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Kingston's logo. Click to visit Kingston's website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Technology Adds High Capacity 32GB Card to Elite Pro Memory Card Family

Larger Capacity Ideal Match for Recording High-Quality Video with Digital HD Video Camcorders

Fountain Valley, CA - August 12, 2008 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping a 32GB Elite Pro SDHC Flash memory card for use with today's digital video camcorders and other high-resolution imaging devices. The new 32GB card is the largest capacity in Kingston's Elite Pro line of SDHC cards, which currently includes 4-, 8- and 16GB capacities.

"With the growing popularity of digital video and the HD format, consumers continue to look for ways to extend recording times and maintain fast data transfer rates (DTR) to maximize the performance of their recording device," said Wendy Lecot, Flash business manager, Kingston®. "Our new 32GB Elite Pro SDHC memory card is optimized to meet the demands of high capacity and fast write speeds to help consumers share their lives through the use of video, photography and other creative devices. With the addition of the 32GB capacity card, Kingston is at the forefront of offering a versatile line of SDHC solutions to solve a variety of needs in today's digital imaging world."

Kingston's 32GB memory card is perfect for the increasing number of high resolution recording devices in the market, as the card can store literally thousands of photos and hours of high definition video. For example, the new 32GB Elite Pro SDHC card can capture more than 6,000 still images (with a 10MP camera) and over eight hours of video (for 6Mbps HD Extended recording)*. 

The 32GB SDHC card (Kingston part #: SD4/32GB) has a suggested price of $308.00 (MSRP U.S.). Kingston's line of SDHC memory cards are backed by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 live technical support. For more detailed information visit the Kingston Web site at: www.kingston.com.

Features and Specifications:

  • Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification version 2.00
  • Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
  • Compatible: with SDHC host devices; not compatible with standard SD-enabled devices/readers
  • File Format: FAT 32
  • Reliable: lifetime warranty**
  • Simple: as easy as plug-and-play
  • Capacities***: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
  • Dimensions: 0.94" x 1.25" x 0.08" (24mm x 32 mm x 2.1mm)
  • Speed Class 4: 4MB/sec. guaranteed minimum data transfer rate
  • Operating Temperature: -13° F to 185° F (-25° C to 85° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -40° F to 185° F (-40° C to 85° C)
  • Voltage: 3.3V

* Actual recording quantity and time will vary and may be less, depending upon model, resolution, compression and content.
** 10-year warranty in France, Germany and Austria
*** Please note: Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan and China, and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.

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(First posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 07:17 EDT)

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