Flash memory device vendor Lexar announced earlier this week that its Lexar Professional Workflow Reader will enable the transfer of video and images from up to four memory cards at once using a single USB port.
The product includes a four-bay reader hub compatible with widely used card formats such as XQD, UDMA 7 CompactFlash, Secure Digital Extended Capacity Ultra High Speed-I (SDXC) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC).
Lexar, a global brand of Micron Consumer Products Group, a subsidiary of Micron Technology, claims the flash memory device allows users to mix and match readers in the hub. The readers are sold separately so users can configure the hub into a solution that meets individual workflow needs.
The readers are the Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 (four-bay USB 3.0 Reader Hub), the SR1 (SDHC UHS-I and SDXC UHS-I USB 3.0 Reader), the CFR1 (UDMA 7 CompactFlash USB 3.0 Reader) and the XR1 (XQD USB 3.0 Reader).
The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader transfers RAW images, high-resolution photos, and high-definition, 3-D and 4K video files at USB 3.0 speeds when using a USB 3.0 port. The flash memory device is designed in a way to make it adaptable to changing technologies for future use, including new and emerging memory card formats.
The Lexar flash memory device comes with a two-year limited warranty and is PC- and Mac-compatible. The four-bay USB 3.0 reader hub sells for $79.99, while the readers have MSRPs of $29.99 (CFR1 and SR1) and $44.99 (XR1).