A group of consumer electronics makers today announced the formation of the TransferJet Consortium to develop specifications for Sony's short-distance TransferJet wireless technology, which was announced in January at CES in Las Vegas.
The consortium includes:
- Sony Corporation ("TransferJet Consortium" Administration)
- Canon Inc.
- Eastman Kodak Company
- Hitachi Ltd.
- Victor Company of Japan
- KDDI Corporation
- Kenwood Corporation
- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd (Panasonic)
- Nikon Corporation
- Olympus Imaging Corporation
- Pioneer Corporation
- SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
- Seiko Epson Corporation
- Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
- Toshiba Corporation
TransferJet is a low-power, short-distance, high-datarate transfer technology designed primarily to allow communication between devices that are physically touching. The technology has an effective transmission rate of 375 Mbits/s, and uses very low-intensity radio waves, which should minimize interference with other devices. The effective distance for transmission is 3 cm.
The consortium hopes to enable devices to instantaneously connect when touching: For example, touching a digital camera to a television would instantly display photos on the television screen.
A web site has been set up with more information: http://www.transferjet.org/en/index.html.