Nikon will support in D2X Lexar's new crypted CF cards.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by ThomasH, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. ThomasH

    ThomasH Guest

    I just saw news (message by Comtex) that Lexar will provide password
    protected secured digital media in their lineup of Pro CompactFlash
    cards. They will use 160 bit encryption technology with SHA-1 (Secure
    Hash Algorithm.)

    This news provide also information that Nikon is willing to jump in
    and to provide support for such cards. It reads as follow:

    [...
    Eager to provide their customers with a way to safeguard their images,
    Nikon will be the first camera company to incorporate Lexar's technology
    into a digital camera. Nikon is incorporating the new security technology
    into the Nikon D2X.

    "The most valuable asset of our customers is the content they capture at
    each and every photo-shoot," said Kazuyuki Kazami, General Manager of
    Marketing, Nikon Corporation. "Incorporating Lexar's technology into our
    new digital camera is an easy way for us to help professionals concentrate
    on doing what they do best -- taking pictures. They needn't worry about
    having exclusive images fall into unwanted hands or unwillingly allowing
    others to access their images before the appropriate time," he added.
    ....]

    Others suggested here that Nikon writes off pro business to
    Canon. Well, seemingly it is not so! This plan, combined with
    their recently announced “PTP/IP” wireless image transfer protocol
    gives them again the headlines and maybe even professionals
    coming back to them??

    What do you think? Are they ready to turn the tide?

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Sep 16, 2004
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  2. ThomasH

    Peter Chant Guest

    Is this an open format?
     
    Peter Chant, Sep 16, 2004
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  3. ThomasH

    ThomasH Guest

    I am not sure. I just saw that the entire message is actually
    also on Lexars web page:

    http://www.lexar.com/newsroom/press/press_09_16_04.html

    See for yourself! I guess they will have to open the
    standard and license it somehow, just as Philips licenses
    the CD format, for example.

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Sep 17, 2004
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