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PRESS RELEASE: SmartDisk Issued Continuation Patent for FlashTrax® Multimedia Players
Fort Myers, Fla., January 24, 2006 ≠ SmartDisk Corporation announced today that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 6,987,927 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The new patent, titled "Enhanced digital data collector for removable memory modules," is a continuation in part of U.S. Patent No. 6,658,202 entitled "Portable data transfer and mass storage device for removable memory modules."
"Essentially, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has affirmed and extended the intellectual property protection of our FlashTrax and FlashTrax XT products in the digital multimedia storage market," said Michael S. Battaglia, President and Chief Executive Officer of SmartDisk.
FlashTrax XT, a palm-sized, portable multimedia player and video recorder, stores high-resolution images transferred from any flash memory card or video device and displays them on its 3.6" LCD screen, on a TV or a projector. In addition, the user can enjoy music from a personal collection, listen to the built-in FM tuner, or watch slide shows while listening to music. A user-friendly screen display and control make video, image or music selection quick and easy. The LCD folds to ensure that both the screen and control buttons remain protected while on the goča unique feature among portable multimedia players. With transfer speeds of up to 480MBps, FlashTrax XT can also serve as an external hard drive to transfer, store and access data. To facilitate portability, FlashTrax XT also includes a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.
About SmartDisk Corporation
SmartDisk is a leading provider of portable, network and multimedia storage products and technologies that enable people to enjoy, share and preserve digital content and information. Headquartered in the U.S., with operations in Europe and Asia, SmartDisk sells and supports its products worldwide. For more information, go to http://www.smartdisk.com/ .
(First posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at 12:01 EST)