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Lexar Media Unveils New LockTightAvailable in New Formats and Additional Languages (February 27, 2006)
Lexar Media, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEXR), a world leader in advanced digital media technologies, today announced that its unique LockTight(TM) system is being localized and will be available to a greater number of security-conscious photographers worldwide. The LockTight System, on display this week at the Photo Marketing Association International Show (PMA), is a valuable tool for photographers in fields such as forensic photography, scientific research, military, law enforcement and mass media. The LockTight System will also be available in the popular Secure Digital (SD) format, and due to worldwide interest, is being localized in French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
When used in conjunction with a camera that supports the system, LockTight flash memory cards employ a unique functionality to protect data, and as a result, LockTight cards are always "locked." A computer or camera cannot read or write data to/from a LockTight card until a critical authorized authentication process takes place between the LockTight card and the host computer or host camera. This authentication process employs 160-bit HMAC SHA-1 hash algorithm.
Beyond security, Lexar LockTight CompactFlash and Secure Digital flash memory cards deliver professional-level performance that includes a minimum sustained write speed capability of 80X and 120X, respectively, enough to take advantage of a digital SLR's burst mode shooting feature. (Lexar defines "X" within its speed-rating system as equivalent to a minimum write speed capability of 150 kilobytes per second). Lexar LockTight allows photographers to maximize all of the popular high-performance features incorporated into their digital SLR camera, but adds security functionality to the photographer's working process.
Lexar Professional LockTight CompactFlash cards are currently available in capacities of 512MB and 2GB.
Lexar will display the LockTight System along with its full line of professional photography products at PMA in booth #4140.
About Lexar Media, Inc.
Lexar is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash memory products including memory cards, USB flash drives, card readers and ATA controller technology for the digital photography, consumer electronics, industrial and communications markets. The company holds over 94 issued or allowed controller and system patents, and licenses its technology to companies including Olympus Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SanDisk Corporation and Sony Corporation. Lexar sells its memory cards worldwide and through an exclusive agreement, also sells memory cards under the Kodak brand. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Lexar has operations in countries around the world. More information is available at www.lexar.com.
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