Sony hopes to make TransferJet fly

TransferJet is Sony’s next shot at taking a leadership role in founding and rallying support behind a new technology standard. TransferJet is a wireless data transfer tech that claims up to 560Mbps speeds. Sony hopes to get this into consumer electronics gadgets next year (2009).

TransferJet is only meant to go short distances, much like Bluetooth, but with a much higher bandwidth so that people can do things like quickly transfer their pictures from their camera to their computer or to a TV or to someone else.

One of the selling points of TransferJet is its touch-to-pair idea, much like Microsoft does with its Surface table, to make it easier to pair up devices quickly for transfer.

Sony now has 14 large CE firms on board, including Canon, Kodak, Panasonic, Samsung and Toshiba, and has formed a consortium to progress their goals.