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RUGGEDrive™ → For once a name really says it all.

Don’t send a fragile consumer device to do a RUGGEDrive™ token’s job.

When the going gets tough and the environment gets harsh, the RUGGEDrive™ line delivers USB flash drive or SD card functionality in an ultra-rugged form-factor with receptacles that withstand 33 times more insertion cycles than typical USB connectors and are available with an IP67 rating.

The UFX Series of RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens provides 

The DFX Series of RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens provides SD card  functionality in a field-proven, rugged and reliable form factor.

The Industrial DFX Series of RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens provides SD card  functionality with industrial temperature operation and optional SLC NAND flash.

Durability is in the design

RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens are constructed using ATEK’s industry leading over-moulding process. All electronics are completely encapsulated with a proprietary, high-durability, composite that has been proven in harsh industrial and military environments for decades.

Watch out for high insertion cycle applications!

Even in a benign office environment, if your application calls for inserting a memory device just 10 times a day, your connector could wear out in just 5-months if it is a common USB connector.  At the same rate, a Datakey SlimLine™ receptacle would last for over 13 years!

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RUGGEDrive™ puts you in control

While the term “proprietary” may conjure up some negative emotions, the proprietary contact system of the RUGGEDrive™ line provides the OEM with many benefits.  Instead of having to qualify and support every memory device that could fit in an SD card slot or USB port, you only have to support and qualify one device.  This shortens your time-to-market and reduces your support costs.  It also provides an additional source of revenue through the sale of memory tokens to your customers.

If you like, we can even customise the token by adding your company’s logo and matching your corporate colour. You’re in control.

Security: It’s all about barriers

RUGGEDrive™ memory tokens use ATEK’s proprietary SlimLine™ contact system.  This means that RUGGEDrive tokens can’t plug directly into a PC.  This barrier, while admittedly low-tech, provides enough of a barrier to stop most people.

It reduces the chance of theft, as how would one use it?  The proprietary receptacles also protect the embedded systems from possible exposure to viruses or other malware, as common consumer flash drives and memory cards won’t fit.

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