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SD Association Welcomes Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group announced that it has joined the SD Association.

For more information visit: www.paragon-software.com


Unedited press release follows:

Paragon Software Group Joins the SD Association in Response to High OEM Demand for the Paragon exFAT Driver, Enables SDXC Card Support for Android and Linux Devices

IRVINE, CA–(Aug 16, 2012) – Paragon Software Group (PSG), the leader in developing cross-platform driver technology, today announced that it joined the SD Association. The SD Association was founded to ensure standards across the SD card industry. SD standards apply to storage media for mobile phones, digital audio players, car navigation systems and electronic books. For over a decade, Paragon’s driver technology has enabled compatibility for mobile devices across a variety of operating systems (Windows™, Mac, Linux, Android™, etc.).

“Over the last few years, demand for cross-platform drivers has just exploded,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “With the brisk development of Smart Devices, from Smartphones to Smart TVs, the trend shows no evidence of slowing down. Being a member of the SD Association will ensure Paragon continues to set the standard for embedded driver technology development.”

Paragon Software’s cross-platform drivers include exFAT, NTFS and HFS+ for Android and Linux. Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology solves incompatibility issues between exFAT, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems and operating systems & embedded kernels including Android, Linux, ThreadX, and Windows CE. With Paragon’s UFSD support for all popular file systems built into modern digital devices, consumers can now use > 32GB SDXC cards and Windows/Mac USB drives with their multimedia players, digital televisions, set-top boxes, mobile and connected devices.

OEMs’ use of SD card technology continues to expand as the consumer electronics device markets cross boundaries and merge. For example, Smart TVs have SD card readers so that consumers can view videos and photos over their televisions without the need of a cable to connect the device to the TV. Consumers expect their Smart devices to recognize external media regardless of its operating system and to perform at full speed, allowing recording and playback for full HD and 3D video content. Paragon’s driver technology not only ensures compatibility, but also the integrity of the consumer’s stored data — a critical OEM requirement.

Consumer electronics devices integrated with Paragon’s driver technology provide the highest performance in the marketplace, satisfying even the most demanding users. The level of quality is due to kernel-level implementation, hardware acceleration support, OEM platform customization and optimization. Android and Linux devices embedded with Paragon’s drivers reach over 140 MB/s read/write performance on modern external storage and are only limited by the available bandwidth of the storage interface (SDIO, USB, etc.).

Paragon Software’s new technology ensures smooth recording and playback of Full HD Video content. Optimized usage of lower-speed interfaces enables mobile Android devices to fully utilize the bandwidth of SDIO interfaces (e.g. SDXC, SDHC) and delivers smoother read and write operations, improved performance on slower interfaces, and increased cost efficiency. For more information visit http://www.paragon-software.com/technologies/.

About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company’s comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital® Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.

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