A method of laser forward transfer is disclosed. The direction of transmission is selected responsive to the direction in which the best electromagnetic signal reception was received. The peripheral device can be a Multi-Media CardSecure Digital card. They can also be effected on the radially extending regions of the recess and on the shrouds. The method and apparatus of the present invention can generate the communication frequency with a minimum number of calculations using simple binary addition, as opposed to prior art methods that generally require numerous iterations and complex calculations.