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Paragon Software’s NTFS for Android Driver Embedded Into Acer ICONIA TAB A500 and ICONIA TAB A501 Tablets

October 11, 2011

IRVINE, Calif., and TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Software developer Paragon Software Group and Acer, a world-class provider of IT products, today announced that Paragon’s Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology was selected to be embedded into Acer’s Android(TM) Honeycomb-based ICONIA TAB A500 and ICONIA TAB A501 tablets. By adding NTFS support, users can easily transfer music, video, and other data file types between a Windows-formatted storage device and their tablets.

Paragon’s UFSD technology enables systems and devices to have full access to file systems which otherwise would not be supported. Acer is licensing Paragon’s UFSD-based NTFS for Android driver to enhance the capability of their tablets, since most hard drives are formatted for NTFS. Tablets without the Paragon driver require users to first reformat their hard drive to the older FAT file system before they can be used.

The USB port is one of the important features of Acer ICONIA TAB A500-series tablets, because it can be used to attach a hard drive formatted for Windows — thanks to Paragon’s UFSD technology. Users, for example, can download and stream multimedia content to their USB drive, then later move just what they want to take with them onto their tablet and go.

Another key advantage of Paragon’s NTFS for Android driver is that it provides the highest read/write performance possible, which not only minimizes file transfer times between the tablet and the USB drive, but it is also mandatory for providing flawless playback of high definition, Blu-ray quality movies and multimedia content.

“We are very excited to have Acer as a strategic partner and for their innovative ICONIA TAB tablets to include Paragon’s unique USFD technology,” said Tom Fedro, president at Paragon Software Group. “This collaboration seamlessly extends the capabilities of an Android-based device, especially for multi-media applications, helping to ensure end users have a predictable and enjoyable experience with their tablet.”

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets–data storage and mobile productivity. 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 Russia 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 Cisco, Dell, HP, WD, ASUS, Seagate, LG, Logitech, Buffalo, Iomega, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com.

Paragon Software is a trademark of Paragon Software Group. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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