LAS VEGAS --(Jan. 5, 2006) Pretec Electronics Corp., the 1st in the world to demonstrate 8GB USB flash drive since 2004, and the 1st in the world to offer 4GB SD card since July 2005, has announced "e-Disk II+", a multiple function USB flash storage device with built-in card reader, here at CES (Booth #14444, LVCC). The 1st of such multiple function device in the world, e-Disk II+ is also the 1st small form factor card reader in the world capable of accessing the full 8-bit data bus offered by the new generation of SD/MMC cards (SD 1.1 & MMC 4.1 or MMCplus). e-Disk II+ will also be demonstrated by invitation only at a private suite at the Venetian Hotel.
Pretec e-Disk II+ is an expandable USB flash drive with an embedded 512MB flash memory (default) which can be expanded to 4.5GB by simply inserting an optional SD/MMC card. e-Disk II+ supports both full-size SD/MMC cards and RS-MMC 4.1 (or MMCMobile), and works perfectly with Pretec 133X 4GB SD card and 266X 4GB MMC card to provide users an unprecedented experience of convenient, versatile, high capacity, and high speed mobile data transfer.
e-Disk II+ is also a member of a series of Pretec multiple function USB products offering both memory and I/O capabilities, which includes the currently available i-Disk BT (USB Flash + Bluetooth), i-Disk WLAN (with Wi-Fi connectivity) and many others which Pretec will launch in the next few months. Another member of Pretec multiple function USB product which debuts here today is Pretec i-Disk Touch, a multiple function USB flash drive with fingerprint biometrics security. Both i-Disk Touch and e-Disk II+ are available now with mass production scheduled next month.
e-Disk II+ with different style housings which supports specific memory card interfacing such as miniSD or Memory Stick Duo are also available now; Different capacities of embedded flash memory can be custom-tailored for specific OEM/ODM customers upon request.
Pretec(TM) Electronics Corp. (http://www.pretec.com) offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards and card readers such as CF, MMC, SD, and USB Flash Drive for the digital imaging, mobile communication, and industrial control markets. As the world's 2nd company to offer CF card since 1995, Pretec has consistently demonstrated the highest capacity cards in the world; such as CF card 80MB, 128MB, 160MB, 320MB, 640MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, 6GB and 12GB CF card at various locations around the world for the past seven years; MMC card 1GB and 4GB; USB Flash Drive 8GB; and SD card 4GB. With more than 100 patents granted or filed, Pretec has also been offering the highest speed cards in the world such as CF 80X (2004), MMC 4.0 150X (2004), USB 166X/266X (2005), SD 133X (2005), MMC Plus 266X (2005); and smallest size USB Flash Disk in the world such as i-Disk Tiny ("Best Gear of 2003" by TIME Magazine) and CU-Flash/iDisk Diamond (2005).
-- Note: i-Disk, i-Disk Tiny, CU-Flash are trademarks of Pretec Electronics Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are recognized as the property of their respective holders.