Dear Madam and Sir
Our August Newsletter has the following topics:
15th anniversary of altec ComputerSysteme GmbH
High-Speed CopyStation Software Update
Life Expectancy Estimator Software
Solstice Technologies – Distributor in Canada and USA
August price lists for downloading
1. 15th anniversary of altec ComputerSysteme
On August 6th, 2007, altec ComputerSysteme GmbH celebrates
its 15th anniversary.
altec is international recognized for being one of the leading
manufacturers of CopyStations
for mobile memory media as well as for being manufacturer
of industrial memory products such as Solid
Not only its continuously expanding portfolio but many other
steps added to altec’s success. In 1991, altec started selling SanDisk
memory products and is now one of the leading SanDisk distributors
In 2000, the first
for mobile memory media was launched. The introduction of Robo
CopyStation, the first automated CopyStation worldwide,
in 2005 was another milestone in altec’s history.
But the name altec is already known since 1986 for innovative
technical solutions, because then the altec electronic GmbH was founded.
Following the boom in digital electronics, altec’s activities soon
focused on today’s business areas..
On August 6th, 1992, altec electronic GmbH was renamed to
today’s altec ComputerSysteme GmbH. More...
2. High-Speed CopyStation Software Update
The new High-Speed CopyStation Version 126.96.36.199 is immediately
Besides some minor changes – like displaying the drive letter when
mapping a card or user log off – the optional software feature «Short
Image Copy» is no longer restricted to FAT16- formatted cards.
Even memory media with higher capacities, which are FAT32-formatted,
can be duplicated by creating a short image thus making the process much
We recommend this free update to all our customers using
If you would like to update your software version, please
ask our sales
Please adhere to the installation guide when you update your
3. Life Expectancy Estimator Software
offers a so called «Life Expectancy Estimator» Windows software
tool for those of you interested in calculating the life span of solid
state storage media.
The life span is calculated by entering the average data
rate, the fixed data space as well as other information of the storage
medium such as capacity and the endurance (guaranteed writes).
Information on the type of wear leveling used is also
needed. In applications, in which for example an operating system is taking
up most of the capacity of the medium, static wear leveling used in all
SiliconDrive products prolongs the life span deliberately.
If for example 50% of the capacity is used by the operating
system, the life expectany of the storage medium doubles due to the patended
SiliconDrive static wear leveling compared to storage media with dynamic
Please contact Mr. Werner
Phone +49 511 98381-65, Mr.
Phone -24 or Mr.
Phone -56, to learn more about this software tool.
4. Solstice Technologies – Distributor
in Canada and USA
This month we would like to introduce our distributor
Solstice Technologies, Inc., is distributor for altec
CopyStations in Canada
With its headquarter in Ontario, Canada, and sales
offices in the USA, Solstice is a worldwide provider of professional
duplication and recording equipment for DVD, CD, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD, USB
sticks and Flash Memory Cards.
Solstice is also a leading supplier of automated printing
and heat seal wrapping equipment for all optical disc applications. Solstice
also distributes forensic data collection devices, disc and paper shredders,
and HDD degaussers.
Solstice has was founded in Minneapolis, USA in 1994
and moved its head office to Toronto, Canada in 1997 to better serve
North and South America, and the world markets.
In March 2007, Solstice started selling altec CopyStations
in Canada and Eastern/Southern USA to meet the growing demand for professional
USB and flash memory card duplication systems.
5. August price lists for downloading
If you haven't already done so, you can register to
receive our monthly price lists online in the price
section of our website. After receiving your
passwort, you can download the current
price lists for industrial memory media, CopyStations
and Consumer/OEM products.
The price lists can be downloaded as PDF files (ca.
200 KB) or as zipped Excel files (ca. 1.2 MB).
altec ComputerSysteme GmbH