LAS VEGAS --(Jan. 5, 2006) Pretec Electronics Corp., the 1st in the world to demonstrate 8GB USB flash drive since 2004, and the 1st in the world to offer 4GB SD card since July 2005, has announced the largest capacity fingerprint USB flash storage device in the world today; "i-Disk Touch", a multi-function 4GB USB flash storage device with fingerprint biometrics security, here at CES (Booth #14444, LVCC). The 4GB Pretec i-Disk Touch will also be demonstrated by invitation only at a private suite at the Venetian Hotel.
Pretec i-Disk Touch addresses growing demand for a popular and inexpensive mobile storage device which can secure and delegate access to sensitive data fearlessly and without cumbersome processes. The proven fingerprint biometrics security makes sure data can only be accessed by (up to ten) authorized users without the need to bring keys or remember long strings of passwords. It not only secures data access, but the data itself; depending on user requirements individual files or entire directories can be securely encoded with Pretec i-Disk Touch and made available again when needed. The biometrics security function of i-Disk Touch is only one part of a suite of security offerings which also includes additional software and/or hardware protection of data access through password protection; a protected key which can lock the PC from unauthorized use; or as a parental guard to prevent unauthorized access to forbidden websites, etc.
Instead of using the traditional "Area" fingerprint sensor which requires the use of multiple devices taking up additional space at additional cost, the "stripe" fingerprint sensor in i-Disk Touch is coupled with a new monolithic single-chip solution; an innovative design in which i-Disk Touch can achieve a smaller footprint, larger capacity, and very cost-effective way to secure data and content access for any home or office with security concerns.
i-Disk Touch is the center of Pretec multiple function USB products offering both memory and I/O capabilities, which includes the currently available i-Disk BT (USB Flash + Bluetooth), i-Disk WLAN (with Wi-Fi connectivity) and many others which Pretec will launch in the next few months. Another Pretec multiple function USB product having its debut here today is the Pretec e-Disk II+, a multiple function 512MB USB flash drive with built-in card reader, which such device can expand from 512MB to 4.5GB by inserting an optional Pretec 4GB SD/MMC card. Both i-Disk Touch and e-Disk II+ are available now with mass production scheduled next month.
Pretec(TM) Electronics Corp. (http://www.pretec.com) offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards and card readers such as CF, MMC, SD, and USB Flash Drive for the digital imaging, mobile communication, and industrial control markets. As the world's 2nd company to offer CF card since 1995, Pretec has consistently demonstrated the highest capacity cards in the world; such as CF card 80MB, 128MB, 160MB, 320MB, 640MB, 1.5GB, 3GB, 6GB and 12GB CF card at various locations around the world for the past seven years; MMC card 1GB and 4GB; USB Flash Drive 8GB; and SD card 4GB. With more than 100 patents granted or filed, Pretec has also been offering the highest speed cards in the world such as CF 80X (2004), MMC 4.0 150X (2004), USB 166X/266X (2005), SD 133X (2005), MMC Plus 266X (2005); and smallest size USB Flash Disk in the world such as i-Disk Tiny ("Best Gear of 2003" by TIME Magazine) and CU-Flash/iDisk Diamond (2005).
-- Note: i-Disk, i-Disk Tiny, CU-Flash are trademarks of Pretec Electronics Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are recognized as the property of their respective holders.