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Tuxera for Christmas

 

In this special time of the year, we would like to wish you all a joyful holiday season and a lot of success in the New Year.

Sending you very warm wishes from the land of Santa Claus,

Tuxera Team

 

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Tuxera Fail-Safe Demo at CES

“In the standard version of the Android file system the performance can be drastically lessened in case of unexpected power outages, the accidental loss of data in the the user USB storage media or in case of other unforeseen situations. More often than not, the user could lose the data forever. Tuxera [file system suite] write fail-safe data protection features, as well as support for on-the-fly repair function, prevents the loss of data due to unexpected power failure or improper operation.”

In face of constant increase in the amount of stored data, data security gains a new meaning. Tuxera file system solutions, fail-safe by design, ensure that no file gets lost in case of unexpected plug-off or a power outage. On-the-fly volume check and repair tools make sure that the system heals transparently while it is running. To guarantee full volume consistency in every possible scenario, as a part of our rigorous quality assurance, we have developed an intensive testing methodology that includes test specifications for interoperability, performance and functionality testing.

To illustrate it, we are conducting a fail-safe demo showcasing Tuxera fail-safe testing and performance measurements, part of mentioned above extensive test suites developed to ensure highest reliability and performance while maintaining low CPU usage

For benchmark performance results please consult performance charts for Tuxera NTFS and Tuxera FAT. Full product portfolio can also be found on our website in the products section.

This January we are bringing fail-safe demo to CES 2014, a global consumer electronics and technology trade-show hosted every year in Las Vegas. We will be presenting it in the evenings on January 6th, 7th and 8th, during the GENIVI Member Showcase. It’s by invitation only, so if you are interested in participating, please contact our demo team.

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Modern Pre-Boot Applications

When talking about modern booting applications, one have to mention the community that stands behind it, the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum. UEFI Forum, an industry-wide organisation, overlooks and promotes development of specifications defining new model of software interface between an operating system and platform firmware. All in all, it provides a standard environment for booting an operating system and running pre-boot applications. UEFI is currently in a process of phasing out legacy BIOS technology. The benefits include support across multiple interfaces bringing a more secure system, faster boot times and added possibilities in pre-boot development.

Pre-boot applications allow the computers that are not yet loaded to have their operating systems configured and booted remotely by the user. The pre-installation platform facilitates deployment of the workstations and servers, and troubleshooting of an operating system while it is offline.

With Tuxera solutions, the users can quickly browse, back up and restore any volumes with a single press of a hotkey, without the need to boot the operating system. It applies to both pre-boot applications running on any operating system, and to double-boot systems such as increasingly popular “2 in 1″ hybrid laptops running on Windows and Android. Switching between two operating systems has never been easier.

A new trend in hybrid devices offers a Windows 8 laptop experience while connected to the keyboard, switching to Android tablet with convenient access to all Android apps when the keyboard is removed and it is used as a standalone device.

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Tuxera the Strongest Company in the Province

We were just awarded the Province’s Strongest Company Certificate by Suomen Asiakastieto, a business and credit company providing corporate, risk management, sales and marketing information in Finland. Tuxera rank was based on its profitability, financial standing, growth rate and a strong outlook for the future. We received the highest possible rating: AAA. It is not the first certificate from the Suomen Asiakastieto on our wall, we were ranked the Strongest in Finland for three years in a row starting from 2011.

In fact, just in the past year we have gotten quiet a few mentions. To start with, in December last year Tuxera was named one of the top Deloitte Rising Stars. The Rising Star ranking is a part of the Fast 50 Program and it’s aimed at young companies with high growth and innovative products. In March we got featured in two Finnish newspapers Kauppalehti and Tietoviiko. Both articles centred around our global expansion, high potential, tech expertise and conducting most of the sales abroad. You can read more about it here. Features on Tuxera file system solutions appeared also in the Finnair and SAS in-flight magazines.

We continue to focus our efforts on delivering interoperability across platforms and expanding our business globally. We are also adding more products to our portfolio, just a week ago we launched an AirPlay & DLNA media streaming app for Android, Streambels. We are on the constant lookout for people with passion for technology, so if you think it might be you, check out our current job opportunities.

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Streambels at Slush and Music Hack Day in Helsinki

 

This week Helsinki was hosting Slush, a leading startup conference in Northern Europe, Russia and beyond. Now it brought more than six thousand participants with happenings at 4 different stages and 148 different demo booths over two days. Tuxera team participated in the first day of the event, showcasing just launched Streambels – an AirPlay & DLNA media streaming app for Android. Our demo booth caught a lot of interest among the visitors. We were streaming videos, music and photos while explaining everything about the application.


It turned out to be so catchy that some of the people decided to download the app on the spot or share the news on Twitter. At the same time we managed to get a lot of insight what other features we should look into. All in all, great event!

