We are live from Qualcomm’s Uplinq event at Sunny San Diego. We have already seen much of what is around, but one always finds great products at the show floor. Let’s take a loot at this one – it’s Toshiba’s TransferJet technology.
Sending files via NFC is great for small files, but it is worthless if you want to send anything that over a hefty amount of megabytes. This is why Samsung’s S-Beam is so convenient (uses WiFi to transfer), but it is still not fast enough to send files that are too large. This is where TransferJet comes in handy.
While S-Beam transfers files via WiFi at an average of 20 Mbps, TransferJet can throw files around at about 357 Mbps. It works much like NFC, you have to send get the chip close to the other sensor in order to transfer files.
Currently Toshiba is displaying this technology with USB and micro-USB dongles you can put in devices. They also offer microSD cards with the functionality embedded. This is not available straight to consumers, though.
Toshiba is hoping that manufacturers and accessory makers take the idea and run with it. In the future, accessory and SD card makers can take Toshiba’s technology and take it to market. And maybe even smartphone manufacturers can adopt it.
We will have to see what happens, though. It certainly feels nice to transfer a 50 MB file in just a few seconds. A whole DVD-quality movie should never take more than a minute (if that). What do you guys think – does Toshiba have a winner here?