Release Issued by ATP Electronics Inc:
World’s first Class 6 SDHC card to pass SDA interoperability testing by major digital camera manufacturersLondon (October 24, 2006)
– ATP Electronics Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of flash media storage products, has announced the release of its Class 6 ProMax SD High Capacity (SDHC) 4GB memory card. The new card follows the strict SD Association (SDA) v2.00 specifications, and is the first Class 6 SDHC card to pass the SDA’s rigorous interoperability testing for Class 6 certification by the major digital stills and video camera manufacturers, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and Casio.
The ATP Class 6 ProMax SDHC 4GB card maximizes the performances of the newest models of high mega-pixel digital cameras, such as the Canon IXY 1000, PowerShot G7, and A630/640; the Panasonic DMC/SDR/DMR series; Nikon CoolPix S5, S6, and D80; and the Casio Exilim Z and S series. It reflects the tradition of superior build quality for all ATP products, with durability features such as resistance to water and extreme temperatures.
Tim Hsieh, President of ATP Electronics Inc., said: “It is part of our ongoing commitment to, and support of, the high-end photographic market to offer and upgrade technologically advanced and innovative products on a continual basis. The ATP Class 6 ProMax SDHC 4GB card signifies our ongoing leadership, in terms of both quality and technology, in bringing to market the best products created for professional grade use but which are available for everyone.”
The SDA v2.00 specifications were established to meet the growing demand for high-definition video and high-resolution image recording capabilities in SD host devices, and allows for capacity between 4GB and 32GB. The Association classifies three levels of speed ratings - classes two, four and six - with minimum sustained data transfer speed ratings of 2MB/sec, 4MB/sec, and 6MB/sec respectively.
Although both standard SD and SDHC cards look identical, SDHC cards are not backwards compatible with SD host devices. To ensure compatibility, users are advised to check with their device manufacturers and look for the SDHC logo on SD-enabled devices.
The card is available immediately to ATP worldwide customers, and retails for approximately US$300. For more details please visit ATP website at flash.atpinc.com/products/view.php?product_id=1346 or flash.atpinc.com.
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