Pinnacle Micro has announced the local availability of altec’s new Full Metal Stick.

Hans Steyn, altec brand manager at Pinnacle Micro, says the Full Metal Stick from altec ComputerSysteme offers users  a rugged and compact storage solution designed for extreme environmental conditions.
“The new version of altec’s Full Metal Stick is fully customizable to suit any clients’ individual needs,” says Steyn.
Having encapsulated the Flash memory in a 2 mm aluminium case, the Full Metal Stick is protected against shock and vibration.
“When working on a customer project, altec ComputerSysteme was made aware of the need for a rugged compact storage facility, able to meet the complex demands required by extremely rough conditions such as is the case for military systems”
The new altec Full Metal Stick Military has been subjected to extensive vibration, shock and climate tests by Telus Testlabor und Umweltsimulation. The memory stick successfully passed test requirements in accordance with not only the German DIN standards but also the MIL-STD 810F.
The standard version of the Full Metal Stick is currently available in capacities ranging from 1GB to 4GB and for a temperature range of 0°C to +70°C (operating). A version for an extended temperature range of –40°C to +85°C (operating) can also be delivered. Custom case designs, colours and laser-engraving are available according to client needs.
The Full Metal stick has a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface and is downwards compatible to the USB 1.1. No driver is required for Windows ME, 2000 and XP or Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X.