關於 EyeFi 這個品牌,相信比較多人認識的是其 Wi-Fi 傳輸的 SD 卡,而其實他們還有一項名為 EyeFi Cloud 的服務,功能主要是同步、備份、管理影像檔案,不過其用戶早前則收到一個電郵,表示有關服務正被 Ricoh 收購,但並不影響 SD 卡業務,而有關 Cloud 服務對原本 SD 卡的支援亦不變。


We are pleased to announce that Ricoh Innovations Corporation (RIC) and Eye-Fi Inc have reached an agreement for the acquisition of Eyefi Cloud, and associated apps, by Ricoh. RIC is a member of the Ricoh Group which is a $19B dollar market leader in digital imaging. Ricoh is dedicated to providing imaginative products and services that improve people’s lives through products such as its Pentax DSLR, Theta 360 cameras and many others. This unique blending of technology and expertise creates new opportunities to enhance value for our customers.

The Eyefi Cloud team will immediately join Ricoh and is excited about bringing even more innovation to our customers around the world. We are dedicated to maintaining and increasing the quality, support and service that you have come to know from our team. One thing will remain the same, our passion for photography and protecting your valuable memories.

不過,EyeFi 本來就已經與 Olympus 及 GoPro 有緊密合作,今次收購到底會更傾向於 Ricoh 的產品而排除本來的關係,抑或保持聯繫則有待觀察。但至少可以見到,Ricoh 對於加強網路雲端服務與自身產品的配合方面,應該會有不少動作了,例如是加強本來已頗受歡迎的 Theta 360 度相機的功能?

Source: PDN Online