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Concord Camera's WIT Wireless Image Transfer

Pocket-sized device plugs into camera USB port

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WIT (Wireless Image Transfer) is an image-transfer technology for digital cameras from Concord Camera. This pocket-sized 2 x 2-in. Wi-Fi device allows users to plug it into a camera's USB port and transmit images wirelessly over the Internet. It transmits using the 802.11b standard for compatibility with all Wi-Fi hot spots and base stations, as well as the 802.11-g standard for faster Wi-Fi transmissions.

WIT, says Concord Camera, is 1500 times faster than current GSM (GPRS) networks "?a 4-Mpxl image transfers in 0.1 sec. There is no limit to the amount of data transmitted and WIT works with all cameras with USB mass storage. It does not erase the camera memory after transmission.

Currently it is a standalone prototype, but Concord is also investigating integrating the WIT module into selected cameras. Price will be announced at PMA in 2005, but is expected to be $200 or less. (Concord Camera: www.concord-camera.com)

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