Believe it or not, Panasonic has more than plasma televisions and Blu-ray Disc players on display at CES. The company will also be showcasing the world's first 32GH SDHC memory card prototype this week. Developed for high-def camcorders, Panasonic's 32GB SDHC card offers 20MB/s transfer speeds and a new user-friendly labeling feature.

Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology, today announced the development of the world’s first* 32 Gigabyte (GB) SD High Capacity (SDHC)** Memory Card with Class 6 speed specification, perfect for recording High Definition video. With the ability to store up to eight hours of High Definition video, the 32GB SDHC Memory Card prototype will be showcased at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas from January 7-10 at the Panasonic booth #9405.

The newly developed card, featuring a massive 32GB of capacity is ideal for AVCHD High Definition video recording, which is experiencing growing demand with the recent expansion of High Definition SD Camcorders. With double the storage capacity of the current 16GB card, the 32GB card is able to record approximately eight hours of 1440 x 1080i High Definition video and approximately five hours and 20 minutes of 1920 x 1080i full High Definition video. With the Class 6 speed specification and maximum data transfer speeds up to 20MB/s, the 32GB card allows users to enjoy superb performance and high-quality recording.
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Imation has announced two new flash drives, the Pivot Plus and the re-designed Pivot. Both drives feature rugged, tamper-resistant designs and, in the case of the Pivot Plus, 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today introduced the Imation Pivot Plus Flash Drive and re-designed Imation Pivot Flash Drive, each engineered to deliver advanced security options. The Pivot Plus Flash Drive features a rugged design and maximum security to meet rigorous government security standards, providing an ideal way for business professionals and government personnel to safely store and transport sensitive or valuable data. The updated Pivot Flash Drive offers an enhanced design and security features, making it the perfect solution for today's mobile business professional.

"Because of their size, ease of use and portability, flash drives are business tools that require enhanced security to ensure data stays safe," said Keith Schwartz, director, North America sales and marketing, Imation Corp. "With the addition of the Pivot Plus Flash Drive and newly enhanced Pivot Flash Drive to the Imation flash suite, Imation is furthering its commitment to security across all its flash drive products. Road warriors can now select the level of memory and security they need to safely store and transfer data on the go."
While the re-designed Pivot won't ship until later this year, the Pivot Plus is available now in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. More information, including pricing, can be found here. Add a comment
Transcend has announced a 16GB version of its JetFlash V10 USB flash drive. This value-priced drive features a retractable USB connector and comes bundled with Transcend’s JetFlash elite software package which includes functions like Autologin, PC-Lock, Mobile E-mail and DataBackup.

Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in flash memory products, today introduced a huge 16GB version of its JetFlash V10 USB 2.0 Flash Drive. A member of Transcend’s popular JetFlash Value Series, the V10 is a stylish compact flash drive with outstanding performance. Its special capless design includes a retractable USB connector with lock-switch, which makes the drive easier to use and protects the connector from damage when not in use. The JetFlash V10 measures a mere 64 x 21 x 10 mm and weighs only 11g. For extra convenience, the V10 features a lanyard / keychain attachment loop to prevent loss and make it easier to plug in and remove from your computer’s USB port.
If you'd like to read more, Transcend's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Corsair announced this week that it be debuting its new 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives at CES 2008. Both flash drives are bootable and are large enough to hold more than 16 full-length high-def movies or an entire season of a TV series.
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today that it is expanding its Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB family lines with new 32GB capacity offerings. The new Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives will be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show 2008 (CES) next week in Las Vegas in the Corsair Suite at the Wynn Hotel and at Showstoppers CES 2008.

Users now have the ultimate solution for storing, transporting and backing up large amounts of personal and professional data. Whether using the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager or the aluminum-encased water-proof Flash Survivor, the large amounts of data on the drive will be safeguarded for users with an active lifestyle. Corsair USB drives provide the added ruggedness and performance not found in other storage drives utilizing rotating media.
The Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager and Flash Survivor USB drives are available now and priced at $229.99 and $249.99 respectively. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Advanced Media announced today that they will be introducing the first Smart Compact Flash Cards at CES 2008. The RIDATA SMART CompactFlash Card features an internal data monitoring system so that users can easily monitor the card's status.

Advanced Media, Inc., is a manufacturer and marketer of the popular RIDATA brand of recordable CD and DVD media, electronic storage products, and digital media accessories. The company is introducing the first Smart Compact Flash TM Cards at CES 2008. Featuring high-speed access to reading and writing and up to 16GB of storage capacity, the self-monitoring CF card is ideal for virtually any flash media storage application.

“We are pleased to introduce the RIDATA SMART CompactFlash Card, which is the first of its kind in the industry,” stated Harvey Liu, Advanced Media president. “The flash memory market is growing quickly due to the number of new applications that use flash media for storage. As capacity continues to increase, RIDATA saw the need for an internal data monitoring system to ensure the safety of your data.”
If you'd like to read more, Advanced Media's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment