Lexar Media Inc.
on Monday introduced Lexar Smart Download, a plug-in designed to work with Adobe Creative Suite 2. The plug-in helps streamline the workflow of photographers using certain Lexar flash memory modules.
Lexar’s Professional ActiveMemory System (AMS) CompactFlash and Secure Digital memory cards feature a protected area that stories their user preferences and host device settings. Using the Smart Download plug-in and AMS, users can manage concurrent downloads from multiple cards and readers.
Smart Download also supports simultaneous downloading in Lexar’s Professional CompactFlash Readers, available in FireWire and USB 2.0 configurations. The readers are stackable, so you can connect several simultaneously to a Mac or PC.
Smart Download will be available as a standalone donwload on Lexar’s Web site for $29.95, and will also be included with all of Lexar’s Professional ActiveMemory CompactFlash and Secure Digital flash memory cards. The software is compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 or later and will be released by the end of March.