Apacer Unveils Industrial Micro SD/SDHC
As in 2014 wearable devices begin to emerge in the market, personal applications like communication and music are more compact. Besides, with these devices, users are now able to record and store physical function statistics such as their heartbeats, pulse rates, daily step numbers etc. This propels the vigorous development of medical and health industry. According to the prediction of market research firm IDC, “wearable devices will soon be widely applied in industries including retailing, construction, and mining by enterprises, in addition to their applications in medical industry.” And the small and handy Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory cards will be the best choice for expanding mobile storage capacity.
In response to the growth trend of mobile and wearable devices, Apacer launches industrial Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory cards which conform to SD 2.0 specifications. Although the size is only one-tenth of general SD card, the Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory cards have a complete range of product types, providing SLC and MLC chips for choice. The highly reliable SLC chips have capacities ranging from 256 MB to 4 GB, which best satisfy industrial devices’ demand of small capacity and high stability as a system disk. The more economic MLC chips’ capacities range from 4 GB to 32 GB, meeting the high-capacity storage needs.
Jeff Lin, Embedded Application Business Unit Director of Apacer, suggested that, “In consideration of the harsh operating environment of medical, construction and mining industries, all the chips of both types adopted in the Micro SD/Micro SDHC products we launched this time have passed the operational stability test in the extended temperature (-40°C to +85°C) condition, and conform with industrial specifications.” Designed with rigorous industrial specification demands, Apacer Micro SD/Micro SDHC can also apply to embedded devices for military use, communication and surveillance as well as vehicle-mounted devices.
Surveillance, for example, has by now evolved to IP-based network architecture, and each camera has become an independent set of network device. The expensive NAS mainframe is no longer required for storage, while light and handy Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory cards are used, not only for all-day home care (for the elderly, pets, night photography etc.), but also for information analysis such as consumer formation, digital signage, face recognition, vehicle license plate identification and more. Jeff Lin further illustrated that, “Apacer Micro SD/Micro SDHC support ECC (Error Correcting Code), debugging function and SMART (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology). They can sustain the long-term unceasing overwriting operation of monitoring system while guarantee data integrity. Moreover, users can inspect the health condition of memory cards at any time, significantly enhancing the product reliability.”
Boasting more than 10 years of experience in SSD market, Apacer has robust manufacturing quality, excellent customizability and real-time technical supports. Firmware and major components can be fixed right after customer’s recognition and validation. This reduces the risk of out-of-stock and compatibility issues by providing customers with stable supply and high reliability. According to Gartner 2012 Report, Apacer is listed as the top Industrial SSD supplier around the globe. Samples of Apacer Micro SD/Micro SDHC memory cards are now available to all customers for evaluations and testing.