The new recorder can also be directly connected to PictBridge
compatible photo printers for printing individual digital pictures from a memory card or from a DVD disc.
It also offers PictBridge
and ImageLink compatibility, and has built-in infrared and Bluetooth wireless technology.
Developed based on expertise gained from the Mobile Internet markets in Japan and Europe, N411i is very suitable for accessing mobile Internet applications and rich contents, comprising 64 tone polyphonic ring tones, DoJa(TM) JAVA Applications and wide variety of connectivity such as Bluetooth, IrDA, USB and PictBridge
A program called PictBridge
allows most new cameras to interface directly with some of the newer photography printers, eliminating the need for a computer.
The guidelines leverage existing connectivity technology standards and solutions, such as Bluetooth wireless technology, printing from memory cards and PictBridge
Pictures can also be printed on any PictBridge
Although it only uses Sony brand memory sticks, this Sony is USB Direct Print (PictBridge
) capable and is USB compatible with virtually any Macintosh or Windows based PC.
Users can also print digital images by simply pushing the "Easy Direct" button if they have a printer compatible with the PictBridge
In 2002, six large vendors grouped in CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) namely Canon, Seiko Epson Corp., Hewlwtt-Packard, Plympus Optical Company, Fuji Photo Film Corporation and Sony Corp., announced a standard for inter vendor direct printing with the name of PictBridge
The latter scans directly to a memory card, while both can print from memory cards and directly from any camera with PictBridge