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

ATEK Access Technologies Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

November 09, 2017

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Nov. 9, 2017) – ATEK Access Technologies today announced the successful completion of its International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 audit for its...

ATEK Access Technologies Celebrates European Distributor’s 30th Anniversary at Embedded World 2017

March 20, 2017

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (March 15, 2017) –ATEK Access Technologies today celebrated the 30th anniversary of Nexus GB Ltd., the European distributor for ATEK’s Datakey brand. ATEK presented...

ATEK Access Technologies Adds New Industrial SD Models to Datakey RUGGEDrive™ Line at Embedded World

March 13, 2017

Press Release / EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (March 14, 2017) – ATEK Access Technologies today announced it has expanded its Datakey RUGGEDrive™ Line of USB flash drive and SD memory tokens with a new line of...