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 Rep Channel Grows with Addition of Experienced Sales Firms

December 14, 2016

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Dec. 14, 2016) – ATEK Access Technologies® has entered into a partnership with MindShare Technical Sales and W. Koop Associates Enterprises, Inc. to meet the growing...

Datakey White Paper Provides Tips for Linking Wireless Medical Devices

March 08, 2016

Press Release / Designing and testing for wireless coexistence can safeguard medical device operation EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (March 8, 2015) – ATEK Access Technologies today released “Wireless Coexistence:...

Nexus GB Named as Exclusive Datakey Distributor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

September 17, 2015

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Sept. 17, 2015) – ATEK Access Technologies has named Nexus GB Ltd. as its exclusive distributor of Datakey products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The firm currently...