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FotoNation Wins DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award

FotoNation, Slyde, and Wisair Demonstrate Embedded Wireless USB Camera at PMA (February 27, 2006)

FotoNation Inc. (www.fotonation.com), one of the world's leading imaging and connectivity solutions companies for the digital photography industry, announced today that it has won the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award for their Ultra-Wideband (UWB) In-Camera Module.

The UWB module, the first wireless USB solution embedded into a camera, was co-developed by FotoNation, Wisair, a leading provider of UWB and Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, and Slyde Technologies, a wireless conversion solution provider for the digital photography and video markets. FotoNation will be demonstrating the product for the first time at the PMA Conference in Orlando, FL. Through this innovative technology, digital stills and video images can be wirelessly transferred between cameras and PCs.

The solution combines Wisair's Ultra-Wideband chipset, Slyde's DropIntegrationT architecture, and FotoNation's PTP technology, to deliver a small form-fit, in-camera module that communicates over the air with a wireless USB dongle connected to a PC. The in-camera module requires minimal changes to current camera architectures for ease of integration by the manufacturer. The embedded wireless USB camera provides data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps, high quality of service, and a much lower power consumption than current wireless solutions.


The Wireless USB camera demonstration will take place at the FotoNation Technology Suite X9 at PMA and will also be shown in Wisar's booth at the Spring Intel Developer's Forum held March 7-9 in San Francisco.

About Wisair

Wisair is a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions for consumer electronics, PC peripherals, and mobile devices. Leveraging the management teams' decades of wireless communications product development expertise, Wisair is the first company to deliver fully-functional WiMedia-based UWB chipsets and small form-factor reference designs. Today, the fabless semiconductor company continues to focus on delivering low-cost, low-power, and high bit-rate wireless connectivity solutions. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.wisair.com.

About FotoNation

Innovative imaging is FotoNation's business.

FotoNation identifies current challenges and future opportunities in digital photography and imaging. Using its extensive industry experience and in-depth research capabilities, together with revolutionary approaches, FotoNation develops innovative solutions, techniques and features to enhance, extend and simplify the picture making and sharing experience for everyone. Clients include the world leaders in photography, including AOL, Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Sanyo, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, and Microsoft, among others.

FotoNation's extensive portfolio of patented innovations includes wireless connectivity, embedded red-eye removal technology and face recognition software. Its copyrighted PTP-IP Specification is the basis of the international camera connectivity CIPA-005/2005 standard .

FotoNation was the first in the world to develop a wireless printing accessory that converts any PictBridge printer into a wireless one. The company was recently nominated as Finalist for the 2006 European IST Grand Prize for its innovative Red Eye removal technology.

More information at www.fotonation.com.


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