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Archive for 2014

Cardwave blog: sharing industry and market news, product reviews and launches, opinions, case studies/testimonials, and posts on our community interest and support.

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Stop the hackers in their tracks with ShieldToGo®

19th December 2014

  With the recent hacking of Sony, to the leak of celebrity nude images, it is apparent that hackers have moved on from the ...

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Lucinda Fredericks

Lucinda Fredericks joins forces with local firm Cardwave to protect her business and personal data with SafeToGo and ShieldToGo

26th November 2014

Cardwave are delighted to announce a sponsorship deal with locally based Olympic equestrian eventer Lucinda Fredericks.  As a three day event rider ...

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Education newsletter

Education Technology Newsletter

24th November 2014

Welcome to our first education newsletter which contains useful information and resources for your sector, as well as insights into Cardwave's products ...

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Cardwave Office

Why do you need a company like Cardwave?

24th November 2014

Understanding the real needs of our customers is the key to the business success of Cardwave. “Needs” does not mean meeting requirements ...

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ShieldToGo is the new “good guy” in the daily battle for securing your data and passwords

19th November 2014

Cardwave and SoliSYSTEMS are excited to announce the launch of ShieldToGo®, a hardware encrypted USB drive for password management and secure data ...

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Cardwave donate to Movember efforts

17th November 2014

  Swindon Wildcat Club sponsors Cardwave Services Ltd have boosted the Wildcats Movember funds with a generous £100 donation this week, raising the ...

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SafeToGo gains approval from Sophos

12th November 2014

SafeToGo has recently gained some approval from Sophos.  In the release notes for Sophos Endpoint Security and Control 10.3 you will find ...

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Cardwave launches online shop

5th November 2014

Cardwave, a leader in the flash memory market, has launched a new online shop to enable the direct purchase of SafeToGo™ and ...

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Hardware v Software encryption

Hardware V Software Encryption

3rd November 2014

  Encryption of your data, in any way, is a good thing. Encrypting your data and hiding it from prying eyes by using ...

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Duplication of CFAST cards for Embedded Applications

10th October 2014

  For many years the CompactFlashTM card form factor has been the storage standard used for embedded systems. It has been the first choice ...

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Two part authentication

What is 2-Part Authentication?

8th October 2014

  In our previous post we discussed good password practice and password management and safety. A password is a type of authentication, this ...

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Managing personal passwords

Managing Personal Passwords

3rd October 2014

As we have recently been discussing data theft and cyber security, we thought it would be a good idea to go back ...

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SafeToGo Student

Keep your data safe at university

26th September 2014

So you are starting university imminently and there are lots of things you need to consider including your computer and data storage ...

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SafeToGo Security

Data Theft Affects You and Your Business Today

19th September 2014

Data theft is not a new crime. For many years “they” have been interested in our data and personal information. This theft ...

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Case study OS migration

Case Study : OS Migration

17th September 2014

  Read our case study about how Cardwave is working with one of the nation's largest energy providers to migrate their off-site workforce's ...

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View from the top

Wise up to Flash Trends

3rd September 2014

Chief Executive, Paul Norbury, examines purchasing trends in the flash market, read the full view from the top article in the September ...

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Windows OS migration

How will you manage your Windows OS migration?

4th August 2014

  After 12 years of updates, bug fixes and service packs, in April 2014 Microsoft ended all support for Windows XP. Over this ...

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Managing Power Supply Issues

Managing Power Supply Issues

23rd July 2014

Power supplies are a necessary part of any electronic or electrical system. Whether it be a battery, a generator or a mains/grid ...

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Cardwave’s Green Commitment

16th July 2014

Cardwave is committed to reducing its carbon and environmental footprint and believes in the relationship between our climate, sustainability and environmental crisis ...

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Half Slim SATA

Make savings on space, weight and power consumption with Half Slim SATA modules

11th July 2014

Good embedded design is focused on efficiency.   Power, weight and often the size of a device is as important as its ...

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NOOBS breathes new Life into the Pi

2nd July 2014

NOOBS – it’s a funny word, often used to describe newcomers to a computer gaming activity or online forum. It is derived ...

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The French Alps

Thanks for the memory

23rd June 2014

Today we take and share millions of photos a day on line. Instagram  say 60M a day, there are some figures stating ...

