[CEATEC 2010] Sony is demonstrating its second-generation TransferJet components that are almost twice as fast as the first generation (up to 350Mbps). TransferJet is a wireless technology that enables uber-fast data transfers between two devices that are in close proximity (inches). In theory, it could be used to transfer files from/to all types of devices such as tablets, computers, phones or from commercial services such as movie rental stations. The real question is to know if the industry will support this wireless protocol. This is the typical chicken and egg conundrum that TransferJet has to overcome. It’s true that contactless data transfer has proven to be much more popular than QR Codes in countries like Japan, but most popular applications don’t send vast amounts of data. Good luck Sony. We’ll keep an eye on this.
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