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:

  • 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

ATEK Access Technologies Awarded ISO 9001 Certificate

December 15, 2014

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Dec. 8, 2014) – ATEK Access Technologies today announced the successful completion of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 audit for its...

ATEK Access Technologies Partners with Sales Firms to Expand U.S. Presence

July 24, 2014

/ July 24, 2014 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ATEK Access Technologies has entered into partnerships with two manufacturer’s representative firms to meet...

Amphenol Aerospace and Datakey Electronics Collaborate to Design Storage Solution

April 03, 2013

Press Release / Sidney, NY April 2013 – Amphenol Aerospace (NYSE: APH), a global leader in interconnect technologies, has collaborated with Datakey Electronics, manufacturer of rugged, portable...