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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.

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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.

Corsair Embeds Paragons NTFS driver into New Voyager Air Portable, Wireless Drive

Corsair’s newly released Voyager Air, a portable, wireless drive, is embedded with Paragon’s universal file system driver (UFSD) technology. Paragon’s drivers enable cross-platform read/write access to various file systems connected to the Voyager Air. Corsair’s drive was announced at their launch event at CES 2013.

“Paragon’s driver technology was selected over its competition because of its exceptional transfer rate performance,” said Thi La, Senior VP and GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. “By embedding Paragon’s drivers into our solution, Voyager Air is best-in-class with regards to file/data transfer speeds; especially when it is directly attached via USB 3.0.”

Paragon’s cross-platform driver technology makes the Voyager Air compatible with all devices and PCs, regardless of the operating system. The portable Voyager Air is the first all-in-one mobile, wireless, home network drive. It can be used as a home NAS via its Gigabit connection or as a portable hard drive (USB 3.0) or a wireless hub (Wi-Fi). Voyager Air streams movies and music via Wi-Fi to multiple client devices including PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices.

Voyager Air supports multiple partitions and comes preformatted with the NTFS file system with which Paragon’s driver is included to enable Mac users to write to the NTFS drive. Voyager Air users may reformat the drive with an HFS+ file system, if needed.

As demand increases for multimedia mobile devices to share data and connect with each other, the demand for the underlying driver technology for NTFS, HFS+, exFAT and other file system is critical to maintaining a seamless environment for the consumer.

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

 

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.

Windows XP Alive and Well as It Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

According to StatCounter, Windows XP maintains over 35 percent of the operating systems (OS) market share currently installed in the United States (over 50 percent worldwide).* MSNBC’s technology reporter, Suzanne Choney, highlighted this fact in her recent article, “Windows XP Turns 10, Still Thrives;” she surmises that XP will remain with us still for quite some time, given the economic environment — not to mention users’ high comfort level with XP, “Many who have stayed with XP just find it like a well-worn slipper, not ready to be thrown out and too comfy to give up.”

With Windows XP keeping a firm grip in the marketplace, technology designed to bridge the gap between the aging operating system and newer applications and appliances will continue to be relevant. Paragon Software offers an assortment of software tools and applications to help IT professionals keep their systems running XP in ship-shape condition while minimizing technology investment dollars.

Two of Paragon’s XP-compatibility technologies were spotlighted this week in Enterprise Storage Forum by Kenneth Corbin (author of ESF’s “Vendors to Watch” column) in “Paragon Software Targets OEMs, VARs with Niche Storage Tech”:

  • Partition alignment technology with PAT 3.0 and ESX (launched earlier this month) ensures partitions are aligned on physical and virtual machines, increasing performance and longevity
  • Universal File System Drivers, help differing platforms communicate properly

If you would like to learn more about our products and programs, please give us a call at 888-347-5462 or send us an email to info@paragon-downloads.com.

*As of October 2011 (http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-US-monthly-200910-201110-bar).

Paragon Software Welcomes Acer

Earlier this week, we announced that Acer selected Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD)  technology to embed into their new Android™ Honeycomb-based ICONIA TAB A500 and ICONIA TAB A501 tablets. We are honored to count Acer among the company’s we serve. NTFS enables people to easily transfer music, video, and other data file types between a Windows-formatted storage device and their tablets.

Because of Paragon’s UFSD technology, the USB port on the Acer ICONIA TAB A500-series tablets can be used to attach a hard drive formatted for Windows. People can then download and stream multimedia content to their USB drive, and later move just what they want to take with them onto their tablet and go.

The UFSD technology allows systems and devices to have full access to file systems which otherwise are not supported. Acer is licensing Paragon’s UFSD-based NTFS for Android driver to enhance the capability of their tablets, since most hard drives are formatted for NTFS.  Tablets without the Paragon driver require users to first reformat their hard drive to the older FAT file system before they can be used.

Paragon Software NTFS, USFD Technology

Another key advantage of Paragon’s NTFS for Android driver is that it provides the highest read/write performance possible, which not only minimizes file transfer times between the tablet and the USB drive, but it is also mandatory for providing flawless playback of high definition, Blu-ray quality movies and multimedia content.

To read the entire announcement, go to Paragon Software’s NTFS for Android Driver Embedded into Acer ICONIA TAB A500 and ICONIA TAB A501 Tablets. For more about Paragon’s Universal File System Driver technology, view NTFS Slide Show Presentation.