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ProGrade Digital Launches New Line of Professional-Quality Memory Cards and Card Readers for Use With Digital Cameras, Camcorders and Cinema Cameras


Former Lexar Executives Start New Company: Pledge to Focus on
Developing and Marketing Products of Superior Performance, Quality and

ProGrade Digital, a new company founded on a mission to provide the
highest quality, professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions
available, today announced a new line of products designed to uniquely
fill the needs of today's high-end DLSRs, camcorders and digital cinema
cameras. Memory cards will be offered in a variety of formats and
industry-leading capacities. The company will also design and market a
selection of card readers, starting with a CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow
Reader that boasts a USB 3.1, Gen. 2 transfer protocol. ProGrade
Digital's new memory cards and card readers will become available in the
month of February at,
and B&H
Photo and Video

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ProGrade Digital was founded by former executives from Lexar who held
management or technical leadership positions at the company recognized
as the pioneer in memory card development for digital photography. The
team has more than 60 years of combined experience in the design,
development and manufacture of memory cards gained while working for
Lexar, SanDisk and other firms. Leveraging its experience and industry
relationships, the team will focus exclusively on developing and
marketing memory cards, card readers and software optimized for use
within professional cinema and photography markets.

"Our goal is to be the professional's source for top performing,
professional grade memory cards and workflow solutions," says Wes
Brewer, founder and CEO of ProGrade Digital. "We will be committed to
focusing our efforts on the digital imaging pro who is meticulous about
his equipment and workflow—delivering the best service, plus best
product quality and reliability."

Key Features of ProGrade Digital Memory Products

Imaging experts who shoot RAW, RAW HD video, 4K, 8K, 3D and 360-degree
video may rely on ProGrade Digital's high-performance storage cards and
workflow accessories.

Memory Card Key Features

  • Professional-level capacities for CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II memory
  • Optimized controllers specifically designed for use in
    professional-grade cameras
  • Rigorous full-card testing with serialized tracking of key components
    and manufacturing data for the highest quality control
  • Component-level testing down to individual memory chips for optimal
  • 3-year warranty

Card Reader Key Features

  • Dual slot reader for CFast 2.0 and SDXC UHS-II card formats
  • USB 3.1 Gen. 2 transfer speed of up to 10Gb/second
  • Supports concurrent full-speed flow of data from cards in each slot
  • Portable and compact
  • Includes two 18" connection cables: one for Type A to Type C and one
    for Type C to Type C
  • Magnetized reader bottom firmly connects reader to laptop (using
    included metal mounting plate)
  • 2-year warranty
Card Format   Speed   Capacities   Pricing
CFast 2.0   550MB/sec   128GB, 256GB, 512GB   $229.99, $349.99, $699.99
SDXC UHS-II, Class U3   200MB/sec   64GB, 128GB, 256GB   $54.99, $94.99, $189.99
Reader   Supported Media   Interface   Speed   Pricing
CFast & SD Dual Slot Workflow Reader   CFast 2.0, SDXC   USB 3.1 Gen. 2   Up to 10Gb/sec   $79.99

ProGrade Digital memory cards are designed to provide the highest levels
of performance, quality and reliability in high-end DSLRs, camcorders
and digital cinema cameras from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony
and Blackmagic.

ProGrade Digital cards and card readers are available online at,
and B&H
Photo and Video

About ProGrade Digital

While the company is new, the founders of ProGrade Digital are former
executives from Lexar and SanDisk, where they held executive or senior
management positions in corporate, engineering, operations and
marketing. With more than 60 years of combined experience in the design
and development of memory cards, its founders have a proven track-record
in the memory card business, as well as long-term industry relationships
with suppliers and manufacturers.

For more information, visit

High resolution product photos and logo available for download at

ProGrade Digital and the ProGrade Digital logo are registered trademarks
of ProGrade Digital, Inc.

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