FREIBURG, Germany – January 23, 2017 –
Paragon Software Group (PSG), the cross-platform technology leader in mobile device
and embedded system solutions, announces
Paragon exFAT for Android – the industry’s first consumer edition of the exFAT (Extended
File Allocation System) file system technology for Android users that makes it possible to exchange
data between external storage media larger than 32 GB and all the latest consumer electronics.
Paragon exFAT for Android is a component of
Paragon USB Plugin for Total Commander to offer instant, non-root, offline access to exFAT
data from external storage drives directly on Android smartphones and tablets. For better on-the-go
organization and easy mobile access, Paragon exFAT for Android allows users to easily view, backup,
copy, and edit important documents, photos, videos, music, and other files between Android mobile
devices and portable hard drives or flash drives. For this tool, Paragon Software Group is
partnering with Microsoft.
“We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft by bringing to the market the industry’s first
consumer edition of exFAT file system support and to make it available directly to Android users.
One of the most difficult areas of cross-platform computing still remains data sharing between
incompatible systems. While networking between the operating systems has become a lot easier,
storage sharing is still problematical because of patented file system limitations,” said
Paragon Software Group’s CEO Konstantin Komarov.
“Microsoft is pleased that this new partnership with cross-platform software developer Paragon
Software will offer mobile consumers more options and flexibility. By enabling file sharing across
operating systems, this agreement demonstrates Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to empower customers
and businesses to achieve even more,” said Microsoft’s Vice President and Associate General
Counsel Micky Minhas.
For many users who want to travel light, smartphones and tablets have already replaced laptops.
Previously available only as a license-based solution for OEMs, now for the first time this
technology is available to Android consumers who require data access to previously incompatible
storage devices directly on their mobile devices.
Paragon exFAT for Android is based on Paragon Software Group’s exclusive Universal File
System Driver (UFSD) technology, which enables any device to communicate and share files regardless
of operating system. The technology incorporates portable implementation support for USB Mass
Storage Stack. Beyond access, Paragon UFSD technology provides the highest data throughput speeds
possible — equivalent to, or exceeding, native performance.
The company invites potential OEM partners and interested media to schedule an appointment with
Paragon Software’s executives at Mobile World Congress February 27 through March 2, 2017. To
schedule an appointment, please contact us at
Paragon exFAT for Android is available as a technology component of the newly updated
Paragon USB Plugin for Total Commander for Android device users:
as well as for licensing to OEMs and ODMs as components of Paragon Storage SDK for Android:
For more details about new technologies and evaluation options, please visit the company’s website:
About Paragon Software Group:
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth
markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs
of data security, storage, and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of
products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon
Software has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland and other regions, delivering its solutions
to consumers, small business, and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added
Resellers, distributors, and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software
provides technology to a host of world-class companies and partners including Belkin, Bosch, Cisco,
D-Link, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Western Digital Corp., ASUS, Seagate, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo,
Acer, EMC/Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and ZTE. For more information please
visit the company website at
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