Pretec Bulletproof USB Flash Drive

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Pretec Ships Bulletproof USB Flash Drive

June 10, 2006

Origin Of News Release: Taipei, Taiwan
Date: June 10, 2006

Pretec Electronics Corp., the world's 1st to offer ruggedized ATA flash card since 1998 and ruggedized CompactFlash card (CF) since 2001 has started shipping a new ruggedized USB flash drive, i-Disk BulletProof, which is not only waterproof and fireproof, but also bulletproof. i-Disk BulletProof is being demonstrated today at Computex 2006 (Hall 4, Booth T202B) in Taipei.

Capacities ranging from 32MB to 2GB, PRETEC i-Disk BulletProof is constructed with double layers of sealed protective metal, capable of preventing circuit damage from water, fire, and even shielding the heavy impact of a bullet, making i-Disk BulletProof the most rugged USB flash drive in the world. Patented technologies at the core of i-Disk BulletProof include i-Disk Tiny bare, the smallest USB flash drive in the world since 2002 (replaced by Pretec i-Disk Diamond in 2005), hailed by "TIME" magazine as the "Best Gear of 2003", and the exotic i-Sushi; a deliciously Sushi-shaped USB flash stick, and i-Duck, a unique collection at the London Design Museum. In addition to its ruggedness and small size, i-Disk BulletProof also features blazing access speed, up to 20MB/s. Pretec can also custom design a premium version of i-Disk BulletProof under special arrangement that can achieve a speed of 266X, up to 40MB/s, the highest speed of USB flash drive in the world.

Optional Security features such as password protection, encryption, write protection, and/or pre-defined or user-defined auto-execute files for identification purpose giving each USB flash drive its own unique ID distinguishable by audio or video effect every time the USB flash drive is plugged into a computer (function of Pretec i-Disk Mine) can also be added to i-Disk BulletProof when necessary making it ideal for commercial/industrial or even military applications where not only the information stored is of paramount importance, but also the ruggedness and security are critical consideration factors.

Pretec i-Disk BulletProof is shipping now to a selective number of customers including specialized e-tailers around the world.

About Pretec

Pretec 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), MMCplus(TM) 266X (2005), i-Disk Tiny ("Best Gear of 2003" by TIME Magazine) and smallest size USB Flash drive in the world such as i-Disk Diamond / Cu-Flash (2005).

For more info, please visit PRETEC website: http://www.pretec.com

Note: i-Disk, i-Disk Tiny, and CU-Flash are trademarks of Pretec Electronics Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are recognized as the property of their respective holders.


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