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World premiere as Tomato Flash debuts in Australia

  • 21 March, 2007 08:53

<p>Australian distributor Mint-Wireless Limited and Adeal Pty Limited have launched the new Tomato Flash® range of innovative flash memory products and Card Readers.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash products are produced by Dynacard, part of Incito Technology that owns the brand and comes under the Taiwanese-based Lite-On Group.</p>
<p>Products announced today include the world premiere of Power SD card, a patented multi-functional card whose elements fit together to form Micro SD, Mini SD and SD cards in a single device. It is seen as a perfect telco solution, cost-effective for its ability to connect with multiple devices including mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras and video cameras, smart phones and laptops.</p>
<p>Another patented product making its global debut is Tomato Flash Micro Pro Duo, a solution for people with multiple brand digital devices. This two-in-one product comprises a microSD card with an adaptor for use with compatible Sony digital devices. It can be used in a variety of applications including high capacity digital photography, video, music and data.</p>
<p>Other new and innovative Tomato Flash products include:</p>
<p>• MicroSD single slot card reader, which is smaller than a paperclip.
• ComboSD, an SD Card that allows a user to connect an SD card directly into a USB port by transforming into a USB adapter, via a unique pull-off cover.</p>
<p>Australian-owned Mint and Adeal have the exclusive distributorship for Tomato Flash products in Australia.</p>
<p>“Tomato Flash will be a leader in flash technology, whose products cover every ingenious device you can imagine and some you’ve never experienced before,” says Andrew Teoh, Executive Director of Mint-Wireless.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash comprises a range of more than a dozen flash memory products and Card Readers covering a full spectrum of formats: Multi-card readers, CompactFlash, memory sticks, microSD, miniSD, Secure digital, USB drives and SDHD. Tomato Flash products are quality assured, fast and competitively priced. They come with an international lifetime warranty, backed by the LiteOn Group, one of the largest IT manufacturing companies in the world.</p>
<p>All Tomato Flash products are water resistant and feature a low power consumption rate. Ultra-reliability is assured by a remarkably low fail-rate of only .002 per cent.</p>
<p>Mint-Wireless is seeking reseller partners across Australia to handle the new range.</p>
<p>Andrew Teoh says: “Although Tomato Flash is launching into a competitive market sector, we are confident that its ingenuity, sheer usefulness and competitive pricing will appeal to end users and channels partners alike. We are seeking additional partners with the drive and energy to bring these exciting products to the Australian public, and can guarantee first class service and support.</p>
<p>“Tomato Flash is a one-stop shop solution covering all memory card formats including the Sony MS range. Tomato Flash will be first to market with increased memory capacity, and will build a well-earned reputation for innovation.”</p>
<p>According to IDC, global sales of flash memory products are flagged to rise from 254 million in 2006 to 315 million this year. Predictions are that 56.4 per cent of these will be SD, 34.4 per cent MMS, 4.2 per cent CF, 2.4 per cent MMC and 1.6 per cent XD.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash in detail</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Power SD card: A unique multi-function product that allows users to access Micro SD, Mini SD and SD cards from a single device. An ideal telco solution that presents a cost-effective way of utilising many different hardware media, such as mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras and laptops. Speed: 80x; read 13MB, write 10MB. Capacities: 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Micro Pro Duo: Two-in-one product for people using multiple brand digital devices. Comprises a micro SD card with an adaptor for use with compatible Sony digital devices. It can be used in a variety of applications including high capacity digital photography, video, music and data. Speed: 80x; read 13MB, write 10MB. Capacities: 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Micro SD Card Reader: on of the world’s smallest single-slot card reader – even smaller than a paper clip. Combined with Tomato Flash microSD, it enables transfer of files via USB from mobile to laptop, or vice-versa.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Combo SD: Allows a user to connect an SD card directly into a USB port by transforming into a USB adapter, via a unique pull-off cover. Eliminates the need for readers to offload content to a PC. Speed: 100x; read 15MB, write 12MB. Capacities: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Secure Digital (SD): A most widely used Flash memory card format that adds write protection and delivers faster file transfers than the older multi-media card (MMC). Speed: 80x; read 13MB, write 10MB: capacities 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB. Speed: 150x; read 23MB, write 21MB: capacities 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash T1 USB Flash Drive: One of the fastest pen drives on the market. Sleek yet sturdy, ideal for laptop and desktop users. Speed: 80x; read 12MB, write 8MB. Capacities: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8Gb, 16Gb</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Micro SD: Smaller version of the SD card that fits into SD Card slots with adapters. Ideal for small mobile phones and other tiny devices. Speed: 80x; read 13MB, write 10MB. Capacities: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Mini SD: Slightly larger than the Micro SD, but still small enough for use with tiny devices. Speed: 80x; read 13MB, write 10MB. Capacities: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Multi-media Card Mobile: Half the size of a regular MMC, supports dual operating voltages and provides high-speed data transfer. Highly compatible with MMC-compliant applications, it covers a broad range of devices such as PDAs, digital cameras, camcorders and mobile phones. Speed: 80x; read 13MB, write 10MB. Capacities: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB</p>
<p>Tomato Flash Compact Flash Card: The ultimate card for professional photographers and novice alike. Features superior speed and durable design, while low power consumption prolongs battery life. Copyright protection switch avoids accidental data loss. Speed: 80x; read 15MB, write 12MB. Capacities: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB Speed: 150x; read 23MB, write 15MB. Speed: 120x; read 23MB, write 15MB.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash All-in-One Card Reader: Supports 30-plus types of memory card. Fast, stylish and compact, it presents an easy way to transfer data from nearly every card. Speed: 480MB/sec.</p>
<p>Tomato Flash SDHC: The ultimate card for photographers demanding outstanding stability and high speed performance. Water resistance tested, low power consumption and international lifetime warranty. Speed: 120x; read 23MB, write 15MB.</p>
<p>About Mint-Wireless Limited (www.mint-wireless.com)</p>
<p>Mint Australian Pty Ltd has acquired the distribution rights in Australia with their partners Adeal for the full Tomato Flash range of flash memory products and Card Readers. Mint is also the creator of mint - the world’s most advanced portable payment system. Mint is a completely portable payment system that allows businesses to invoice customers and directly process credit card transactions securely, anywhere, at any time.</p>
<p>About Adeal Pty Ltd (www.adeal.com.au)</p>
<p>Adeal Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian owned and operated company, specialising in the importation and wholesale distribution of consumer and professional photographic products; optical products, flash memory, tripods, batteries and consumer electronic products. Through an elite sales team located in all mainland states, Adeal provides complete national market coverage for its product range. Adeal’s goal is to supply quality products that offer its customers volume sales potential supported by high levels of service, which are seen as the industry benchmark.</p>
<p>About Tomato Flash</p>
<p>The Tomato Flash® range of innovative flash memory and smart card products results from partnerships with information technology industry giants Samsung Corporation and Lite-On Corporation. The leading manufacturer in the flash memory market, Samsung has doubled the density of its flash memory products year-on-year, and supplies the highest grade of chip components to ensure optimum quality, reliability and durability for all Tomato Flash products. Lite-On is among the world’s top three information technology manufacturers, with annual turnover of approximately $US4.8 billion.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Andrew Teoh,
Executive Director, Mint-Wireless Limited
(02) 8752 7811
andrew.teoh@mint-wireless.com</p>

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