rugged flash drive usb

Fischer Connector has launched the USB 3.0 version of its ultra-portable, miniature, lightweight and extremely tough Fischer Rugged Flash Drive. This memory stick has been specially designed for the safe transportation and storage of sensitive data in harsh environments.

The USB 3.0 Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is even faster, smaller and more user-friendly than the USB 2.0 product introduced to the market in 2011. The read speed is now up to five times faster; standard memory sizes are 32GB, 64GB or 128GB; the body is shorter; and, in order to guarantee secure access, it is now available not only with the Fischer UltiMate™ Series interface, but also with the Fischer MiniMax™ Series interface. The activity LED is a further feature of the new product to improve usability.

Miniature, the size of a key ring, and lightweight, the Fischer Rugged Flash Drive has proven to be the durable solution for people on the go who need to download and securely transfer confidential data, images or videos from devices used in extreme environmental conditions or in hard-to-reach areas.

It is perfectly adapted for applications where data security and confidentiality are critical, such as the defence and security, financial, medical, industrial, energy, underwater, motor and extreme sport sectors, e.g. for civil or military UAVs, ROVs, test and measure equipment or rugged computers.

Safe and secure

The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is both safe and secure. Its rugged casing provides full protection against extreme environmental conditions. The flash drive is waterproof down to 120m and is resistant to extreme operating temperatures (-40°C to 85°C). Thanks to the unique proprietary Fischer Connectors’ circular connector interface combined with a durable encapsulation technique, it guarantees data security in case of loss or theft.

Performance and flexibility

"At times when privacy and confidentiality are of paramount importance, you need the right product to protect your critical information against the elements and the potential risk of loss or theft," explains Wim Vanheertum, product manager at Fischer Connectors. "Technology moves fast, and both performance and flexibility are required when designing high-speed applications using video.

"The new Rugged Flash Drive increases data transfer speed by five, and its flexible modular design, which includes a large selection of body styles, sizes, contact configurations and memory capacities, offers high customisation."

Main technical specifications:

  • IP68 sealed even unmated
  • Unique Fischer UltiMate (size 07) and MiniMax (size 08) interfaces
  • Up to 100MB/s read speed
  • Highspeed USB 3.0
  • Memory sizes: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Resists corrosion, vibration, shock and extreme temperatures

Showcased as world premiere at Eurosatory tradeshow

The new Fischer Rugged Flash Drive is showcased for the first time, along with the company’s new electrical and optical connectivity solutions, at the Eurosatory tradeshow in Paris from 13 to 17 June 2016, at Fischer Connectors’ booth G 497, Hall 6. The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive will be commercially available in July.

Caption: (Left to right) The Fischer Rugged Flash Drive USB 2.0 on UltiMate size 08 and new versions UltiMate size 07 and MiniMax size 08 with USB 3.0.