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Nexcopy Introduces Lock License USB Flash Drives

Lake Forest, CA – October 19, 2020 – Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces the USB write protect Lock License flash drive.

Nexcopy turns the market on it’s head with the Lock License flash drive. A flash drive which is by default a read-only or write protected device. The device will accept a user password to unlock the drive through Nexcopy’s Lock License utility software. This new approach gives the power back to the user for when a USB is a writable device.

“The fundamental change towards how our flash drive works should draw attention for those looking for read-only USB flash drives” says Greg Morris, CEO of Nexcopy Inc. “What is unique about the Lock License approach is whenever power is cut to the device, for example disconnection, the USB is automatically write protected. This is the strongest first line defense against malicious software or virus jumping onto a flash drive without the user knowing. It is impossible to infect a USB drive if the device is write protected.”

Lock License flash drives require a password upon first use. This password is used to unlock the write protection and make the USB a read/write device. This feature provides a personalized solution for each business which uses the Lock License technology. There is no need to set the write protection after being unlocked because simply cutting power to the device will put the USB into its default state: a read-only device.

The Nexcopy Lock License USB flash drive has the following features:

  • Default state of drive is read-only, a.k.a write protected
  • User assigned password to remove write protection
  • No password is required to read from the drive, acts as normal WORM device
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) to set password and remove write protection
  • Command line utility for custom integration to remove write protection
  • No back door password or feature from Nexcopy to unlock the drive
  • Available in USB 2.0 and 3.0 technology and ranging from 2GB through 128GB capacities

Stan McCrosky, head of Sales, comments, “System Control manufacturers for waterworks, electrical utility and petroleum companies need a solution like this. The ability to load software or firmware to a hardware based USB read-only device gives system control companies an incredible amount of security for in-field deployment via USB. More importantly, the command line utility gives the manufacturers a secure way to unlock the drive and update the content remotely without the worry of the drive remaining read/write. It’s simply impossible for the drive to remain writable.” McCrosky concludes.

The Lock License USB flash drive is simple to implement. Steps include:

  • Connect USB to a Windows computer
  • Open either GUI or command line utility to remove write protection
  • Assign a password to be used when removing the write protection
  • Data load the drive as needed
  • Eject drive from computer once copy process is complete
  • At this point the USB is write protected at the hardware controller level
  • The Lock License drive can be read (used) by any device on any platform
  • Password not required to read data from the drive
  • Password is only used when removing write protection to make the USB read/write

Nexcopy Lock License media is available in USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 technology and range it capacity from 2GB through 128GB. Nexcopy offers six body styles for the Lock License media with a wide range of body colors available for each stye, all available for custom branding. The six body styles include Oxford; a capless swivel style drive. Newport; a classic rectangular shape with cap. Lexington; a classic rectangular style with rounded edges and cap. Augusta; a shorter style drive with large lanyard loop. Huntington and Geneva which uses an aluminum body for more durability and also better suited for laser etch branding.

The Oxford style swivel drive is the in stock media Nexcopy carries for same day printing and shipping. Nexcopy inventories USB 2.0 media of 2GB and 4GB capacity and in stock USB 3.0 media of 8GB, 16GB, 32Gb, 64GB and 128GB capacities. The in stock Oxford media is a black body with white swivel clip with full color printing via the Nexcopy Logo-EZ USB flash drive printer.

The Lock License utility is available for download off the Nexcopy support page. The utility requires a Nexcopy licensed USB flash drive. The Lock License USB write protection is not a universal solution for any thumb drive, a Nexcopy drive is required in order to take advantage of the increased security the technology offers.

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Notice – Update To Lock License Drives

What is Lock License:

Lock License flash drives by Nexcopy are drives where the user can set the write protection after their data load. This puts the USB into a read-only state. When the USB is read-only the files on the drive cannot be changed, manipulated, deleted or formatted off the drive. The write protection features is a hardware solution and set at the controller level of the device.

Lock License refers to a license Nexcopy puts on the drive to be compatible with our utility to lock and unlock the drive.

Nexcopy offers two software solutions to set the write protection to Lock License drives. Nexcopy offers a GUI (Graphical User Interface) utility to set the state of the drive. In addition, a command line tool is also available to set the write protection. The command line tool allows the user to wrap the write protection step into their own workflow process.

In addition, the Lock License technology gives the user the ability to unlock the drive, make updates or changes to the device, and relock the drive to make it read-only.

The user may perform the locking by either the GUI utility or command line utility. The above technology was made available and released in the spring of 2013.

Security issue:

Nexcopy Lock License drives have been a tremendous success since its release. However, the solution has a security issue in that only one tool, or method, is used for all customers to lock and unlock drives. Said another way; any one user with our utility could unlock a Lock License drive from any other user. With the upcoming release, this security issue is resolved.

The upgrade:

The upgrade consists of two elements. The first element is a fundamental change in how the technology works. Starting October 1, 2020 all Lock Licnese drives default to a read-only or write protected state. Whenever power is given to the device the drive is read-only. The second element to the October 1st upgrade is a required password to unlock the drive. First time use of the drive will require the operator to set and enter a password. From that point forward, only that password will unlock that specific drive.

