There may not always be an Internet connection while traveling or at a destination. Business must go on, so there must be another way to access and back up important files, while still upholding corporate data security policies.
Deerfield Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
The LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive will be adding another tablet PC to its list of compatible smartphones and tablets, as it is widely anticipated that Samsung will continue its trend of including USB On-The-Go (OTG) capability on its devices, including the soon to be launched Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet PC.
It is widely accepted that tablet PCs provide significant advantages in many situations to the notebook PC and desktop PC counterparts. A recent study from an NPD Group study indicates that 37 percent of consumers who used to access content on their PCs switched to their tablets and smartphones. Common reasons for this movement are the tablet’s convenient form and the fact that tablets are always “on” and accessible – no booting required.
Yet, there remain obstacles to even wider acceptance. In 2011, Jack Wallen identified the top 10 ways tablets must improve, but many of these improvements have yet to emerge such as Better USB Support.
Samsung has been the primary manufacturer to take this issue seriously, as it has incorporated USB OTG into the majority of its branded tablet PC lines. USB OTG allows users to connect a peripheral device and operate it directly from the tablet, such as a mouse, keyboard or USB flash drive. USB OTG is active in previous releases of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Note, and Samsung ATIV families of tablets.
George Wolf, President of Systematic Development stated, “The portability of tablets provides business travelers a much lighter option to carrying a notebook. There may not always be an Internet connection while traveling or at a destination. Business must go on, so there must be another way to access and back up important files, while still upholding corporate data security policies.”
The LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive is an encrypted USB flash drive that meets even the most strict portable data security standards. LOK-IT is completely O/S independent, so works with Android tablets and smartphones. The transfer of files between LOK-IT and tablets is made even easier with the free LOK-IT File Sync app that provides a way to do so, quickly.
Samsung has stated that the company’s primary goal for 2013 is to have its devices adopted by more corporations and enterprise users. The inclusion of USB OTG appears to be a difference-maker in Samsung’s favor and could be a factor in furthering its growth into the enterprise.
Apple does not allow USB OTG communication on any of its iPad tablets, and Google has currently opted out of USB OTG for use with portable storage in its line of Nexus tablets.
About Systematic Development Group
SDG is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of the LOK-IT Secure Flash Drive®. LOK-IT protects all contents with 256-bit AES hardware encryption and provides the means for authentication via an onboard PIN-pad, utilizing the patents pending DataLock® technology from ClevX, LLC. LOK-IT is completely Operating System independent, working with any O/S including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Chrome, Symbian, and even embedded systems found in office equipment and medical devices.
LOK-IT is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified and is the preferred choice to secure portable data for large enterprises, healthcare organizations, government agencies and armed forces worldwide. LOK-IT File Sync is available for download from the Google Play Store. LOK-IT and USB OTG connectors may be purchased at LOK-IT.net.