Comdex / Fall 2000: Sony are showing three prototype MemoryStick "modules", this is the first time we've seen "application modules" for Sony's MemoryStick slot, there are three prototype modules on display: A GPS location module, A 100,000 pixel CMOS digital camera module and a fingerprint recognition module. These modules are designed to be interchangeable between compatible hardware with MemoryStick slots.

GPS module

Dimensions 31 x 112 x 11.5 mm
Weight 29 g
Signal format 16 channel parallel receiver

Camera module

Dimensions 24 x 77 x 15 mm
Weight 12.5 g
Image Sensor 100,000 pixel CMOS
Image Size CIF (332 x 288 pixels)

Fingerprint collation module

Dimensions 21.5 x 50 x 2.8 mm
Weight 4 g
Recognition rate User refusal rate 1% or less
Stranger acceptance rate 0.1% or less