Kingston Increases Performance of CompactFlash Elite Pro Memory Cards for Continuous, High-Resolution Image Capture

November 09, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Sydney, Australia – 9 November 2007 –Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is increasing the overall performance of its popular CompactFlash® Elite Pro™ Flash memory cards to help amateur and professional photographers maximise the performance from their high-end imaging devices and digital workflow applications. With transfer rates of 25MB/second (read) and 20MB/second (write), along with capacities up to 16GB*, photographers can capture life as it happens for as long as it happens.

“Imaging pros have high expectations of their equipment and simply cannot afford to have memory cards limit productivity,” said Vaughan Nankivell, regional manager, Australia/New Zealand, Kingston. “Kingston’s new CF Elite Pro card provides high capacity and increased read and write speeds to help photographers work quickly during the capture and download processes.”

Kingston Flash memory consistently ranks among the highest in the industry for quality, performance and reliability, which is why many of the world’s most renowned and successful photographers rely on Kingston to perform when it matters most. Available in 2-, 4-, 8- and 16GB capacities, Kingston’s CompactFlash Elite Pro card provides plenty of room for capturing and storing high volumes of images in RAW, JPEG, TIFF and other large file formats. As with all Kingston Flash memory cards, CompactFlash Elite Pro cards are backed by a lifetime warranty† and free live technical support.

Kingston CompactFlash Elite Pro Features and Specifications:
• Capacities*††: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB
• Dimensions: 1.43″ x 1.68″ x 0.13″ (36.4mm x 42.8mm x 3.3mm) - CF Type 1
• Speed Rating**: 25MB/sec. read rate and 20MB/sec. write rate
• Operating Temperature: 32º to 140º F (0º to 60º C)
• Storage Temperature: -4º to 185º F (-20º to 85º C)
• Standardised: complies with CompactFlash Association specification standards
• Easy: plug and play
• Guaranteed†: lifetime warranty
• Economical: autosleep mode preserves system battery life

*Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage.
**Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.
†10-year warranty in France, Germany and Austria.
†† CompactFlash Elite Pro 4-, 8- and 16GB cards work in newer cameras and other devices that are capable of utilising a FAT32 file system.

For more detailed information on Kingston products, please visit the Kingston Web site at: or call toll free on 1800 649 469.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit

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