TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the expansion of its line-up of “FlashAir™”, the SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN communications, with the launch of the latest 32GB card. The new card will go on sale on November 16th in the Japanese market, and sales in markets around the world will follow.
"FlashAir™" is an SDHC memory card that incorporates a wireless LAN chip set plus an antenna for wireless communications. The card supports wireless sharing and transfers of photos from digital cameras to smartphones and tablets.
The new 32GB card has a new feature, “Internet pass thru mode”, which enables Internet connection even while the smartphone is connected to FlashAir™, by using other access points, such as the wireless LAN router in the home. With the new feature, users do not have to manually change the wireless network settings of smartphones when downloading photos from the card to smartphones, uploading photos to SNS from a smartphone, or sending email.1 The new feature can also be used in the current FlashAir™ W-02 line-up (product names: “SD-WC008G” and ”SD-WC016G”) by updating the firmware of the card.2
Toshiba will reinforce and extend its leadership of the memory business by further enhancing its FlashAir™ line-up.
1: It is necessary to set up the name of the access point (SSID) and the password in advance to use “Internet pass thru mode”. If you need to connect to a different SSID, it is necessary to set up the name of the access point and the password once again.
2: The FlashAir™ firmware update download will be available from
November 18th at the following website.
“Internet pass thru mode” is not available for FlashAir™ Class 6 products (product names: “SD-WL008G” and “SD-WB008G”).
Outline of the New Product
|Product Name||Capacity||Speed Class||Price||Start of Sales|
|Class 10||Open||Nov. 16th, 2013 in Japan|
Current Line-up in Japan
|Product Name||Capacity||Speed Class|
*Note: Product names above are for the Japanese market.
Main Specification of the New Product
|Series Name||FlashAir™ W-02|
|Speed Class||Class 10|
|Compliant Standard||SD Memory Card Standard Ver.4.00|
|Wireless LAN Standard||IEEE802.11 b/g/n|
|Wireless LAN Security||WEP, TKIP, AES(WPA, WPA2)|
|Power Supply Voltage||2.7-3.6V|
Temperature: -25°C to 85°C
Relative humidity: 95% at 25°C (no condensation)
Please check the latest status on the following URL.
3: The product is labeled based on the memory chip(s) it contains, not
the amount of memory capacity available for data storage by the end
user. Part of the capacity is reserved for card functionality. Minimum
consumer-usable memory capacity is approximately 7.2GB for 8GB products,
approximately 14.4GB for 16GB products and approximately 28.8GB for 32GB
(For purposes of measuring memory capacity in this context, 1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.)
*FlashAir™ is trademark of Toshiba corporation.
Follow this link for more on "FlashAir™"
Memory New Business Development Department
Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.
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