Delkin Announces Plans for CFast Video Cards

December 17, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 1 Comment |
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Delkin has announced its plans to build a consumer CFast card optimised for professional video applications. “CFast combines the mechanical robustness and portability of the industry standard CompactFlash card with the performance benefits of the SATA interface,” explains VP of Sales and Business Development, James Grassman. “In the Industrial space the transition from PATA to SATA ports in single board computer designs created the demand for CFast over a year ago. With the transition from 1080p capable DSLRs, camcorders, projectors and televisions to emerging 4k video capabilities, we’re excited to take our experience and knowledge of CFast and apply it to build a version optimised for these new devices.” Specifics about the new card haven’t been released yet.

Delkin Press Release

Delkin Celebrates 1 Year of Industrial CFast™ Memory & Announces Plans for CFast Video Cards

Poway, CA. December 13, 2012 - Delkin Devices, a US based manufacturer of flash memory cards and digital photography accessories, today announces plans to leverage their experience in Industrial and Commercial CFast design and manufacturing to build a Consumer CFast card optimized for professional video applications. The company began building and shipping CFast cards for embedded industrial applications over a year ago and has shipped hundreds of units around the world for applications from industrial automation, to aerospace, to casino gaming, and even agriculture.

“CFast combines the mechanical robustness and portability of the industry standard CompactFlash card with the performance benefits of the SATA interface,” explains VP of Sales and Business Development, James Grassman. “In the Industrial space the transition from PATA to SATA ports in single board computer designs created the demand for CFast over a year ago. With the transition from 1080p capable DSLRs, camcorders, projectors and televisions to emerging 4k video capabilities, we’re excited to take our experience and knowledge of CFast and apply it to build a version optimized for these new devices.”

The CFast specification by the CompactFlash Association reports theoretical speed capabilities many times faster than the world’s fastest CompactFlash memory card, making it the ideal storage medium for high resolution recording devices that need to offload giant amounts of data in real time. With host manufacturers such as Phase One already announcing plans to utilize this new form factor in future devices, Delkin is looking forward to offering a storage solution to compliment the future of video acquisition and production.

While specifics about the new card haven’t been released yet, Delkin has announced that they’ll continue to build their current offerings that are optimized for Industrial and Commercial environments and add a new third design for professional video environments where speed is the critical factor. Delkin currently builds 8GB-128GB CFast cards for Commercial applications and 8GB - 64GB CFast cards for Industrial environments, with separately defined temperature and write cycle specifications for each based on usage application needs. The company excels in this space due to their focus on carefully controlled BOMs (Bill of Material), product customization in small batches, and US manufacturing capabilities.

About Delkin Devices, Inc.
Delkin Devices is a US based manufacturer of flash memory storage devices and digital photography accessories. Since 1986, Delkin Devices has invested in the design, development and manufacturing of unique flash memory storage solutions for consumer applications such as printers, computers, and cameras to industrial & commercial applications in aerospace, gaming, agriculture, communications, and more. Delkin’s US based corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant support the United States, Canada and the Americas while their European branch supports the UK and Europe. Delkin holds several worldwide patents on award winning photography accessories and is proud to offer a diverse range of products that aim forward the future of imaging, including CF and SD memory, Fat Gecko® Camera Mounts, SensorScope® DSLR Inspection & Imaging tools, Archival Gold® Media, Snug-It® DSLR Camera Skins, Dual Universal Battery Chargers, Readers, Pop-Up Shades® LCD Protection and more. Delkin Devices and its products have become industry leaders in both industrial and consumer markets worldwide, and continues to be a leading choice among professional photographers and others passionate about digital photography. For more information, visit http://www.delkin.com



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#1 Flat Panel Displays

Sounds like an interesting product, so many consumer products have moved towards SD now though.

4:57 pm - Wednesday, December 19, 2012