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Concord announces Wi-Fi transmitter for digital cameras  
Monday, September 20, 2004 | by Rob Galbraith

Concord Camera, a company best known for the compact film and digital cameras it sells under the Polaroid brand name, has announced WIT, a wireless WI-Fi transmission device that connects to the USB port of a compatible digital camera.

WIT, short for Wireless Image Transfer, is described in a press release as a 2" x 2" device that contains an 802.11b/g transmitter. It's able to pull photos from any mass storage compliant digital camera with a USB port (as most digital SLR models with USB ports are). Not mentioned is if the unit offers any control over which pictures get sent and which ones don't.

The device is designed to send photos wirelessly via email or FTP. The press release emphasizes that WIT is at the development stage, and that the company is "evaluating WIT technology as both a standalone device, as well as an integrated module in select digital cameras."

Concord has not set a price or delivery date for WIT, though a prototype device is to be demonstrated at the company's booth at the Photokina 2004 trade show in Cologne, Germany commencing later this month.

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Concord WIT prototype

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