Nexcopy announced its new 20 target PC based SD Card Duplicator. Definitely a device for the uber-geek who’s into loading Secure Digital media onto SD cards.
Who Really Needs A SD Card Duplicator?
At first glance, you ask yourself “Who’d want 20 copies of their SD card from their camera?” But it’s clear Nexcopy isn’t chasing down the guys looking to make 100 copies of their weekend Vegas photos (or are they?). This SD card duplicator is geared towards companies who send out software applications on SD cards for field devices or need to manage a large number of miniSD cards for an army of devices like tablets or PDAs.
The SD card duplicator has a couple of unique features such as reading the CID number for the card and unique data streaming. The CID number is the “card ID number” and each card has a different value. The smart guys use the CID number as a keycode to encrypt data loaded to the SD cards.
The duplicator can also stream unique data to each card. The combination of data streaming and CID reading make the SD200PC secret weapon. Example, a mapping company will load the same set of maps to all the cards, they will then use the CID value as a keycode and load an encrypted file back onto the card. So the resultant card has the static mapping software plus the unique data of the keycode file.
Compatibility With microSD Cards
The SD200PC works with microSD cards so the phone companies will have a field day loading up their phones with promo material for lucky customers. This makes sense because these Smartphones and PDAs are getting so powerful and the media has so much capacity, many people keep most of their data on microSD cards these days.
Compatibility & Connectivity
The unit connects via USB and has 20 numbered SD ports, so it’s easy to identify which SD card is which. It also supports both FAT and FAT32 formats, NTFS, and Linux distribution packages. And for the not-so-techy user, the Nexcopy software has a job wizard to guide you through the duping process.
With so many companies handing out free USB flash drives and memory cards, we bet this a lot of these duplicators will sell before CES.