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Nexcopy Lock License, USB write protection

USB read only, Nexcopy Lock License

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USB write protection, Nexcopy, Lock License, Command Line

Each Lock License drive in the field since its inception (2013) will have the ability to programmatically upgrade to this more secure solution. The GUI and command line tool have automatic upgrade features to update any previous version of a Lock License drive. This upgrade is required for all Lock License drives as the previous technology, due to security issues, will no longer be available by Nexcopy. GUI and command line tool version 2.0.6 or higher will be required to operate Lock License drives.

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Nexcopy Offers Mini Size USB Duplicator

Lake Forest, CA – November 20, 2019 – Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces the USB104SA, a 4 target standalone USB Duplicator specifically design to be light weight and portable.

“With the lack of optical drives in computers and laptop, the USB stick continues to grow in popularity,” reports Greg Morris, President of Nexcopy. “What we have seen is a demand for both small configuration systems for those transitioning from optical media to USB media and large production systems which we’ve serviced for years. The USB104SA is a great stepping stone for those coming from the optical duplication industry.”

USB104SA

The USB104SA USB Duplicator has a list of features which pivot from the larger, award winning, Nexcopy standalone duplicators. Features include:

  • Asynchronous copy mode, all the time
  • Binary copier will copy any format; FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS, Ext2,3,4, Proprietary
  • Binary CRC verification algorithm
  • Quick Erase and Ful Erase for disk sanitization
  • Four language modes in LCD menu
  • USB speed benchmark utility
  • Firmware upgradeable

Stan McCrosky, head of Sales, comments, “What we have seen, are small organizations and business requesting something low cost and low volume for data duplication. Our main focus is still business-to-business, but the growing demand for low volume duplication equipment justified the development of a product like the USB104SA.”

The USB104SA is a portable solution and ideal for trade shows or spoken word events. The unit weighs less than one pound and with a foot print of about six inches by one inch tall. The unit can easily fit into your computer bag, which is ideal for carry-on luggage at the airport.

The USB duplicator is powered by a microUSB cable which can be connected to your computer laptop USB port. A USB block is also provided for powering from an outlet.

“What I like about this unit is the feature rich firmware. We did not compromise on the firmware settings and offer less. We offer the same functionality as our larger standalone USB duplicator models.” Morris continues,

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Nexcopy Offers Larger USB-C Duplicator as 40 Target System

Lake Forest, CA – June 20, 2019 – Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces the USB-C400PC, a 40 target USB-C or USB 3.1 Duplicator specifically design for USB Type C flash memory drives.

Last month Nexcopy Inc. introduced the first 20 target USB-C duplicator. Building on that technology, Nexcopy finished the software and hardware requirements for a larger, 40 target duplication system.

The USB-C400PC Duplicator has a list of features which pivot from the award winning Nexcopy Drive Manager software. Features include:

  • Six copy modes
  • Binary copy mode supports all formats; HFS, Ext2,3,4, Proprietary
  • Unique data streaming to each USB-C socket
  • Binary verification
  • Erase and D.o.D. Erase for disk sanitization
  • Data collection to extract files off USB-C devices
  • Intuitive and informative Drive Manager software
  • Upgradeable to PRO Series for USB-C write protection
  • Upgradeable to PRO Series for USB-C partitioning
USB-C Duplicator

Stan McCrosky, head of Sales, comments, “Although USB-C flash drives are not main stream, we continue to get questions about duplication equipment for that memory type. I am excited to announce this larger 40 target system. The USB-C connector on flash memory will be slow and steady in the years ahead, and Nexcopy, USB Duplicatoris ready for that demand.”

To view the official press release please visit EIN Presswire.com

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USB-C Duplicators Arrive Today (Press Release)

May 23, 2019 Nexcopy Inc officially launches their first USB-C duplicator system.

Stan McCrosky, head of Sales, comments, “Developing this niche product is important for the growing demand of USB-C flash drive duplication.  Optical drives are all but gone, especially in laptops, and Nexcopy is seeing a trend from traditional USB to USB Type C sockets in disk duplication vertical markets.”

The USB-C Duplicator has a list of features which pivot from the award winning Nexcopy Drive Manager software.  Features include:

  • Six copy modes
  • Binary copy mode supports all formats; HFS, Ext2,3,4, Proprietary
  • Unique data streaming to each USB-C socket
  • Binary verification
  • Erase and D.o.D. Erase for disk sanitization
  • Data collection to extract files off USB-C devices
  • Intuitive and informative Drive Manager software
  • Upgradeable to PRO Series for USB-C write protection
  • Upgradeable to PRO Series for USB-C partitioning

“Apple computers and Iot, or Internet Of Things, are driving the force behind the increased demand for USB-C flash drive consumption.  Although the internet is great for many data sharing applications, there is still a great need for data dissemination off line.  USB is still the definitive choice among users to share data via flash memory,” states Greg Morris, President of Nexcopy.

The official press release by EIN Newswire was picked up by The Boston Harold. The complete press release may be found on The Boston Harold website.

