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SmartDisk Adds New Models
of Award-Winning FlashTrax™

November 3, 2003 - SmartDisk Corporation today introduced 40GB and 80GB models of its award-winning FlashTrax handheld portable multimedia device for offloading and storing digital images and music.

FlashTrax safely stores high-resolution images transferred from any flash memory card onto the built-in USB2.0 hard drive and displays them on a 3.5” LCD that outperforms tiny on-camera screens. By using the sleek control pad, the user can change the image, zoom in, zoom out and pan, or choose a slide show function without the need of a PC.

In addition to rapid JPEG view and zoom, FlashTrax can display most RAW format files using the JPEG data typically embedded in such files. The LCD folds to ensure that both the screen and control buttons remain protected while in field use. Images may be viewed on the LCD screen or on any TV using the included remote control. To facilitate portability, FlashTrax includes a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

“The Professional Photographers Association has just recognized FlashTrax as one of the hottest new imaging products of 2003,” says Charles Klinker, Vice President-Marketing for SmartDisk. “With our new FlashTrax models, professional photographers will find even more flexibility for field applications.”

A built-in MP3 player makes this device even more attractive - more than 7,000 compressed audio files can be stored and played back through the built-in speaker, or through headphones or external speakers. Various play modes are easily controlled from the user-friendly screen display and control pad, making music selection quick and easy.

FlashTrax also supports video playback of motion picture JPEG files, a format typically used for the short “movies” supported by many digital still cameras. With transfer speeds of up to 480 Mbps, FlashTrax can also serve as an external hard drive to transfer, store and access data or act as a simple backup device.

Product Information

Transfer digital pictures from flash memory cards to FlashTrax
Why carry piles of flash media with you? When you’ve filled up your media card, just copy it to FlashTrax, erase it, and keep on shooting! When you’re done, just connect FlashTrax to your computer to view, print, or store your pictures.

View pictures on the 3.5” color LCD or TV
With its large, vibrant screen, FlashTrax is great for previewing your digital images or sharing them with the world. Whether you’re spot-checking on the site of your latest photoshoot or sharing your photo album with Grandma, FlashTrax has everything you need.

Listen to MP3 music
With its massive storage capacity, FlashTrax has more than enough space to take your entire MP3 collection with you on the road. The convenient MP3 control panel on the side makes it incredibly easy to listen to your music anywhere.

Transfer files to your computer
Unlike other devices that require custom drivers or complex interface software, FlashTrax was designed to be as friendly with your computer as possible – just plug it in and use it like a USB 2.0 hard disk! You can even use your FlashTrax to transfer data between computers.


  • Pictures - Store JPEG photos on integrated hard drive (over 20,000 typical JPEG images - depends on capacity and camera resolution). View stored photos on large 3.5” color LCD, with ability to zoom, pan and rotate.

  • Music - Portable MP3 “jukebox”.

  • Video - Watch videos with audio soundtrack – compatible with the video formats created by the “movie” mode of many digital still cameras AVI (MJPEG.AVI files). View pictures or videos on a TV monitor with included video cable and infrared remote control.

  • Connect to your PC - Transfer and backup photos (or video, music, voice, etc.) from CompactFlash media, through built-in reader and simple one-step “Copy” button. Easily connect to your PC through high speed USB 2.0.

  • Upgrade your FlashTrax
    FlashTrax's built-in operating system is upgradeable with future enhancements as they are made available through the SmartDisk website.

Package Contents

  • FlashTrax
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
  • Remote control (includes 2 AAA batteries)
  • AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • Video cable
  • Carrying case
  • User guide

Technical Specifications

80GB, 40GB or 30GB Hard Drive

Compatible Flash Media:
CF type I, II CompactFlash, IBM Microdrive
Support for other media types (SmartMedia, Memory Stick, SD/MMC and xD) available through optional adapters - sold separately.

LCD monitor:
3.5” (diagonal) color TFT LCD with CCFL backlight

TV monitor output:
NTSC or PAL, Composite video JPEG format viewing, with hardware zoom in/out, pan/scroll, rotation support. (Some RAW format as well as GIF and BMP files can also be viewed.)

Motion JPEG picture decoding, up to 320 x 240 x 30 frames/sec or 640 x 480 x 10 frames/sec Can view simple text files (*.txt)


  • Stereo analog line out or earphone jack
  • Built-in speaker
  • MP3 and WAV formats. Plays MP3 files encoded up to 320 kbps bit rate; can play VBR encoded files

User interface:

  • Navigation disk, plus seven user interface keys
  • Five audio control/transport keys, for simple MP3 jukebox operation
  • Operation status indication LED
  • Battery status indication LED
  • Infrared remote control accessory for slide show operation

Internal power: Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (2200 mAh capacity)
External power: 5V output AC/DC adapter

PC connectivity:
USB 2.0 (USB1.1 compatible)

Size and weight:
5.63 in X 3.62 1.26 in (143mm X 92mm X 32mm)
12 oz (340g)

System Requirements (for PC connectivity):
Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP (Win 98SE requires downloadable driver)
Mac OS 8.6 or higher.
In all cases, an available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port

The new FlashTrax models are available now through retailers and distributors

See the latest price on the SmartDisk Flashtrax 80GB Storage Device














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