"When you come back from a shoot with several cards, you will spend a significant amount of time transferring your images to a computer", explains Kathleen Finlayson, Delkin's New Product Specialist. "A single slot reader keeps you tied to your desk cycling cards in and out until each card has been transferred. By letting you transfer data from 4 cards at once, ImageRouter frees you from your desk. You get to spend more time taking photographs while ImageRouter and BackupandBurn handle the busy work."
In addition to the four slots on each unit, ImageRouter's built-in powered hub allows "daisy-chaining" of multiple units. Photographers with more than four cards simply plug two or more ImageRouters together and transfer as normal. Its heavy casing and rubber feet make ImageRouter rugged, durable and perfect for the heavy workloads of professional photographers.
ImageRouter can be purchased separately or with BackupandBurn software included. BackupandBurn allows users to select multiple drives from which to download. It automatically renames files based on user-set parameters. Users can specify how the files are re-named and re-numbered and even have Jpeg and RAW files sent to different folders. Images can also be copied to multiple locations and automatically burned to a CD or DVD. Security features like Image Verification ensure transfers and burns are completed properly. BackupandBurn is currently available for Windows. A Mac version is scheduled for release in the near future.
Since speed is always an issue with readers, Delkin designed the ImageRouter around one of the fastest chipsets available - with four UDMA enabled CF cards inserted, users will see transfer rates of 19 MB/sec read and 18 MB/sec write through USB 2.0. Even with two ImageRouters hooked together, transfer speeds drop to a still-blazing 17MB/sec read and 15 MB/sec write.