initially be available in 8GB capacity. Samples will be available from November and sales will start in February 2012.
At a time when digital cameras have achieved immense popularity, users want a quick and easy way to share photographs with friends and to transfer them to and from online storage services and social media. Toshiba provides the solution with FlashAir, the world’s first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality that is fully compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard.

The card’s embedded wireless communication function allows users to upload and download photographs to and from a server and to exchange photographs and other data with other devices compliant with this wireless format. This can all be done without any need for a PC or cable connection.

Toshiba plans to receive certification for FlashAir for wireless communication in Japan, North America and Europe.

The company aims to reinforce and extend its leadership of the memory business by further enhancing its SD memory card line-up.

Product specifications

Compliant Standard: SD Memory Card Standard

Wireless LAN Standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Wireless LAN security: WEP, TKIP, AES (WPA, WPA2)

Card capacity: 8GB

Speed class: Speed Class 6

Applicable format: JPEG, RAW, MPEG, etc.

Power Supply Voltage: 2.7-3.6V

Operating Environment: Temperature: -25 to 85

Relative Humidity: 95% at 25 (no condensation)

External dimensions: 32(L)×24(W)×2.1(T) (mm)

Weight: Approx. 2g

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