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Digital Foci Ships Picture Porter Elite


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Karen Thomas
Thomas PR
(631) 549-7575


40GB & 80GB Portable Hard Drive Securely Saves Photos on the Road
Prints Photos without a Computer — Plays MP3s, Records Voice & Video!
July 28, 2006 — Los Angeles, CA — Digital Foci (pronounced digital foe-sigh announced today that it is shipping the highly anticipated Picture Porter Elite 40GB and 80GB portable digital photo albums with built-in hard drive and 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 relive your memories anytime, anywhere. While viewing photos on Picture Porter Elite’s bright LCD, you can rotate, zoom, pan, view EXIF and histogram information, and play slideshows. You can also connect Picture Porter Elite to a TV and share your video, 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, business presentations, 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. On its large LCD viewing screen, you can clearly inspect the photos before deciding which are keepers and which need to be re-shot. Its built-in memory card slot lets you copy and archive photos without the need for cumbersome peripheral attachments or cabling.

Print Directly without a Computer or Software
Picture Porter Elite supports the PictBridge standard so you can print directly to any PictBridge compliant printer without a computer. Just 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. 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.
Keep Entire Collection of Content in One Place – Plays MP3s & Video
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. Picture Porter Elite supports MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV music formats, and MPEG-1, MPEG-4, WMV9, and MJPEG video formats.
Digital Voice/Video Recorder
With a 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 video straight from TV or any other video source with a scheduled recording function. Using high-compression MPEG-4 encoding, Picture Porter Elite keeps the file sizes small for easy sharing while maintaining a high level of picture and sound quality.
Data Bridge between Windows & Mac
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
 Built-in card slots for instant photo backup from 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 or projector
 Directly print to PictBridge compliant printers
 Archives and backs up files
 Built-in speaker
 Digital audio recorder with built-in mic or line-in input
 Digital video recorder with scheduled recording function
 FM radio tuner with 18 preset channels available
 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, WMV9, MJPEG
 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 for fast uploads and downloads to and from your computer
 Long-lasting user-replaceable rechargeable Li-Ion battery for up to 4 hours of video and 12 hours of music
 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 USB cable, audio cable for stereo RCA audio output, video cable for RCA video output, audio/video bus cable for A/V input, earphones, AC power adapter, user-replaceable rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, remote control, custom designed carrying case, wrist strap, and user’s guide. Picture Porter Elite is available August 7, 2006 with pricing starting at $449. For more information, see the website:
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Model no. PPE-360
Memory card supported CompactFlash I & II, MicroDrive,
MultiMedia Card, SD Card,
Memory Stick, MS PRO
(xD-Picture card, RS-MMC, miniSD, MS Duo, and MS PRO Duo, with adapter)
LCD screen 3.6″ color TFT LCD screen with backlight
Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
Hard drive 2.5″ hard drive
Computer interface USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 1.1)
Transfer rate (Picture Porter Elite to computer) Up to 480 Mb/s
Transfer rate (memory card to Picture Porter Elite) Up to 3.6/MB/s*
* (copies a full 1GB CF card in under 5 minutes)
Image format support JPEG (baseline)
TIFF (1 & 8 bits Grayscale, 8, 16, 24 bits color)
BMP (Monochrome, 8 bits color)
RAW (*see list below)
Video format support MPEG-1 (640×480@30fps; bitrate:3Mbps)
MPEG-4 (720×480@25fps / 640×480@30fps; bitrate: 4Mbps)
WMV9 (352×240@25fps / 320×240@30fps, bitrate: 1.1Mbps)
MJPEG (640×480@30fps)
Music format support MP3 (16 to 384 kbps)
WMA 7, 8, 9 (32 to 192 kbps)
AAC (16 to 320 kbps)
WAV (max 1536 kbps)
Video recording format support MPEG-4 (640×480@30fps)
Audio recording format support AAC (38~75kpbs)
Text format support TXT
FM radio 88 ~ 108 MHz
Video TV-Out NTSC (interlaced/progressive), PAL (interlaced/progressive)
Embedded speaker Max 0.5W
Direct Print Support Directly print to PictBridge compliant printers
Embedded microphone Mono In
Battery power 3.7V 2300mAh replaceable rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Battery life Up to 4 hours of continuous video playback
Up to 12 hours of continuous audio playback
External power AC 100-240V
DC 5V/2.5A power adapter
OS compatibility Windows XP Home/Pro, ME, 2000 (SP3 and later), 98/SE*
Macintosh OS 10.0.1 and later, 9.0*
Linux OS kernel versions 2.4.x and later
* With installation of downloadable driver
File system support Standard FAT 32
Dimensions 5.3″ (W) x 3.1 (L) x 1.1 (H)
Weight 11 oz. (with hard drive and battery)

***RAW image formats supported:

Canon 1Ds Mark-II, 1Ds Mark-II N,1Ds, 1D-II, 1D, 5D, 10D, 20D, 30D,
300D (Digital Rebel, Kiss Digital), Digital Rebel XT, D30,
Power Shot G1/G2/G3/G5/G6
Nikon D200, D100, D70, D50, D1X, D2X, D1H, D1, E5000
Kodak DSC Pro SLR/c, DSC, Pro SLR/n, DSC Pro 14n, P850, P880
Fujifilm FinePix S2Pro, FinePix S3Pro
Olympus E-1, E-500
Minolta DiMage 7, A1, A2, A200, DYNAX 5d, 7D, MAXXUM 5D, MAXXUM 7D
Sony R1
Pentax istD, istDL, istDS
Panasonic DMC-FZ30, DMC-LX1
Contax N Digital
Leica AG.R8, AG.R9

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