|SCM Microsystems Extends Support of Sony Digital Cameras Through its Microtech™ Brand|
~ Memory Stick compatible products from Microtech include digital film readers, adapters, external floppy drives and accessories ~
Guilford, CT - August 22, 2001 - SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY) announced today that it now offers a Memory Stick™ PC Card adapter for users of Sony digital cameras. By offering this new adapter, SCM allows consumers of the number one consumer brand of digital cameras to experience the quickest and easiest solution for transferring images from a Sony digital camera to a notebook computer. The MS adapter enables consumers to read and write to and from a Memory Stick using the standard PCMCIA slot already built into laptop PCs. Users simply insert the Memory Stick into the adapter to download images, without the hassle of connecting cables and without using precious camera battery life. Measuring 85.6mm x 54mm x 5mm, the PC Card adapter is easily stored in a camera bag or pocket.
Consumers of Sony digital cameras can also benefit from the Microtech SmartFloppy portable USB floppy drive. The SmartFloppy is offered to accompany Sony's signature Mavica® line of digital cameras, which has dominated the digital camera market since 1997. SCM has brought the SmartFloppy to market as a solution for transferring digital images from the Mavica® floppy disk to a notebook computer with a USB port. The Microtech SmartFloppy allows consumers to use an external floppy drive for fast and easy transfer of digital images from the Mavica® to a computer.
Although the Mavica® continues to be the top player in the industry, the Cyber-shot® line of digital cameras is quickly gaining popularity among consumers due to its small size, good quality and affordability. SCM recognized the growing popularity of the Cyber-Shot® line and extended its award-winning ZiO! family of pocket-sized digital media readers to accommodate the hot new line of cameras. The newest addition, ZiO! MS is now available.
SCM also offers consumers a dual-slot digital film reader for Memory Stick and CompactFlash media, the Microtech Memory Stick CameraMate. With this reader, users of the Sony Cyber-shot or other MemoryStick compatible devices can transfer data from a Memory Stick to a higher capacity CompactFlash card or an IBM Microdrive. Consumers who have multiple digital devices accepting various types of media can also benefit from the Microtech Memory Stick CameraMate by using only one card reader for all their CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive and Memory Stick digital media.
About Microtech Digital Connectivity Products
Microtech™ digital connectivity solutions include an extensive line of readers, media and connectivity products for a wide range of digital device applications. The Microtech family includes the ZiO! Universal USB reader, USB CameraMate, and USB XpressSCSI and FireSCSI bridge solutions as well as CompactFlash, SmartMedia and Multimedia Card and Memory Stick accessories. For more information, visit the Microtech product Website at www.microtechint.com.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. SCM's advanced silicon, hardware and software solutions enable secure exchange of electronic information for digital applications from e-commerce to broadband content delivery by providing controlled access points to platforms such as PCs, digital cameras, and digital television set-top boxes. Known as a premier supplier to OEM companies around the world, SCM also serves the retail market through its Dazzle™ and Microtech product brands. Global headquarters are in Fremont, California, with European headquarters in Pfaffenhofen, Germany. Headquarters for the company’s Retail Brands Group are in Guilford, Connecticut. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems Website at www.scmmicro.com.
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