Bothell, WA, – May 20, 2010 – Datalight announced today that its software will be featured in the newest “contactless” card reader systems by Blackboard, using the Windows Embedded CE operating system. The new card readers replace magnetic stripe campus ID systems, offering greatly improved security and ease-of-use. Considering the heightened awareness around campus security recently, and because the systems process sensitive financial data, Blackboard needed a more stable and secure platform than anything used by its competitors.

 “We set out to build the best campus ID and POS system in the world,” said Dennis Cozart, Vice President, Product Development at Blackboard, “Datalight’s reliable, robust file system gives our customers an added layer of protection.”

Because of the criticality of the data handled by these systems, Blackboard’s BSP provider recommended that they use a Datalight flash file system instead of relying on the standard file system included with Windows Embedded CE.  Datalight FlashFX Pro and Reliance are pre-integrated for use with CE, offering significantly improved protection from data corruption and better performance. The Blackboard engineering team was also impressed by the support they received from Datalight, accelerating their development efforts and getting them to market faster. Educational organizations using the new Blackboard system have the assurance of knowing their students’ data and financial transactions are protected from loss or corruption, remaining stable under any condition.

Reliance Nitro file system and FlashFX Tera flash media manager comprise the Datalight flash file system solution. Reliance Nitro was designed from the ground up for high performance applications. Dynamic Transaction Point™ technology provides 100% immunity from file corruption, even after unexpected system interruption. Embedded applications can benefit from faster boot times that remain consistent for the life of the product, regardless of disk size. FlashFX™ Tera features pre-written support for over 300 flash parts, including MLC, works with virtually any NAND controller, and features wear leveling, bad block management, and background compaction for unrivaled performance. Datalight flash file system products are also available on Linux and other operating systems.

About Datalight

Datalight, Inc. headquartered just north of Seattle, Wash., develops technologies to enable risk-free mobile data. Datalight file system and device driver software ensures reliability, performance and flexibility, and is used worldwide on many of today’s most well-known devices.  For more information, visit, call 800.221.6630 or visit our blog.



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