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Eye-Fi's logo. Click here to visit the Eye-Fi website! Eye-Fi: New firmware, features for Wi-Fi flash cards
(Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 13:48 EDT)

Eye-Fi Inc. has today announced its new Eye-Fi View service, as well as new card firmware, and a variety of other new features.

The new Eye-Fi firmware v4.2120 brings fixes for problems where the cards would connect to distant access points when closer ones with recognized SSIDs were available, as well as for videos failing to upload, and photos or videos not being handled completely when write protected during upload. In addition, power consumption in standby mode is reduced, 802.11 interoperability and support for 802.11d regulatory domains is improved, and connections are made more quickly when uploads are pending. There are also a variety of other reliability and operation improvements, all described in the release notes on Eye-Fi's site. Note that according to Eye-Fi, the update may result in an erroneous failure message, which shouldn't cause alarm if reseating the card per the instructions clears this message.

The firmware also enables support for the new Eye-Fi View and Eye-Fi Premium services. Eye-Fi View allows viewing of full-res images and videos through an account on Eye-Fi's site. the Eye-Fi View service provides access to up to seven days' activity by default, and this can be extended to provide unlimited storage for (and access to) photos and videos with an Eye-Fi Premium subscription, priced at around $5/month or $50/year.

Other new features from Eye-Fi include the ability to upload raw images via FTP for Pro and Pro X2 card owners, and to share login-free links to full-res images and videos via email -- a free of charge service for all Eye-Fi users. You can also now purchase lifetime upgrades for online sharing (around $20), and geotagging ($30). The online sharing, geotagging, hotspot, and premium services are also now available in France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

More details on the Eye-Fi site.

Original Source Press Release:

View and Share Digital Memories Anywhere, Anytime with Eye-Fi View

New System and Email Feature Let People Quickly Show Off and Share Content on Multiple Devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., October 27, 2010 — Eye-Fi Inc. (www.eye.fi), makers of the world’s first wireless memory card, today launched Eye-Fi View, giving consumers a new way to access their photos and videos from virtually any computer or mobile device. Along with Eye-Fi View, Eye-Fi also introduced a new email-sharing feature, allowing direct, private sharing of full-resolution images without clogging inboxes or requiring viewers to login.

“When we released the first Eye-Fi card three years ago, we solved the fundamental problem of getting pictures off the camera and onto computers and online sharing sites. As we enter the biggest photo-sharing season of the year – Halloween to Christmas – we’re delivering an even easier way for people to view and share photos from any device, with more control than ever,” said Jef Holove, President and CEO of Eye-Fi. “Photos and videos of the kids trick-or-treating can be easily emailed to grandma and shown off on dad’s iPad”

When it comes to photography, viewing the images is the point, and more devices – from netbooks to smartphones to tablets – create more ways consumers want to view and show their memories. With Eye-Fi View, this content is now accessible from virtually any Internet connected device and can be viewed and shared at home, at the office, or on the road.

Whether selecting certain photos to share on public sites like Facebook or Flickr, or privately sharing several images or full albums with trusted email contacts, Eye-Fi makes it easy. By simply logging into their Eye-Fi account from any device, users can view photos, publish them on the web, or share them via email.

“There are many sites on which pictures and videos can be shared. But even in this age of social media, email remains the most popular method of sharing among consumers,” added Holove. “With our unique approach to email sharing, Eye-Fi is extending its ease of use capabilities to customers who want to email their photos. Because, put simply, photos are created to view.”

With Eye-Fi’s email feature, users select contacts from their own address book, and recipients – whether Eye-Fi users or not – can easily download full-resolution images through a single link, without worrying about overwhelming their inbox.

Pricing and Availability
With the latest Eye-Fi Center release, Eye-Fi X2 card users can automatically send content to their Eye-Fi View. Access to content uploaded within the last seven days is always free. Upgrade to Eye-Fi Premium to maintain access to an unlimited amount of content for only $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. All Eye-Fi users can take advantage of the new email sharing feature.

Eye-Fi products are now available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. Wal-Mart is the latest national retailer to feature Eye-Fi, following the addition of Target earlier this year. Availability beyond electronics and photography outlets underscores the expanding consumer demand for Eye-Fi’s unique solution. Additionally, Eye-Fi’s international users can now subscribe to all Eye-Fi services including Eye-Fi Premium. For more information, visit www.eye.fi.

About Eye-Fi
Founded in 2005, Eye-Fi is dedicated to building products and services that help consumers manage, nurture and share their visual memories. Eye-Fi’s patented and patent-pending technology wirelessly and automatically uploads photos and videos from digital imaging devices, including digital cameras and the iPhone, to online, in-home and retail destinations. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company’s investors include LMS Capital, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures and TransLink Capital. More information is available at www.eye.fi.

Eye-Fi memory cards work like a regular SDHC memory card and are compatible with most compact and DSLR cameras. Users can also select which photos and videos are uploaded, and where they’re shared – choosing from 45 partner sites, including Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and more. Never run out of space with Endless Memory.

Eye-Fi products and services are now available at Target, Best Buy, Office Depot and Apple stores nationwide and online. For more information about Eye-Fi, please visit www.eye.fi.

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