ATEK Access Technologies launched its new Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter. The adapter is the latest addition to the DFX RUGGEDrive™ Series of Secure Digital (SD) memory devices. It works to prevent accidental deletion or modification of recorded data without the need for a read/write switch.
The Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter functions much like an SD card reader, except that it works with Datakey DFX RUGGEDrive memory tokens, which are SD cards moulded into Datakey’s proprietary RUGGEDrive token form-factor.  When plugged into a computer’s USB port, the adapter prevents modifications or deletions to the data stored on the inserted memory token.  The combination of the memory token and read-only adapter gives embedded designers a removable memory solution that safeguards logged data once the token has been removed from the embedded host.
The non-standard form-factor of the RUGGEDrive memory tokens limit the opportunities for the memory devices to be used in inappropriate ways.   If a memory device doesn’t plug in directly to a computer, tablet, smartphone or camera, it is much less likely that the data on that device will be accidentally deleted or modified.  Of course, sometimes it is necessary to transfer data from the proprietary memory device to a computer.  For these occasions, Datakey offers adapters that plug into a USB port. The standard adapters allow read/write access, where the new adapter only allows read access.
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