M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey Platform Now Offers CD-R Functionality with New Autorun and Read-Only Features
M-Systems' Smart DiskOnKey platform now includes additional functionality with the introduction of new autorun and read-only features. These features allow the DiskOnKey device to emulate CD-R capability, while improving the portability and ruggedness CDs lack.
Once the device is inserted in the USB port, autorun formats the DiskOnKey to automatically execute files. Examples include launching a Web site, demonstration application, such as a flash presentation, or a sales tool that initializes when the device is plugged in. Uses for the read-only partition include eBooks or instruction and installation manuals for products and services. Files stored on the read-only partition are protected against accidental or intentional deletion.
Content for both features is provided by M-Systems' partners. They may be installed either by the partner, or pre-installed by M-Systems during the manufacturing process. Both functions are supported by current versions of the Windows operating system including 2000, XP, and ME. Read-only files can also be read with Mac operating systems. The capabilities will be available beginning November 2003.