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Nexcopy Products Available Through Ecommerce Retail Channels

Lake Forest, CA – February 7, 2019 – From EIN NewsNexcopy Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of flash memory duplicators, flash drive printers and advanced function flash memory drives. Since March of 2004, Nexcopy products have been available through a world-wide network of authorized resellers. However, with the increased demand for buying product on-line, Nexcopy has taken the necessary steps to make our products available via ecommerce retail channels.

Nexcopy sold online

Greg Morris, CEO of Nexcopy, comments, “We are a solutions driven company who take pride in making sure our customers get the right equipment for their application. With the increased demand of flash memory devices as a tool for dissemination of information, many Nexcopy clients are needing to expand their production needs. By providing an on-line purchase mechanism, the process to acquire additional Nexcopy gear is quick and easy.”

Morris continues, “It’s important to understand, with optical drives all but gone in computers and laptops, flash memory is the product of choice in today’s market to share and spread information. This shift in computer hardware is having a direct impact on the demand for Nexcopy equipment.”

Nexcopy USB duplicator systems, Secure Digital (SD), microSD and Compact Flash (CF), are available through a network of on-line ecommerce retailers. The ecommerce websites which list Nexcopy equipment are house-hold names with trusted purchasing experiences. These on-line retailers include: Amazon, WalMart, Kmart, NewEgg and Rakuten.

Morris concludes, “We still encourage clients to contact Nexcopy through phone, email or our on-line instant chat with any questions they may have before purchase. We are a U.S. company, based in Southern California, with a reputation for being knowledgeable and experienced. We are happy to spread the wealth on what we know. On-line purchasing simply makes the acquisition process, painless.”

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Nexcopy Introduces Inkjet Flash Drive Printer

The USB7P was discontinued

The product was replaced with the LOGO-EZ printer. Please use the links in this post to view the new and imporved USB flash drive printer.

Press Release: Flash Drive Printer Lake Forest, CA — Jun 11, 2014 — Nexcopy Inc., launches an all new inkjet printer for printing to USB flash drives. The USB Clip Printer is capable of printing full color logos on USB clips used with the popular USB swivel styled drive. The USB Clip Printer is targeted for small business, marketing firms and promotional companies where quick turn, full color printing is beneficial for customer service and product sales.
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Nexcopy Adds New Standalone CompactFlash CF Duplicators to Product Line Card

Nexcopy, CF Duplicator, Stand-alonePress Release: Nexcopy Adds New Standalone CompactFlash CF Duplicators to Product Line Card

Lake Forest, CA – December 10, 2013 – Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of flash memory duplicators, introduces two new standalone Compact Flash CF Duplicator models to Nexcopy’s line of flash memory duplicators and sanitizers. The 1-7 and 1-15 target systems offer unparalleled copy speeds to Compact Flash media with additional functions for device sanitization.
 
CompactFlash (CF) is a mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices and most commonly used in digital cameras by end-users and most commonly used in embedded micro-computers by system integrators. Data loading content to CF cards in mass quantity can be challenging and time consuming. The Nexcopy CF Duplicator systems perform high speed binary copy functions to CF cards in bulk which solve the problem of loading content to CF cards in bulk. The binary copy process includes bootable information from the CF master out to the CF targets.
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Nexcopy releases DoD Erase and USB 3.0 support on standalone USB duplicator line

Lake Forest, CA — Nov 16, 2011 — Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer in USB Duplicator solutions, announces DoD erase functions for USB, SD and microSD media along with full support for USB 3.0 flash drives.
  • Department Of Defense (DoD) Erase function
  • DoD erase is three cycle write process of 0’s – 1’s – 0’s.
  • Erase function supports USB, SD and microSD media
  • Standalone USB duplicators fully support USB 3.0 flash drives
Updated firmware for the Nexcopy standalone USB duplicator systems supports a variety of erase functions. The Full Erase function writes a cycle of zero’s to all sectors of a flash memory device and clears out any partition tables. In addition, the Nexcopy firmware supports Department of Defense (DoD) Erase functions which meets government security standards. The DoD Erase function employs a three cycle write pattern where a first pass of Zero’s are written to the entire device, a second pass of One’s are written to the entire device and finally a third pass of Zero’s are written to all areas of the flash device. Through this redundancy write cycle process there is no chance to recover residual files on a flash memory device.
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New Standalone USB Duplicators from Nexcopy

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  — Sep 10, 2010 — Nexcopy Inc., a leading manufacturer in USB Duplicator equipment, announces the release of two new standalone USB duplicator solutions for bulk data loading to USB flash memory. The new standalone USB duplicators from Nexcopy provide ultra fast data copying of content to flash media.  Depending on the device, the standalone duplicators can reach a maximum of 2GBs per minute data transfer.  These numbers yield a transfer speed faster than current USB 3.0 technologies for data loading to USB 2.0 flash drives. “Our PC based systems have been our flagship product for many years, but for those who need ultra fast copy speeds with simple operation, the new standalone systems are the ideal product,” says Greg Morris, President of Nexcopy. Continue Reading

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