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Why choose Datakey?

We have been making ruggedized portable memory systems long before USB flash drives and SD cards were even invented!  Since 1976, Datakey has focused on meeting the needs of OEMs serving the military, medical, and industrial markets.  Because we are not focused on the consumer market, we can deliver the highest quality portable memory solutions with extreme ruggedness and long-term availability.  Learn why Datakey is the preferred choice of leading manufacturers, like: BAE Systems, Bard, Boeing, Bombardier, Covidien, General Dynamics, Gilbarco, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Siemens, St. Jude Medical, Stryker, Thales and more.

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Portable memory applications

Simply put, there are two main uses for portable memory:

  • As a credential - a device is used to ID/authenticate a person/device
  • For data transfer - a device is used to move data from here to there

But practically speaking, there are dozens of specific applications.
Visit our Applications page to see how OEMs use portable memory.

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Educational resources

Want to learn about portable memory?  Check out our white papers on:

  • Wireless coexistence - pairing wireless medical devices
  • Supporting a USB flash drive in an embedded design
  • Implementing a Crypto Ignition Key (CIK)
  • Comparing consumer and OEM portable memory

Visit our Resources page for white papers, FAQ articles and more.

educational resources

Datakey Serial Memory Line Wins Highly Commended at Electronics Industry Awards 2018

October 11, 2018

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (October 11, 2018) –ATEK Access Technologies today announced its Datakey Serial Memory line earned the title of highly commended at the Electronics Industry Awards 2018....

New Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter Safeguards Logged Data

August 20, 2018

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (August 22, 2018) – ATEK Access Technologies today launched its new Datakey Read-Only DFX PC Adapter. The adapter is the latest addition to the DFX RUGGEDrive™ Series...

New Datakey Bar Series Receptacles Minimize Mounting Space

May 22, 2018

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (May 23, 2018) – ATEK Access Technologies released the latest additions to its Datakey Bar Series of ruggedized removable memory devices. The BRFG and BRFN panel-mount Bar...