NEWS: Sony Develops New Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology "TransferJet"

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  1. John Navas

    John Navas Guest

    "TransferJet is an extremely simple wireless technology which eliminates
    the need for complex setup and operation. For example, just touching a
    TV with a digital camera enables photos to be instantaneously displayed
    on the TV screen. Alternatively, downloaded music content can be easily
    enjoyed by touching a mobile phone to a portable audio player.
    TransferJet can be used as a Universal Interface among a wide variety of
    consumer electronics devices."

    Central Frequency 4.48 GHz

    Transmission Power -70dBm/MHz or less (average power)
    Corresponds with low intensity radio wave regulations in Japan, and with
    local regulations in respective overseas regions.

    Transmission Rate 560Mbps (Max.) / effective 375Mbps
    It is capable of selecting the appropriate transmission rate depending
    on the wireless environment.

    Communication Distance Within 3cm


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    John Navas, Jan 15, 2008
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  2. In message <>, John Navas
    <> writes
    >"TransferJet is an extremely simple wireless technology which eliminates
    >the need for complex setup and operation.

    It's the next big thing, short-range high-speed wireless data transfer
    in consumer electronics. You'll see quite a few manufacturers releasing
    press blurbs like this over the next year or two. They're all going to
    be vapourware, or at best locked-in proprietary designs (Sony
    MemoryStick anyone?)

    There's a working party currently trying to nail down a standard for
    wireless USB connection, a high-speed data transfer system that can
    reach about 3 metres or so between devices. This will replace Bluetooth
    eventually for a lot of applications, being a lot faster and smarter too
    wrt addressing, power consumption etc. Like existing USB it's really
    meant for permanent or semi-permanent connections between devices
    (computer --> keyboard, for example).

    Another sort of new wireless app is the close-proximity data transfer
    system of the sort that Sony has announced, where the devices are only a
    few centimetres apart, and connection/disconnection is triggered by
    proximity -- move the device close to its "partner" and they
    automatically handshake to make the data connection (camera --> printer,
    for example). This is further away than wireless USB and still in the
    BetaMax-style proprietary stage of development. Take any press releases
    about this particular sort of technology with a pinch of salt until you
    see a real industry-wide standard being announced.
    To reply, my gmail address is nojay1 Robert Sneddon
    Robert Sneddon, Jan 15, 2008
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    Paul Allen Guest

    Re: NEWS: Sony Develops New Close Proximity Wireless TransferTechnology "TransferJet"

    On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 03:10:12 GMT
    John Navas <> wrote:

    > "TransferJet is an extremely simple wireless technology ...

    Yup. Here's the slashdot thread on the topic:

    Can you say, "Sony never saw a standard that they didn't think they
    could do better in a proprietary way?" I thought you could.

    Paul Allen
    Paul Allen, Jan 15, 2008
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