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COMPUTEX 2017: Transcend bets big on dashcams, 3D NAND flash, and personal cloud

By Michael Low - on 2 Jun 2017, 9:41pm

COMPUTEX 2017: Transcend bets big on dashcams, 3D NAND flash, and personal cloud

The DrivePro 230, DrivePro 130, and DrivePro 110 each sport a Sony Exmor image sensor that captures high-resolution videos, even in low light.

There's more to Transcend than memory modules and USB flash drives, which is made more apparent given the brand's recent foray into in-car dashcams, solid-state drives, and personal cloud storage devices. At COMPUTEX this year, the refreshed dashcam lineup incorporates Sony Exmor image sensor for improved video quality and enhanced night vision. 

Both the DrivePro 230 and DrivePro 130 feature built-in Wi-Fi, but the DrivePro 230 offers Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), in addition to precise GPS/GLONASS geolocation capability. The DrivePro 110 offers shared features like emergency recording, headlight reminder, parking monitoring, and driver fatigue alert.

The DrivePro Body 30 features infrared LEDs for night recording, 12-hour battery life, and a snapshot button for instant photo capture.

What most of you may not know is that the DrivePro series extends to body cameras, something that public safety professionals will appreciate in their day-to-day responsibilities. Similarly powered by Sony Exmor image sensor, the latest DrivePro Body 30 supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, six-axis image stabilization, and is compliant with IP67 and MIL-STD-810G to ensure high resilience.

The network-based DPD6N docking station not only recharges up to six body cameras, but also uploads the video recording simultaneously.

Moving to the realm of fast data transfers, Transcend showcased three M.2 2280 SSDs and one M.2 2242 SSD with 3D NAND flash memory. The top-of-the-line MTE850 delivers up to 2,500MB/s read and 1,100MB/s write, while the MTS820 and MTS810 are capable of 550MB/s read and 420MB/s write. The MTS420, on the other hand, does 560MB/s read and 500MB/s write.

Joining the 3D NAND flash family is the SSD230 (pictured left), which is a 2.5-inch SATA III 6Gb/s SSD that can handle up to 560MB/s read and 520MB/s write.

Why pay for monthly cloud storage fees when you can store files on your very own personal cloud storage? Transcend's answer comes in the form of the StoreJet Cloud 110. The single-bay 4TB NAS gives you total control over your backup, whether it's from USB drives or mobile devices. Eco mode aside, the Cloud 110 also supports media streaming over popular protocols (UPnP, DLNA, Chromecast, AirPlay, for example).

The StoreJet Cloud 110 sports a dual-core 1.1GHz ARM Cortex-A7 SoC, 256MB DDR3 RAM, Gigabit Ethernet port, and USB 3.1 Gen 1 port.

There is also a two-bay variant – StoreJet Cloud 210 – that supports 8TB capacity and RAID 1 mirroring, but it appears to be limited to selected regions only.

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