Dear Madam and Sir
Our January Newsletter has the following topics:
Beware of inexpensive USB memory sticks
Updated USB Stick CopyStations software
NEW: Trial software for CopyStations
NEW: Updated web pages for High-Speed CopyStations
altec at CeBIT 2008
NEW: SanDisk microSDHC 12 GB
NEW: SanDisk SDHC Extreme III 8 and 16 GB
SanDisk SD Cards Memory Technology Change
altec advent calendar lottery
January price lists for downloading
1. Beware of inexpensive USB memory
Recently we have received some feedback from customers using
no-name USB memory sticks with our USB Stick CopyStations.
We have been doing more research and testing with low-cost
USB memory sticks. Whenever problems occurred, there were always no-name
products involved. USB memory sticks from international brand manufacturers
did not cause any difficulties.
USB memory sticks of dubious origin are also a topic in the
media. The leading German computer magazine c’t
has already discussed this topic in two issues.
Problems can also be caused by USB memory sticks, where capacities
vary within one production load. Please also read the paragraph
the User Manuals for our USB Stick CopyStations.
Moreover, USB memory sticks occasionally made a negative
impression with poor performance rates.
We therefore strongly recommend that you only use USB memory
sticks from international brand manufacturers such as SanDisk, Lexar or
2. Updated USB Stick CopyStations software
software for all USB Stick CopyStations has been updated to version 1.0.8.
We kindly ask all customers to install the new version.
The update mainly provides for a better recognition of USB
Please contact our sales team, divisions
Europe, or CopyStations
Rest of World, if you have one of our USB Stick CopyStations.
3. NEW: Trial software for CopyStations
can now easily test all software options of our CoypStations.
Trial software versions, which include all offered software
options, are now available for the software of High-Speed CopyStations
(item number 31AL1488) and USB Stick CopyStations (item number 31AL1489).
The trial software version is restricted to the copying
of 2,000 cards or USB memory sticks. Alternatively it will expire after
Please ask our sales team, divisions
Europe, or CopyStations
Rest of World, for your free trial software version.
4. NEW: Updated web pages for High-Speed
We have updated the web pages of High-Speed
and have added more information.
The information is divided into five sections: Overview,
Applications, CardBoxes, Software and Tech Specs.
This sections make it more easy to access the content.
5. altec at CeBIT
This year we will be presenting a new concept for
The choice will be your’s: You can either learn more about altec’s
portfolio on the fairground or on our premises.
During CeBIT 2008 (March 4th to March 9th, 2008), you
can get an overview of our portfolio
on the fairground in Hanover. You will find the altec
presentation area at the «ICT in Motion» booth D 38 in
We also cordially invite you to visit our premises
in Langenhagen, Bayernstrasse 10. Our offices are close
to the fairground (25 km) as well as to the airport (5 km).
From March 4th to March 7th, 2008, 9.00 am to 7.00
pm, we are looking forward to your visit.
In our show
room you will get more information on our wide range
of CopyStations. Moreover you will have the chance to test most of our
You will also get an overview of our portfolio of Flash
from altec and SiliconSystems for industrial applications.
We will gladly provide you with information on our
related to mobile memory media such as duplication of
card images, individualisation of cards, labels and
There will also be the opportunity to relax in our Cafeteria
We will gladly arrange your transportation to our offices
if you let us know in advance.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
6. NEW: SanDisk microSDHC 12 GB
Our supplier SanDisk has introduced microSDHC
memory cards with 12 GB on the occasion of CES (Consumer
Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.
First samples have been delivered to major OEM customers.
For further information on pricing and availability
of the new memory cards, please contact our Sales Team,
7. NEW: SanDisk SDHC Extreme III 8 and 16
Our SanDisk OEM customers now can choose between
new capacities for SDHC Cards Extreme III.
The 8GB card has the item number SDSDX3-008G-J, the
16GB card has the item number SDSDX3-016G-J, each capacity comes in a
Our Sales Team, division SanDisk,
will be answering your questions regarding prices and
delivery times of these new memory cards.
8. SanDisk SD Cards Memory Technology Change
Starting mid January, an alternative memory source
(63 nm technology) will be added to SanDisk’s
1, 2 and 4 GB.
This product line is added to the further existing 56 nm
memory line in order to ensure the consistent supply
of the products.
9. altec advent calendar lottery
We hope that we could brighten up your days before
Christmas with our online
Many thanks to all of you who participated in our advent
calendar. Your interest is appreciated.
We have drawn the following three winners for the advent
The first prize, an Apple iPod shuffle, goes to Mr. Marcin
Malinowski (CSI Poland). Mr. Raimund Vollmer (Adept Technology
GmbH) won the second prize, a SanDisk microSD 2 GB. Mr. Andreas Pflaum
(btv technologies GmbH) will receive a SanDisk UFD
Micro memory stick 1 GB.
Congratulations to all winners.
All prizes as well as the little gifts, which were hidden
in our advent calendar on some days, are on their way to you.
10. January 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