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Kingston Launches New 'Ultimate' Line of CompactFlash Cards
Portable Storage | Just Announced
Fri 02 Dec 2005



FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 1 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced the release of its new "Ultimate" line of CompactFlash cards.

With a sustained write speed rating of 100x, Kingston's CompactFlash Ultimate cards offer the performance that high-end digital cameras and other fast capture and storage function devices need to perform at peak levels. The one, two and four-GB storage capacities of Kingston's CompactFlash Ultimate cards meet the increased demands of today's professional photographers by delivering reliability and dependability.

"Kingston's CompactFlash Ultimate cards are designed for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts who depend on reliable digital media that can deliver the speed and capacity to complete their most challenging assignments," said Mike Kuppinger, digital media manager, Kingston(R). "Photographers and digital enthusiasts can maximize the performance of their high-end digital equipment. Kingston's Ultimate series CompactFlash cards will have the fastest write time in the industry and give photographers the freedom and flexibility to capture life around them when it happens, as it happens," Kuppinger added.

"X" Speed Ratings


Similar to CD-ROM drives, many devices are currently sold with an 'X' speed rating to give users a performance indicator of how fast a card can transfer (read and/or write) images. The write speed of a media card determines how quickly images captured with a digital camera are actually written to the memory card. Delays in writing images to the card can slow down the overall performance of the camera and cause photographers to miss the perfect shot. Faster memory cards, such as Kingston's CompactFlash Ultimate cards, can write images to the card as they are captured by the camera, allowing a seamless flow of imaging information from camera to memory card and maximizing the overall speed and functionality of the camera system. This means that photographers will always be at-the-ready to capture that perfect series of images.

Kingston's CompactFlash Ultimate cards are 100-percent tested and backed by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 live technical support.