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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.


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.


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.
  • 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.

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.