Announces Instant Pre-Boot Applications

Helsinki, Finland – December 18, 2013 – Tuxera Inc., the market leader in the interoperable file system technologies today announced it has joined UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Forum, a non-profit standards body for companies in the personal computer industry. Tuxera brings new software solutions to quickly backup and restore volume images and browse volume contents under UEFI pre-boot environment, creating a powerful pre-boot platform for for Windows, Android and other operating systems as well as for dual boot systems such as hybrid laptops running both Windows and Android.

UEFI Forum develops specifications for a new model of interface between the personal computer operating systems and platform firmware. It aims at a smooth, modern environment for booting operating systems and running pre-boot applications. UEFI is replacing the legacy BIOS technology adding support across multiple interfaces, which ensures more a fully secure system, faster boot times, and more possibilities for pre-boot development.

“Joining UEFI Forum is a natural step as we deepen collaboration with top PC manufacturers. Everyone is looking at how to differentiate from competition and Tuxera’s answer is a feature-rich, instant-boot UEFI environment. As a UEFI Forum contributor member we gain complete access to all technical specifications together with the opportunity to participate in the UEFI working groups, speeding up pre-boot application development,” noted Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.

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About UEFI Forum: Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum is a world-class non-profit industry standards body that works in partnership to enable the evolution of platform technologies. The UEFI Forum champions firmware innovation through industry collaboration and the advocacy of a standardized interface that simplifies and secures platform initialization and firmware boot strap operations. Both developed and supported by representatives from industry-leading technology companies, UEFI specifications promote business and technological efficiency, improve performance and security, facilitate interoperability between devices, platforms and systems, and comply with next-generation technologies. To learn more about the UEFI Forum, visit

About Tuxera: Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across mobiles, tablets, home entertainment, consumer, industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera’s industry-standard file system solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of millions installations. Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable compatibility and helps to set high standard in performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. For more information, please visit