Sagemcom chose Microsoft exFAT by Paragon Software to be embedded into its Linux-based series of routers for cross-platform communication and best end-user experience. Paragon’s exFAT driver for Linux provides fast and transparent read and write access to exFAT volumes from Linux systems, with additional performance optimization for modern Linux kernels and lower CPU memory consumption.
exFAT technology is a solution for embedded OEMs with Linux-based products. In 2018, Microsoft authorized Paragon to provide a licensed one-stop exFAT technology solution for implementation into OEM devices. The proprietary exFAT technology is provided with technical support and can be customized to any specific requirements.
“We are pleased to partner with Sagemcom Broadband to empower end-users with full access to exFAT-formatted data from Linux systems,” said Konstantin Komarov, CEO, Paragon. “Paragon is known for reliability and quality, and through its OEM reach, it is leading the way for greater interoperability. exFAT is the ideal system to integrate into routers and to provide streamlined file transfers, enabling a more powerful customer experience. The alliance with Sagemcom marks an important milestone in our business and underscores our position as a leader in the file system and storage market.“
Paragon develops embedded drivers that support exFAT under OSs including Android, Linux, QNX and others. OEMs use this technology to support SDXC cards formatted to exFAT across mobile, storage, network, IoT digital home and car infotainment products. Beyond file access, Paragon’s drivers provide high data throughput speeds, enabling flawless recording and playback of HD videos and a VR/AR experience.
exFAT driver is based on the company’s proprietary File System Link (FSL, formerly, UFSD) cross-platform technology that enables any device to communicate and gain access to storage media regardless of file system type. Installed in millions of devices and integrated by major suppliers, Paragon’s cross-platform tools provide high data throughput speeds exceeding native performance. FSL technology provides rapid, transparent, full R/W access to non-native file systems such as exFAT, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, APFS under Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, QNX. it provides an enhancement for OEMs, benefiting external storage support end users.
Paragon File System Link benefits:
- Data safety and integrity
- Stable operation and fault tolerance
- Reliable performance over a range of applications
- Minimal resource footprint
- Consistent user experience
Officially covered by Microsoft patent rights, Paragon’s driver is available for direct implementation to OEMs, ODMs and ISVs for integration into devices and antivirus, forensic and data recovery solutions without the need to obtain Microsoft licensing. Paragon is a Microsoft exFAT supplier, and the partnership offers consumers multimedia file exchange across platforms and devices.
exFAT can also be purchased as an SDK library and can be embedded in any application.