Pretec has today announced that they will be shipping sample 6GB rugged compact flash cards from next month and mass delivery by end of this year. They will have sustained read speeds of 8MB/sec and write speed of 7MB/sec. A 12GB CF Card is also planned in the 2nd half of next year. They have also announced the Platinum CF Card which has an all metal construction. A number of SD/IO cards, including the SD Camera(SmartCam) with VGA CMOS sensor, the SD Presenter which allows a PocketPC to output VGA, composite, and s-video to a monitor or projector. And lastly the CF Barcode Reader, which can turn a PocketPC into an instant productivity tool for use in inventory control, POS etc.

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Pretec demonstrates 6GB Rugged CF card

Highest Capacity, Most Reliable, and Fastest in the world

Computex Taipei, Sept. 22, 2003 – Pretec Electronics Corp., the 2nd company in the world offering CompactFlash memory card (CF) since 1995, today demonstrated the world’s 1st 6GB CF card at Computex 2003 (Booth # G225, 226, 293, 294 in Hall 3, A21).
PRETEC has been shipping 3GB CF card since 2002, which is the highest capacity in the world up until now. 6GB CF card will start sampling next month at US$7499, and mass delivery by the end of this year. Pretec 12GB CF card is planned for demonstration by the 2nd half of next year.
Pretec Platinum CF Card is constructed with precision mechanics and full metal protection for the first time to the consumer market from 128MB to 6GB. It is originated from the military and industrial grade CF card technology that Pretec pioneered a few years ago, the bending test conducted by reputable institute proves that Pretec Platinum CF card is 3 times better than regular plastic CF card in the market. Pretec also today announced the availability of Secure CF card, the 1st in the world to adopt CF security command enabling users to protect their confidential data through specific application software; the availability of ruggedized CF card with optional security CF card makes Pretec CF card to be the most reliable CF card in the world.
The sustained read speed of 8MB/sec and write speed of 7MB/sec makes Pretec 6GB CF card one of the fastest in the world; as the search for speed is never ending, Pretec will keep launching higher speed CF card in the coming quarters.

New SD IO cards and CF IO card Debut by Pretec at Computex Taipei

CF Barcode Reader, SD Camera, and SD Presenter

Computex Taipei, Sept 22, 2003 – Pretec Electronics Corp. the creator of CompactI/O. since 1997, will demonstrate several new CF IO cards such as Barcode Reader and Secure Digital (SD) I/O cards for PocketPC., such as SD Camera (SmartCam) and SD Presenter at Computex 2003. (Booth # G225, 226, 293, 294 in Hall 3, A21).
Pretec CF Barcode Reader uses Laser scanning technology with automatic barcode detection (such as UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13/JAN-13, EAN-8/JAN-8, CODE 39, CODE 128, CODABAR/NW7, Interleave 25, etc.), which can turn PocketPC become an instant productivity tool, excellent for inventory control, POS and other mobile working environment. Sample will be available by Q4.
SD Camera(SmartCam) with VGA CMOS senor, can take still image picture up to 20 frames per second or capture video clips up to 1280X1024 resolution, which is 400% better than most color screen cellular phone today. The specially designed SD Camera is equipped with Flashlight, enable users to capture the precious memories wherever and whenever. Samples are available now.
SD Presenter allows PocketPC. equipped with SD I/O slot plug directly into big screen monitor or projector running full-color presentation of PowerPoint and other printable Windows applications, up to full XGA 1024X768 resolution. SD Presenter supports various outputs such as VGA, Composite Video, and S-Video. Samples are available now.
Pretec SD I/O cards will be working both for PocketPC (available now) and Palm (Q1, 2004) with different versions. Pretec is also working with partners and may introduce the SD IO cards to be the cellular phone accessories so that cellular phone handset equipped with SD slot but without built-in camera can have the camera function through SmartCam; or users can share the cellular phone screen video to family and friends through big screen projector/TV using Pretec SD Presenter. To continuously provide the technology, innovation and differentiated products to the market, Multi-Interface Cards with CF, USB and SD interface will be introduced around Q1, 2004. This pioneer technology will dramatically lead the I/O market to a new era and will provide the most versatile solutions to the existing PDA users today, and cellular phone users in the near future.

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