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Dennis Hissink
Photokina report
Monday 2nd, October 2006
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Although not officially presented at the Photokina 2006 I was demonstrated a new Fujifilm MP-300 mobile printer. The Fujifilm MP300 printer is a compact portable printer you can take with you anywhere, making it easy for you to print out photos from your digital camera or camera phone. It is PictBridge compatible so you will be able to connect your digital camera or mobile phone via the USB cable to the Fujifilm MP-300. More interesting is the support of high-speed infrared communication. You can send images at high speed directly to the Fujifilm MP-300 from a digital camera or camera phone that supports the high-speed infrared communications standard. Such a digital camera is the new Fujifilm FinePix F31fd which supports high-speed infrared communication.

Fujifilm MP-300

Fujifilm MP-300 printer
High-speed infrared communication, or IrSimple, achieves faster data transmission speeds (at least 4 to 10 times faster than at present) by improving the efficiency of the current infrared IrDA protocol embedded in many mobile devices such as mobile phones. In addition, the IrSimple protocol also maintains backward compatibility with the existing IrDA protocols.

Fujifilm MP300 communications protocol
Incorporating IrSimple in digital consumer electronics devices, like the Fujifilm MP-300 printer and Fujifilm FinePix F31fd camera and home appliances is expected to lead to a significant expansion in applications for this new communications protocol. For example, high-resolution photographs taken with a mobile phone or digital camera can be instantly transferred to a flat-panel TV or printer through a simple operation, similar to that of using a remote control unit.

Fujifilm MP-300

The main features of IrSimple are:
• Faster data transmission speeds (4 to 10 times faster than existing protocols)
• Implementing IrSimple can be done by adding software for existing IrDA protocols
• Backward compatibility with existing IrDA-enabled communications
• Improved efficiency of the protocol by reducing latency until a receiver/transmitter pair is ready to communicate

Fujifilm MP-300 photo printer
There is no information about the price or availability of the new Fujifilm MP-300 printer. But the increase of wireless transfer speed via infrared is an interesting feature. Interesting is also the choice for infrared instead of Bluetooth. When you activate a Bluetooth device in an environment like the Photokina you end up in a list of 20+ possible Bluetooth devices to connect to, annoying. Infrared is far more convenient, just aim at the device and the transfer may start.

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