RUGGEDrive memory tokens provide USB stick or SD card functionality in a non-standard/proprietary form-factor. They are ideal for embedded applications that call for a USB flash drive or an SD card but would not be served by using a standard consumer or industrial USB stick or SD card. RUGGEDrive memory tokens feature:
⦁ Solid over-molded construction
⦁ Redundant, high cycle-life contacts
⦁ Proprietary physical interface / standard electrical interface
⦁ IP-rated, high cycle-life receptacles with robust contacts
⦁ Adapters (controlled availability) to convert to a standard USB connector
⦁ Special read-only adapters
Embedded systems that utilize a RUGGEDrive removable memory system benefit from:
⦁ Protection from malware
Replacing an SD card or USB port with a RUGGEDrive receptacle that accepts only Datakey tokens prevents SD/USB devices with malware from plugging in.
⦁ Reduced risk of theft
Unlike standard USB sticks and SD cards, there is no incentive to steal a RUGGEDrive token.
⦁ Limited support and testing
No need to test and support every USB stick and SD card from the past, present and future, as none of them fit.
⦁ Increased ruggedness
Both RUGGEDrive tokens and receptacles are more robust than consumer SD and USB devices and connectors, providing reliable operation in challenging environments.
Register to win a Datakey RUGGEDrive development kit that includes two memory tokens (choose from SD or USB), receptacle samples, and a PC adapter.