updated 04:35 pm EST, Mon February 27, 2006
Lexar debuts CS2 plugin
Lexar Media today debuted Smart Download, an intelligent acquisition plug-in module that allows photographers to rapidly download and manage images directly from their memory cards via Adobe Bridge, a component of Adobe CS2. The the new plug-in is designed to allow photographers to leverage advanced features offered by Lexar Professional ActiveMemory, CompactFlash, and Secure Digital flash memory cards. "The ActiveMemory System (AMS) is Lexar's innovative digital photography workflow technology that stores user preferences and host device settings in a protected area on AMS flash memory cards. These settings can only be modified by the host application that created them and can be used to auto-configure multiple AMS-enabled products within the system." Lexar also announced that it has doubled the speed rating of its professional 8GB CompactFlash memory card to 90X, which is capable of a minimum sustained data write speed of 13.5MB per second. Smart Download will be available by the end of March for $30, and the new Professional 8GB CompactFlash Type I card is expected to be available in April.