Kanguru Solutions has announced the release of its latest USB flash drive, the KanguruDefender Pro. Designed for secure enterprise applications, KanguruDefender Pro features a tamper-proof aluminum casing and hardware AES encryption.

Building off the recently released KanguruDefender, the KanguruDefender Pro enhances both security and performance, addressing the needs of the most secure applications and users from government, healthcare and financial sectors.

Security comes in two forms: (1) high-level hardware AES encryption and (2) a rugged, tamper-proof aluminum casing. Performance is enhanced through the use of hardware based encryption (Vs. software based encryption), which increases transfer speeds and means no administration rights are necessary for installing the drives, making it easy to roll out for IT system administrators. The KanguruDefender Pro then adds a diverse list of customizable options such as unique identifiers, serialization and security colors to make it adaptable to almost any secure application.
The KanguruDefender Pro is available in capacities ranging from 1GB to 4GB and a variety of colors, including red, yellow and green. If you'd like to read more, Kanguru's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
BiTMICRO Networks announced this week that it has boosted the capacity of its E-Disk Altima E3S320 solid state drive (SSD) to a whopping 1.6TB. With its Ultra320 SCSI interface, BiTMICRO's new SSD is also expected to deliver sustained data transfer rates of up to 230 MB/sec.
BiTMICRO Networks, a pioneer in intelligent flash solid state storage solutions, continues its relentless pursuit for storage innovation with the announcement of the E-Disk Altima E3S320 solid state flash disk. Claiming its seat as the manufacturer of the world’s first Ultra320 SCSI flash drive, this time the E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI drive will offer an astounding 1.6 terabytes of storage capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor, a most welcome development for the highly demanding enterprise, military and industrial applications.

The E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI flash SSD is expected to deliver a rigid host of storage advantages, including sustained data transfer rates of up to 230 MB/sec (peaking at 320 MB/sec in burst mode). The E3S320 flash solid state drive will utilize single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash which, when combined with BiTMICRO’s patented wear leveling and proprietary BCH Error Correction Code technologies, delivers unprecedented data integrity and drive longevity.
Sampling for the E-Disk Altima Ultra320 SCSI solid state disk is expected to begin in Q2 2008 and will ship in volume by Q3 2008. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Kingston introduced a number of new USB flash drives at CES 2008. One of their more interesting new offerings is the DataTraveler 400. This drive comes preloaded with Migo Software, which allows users to keep their documents and settings synchronized across multiple PCs.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler 400 (DT400), a new USB Flash drive preloaded with MigoSync data synchronization software from Migo Software, Inc., that allows users to work among multiple PCs by directly synchronizing files, email and Internet browser settings onto the drive.

“The DT400 is the perfect solution to keep documents and settings completely up-to-date and in sync,” said Mark Akoubian, Flash memory product manager, Kingston. “Accessing email and keeping sections of the drive secure through password protection make the DT400 a powerful device for anyone to stay safely connected with work or home while on the go.”
The The Kingston DataTraveler 400 is available now in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities. Prices range from $31 to $137, depending on capacity. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Transcend recently announced the release of its new 32GB 133X CompactFlash card. Designed for both reliability and performance, the card features built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) and is capable of 45MB/s read and 16MB/s writing speeds.

Transcend’s 133x CF cards target users who demand superior performance and reliability from their memory cards, including professional photographers, reporters and photography enthusiasts. To ensure ultimate compatibility and speed, these cards operate in both dual-channel and Ultra DMA mode 4 modes*. Transcend’s 133x CF cards achieve extraordinarily fast read/write speeds of up to 45MB/16MB per second on average**, making consecutive shooting and non-stop video recording with today’s high-performance digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR) easier than ever. With impressive transfer speeds and enormous capacities up to 32GB, users are guaranteed to get the very best performance results from their high-tech digital equipment.
No word on pricing or availability. If you'd like to read more, Transcend's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Believe it or not, Panasonic has more than plasma televisions and Blu-ray Disc players on display at CES. The company will also be showcasing the world's first 32GH SDHC memory card prototype this week. Developed for high-def camcorders, Panasonic's 32GB SDHC card offers 20MB/s transfer speeds and a new user-friendly labeling feature.

Panasonic, a leader in High Definition technology, today announced the development of the world’s first* 32 Gigabyte (GB) SD High Capacity (SDHC)** Memory Card with Class 6 speed specification, perfect for recording High Definition video. With the ability to store up to eight hours of High Definition video, the 32GB SDHC Memory Card prototype will be showcased at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas from January 7-10 at the Panasonic booth #9405.

The newly developed card, featuring a massive 32GB of capacity is ideal for AVCHD High Definition video recording, which is experiencing growing demand with the recent expansion of High Definition SD Camcorders. With double the storage capacity of the current 16GB card, the 32GB card is able to record approximately eight hours of 1440 x 1080i High Definition video and approximately five hours and 20 minutes of 1920 x 1080i full High Definition video. With the Class 6 speed specification and maximum data transfer speeds up to 20MB/s, the 32GB card allows users to enjoy superb performance and high-quality recording.
If you'd like to read more, Pansonic's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment