IBC Tech Review: Fischer USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Fischer Connectors, USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Neal Romanek
Acquisition
September 21st 2016 at 10:39AM : By Neal Romanek

The new flash drive from Fischer Connectors is faster and tougher than its predecessor

Fischer Connectors released the USB 3.0 version of its Fischer Rugged Flash Drive at IBC2016. The new drive is said to be faster, smaller and easier to use than its predecessor, launched in 2011. The durable (IP68 rated), lightweight memory stick allows users to download and securely transfer confidential video, audio and data from devices used in extreme environmental conditions or in hard-to-reach areas.

According to Fischer, it is now five times faster (up to 100MBps read speed) than the earlier versions, thanks to USB 3.0, and comes with standard memory sizes of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB, plus a new activity LED. The body is shorter and, in order to guarantee secure access, it is now available not only with the Fischer UltiMate Series (07) interface, but also with the Fischer MiniMax Series (08) interface.

The proprietary Fischer Connectors’ circular connector interface, combined with a durable encapsulation technique, should help to guarantee data security in case of loss or theft.

It should resist corrosion, vibration, shock and extreme temperatures (-40°C to +85°C), and is waterproof down to 120m, claimed Fischer.