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Mobile Data Upgrades

16th June 2014

  Field based engineers and remote workers often spend a long time in locations where they are unable to download large amounts of ...

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Cardwave Thrilled to Become Wildcats Team Partners

13th June 2014

  Cardwave are delighted to announce it has become an official team partner of The Swindon Wildcats for their 2014-15 English Premier Ice ...

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Flash Memory Controllers

13th June 2014

Computer systems, digital cameras, sat nav systems, media players, in fact almost any electronic device with a screen and some buttons has ...

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Devizes Festival

Cardwave supports The Devizes Festival

3rd June 2014

Cardwave are delighted to be supporting the Devizes Festival again this year along with other local businesses.   The festival kicks off tomorrow ...

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Satellite Navigation

Flash Memory Solutions for Navigation Systems

3rd June 2014

You are part way through a journey in an unknown part of the country, it’s late and you have no idea where ...

Beacon presentation

Cardwave achieves Beacon status

19th May 2014

Devizes based firm Cardwave Services Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of flash memory solutions has achieved Beacon status and ...

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SecureDrives forms a strategic partnership with Cardwave Services Ltd

30th April 2014

SecureDrives is delighted to have formed a strategic partnership with Cardwave Services Ltd, Europe’s leading expert in flash memory technology to bring ...

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Cardwave announces strategic partnership with SoliSYSTEMS

28th April 2014

  Cardwave and SoliSYSTEMS are excited to announce a strategic partnership to develop a range of innovative security solutions.  The first product will ...

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Cardwave announces release of 64GB SafeToGo USB 3.0 Flash Drive at Infosecurity 2014

25th April 2014

  Cardwave Services Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of  flash memory solutions is happy to announce the release of its ...

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Cardwave adds new range of mSATA modules to product line

16th April 2014

  Cardwave Services Ltd, one of the UKs leading independent suppliers of embedded flash memory has added a new range of mSATA modules ...

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Bob Norbury

Support Bob Norbury in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race

14th April 2014

Bob Norbury (our CEO's father) is undertaking the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race at the end of this week which is ...

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Cardwave employs European Channel Manager to increase mobile security product business

9th April 2014

Cardwave is pleased to announce the recruitment of Lee Griffin who has been employed to lead a new division specialising in mobile ...

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SATA SSD Security

SATA, SSD and Security

9th April 2014

The traditional HDD is fast being replaced by the SSD in both consumer and enterprise products and applications. Home computer users and ...

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Product Lifecycle Management

2nd April 2014

A key element in providing an embedded solution is managing customer’s requirements and expectations throughout the lifecycle of the product at the ...

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SD Association signs collaboration agreement with TransferJet Consortium

26th March 2014

The SD Association (SDA), a global ecosystem of companies setting industry-leading memory card standards, and TransferJet Consortium, the international group developing industrial ...

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Embedded, Storage, Solutions

The Need for an Embedded Storage Solution

24th March 2014

  In this, the first of a series of blog posts, we are going to begin to look at a number of reasons ...

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Fixed BOM

Fixed Bill of Materials (BOM)

5th March 2014

Cardwave works with its OEM customers on a fixed BOM (Bill Of Materials) basis. We will work with you to define a solution ...

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Cardwave heads to Embedded World in Germany

19th February 2014

Paul Norbury, CEO of Cardwave and Tim Norris,  Business Development Manager are looking forward to attending Embedded World on the 26th and 27th ...


Cardwave announces expansion of its business

14th February 2014

Cardwave, a recognised and trusted leader in flash memory solutions are proud to announce the expansion of its operations with the recruitment ...

Fixed Solutions for Deterministic Performance

7th February 2014

Cardwave is committed to the long term success of its customers and the reliable, deterministic performance of the solutions we provide them. ...

Raspberry Pi

Cardwave are delighted to be recognised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for being a valued partner and supplier. We have enjoyed a close business relationship with the foundation since the massively successful launch of the Raspberry Pi in early 2012. Cardwave works with memory distributor, Xel Electronics, who supply Samsung SD cards to Premier Farnell and RS Components, two of the companies authorised by the charity to supply the Raspberry Pi. We are pleased to work with the foundation again on this superb SD card offering. Visit website

"Partnering on another great offering from Raspberry Pi"

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