Thursday, April 17, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amazon Announces Kindle Service For Samsung Devices
Nokia Halts Sales Of Lumia 2520 Tablet
TSMC Reports Quarterly Profit
Toshiba Debuts World's Fastest microSD Memory Cards
PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 7.0 Million Units
Google Reports Lower Than Expected First Quarter revenue
AMD Demonstrates Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux
Lenovo Introduces A to Z and FLEX 2 series Of Laptops and Desktops
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Sanyo d...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, September 20, 2001
Sanyo debuts ID Photo optical disc drive


Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. launched an external drive for its ID Photo optical disk system this week at World PC Expo. The IDS-M1 is an external drive equipped with three slots -- one each for Smart Media, Compact Flash and ID Photo disks -- and IEEE1394 and USB (Universal Serial Bus) interfaces.

When connected to a PC, data can be transferred between any of the media and the PC, or between the three media themselves. When used as a stand-alone device, data can be sent between the ID Photo disk and each of the other two memory cards. ID Photo was developed as a recording medium for Sanyo's digital still camera, the IDC-1000Z ID Shot, which was launched in February this year.

Developed by Sanyo with Olympus Optical Co. Ltd. and Hitachi Maxell Ltd., it is a cased optical disk, 50 millimeters in diameter, that holds up to 730M bytes of data and has a significant price-per-megabyte advantage over competing formats. While other existing recording media, such as Compact Flash, are priced around 11,800 yen (US$100) for 128M bytes at retail stores in Tokyo, the 730M-byte ID Photo is less expensive at around 3,000 yen.

One application the company is promoting is the use of the system as a photo album backup for tourists on the road. When the memory card of their digital still camera becomes full, they can transfer images over to the ID Photo using the IDS-M1, and then continue taking pictures. The ID Photo disk can store up to 12,000 images at 60K bytes per file size, according to the company.

Sanyo claims a 30 percent share in the global digital still camera market, although this is mostly from its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) business making cameras for other companies. The company has been producing cameras under its own brand since earlier this year.

By increasing the number of products that are compatible with ID Photo, the company hopes to establish the Sanyo brand in the market, according to Hiroshi Ono, director of Sanyo's multimedia division.

The IDS-M1 is a start, but the company said it plans to market more devices compatible with ID Photo. "We are trying to get other makers to adopt the ID Photo," Ono said. "Several companies are interested in our proposals."


Previous
Next
Hitachi Develops MPEG-7-Compliant, Image-Retrieval Technology        All News        STMicroelectronics is Developing DSP-based Decoder Chips for Coding Technologies' mp3PRO Standard
Hitachi Develops MPEG-7-Compliant, Image-Retrieval Technology     Optical Storage News      STMicroelectronics is Developing DSP-based Decoder Chips for Coding Technologies' mp3PRO Standard

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sanyo Settles LCD Patent Dispute With Sharp
Panasonic, Sanyo, LG Chem In US price-fixing Guilty Plea
Panasonic May Fully Absorb Sanyo Electric
Sanyo To Sell Its Digital Camera Business
Panasonic to Transfer Sanyo's "White Goods" Business To Haier Group
Sanyo Releases New Higher-Capacity eneloop Charger For Mobile Devices
Sanyo Introduces New ARM-based Audio Processing Solution For Portable Applications
Sanyo Files LCD Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Sharp
ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor from SANYO Electric
Sanyo PLC-HF15000L Large Venue Projector Produces a Brightness of 15,000 ANSI Lumens With Greater Than Full HD 2K resolution
SANYO To Release New eneloop Rechargeable Batteries
SANYO Expands Xacti Line with Thumb-Operable, 2-Position Record Button Dual Camera

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .