802.11 a/b/g/n Standard Made for SD Cards

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 09 January 2012 19:48

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If you've been around various tech blogs you've most likely heard about Eye-Fi, which is a card that uses WiFi to wirelessly upload photos to either online photo blogs or to your computer. This idea got many people thinking of the possibilities that a wireless card inside of an SD card could bring if the Eye-Fi technology were opened up, and now the SD Association is opening up the doors. The SD Association today announced the Wireless LAN SD standard, which brings IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n to any device that accepts an SD or Micro SD card. This will allow cameras to either upload photos online, to "the cloud," a home server, your computer, or pretty much anywhere you feel like setting it up to work.

The standard includes two interface types: Wireless SD Card W Symbol indicates support for sever upload and peer-to-peer functions; andWireless SD Card W Symbol indicates support for server uploads and home network communication functions. If the card has both symbols, then the card supports both interfaces. You can rea the press release (.pdf) here