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Datalight Releases Industry's Fastest Flash File System Platform for Linux

Datalight Releases Industry's Fastest Flash File System Platform for Linux

NUREMBURG, Germany, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Embedded World Conference -- With the dramatic rise of Linux in embedded systems, increased focus is being placed on the performance of flash memory in Linux devices like smart phones, cameras, MP3 players and industrial applications. Legacy flash file systems, such as JFFS2 and YAFFS2 are being tested and largely coming up short when it comes to performance. The Datalight platform for Linux, a combination of Datalight Reliance high-integrity file system and FlashFX Pro intelligent flash media manager, delivers up to 2000% faster write performance and 5 times faster mount speeds when compared to JFFS2.

The Datalight products will be the first ever modular flash file system platform for Linux, and the company reports strong demand by customers prior to release. One such customer, AMX, was given early access to the Datalight products, due to an aggressive production schedule that required a high-performance flash file system.

"I was skeptical of the performance numbers that Datalight was touting, but now that I've had a chance to try it myself, I have to say that I'm impressed," said Rick Gelling, Director of Firmware Engineering at AMX. "We're seeing performance well above what we experienced with alternative products, and the support and responsiveness from the Datalight team is keeping my project on track."

In addition to the significant performance advantage over alternatives, the Datalight flash File system platform for Linux also includes out-of-the-box support for 200+ flash parts from top memory manufacturers, enabling device manufacturers to get to market faster and save money when sourcing memory. Also included in the platform is a Windows driver that makes Datalight flash file system for Linux fully exchangeable with computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The Datalight flash file system platform for Linux is now available worldwide. In addition to the new Linux versions, Datalight flash file system products are also available on leading commercial operating systems, including Microsoft Windows CE, Wind River VxWorks and Mentor Graphics NucleusPLUS.

About Datalight

Datalight, Inc. headquartered just north of Seattle, Wash., develops technologies to enable risk-free mobile data. Datalight file system and device driver software ensures reliability, performance and flexibility, and is used worldwide on many of today's most well-known devices. For more information, visit http://www.datalight.com/ or call 800.221.6630.

FlashFX is a registered trademark, and Reliance and Dynamic Transaction Point are trademarks of Datalight Inc. Other marks used herein are the property of the respective owners.

Copyright (C) 2008 Datalight, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in USA. DATALIGHT, Datalight, the Datalight Logo, FlashFX, FlashFX Pro, Reliance, ROM-DOS, 4GR, One-Boot, One-Boot+File, and Sockets are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datalight, Inc. All other product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specification and price change privileges reserved.

Datalight, Inc.

CONTACT: Kerri McConnell, Director of Marketing of Datalight, Inc.,
+1-425-686-1069, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.datalight.com/

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