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Paragon’s NTFS/HFS+ Drivers Selected by Belkin for Routers and Future Devices

Belkin is licensing Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology for use on the Belkin’s product lines beginning with their next generation of routers.

Commenting on the deal, Mike Chen, senior director of product management at Belkin said:

“Belkin is focused on delivering leading-edge solutions to the consumer market. Paragon UFSD technology enables OS-independence, so everyone can use Belkin networking products to store and access their data from any device, be it an Android smartphone, Windows PC, Macbook, iPad, Linux notebook, Chromebook and more, with the very highest performance, file system integrity, and data protection. Paragon’s world class OEM software engineers and support team will continue to aid Belkin’s leading position in the consumer networking space.”

OEMs like Belkin embed our exFAT/NTFS/HFS+ driver technology into their network appliances and smart devices to ensure seamless connectivity regardless of the operating systems these devices are running.

“We are excited to partner with Belkin to enable their customers to use any of their smart devices to access their stored multimedia content connected to these next generation routers,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “As home and work connectivity becomes more and more ubiquitous, user expectations for seamless access to their data anytime anywhere grows as well — which is why this partnership and Paragon’s commitment to data accessibility, regardless of platform, is so important.”

Paragon’s cross-platform file access technology enables smart TVs and monitors, smartphones, tablets, set top boxes, multimedia players, routers, NAS and other hardware to communicate with storage media formatted to any file system regardless of their processor or OS. As a result, consumers can stream multimedia content to network and entertainment devices or external storage for later playback on any of their devices.

D-Link Embeds exFAT, NTFS, and HFS+ Driver Technology into Upcoming Products

exFAT, HFS+, NTFS drivers for OEMsParagon Software Group recently inked a deal with D-Link to license Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology on select products. Bringing D-Link into the Paragon Software family fold is exciting to say the least as we are adding to our growing list of networking and mobility clients.

OEMs embed Paragon Software’s exFAT/NTFS/HFS+ driver technology into their network appliances and smart devices to ensure seamless connectivity regardless of the operating systems involved. Paragon’s cross-platform file access technology enables storage devices, network appliances, smartphones, tablets, set top boxes, multimedia players, routers, NAS and other hardware to communicate with storage media regardless of the chip set platform or operating system. As a result, consumers can stream multimedia content to network and entertainment devices or external storage for later playback on a device of their choosing.

As one of the pioneers in the embedded Linux and Android space, Paragon has been at the forefront of innovation for platform independence and file access drivers. Working closely with D-Link product management, we are delivering the next generation of products that will set the bar for performance, reliability, and device interoperability.

“Paragon’s Universal File System Driver software is the market leader in interoperability, with compelling performance and unique data protection that will deliver increased performance to our customers,” said Bradley Joe, vice president business operations and alliances, D-Link Systems, Inc.

Furthermore, Paragon’s drivers support the latest SDXC cards, which are used for expanding storage on a variety of devices in the marketplace including cameras, smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, and routers.

Paragon’s NTFS and HFS+ Drivers Embedded into NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS Storage Products

Paragon’s NTFS and HFS+ drivers are now embedded into NETGEAR’s latest ReadyNAS® storage product line. Paragon’s cross-platform driver technology makes NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS products compatible with all devices and PCs, regardless of their operating system.

NETGEAR’s new portfolio of Network Attached Storage (NAS) products running on NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS® OS 6, is designed as “storage made easy” for both the home and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB). Paragon’s NTFS and HFS+ drivers make it transparent to the user to store, access and share files via NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS regardless of each connecting device’s operating system. The technology makes it easy for everyone to share movies, music and data across the network to multiple connected devices including PCs and Macs, Android Smartphones & Tablets, as well as Apple iPhones and iPads.

“Paragon’s driver technology clearly delivered the performance we demand for our ReadyNAS products,” said Matt Pahnke, senior product marketing manager for NETGEAR Storage.  “We give our customers productivity-enhancing and innovative technology to do more with their NAS device than they ever thought possible.”

The demand for cross-platform communication among multimedia and mobile devices is continuing to accelerate. Paragon has the technology today that ensures OEM digital devices can easily and seamlessly share data and connect with each other regardless of platform or operating system.

Paragon’s  cross-platform technology enables storage devices, smartphones, tablets, set top boxes, multimedia players, routers, NAS and other hardware to communicate irrespective of the chip set platform or operating system, be it Android, Windows, Mac, iOS or Linux based.

