Next-Generation Multimedia Devices Get a Boost from Paragon Software Group

Paragon UFSD Cross-Platform Technology Proves Critical for HD Audio and Video Playback & Recording in Digital Multimedia Product Lines

Freiburg, Germany, November 19, 2011 --( Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative mobile device and embedded system solutions, announces that the Paragon Universal File System Driver (UFSD) technology is now available to OEMs of consumer multimedia devices seeking cross-platform file system support. With Paragon’s UFSD support for all popular file systems built into modern digital devices, consumers can enjoy issue-free compatibility between file systems used on their media centers, digital televisions and set-top boxes, and those used to format storage media, such as portable HDDs, in order to freely play back recorded video and audio regardless of file system type.

Critical for reliable HD audio/video recording and playback, Paragon’s UFSD technology guarantees high-performance, cross-platform read/write access and speedy file transfer in digital multimedia devices. Paragon UFSD technology can be fully integrated into the VFS (Virtual File System) stack of the operating system, including ThreadX devices, enabling OEMs to ensure end-user access to files stored on externally attached NTFS, HFS+ and exFAT file system-formatted media.

With its deep focus on cross-platform technologies for all existing embedded operating systems, Paragon is recognized as the first software developer to provide full read/write access between incompatible file systems. According to Konstantin Komarov, CEO, Paragon Software Group, “File system incompatibility can be a real issue for a wide range of consumer products, often delaying or even halting consumer product development. We offer chipmakers an elegant, cost-effective way of solving the issue and meeting increased customer demand for high-performance access to large data files, such as HD video.”

Key Features include:
- Full read/write access: Existing files can be read, modified or deleted, while new files can be created or copied.
- Easy to use: Mount any NTFS, HFS+ or exFAT partition like a native one – no need to perform special commands to get access.
- Non-Roman characters and languages: File and folder names in national languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian.
- Low system requirements: low CPU utilization during data transfer and small memory footprint
- No limitation to maximum file/partition size.

Paragon’s UFSD technology has been chosen by the number-one SoC provider to the U.S. DTV market to tackle the incompatibilities between its ThreadX-based digital multimedia devices and portable storage devices formatted for popular file systems that are not natively supported by the ThreadX operating system. For more information on this and other cross-platform solutions, please contact

Paragon Software Group
Katia Shabanova
+ 49 761 59018 202