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PRESS RELEASE: FotoNation Announces MTP-IP For Mobile Phones At PMA
Lets Mobile Phone Users Send & Receive Large Photos, Music & Videos in Less than a Second -- 10 Times Faster than Bluetooth
February 13, 2007, Burlingame, CA -- FotoNation (www.fotonation.com), a world-leading embedded imaging and connectivity solutions company for the digital photography industry, announced today FotoNation MTP-IP for mobile phones, which allows users to transfer large photos, movies, and audio files from mobile phones at speeds of up to 10 times faster than Bluetooth. For example, with FotoNation MTP-IP for mobile phones, a 3 Megapixel mobile phone photo can be transferred to another mobile phone, a computer using Windows Vista, or other device at speeds of 0.3 seconds or less. Once started in MTP-IP mode, the phone will appear to the Windows Vista or XP desktop as a directly attached device, allowing the built in operating system software to access, transfer and/or synchronize its contents.
With mobile phone users increasingly sending and receiving larger and larger files for sharing photos, video and music, FotoNation MTP-IP for mobile phones is an essential component for the wireless transfer of personal media. FotoNation's MTP-IP responder implementation is available for WiFi enabled mobile phones, digital cameras, PDAs, GPS devices, storage devices, printers, and other peripherals. MTP-IP for mobile phones can be used with a large number of mobile phones, computer operating systems and platforms, supporting connections to multiple devices at the same time.
FotoNation will be demonstrating the MTP-IP for mobile phones technology at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) tradeshow, March 8-11, 2007 Booth #104 in Las Vegas. The technology will be shown using a Nokia N80 and N93 dual mode mobile phone with the standard Windows Vista operating system, with no need for additional drivers.
About MTP and PTP
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) manages content on portable devices with storage. It is based on Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), and can be implemented to be fully compatible with that protocol. FotoNation initiated and lead the development of the PTP (ISO 15740) standard, allowing devices to inter-operate using USB. FotoNation has also developed the PTP-IP protocol which has recently been standardized by the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) and become the basis for MTP-IP.
For more information, see the web site: http://www.fotonation.com.
FotoNation is a world-leading independent provider of embedded imaging and communication solutions for the digital camera industry. The company's extensive portfolio of patented innovations includes in-camera red-eye removal technology, wireless connectivity, and face-recognition software. Over 50 million digital cameras have been shipped with licensed FotoNation Red-Eye detection and correction technology. FotoNation develops innovative solutions, patents, and products to enhance, extend, and simplify the picture taking and sharing experience. Clients include AOL, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Microsoft, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sanyo, and Sony, among others.
FotoNation has won numerous awards, including the DIMA 2006 Innovative Product Award and the prestigious 2006 European IST award for its Red-Eye Detection and Correction Technology. The company makes important industry-wide contributions to the advancement of digital imaging. In 2005, FotoNation authored the industry-adopted PTP-IP Specification, which is the basis of the international camera connectivity CIPA-005/2005 standard.
For more information, see http://www.fotonation.com.
(First posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 17:57 EST)