Top-Tier OEMs Tap Paragon for Cross-Platform Drivers

Tom Fedro, President of Paragon Software Group

exFAT, HFS+, NTFS drivers for OEMsEmerging markets for Smart TVs, Set Top Boxes, Smartphones, Tablets, and Connected devices are driving the demand for Paragon’s  exFAT, NTFS, and HFS+ driver technology. More than a decade ago, we recognized the need for fast UFSD technology to provide full cross-platform access to all of the popular file systems under diverse platforms (Android, Linux, Windows, and Mac) where these file systems are not natively supported — while maintaining data integrity. Paragon’s technology successfully bridges the gap between any file system and the various operating systems or embedded kernels in the market.

Paragon’s OEM program has seen requirements to specify its cross-platform Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology grow as a result of high consumer demand for Android-powered Smart TVs/Monitors/Set Top Boxes, Smartphones, Tablets and Connected Devices, which fully support SDXC cards and Windows/Mac USB drives.

Representative UFSD Tier 1 OEM Paragon customers for Android- and Linux-based devices include top manufacturers such as the following:

  • Acer
  • ASUS
  • Buffalo
  • Cisco Systems
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • NETGEAR
  • Logitech
  • LG Electronics
  • Western Digital
  • EMC/Iomega
  • Seagate
  • Lenovo

What do our OEMs say about our technology?

“Paragon has been a strong partner for Buffalo; their first-class OEM support as well as the superior performance and features of their technology are key reasons we have chosen PSG for our Smart Box project,” said Kentaro Odaka, General Manager of Product Development Div. at Buffalo Inc.

“The Paragon driver’s performance on our ARMADA® 1500 DMP platform was very compelling and it enhanced the value of the platform,” said Edward Silva, Sr. Product Manager at Marvell Semiconductor. “We look forward to promoting it to our customers.”

Paragon proved its leadership in cross-platform technology with millions of satisfied end users worldwide. When compared to other alternatives, its portfolio of Android and Linux drivers provide measurably superior data throughput performance combined with strong data protection capabilities to ensure file system integrity — even in the case of unsafe removal of the storage device or a power outage.  A compelling feature set complimented by comprehensive chip set support from industry leaders like Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm to Marvell Semiconductor, Realtek Semiconductor, PLX Technology, Cavium Networks, and Applied Micro has propelled Paragon to be the standard in cross-platform file sharing for the mobile device and embedded system marketplace segments.

We continue to be impressed with the variety of devices utilizing our driver technology that our OEMs and chip manufacturers are bringing to market; from next-generation smart phones and smart TVs to tablets, set-top boxes and advanced digital media players. It’s a very exciting time for the company.

Paragon Software’s exFAT and NTFS for Android drivers embedded in Buffalo’s Smart Box product lines

exFAT and NTFS for Android Paragon smart top boxWe are excited to announce that Buffalo Inc. selected our exFAT and NTFS for Android drivers for embedding into Buffalo’s next generation of Smart Box product lines. Paragon’s NTFS for Android driver allows users to attach their NTFS (Windows®) formatted USB Key or Hard Drive to the Smart Box. Further, with Paragon’s exFAT for Android driver also included, they can get the full use of the new high capacity exFAT-formatted SDXC cards in the Smart Box.

Buffalo Inc., based in Nagoya, Japan, is a leading global manufacturer of award-winning networking, memory, storage, multi-media, LCD and other computer peripheral solutions for the home and small business markets as well as for system builders and integrators. “Paragon has been a strong partner for Buffalo; their first-class OEM support as well as the superior performance and features of their technology are key reasons we have chosen PSG for our Smart Box project,” said Kentaro Odaka, General Manager of Product Development Div. Buffalo Inc. “This expansion of our partnership provides the tools necessary for our customers to access and enjoy digital content on a variety of devices.”

Paragon’s drivers offer superior management of file system integrity, fast mount speed, comprehensive data protection, powerful file system check and repair utilities, and strong journaling capabilities. Paragon’s proprietary replay journal feature protects a consumer’s data on a USB HDD or SDXC card when unsafely removed from a Smart Box, TV, or Monitor. Without this feature there is a high potential that the file system on their USB HDD or SDXC card could become unrecognizable to Windows and cause data loss.

“We are very excited about extending our partnership with Buffalo to include our latest Universal File System Driver (UFSD) offerings — including exFAT for Android,” said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. “This partnership will provide the very best experience for end users as they are now able to view, modify and save content regardless of the type of storage medium utilized.”

Paragon’s driver technology enables any device on the network, from tablets to smartphones to servers, PCs and workstations, regardless of their operating system, to communicate and share files. For over 10 years now, Paragon UFSD technology has been providing operating systems and embedded kernels (Android, Linux, Windows, Mac, ThreadX, VxWorks, eCos, etc.) with access to file systems (exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, Ext, etc) that normally would not be fully supported. Beyond access, Paragon’s UFSD technology provides the highest data throughput speeds possible — equivalent to, or exceeding, native performance. This is especially important for flawless recording and playback of High-Definition, Blu-ray quality movies and videos.