SOURCE: Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group

October 02, 2012 11:27 ET

Paragon Software's NTFS, exFAT, and HFS+ Drivers Support AppliedMicro Converged Storage-WiFi Solution for Consumer and SMB NAS, Media Server Markets

Achieves 200+ Megabytes per Second Read/Write Performance via USB 3.0 to Windows and Mac Formatted Drives, and Supports High Capacity SDXC Cards

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) -  Storage software developer Paragon Software Group (PSG) today announced its collaboration with AppliedMicro®, global leader in energy conscious computing and communications solutions for data center, telecom, enterprise and consumer applications, for the development of the best-of-class solution for the AppliedMicro PACKET pro family of single and multi-core processors for network attached storage (NAS) applications. Paragon's NTFS, exFAT and HFS+ for Linux drivers will target the new APM86xxx system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor family. The bundled solution speeds up communication between AppliedMicro-based network appliances and attached storage.

Paragon's NTFS, exFAT and HFS+ for Android and Linux drivers enable full read/write access via USB 3.0 interface to Windows- and Mac-formatted drives and support the new high capacity exFAT-formatted SDXC cards on AppliedMicro's Riviera advanced OEM storage platform for next-generation consumer and SMB Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Wireless Access Point (WAP) and Media Servers/Gateways. The Riviera platform, based on the APM86491 processor, allows consumers to simultaneously store, stream and share multimedia content at lightning speeds in the connected digital home.

"The digital home is converging towards an all-in-one network appliance that serves as a router, wireless access point and a networked storage drive," said Majid Bemanian, senior director of marketing for AppliedMicro. "By leveraging Paragon's cross-platform technology, AppliedMicro provides customers an all-in-one media network solution, balancing performance and feature set leadership. With this solution, we address customer's sensitivity for performance, simplicity, and flexibility by being OS- and storage medium-agnostic." 

With the Paragon embedded cross-platform drivers, the Riviera platform provides enterprise-class NAS read/write performance to Windows/Mac-formatted USB 3.0 drives with twice the throughput and performance of competing devices -- exceeding 200 Megabytes per second (MBps). This means that users can download and share a 4GB file such as a high definition video (1080i/1080p) of a feature-length movie or clip in less than ten seconds.

"We are very excited to partner with AppliedMicro on their next-generation processor family," said Tom Fedro, president of Paragon Software Group. "The OEM community is designing and delivering new, innovative, Smart Devices to the marketplace faster than ever before; they will demonstrably benefit from the incredible performance and utility provided by the AppliedMicro/Paragon collaboration."

Paragon's popular cross-platform exFAT, NTFS and HFS+ drivers are designed to eliminate the barrier between embedded Android and Linux devices, and SDXC cards as well as Windows and Mac USB drives with the highest performance in the market -- so critical for network environments where multiple users may simultaneously download, share and playback content such as high definition Blu-ray quality video. Paragon Software was the first software developer to implement a full set of drivers -- based on the company's unique Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology -- specifically developed to provide full access under various platforms (Android, Linux, Windows, Mac, etc.) to volumes of the most popular file systems (exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, Ext, etc.), which normally would not be supported. For more information visit

About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software provides technology to a host of world class companies and partners including Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, Western Digital® Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at

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