This weekend (15th till 17th of November) we are sponsoring and participating in the first ever, Music Hack Day in Helsinki. It’s a music hackathon organized by Aaltoes and sponsored by SpotifySoundCloud and The Echo NestMicrosoft and of course Tuxera. This international event brings together developers, designers and artists to work on the future of music. We are there this Sunday, talking about and showcasing Streambels. Come around and check it out!

You can download Streambels on the Google Play and enjoy effortless media streaming. Don’t miss out on two reviews posted recently on Lifehacker and mobile Fomo.

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Streambels Now Available for Download on Google Play

After months of development, extensive testing and very valuable feedback from our beta testers, we are very excited to let you know that Streambels – our AirPlay & DLNA media streaming app for Android is finally available for a download at the Google Play Store. Thanks to the support for both AirPlay & DLNA, the app ensures full compatibility with the majority of devices in your home.

Streambels brings something for everyone, no matter if you are looking for an AirPlay alternative for Android, or are exploring streaming options via DLNA. Now you can easily beam music, videos and photos to Apple TV, AirPort Express, Freebox, AirPlay speakers such as Bose, Sony, Pioneer, B&O or any other AirPlay-certified device. Integrated DLNA support ensures it works smoothly with Samsung TVs, Xiaomi Box, LG TVs, Sony TVs and many other DLNA-enabled receivers.

 

 

Apart from the multi-device compatibility, the app brings high level of functionality and ease of use. Advanced features include simplified navigation, background playing, seek function, repeat & shuffle, and automatic pause when you receive a call. Using one of the the preloaded background themes, you can change how the app looks every day. We know how important it is, to not only to be able to stream the local content, but also the media stored online. That is why our team is focusing now on adding the support for most popular online channels such as 8tracks, SoundCloud, a range of online radio stations and more at a later date, including for example popular Spotify.

We will be showcasing Streambels this Wednesday at Slush in Helsinki. So if you are interested in trying it out don’t miss out on Tuxera booth. Feel free to visit Streambels website or download the app directly from the Google Play. To stay on top of the things and be the first one to know about upcoming features and add-ons, subscribe to our newsletter. Any questions, comments or suggestions? Send us an e-mail.

Enjoy effortless media streaming with Streambels!

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Tuxera NTFS for Mac wins the Epsilon Award

Last weekend we have been attending the European Software Conference in Venice where our commercial application, Tuxera NTFS for Mac won the Epsilon Award for software excellence. Voting was open until the end of October and anyone familiar with the product could put in their vote. Thank you for all the votes, we were quite in the lead compared to the other nominees. As most of you know, we released an upgrade recently making the software fully compatible with the latest OS X Mavericks. If you have not updated it already, do it now. It is free for all our registered customers.

This time at ESWC we were showcasing Streambels and discussing Tuxera’s path from open source to commercial success. In the introduction we mentioned the always buzzing Finnish start-up scene and Wired UK ranking Helsinki the hottest start-up capital in Europe. In fact, Tuxera is moving the headquarters next week to mentioned in the article Itämerenkatu, previously Nokia space and now the house of very much talked about young companies, Supercell and Jolla.

Mentioned above Streambels – our AirPlay & DLNA media streaming app for Android is almost ready for the public release and we will be showing it off at the Slush next week. If you happen to be there, do not miss the Tuxera booth. To learn more about the app, feel free to visit Streambels website.

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All Things Apple – Tuxera NTFS for Mac with Full Support for OS X Mavericks

Second Apple’s event this Fall definitely did not disappoint its fans. Along with the complete refresh of most of its product lines, we finally saw the launch of  OS X Mavericks, Apple’s latest operating system announced at the beginning of summer. In response we are giving you fully compatible upgrade of Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013. You can download it now directly from our product page. If you are already a user, it is enough to just download and install it. If not, you can purchase the license in our online store or try it out first using our 15-day long trial version.

Updated version of the software ensures that our users are up to date with the latest developments, while bringing further enhancements to the performance and reliability at the same time. Most recent improvements include faster shut-down times, simplified product key input, added signed kernel extension and more.

For all those of you who are not familiar with it yet, Tuxera NTFS for Mac is our commercial read & write NTFS solution for Mac users, a must-have in a mixed Mac and Windows environment. It offers the fastest NTFS transfer speeds while protecting your data with smart caching layer.
Talking about upgrades, let’s have a look at what is new with  OS X Mavericks. Following the launch of the iOS 7, mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads in the end of September, Mavericks brings more than just several refinements for the users. It has been already described as the most powerful and power efficient Apple’s operating system up till now. Some of its most interesting features include greater flexibility with multiple display menus, App Nap that saves power while working, interactive notification center letting you get things done without switching the apps, Finder Tabs for reducing the clutter and many more. Anyone who bought an Apple computer since 2007 can download it for free from the App Store. Before updating make sure that you have everything in place. CNET posted a list of 5 things to do before upgrading to Mavericks, check it out!

Enjoy!

 

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