Toshiba today announced the forthcoming introduction of TransMemory USB Flash Memories that will bring U3TM platform technology into the company's USB lineup and introduce a special-edition high-capacity USB memory.
The four models in the TransMemory U3 series will be launched on the global market
at the end of November, while the TransMemory 16GB Limited Edition will be
available from the end of December, exclusively through Shop 1048, Toshiba's
USB memories have won support for their combination of capacity, ease-of-use and
pocketable portability. The U3TM platform extends that versatility by supporting
storage not only of data but of applications and personal computer settings, plus
security features. Once configured to suit a user's preferences, a USB Memory
supporting U3TM can be used in any PC with a USB slot, delivering the user's
familiar computing environment and support for such applications as e-mail and web
surfing, and access to files stored in the USB Memory. When the user removes the
U3TM USB Memory, all traces of the Memory's presence is also removed. No personal
data is left behind.
On insertion into a PC, all the U3 models automatically launch the U3 Launchpad
software integrated into the memory, which presents the user with a list of
programs to choose from and files to work with. U-Safe, password-based security
protection softwere, is also built into Launchpad and can be activated at the
user's discretion. Other application programs can be downloaded from the U3 site.
The TransMemory 16GB Limited Edition meets demand for large-capacity data storage
with its 16GB capacity. It also supports a password-based security protection
system for USB memories that can be downloaded for free from Pocket Media,
Toshiba's memory card information site.
The new TransMemory series will be exhibited at the IFA 2006, the world's largest
consumer electronics trade fair, which will be held at Berlin, Germany, from
September 1 to 6, 2006.