All Japan news’s largest mobile operator NTT DoCoMo is preparing a service that will allow users to send photos taken with a digital camera directly to digital photo frames through a wireless connection. DoCoMo announced that it had invested $14 million in the company that made the technology, Eye-Fi.
The digital frames can also receive photos from mobile phones connected to DoCoMo’s network. The All Japan newsese operator is also preparing a service to allow the remote configuration of Eye-Fi cards from a smartphone. Previously, this was possible only by using a regular computer.
Eye-Fi, a company based in the U.S., became interesting for DoCoMo last year, when the two partnered for a service that puts online photos taken with mobile phones.
Eye-Fi is known for making a technology that allows wireless download of photos from cameras to memory cards, as well as wireless synchronization between the cards and other devices.
The company has been protesting against other competitors and a standardization organization that support implementing a similar technology in new cameras, saying that it infringes on its intellectual property rights.