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Pretec's 8GB SDHC card. Courtesy of Pretec, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Sanyo Xacti HD1a Recording 8 Hours of Digital Video Using Pretec 8GB SDHC


World's Smallest & Lightest High-Definition Digital Media Camera Works with World's Highest Capacity SD Card

COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pretec, the world record keeper of highest capacity flash memory cards of CF card (16GB), USB Flash Drive (16GB), and SD card (8GB), is demonstrating the world's highest capacity 8GB SD card working with Sanyo Xacti HD1a, the world's smallest and lightest high-definition digital media camera capable of recording eight (8) hours of DVD-like full-motion, 30 fps video at Standard Definition mode (640X480 pixels), or more than 2.5 hours of digital video at high-definition mode (1280X720 pixels), today at Photokina Pretec Booth Hall 6, A069; and Sanyo Booth Hall 4.2, F011.

Sanyo Xacti HD1a combines the best of digital movies (HD quality) and digital cameras (5.1 mega-pixels CCD with 10X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom) in one. Storage is completely "tape-less", and comes with an SD 2.0 slot, which enables the use of High Capacity SD cards beyond 2GB (limitation of SD 1.1), up to 32GB, which is more than 10 hours of high-definition digital video recording. "The small size and high capacity flash memory storage card has enabled Sanyo to have developed the world's smallest and lightest high-definition digital camcorder," said John Lamb, Senior Marketing Manager, for SANYO Fisher Company's Audio Video Division. "Our pioneering work to adopt flash memory card as the choice of storage has become the main stream of compact camcorder design. With 2.5 hours of High-definition digital video recording using Pretec 8GB SDHC, consumers will soon shift from using slower and bulky tape, magnetic and optical disks to the smaller, fast and power-saving flash memory card."

SDHC cards (SD 2.0) format differently than standard SD cards (SD 1.1) and are not backward compatible with legacy SD 1.1 host devices. Pretec 8GB SD card is fully compliant with SD 2.0 (SDHC) specification, with theoretical maximum capacity of up to 2TB (2048GB). Sanyo Xacti HD1a, compatible with both SDHC and Standard SD cards, will be available in the market this month, and Pretec 8GB SDHC will be available by Nov. 2006.

About Sanyo
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. is a $23 billion manufacturer and distributor of consumer and commercial electronics, including multimedia and telecommunication products. Based in Chatsworth, California, Sanyo Fisher Company (a division of Sanyo North America Corporation, a subsidiary of Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.) markets digital cameras, PCS phones, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics, televisions, DVD players, dictation devices, home appliances, LCD projectors, security video equipment and air conditioning systems.

About Pretec
Pretec (http://www.pretec.com) offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards and card readers such as CF, SD MMC, and USB Flash Drive for digital imaging, mobile communication, and industrial markets. The 2nd company in the world to offer CF card since 1995, Pretec has consistently demonstrated the pioneering development of highest capacity cards in the world: such as 80MB, 128MB, 160MB, 320MB, 640MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, 6GB, 12GB and 16GB CF card; the first 1GB and 4GB MMC card; 8GB and 16GB USB Flash Drive; 4GB and 8GB SD. With more than 100 patents granted or filed, Pretec has also been offering the highest speed cards in the world such as CF 80X (2004), MMC 4.0 150X (2004), USB 166X/266X (2005), SD 133X (2005), MMCplus™ 266X (2005), i-Disk Tiny ("Best Gear of 2003" by TIME Magazine), and smallest size USB Flash drive in the world such as i-Disk Diamond (also known as Cu-Flash) (2005).

For more product information, please visit www.pretec.com.

*Note: i-Disk, i-Disk Tiny and i-Disk Diamond are trademarks of Pretec Electronics Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are recognized as the property of their respective holders.


(First posted on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 10:01 EDT)

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