Press Release Summary:
Featuring 3.6 in. LCD and 40/80 GB hard drives, Picture Porter Elite portable digital photo album offers built-in memory card slots for copying and archiving photos directly from digital camera memory card. Pictures can be printed to PictBridge compliant printer without computer. With built-in microphone and recording capability, unit can record voice and videos using high-compression MPEG-4 encoding.
Original Press Release:
Digital Foci Announces Picture Porter Elite
Digital Photo Album with Large 3.6" LCD Securely Saves Photos on the Road in its 40GB & 80GB Portable Hard Drives
Compatible to Print Photos without a Computer
Records Voice & Video
February 7, 2006 - Orlando, Florida - Digital Foci announced today that it will be introducing at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Conference Picture Porter Elite portable digital photo album with 40GB and 80GB hard drives and a memory card reader. Featuring a large 3.6" LCD for easy viewing, Picture Porter Elite lets you instantly and securely save and view digital photos and video on its hard drive wherever you go, so you can keep snapping away and stop worrying about limited memory card space on your digital camera.
Portable Digital Photo Album
With its high-capacity hard drive, you can now carry your collection of digital photos and video with you all the time right in your pocket and view them anywhere. While viewing photos on Picture Porter Elite's bright LCD, you can rotate, zoom, pan, view EXIF information, and play picture slideshows. You can also connect Picture Porter Elite to a TV and share your photos and music with family and friends on a big screen in the comfort of your living room.
Especially valuable for vacations, trade shows, special events, parties, and for pro photographers who take and show a large number of photos, Picture Porter Elite saves photos on its hard drive, so you don't have to lug around a heavy laptop on the road. Picture Porter Elite takes the worry out of losing precious photos stored on easily damaged memory cards. Its built-in memory card slots let you copy and archive photos directly from any digital camera memory card, without the need for cumbersome peripheral attachments or cabling.
Print without a Computer
Picture Porter Elite supports the PictBridge® standard so you can print directly to any PictBridge compliant printer without a computer. All you have to do is connect Picture Porter Elite by USB to a PictBridge compliant printer and print photos as you view them on the Picture Porter Elite screen. Imagine the convenience of printing photos directly to your printer without the hassle of using a PC or complicated image-editing software!
Works with All Popular Media Formats
Picture Porter Elite works with all popular media card formats, including CF I/II, MD, MMC, SD Card, Memory Stick, MS PRO, and MS Duo, and MS PRO Duo, so you can copy and save your precious pictures directly from just about any digital camera memory card format. You can also take advantage of its multi-format memory card support and use Picture Porter Elite to archive all your special picture moments. While traveling with a group, you will be able to copy everybody's digital photos onto Picture Porter Elite, regardless of the digital camera brand or model.
Portable Media Player -- MP3/Video Player and Voice/Video Recorder
Picture Porter Elite is also perfect as a portable MP3 and video player -- keep your entire collection of content in one place for easy access. With built-in microphone and recording capability, you can use Picture Porter Elite as a voice recorder to record lectures, interviews, or conferences. Picture Porter Elite also records videos straight from TV or any other video source using high-compression MPEG-4 encoding. The MPEG-4 format will keep the file sizes small for easy sharing while maintaining a high level of picture and sound quality.
Compatible with Windows and Mac, Picture Porter Elite lets you easily transfer files to and from your computer and between computers with different operating systems through its high-speed USB 2 connection. Moreover, bi-directional data transfer lets you copy files directly from any memory card to the Picture Porter Elite hard drive and vice versa.
Picture Porter Elite Features:
Photo, video and MP3 player
Large 3.6" Color LCD screen for viewing pictures and videos
Directly reads & writes to memory cards
Memory card format support of CF I/II, MD, MMC, SD Card, Memory Stick, and MS PRO (xD-Picture card, miniSD, RS-MMC, MS Duo, and MS PRO Duo with adapter)
Bi-directional data transfer that allows direct transfer to and from memory cards
Output to TV
Directly print to PictBridge compliant printers
Archives and backs up files
Digital voice and video recorder
Image format support for JPEG, Tiff, BMP, GIF, RAW
Music format support for MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV
Video format support for MPEG-1, MPEG-4, DivX 5.x, WMV, MJPEG
Includes Ulead Video Toolbox 2 to edit video clips, create slideshows and convert video files
Includes Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 SE for easy digital photo management
Transfers files between multiple computers running different operating systems
Picture Porter Elite is compact and light-weight weighing only 11 oz. (with hard drive and battery included) with dimensions of 5.3" (W) x 3.1" (L) x 1.1" (H). It comes in stylish black metallic and has 2 storage capacities: 40GB and 80GB. Picture Porter Elite comes complete with Ulead management software (a $70 value), USB cable, video/audio cables, earphones, AC adapter, Lithium-Ion battery for 4 hours of video and 10 hours of music, remote control, carrying case, and user's guide. Picture Porter Elite will be available in May 2006 with pricing starting at $499. For more information, see the website: www.digitalfoci.com.