TransferJet Transfers Entertainment Across Multiple Devices
They call it "close-proximity wireless transfer technology," they, meaning Sony. Various companies are hot to create new standards for the TransferJet, allowing transfer speeds up to 560MBps. How it works is one device simply touches another device and viola! Transfer completed. Now that's how to get things done.
For example, touch the a TV with a digital camera and the images appear on the screen (obviously the Transferjet chip and associated software is installed in each device). Or touching a smartphone with an mp3 player. The ultimate goal is to get rid of connectors, cables and memory cards, you know, the stuff you always forget at home when you're out in the wild.
Another cool thing you can do is sample songs from a terminal point on a display or signage. If you like the song, buy it right there. Hey, being a songwriter, I'm all in favor of instant music purchase.
If you happened to be at the Mobile World Congress this past Feb in Barcelona, you already caught a glimpse of the future of wireless. Actually, it's a new communications technology based on induction fields. Sony calls it the TransferJet Coupler. The TransferJet Consortium call it “touch and get.” The TransferJet Consortium was born 2008 with the goal of developing products and services based on the Transferject wireless technology.
Endgadget was hot on the trail in the transition between the 1st and 2nd generation TransferJet chip back in 2010 and as early as 2008. An article in Mashable put out the question of conflict with NFC (Near Field Communication, but word is both technologies can co-exist in the same location or Transferjet replacing NFC altogether.
Nethawk.tv offers a good video on how it works.