Yesterday Sony shipped the first two of its TransferJet chips aimed to provide short range communications at speeds up to 560 Mbit/sec. Register Hardware reports that one model is small enough to fit inside an SD memory card, while the other was made to take a seat on a MiniPCI or PCI expansion card.
The TransferJet wireless technology operates in the 4.48 GHz range and links two devices together for wireless data transfer much like the current Bluetooth technology. Data transfer activates by moving one TransferJet device within 3 centimeters of the other TransferJet device. Files are swapped by using a universal UI.
With TransferJet using the 4.48 GHz range, it will not suffer the interference endured by Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other transmissions hogging up the 2.4 GHz bandwidth. However, devices with TransferJet will be subject to the cruel beatings of microwave ovens and other electrically noisy products.
For now, there is no word of what device will implement the new TransferJet chips. However Sony claims that over 30 consumer electronics companies are backing up the new technology including Toshiba, JVC, Hitachi, Samsung, and more. Hopefully Sony will succeed with this new technology, and not fall on its face as it did with UMD movies.
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