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Rugged USB Flash Drive protects sensitive data in field.

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May 31, 2011 - Designed for safe transportation and storage of sensitive data in harsh environments, Fischer Rugged Flash Drive comes in aluminum casing and has 4 GB standard capacity. Modular design offers adaptability via selection of body styles, sizes, capacities, and contact configurations. Sealed to IP 68/69K even when unmated, product is waterproof down to 120 m, resistant to temperatures from -40 to +85°C, and withstands min 26 x 1.5 m drop. Protective cap comes standard.

Fischer Connectors

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New Fischer Rugged Flash Drive Protects Your Sensitive Data in the Field

Press release date: May 26, 2011

Fischer Connectors introduces the Fischer Rugged Flash Drive. This extremely tough USB flash drive is specially designed for safe transportation and storage of sensitive data in harsh environments. Looking for a durable solution to download and securely transfer confidential data, images or videos from devices used in extreme environmental conditions or equipment located in hard to reach areas?

The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive memory module is securely mounted within a rugged aluminum casing designed to provide full protection against extreme environmental conditions. Sealed IP 68/69K even unmated, the USB flash drive is waterproof down to 120 meters. The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is resistant to extreme operating temperatures (-40°C to +85°C). In addition, it is protected from shock and vibration damage (withstands a min. 26 x 1.5-meters drop). The USB flash drive is equipped with a rugged protection cap.

Fitted with a signaling and protocol certified high speed USB 2.0 flash drive, Fischer Rugged Flash Drive features a proprietary Fischer circular connector interface. Combined with durable encapsulation, the unique design offers a high level of data safety.

Miniature (key ring size) and lightweight (only 18 grams), Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is the smart solution for daily field use. Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is perfectly adapted for harsh environment applications typical of the defense and security, industrial, underwater, oil and gas or medical sectors. It is ideally suited for UAV, ROV, optronic devices, GPS, sensors, test & measure equipments or rugged computers.

The standard Fischer Rugged Flash Drive comes in 4GB capacity with a Fischer UltiMate Original Series connector interface (UP01, size 08, 4 contacts). Its flexible modular design including a large selection of body styles, sizes, contact configurations and memory capacities is perfectly adapted for custom solutions.

"Protecting critical information against the elements and the potential risk of loss or theft is extremely important to our customers," said Dominique Glauser, CEO Fischer Connectors SA, "The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is the most innovative solution for safe data storage in extreme environments."

For more than 50 years, Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions. Known for their reliability, precision, and resistance to demanding environments, its products are commonly used in high-end electronic equipment such as defense and security systems, scientific or instrumentation devices, broadcast or medical apparatus. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide. For more information, log on to www.fischerconnectors.com

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