FlashCard CopyStation II CF Mobile

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Highlights

  • Connection with notebook or PC by USB 2.0
  • Compatible with most flash memory media
  • Fast duplication of content with approx. 20 MBytes/s per Slot
  • PowerSoftware with three copy methods
  • Competitive price due to the use of standard components
  • SDHC, miniSDHC and microSDHC ready (depending on used adapter)

Details

The FlashCard CopyStation III CF Mobile is suitable for CF Cards Type I & II and all storage media which can be used in a CF Card adapter.

The system consists of a external USB 2.0 CF Card Drive with a total of 2 CF Card Type I & II Slots and altec copying software running under Windows XP or Vista.

Compatible media

The following storage media can be used in the FlashCard CopyStation III CF Mobile :

  • ATA Flash CompactFlash Cards Type I & II and all other storage media which can be used in a CF Card adapter*, e.g.:
  • SD & SDHC Cards,
  • miniSD & miniSDHC Cards,
  • microSD & microSDHC Cards,
  • MultiMediaCards,
  • all Memory Sticks,
  • xD-Cards.

* depending on used adapter

Copying methods

Three different copying methods are available for copying the data – copying of entire data images, copying of short images and the so-called file copying method.

Short Image Copy – only the data sectors which are currently beeing used are copied – that saves time if the master (source) memory media is only partly filled with user data.

File copy – this means that copies of specific file directories or files as well as of possibly existing subdirectories are created.This copying system benefits from the know-how and experience resulting from more than 10 years of CopyStation development at altec.

Copying speed

The copying speed amounts to approx. 20 MByte/s per Slot.

* depending on used adapter

Technical data

Hardware:
Case: CF Card drive (Mobile version)
External drive for connecting to
a Notebook or a PC via USB 2.0
CF Card Type I & II slots: 2 Slots (Mobile version)
Environment Specifications:
Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Temperature: 0° to +60°C (operating)
0° to +75°C (non-operating)
Software:
Supported OS: Windows7, XP and Vista
 

Typical markets for programmable storage mediaData required periodically by field workers can be copied to memory media and distributed to the employees.

For marketing and advertising: Memory media can be programmed with images and product materials such as films, catalogues or interactive applications.

Programs and data from the sectors of mechanical engineering and medical technology can be copied to memory media for use in automation, control and laboratory equipment

The marketing possibilities for storing music, audio books and videos on memory media are increasing steadily due to the drop in price of the media.

Mobile memory media are increasingly used to store games and software.

Memory media with maps and software for Pocket PCs and navigation devices can be programmed with our CopyStations.

The CopyStations are also used by leading manufacturers of mobile phones to program the memory media supplied with modern mobile phones with software, accessory catalogues and sample data such as music and video files.

Typical customers for CopyStations

  • Companies with field workers
  • Advertising and event agencies
  • Marketing departments
  • CD/DVD copy service companies
  • Fulfillment centers
  • Development and support departments
  • Music and audio book publishing companies
  • Distributors of films
  • Distributors of games
  • Software manufacturers
  • Navigation system manufacturers
  • Mobile phone manufacturers

We also offer the programming of memory media as a copying service

Software

Our copying software, which was developed in-house, has the same »Look & Feel« in all altec CopyStation models.The user interface can be switched between German and English – further languages are availble as an option.

The Job Wizard is a key part of the software. It is used to specify all parameters of the copy job – Name of the card image, number of copies, whether verification is required and configuration of the software options.Software options

Software option to create and copy short images. The short image copy option creates smaller image files if the master (source ) memory media is only partly filled with user data. This results in faster programming of the target memory media.

Copying methods

The FlashCard CopyStation III provides two different copying methods for copying the data:

1.) Image Copy (default method) – an image of the entire contents of the memory media is created and then copied to the target memory media.

Advantages: A 1:1 copy of the memory media is created. Accordingly, all sectors of the target memory media are overwritten. This method is supported by all memory media file systems.

Disadvantages: Copying is relatively time consuming because all of the bytes of the original memory medium are copied.

2.) Short Image Copy (option) – only the data sectors which are currently being used are copied.

Advantages: Significant time-saving if the master (source ) memory media is only partly filled with user data.

Disadvantages: If the target memory media has already been used, some of the unused blocks may still contain old data. For maximum benefit, the data on the source memory media should not be fragmented. Short image copy is currently only available for FAT12 and FAT 16 file systems.

Technical data

Hardware:
Case: CF Card drive (Mobile version)
External drive for connecting to
a Notebook or a PC via USB 2.0
CF Card Type I & II slots: 2 Slots (Mobile version)
Environment Specifications:
Humidity: 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Temperature: 0° to +60°C (operating)
0° to +75°C (non-operating)
Software:
Supported OS: Windows7, XP and Vista