CopyStation III

The FlashCard CopyStation III is suitable for PC Cards and all storage media which can be used in a PC Card adapter.
It is supplied as a complete, ready-to-use system. The system consists of a PC without monitor, pre-installed altec copying software running under Windows XP Professional and four PC Card drives with a total of 8 PC Card Slots.

Compatible media

The following storage media can be used in the FlashCard CopyStation III:
– ATA Flash PC Cards and all other storage media which can be used in a PC Card Adapter
– CompactFlash Cards Type I+II
– SD & SDHC Cards
– miniSD & miniSDHC Cards
– microSD & microSDHC Cards
– MMC MultiMedia Cards
– Microdrives
– all Memory Sticks
– xD-Cards

Software options

Our copying software, which was developed in-house, has the same Look & Feel in all altec CopyStation models. The user interface can be switched between German and English – further languages are available as an option.

The Job Wizard is a key part of the software. It is used to specify all parameters of the copy job – Name of the card image, number of copies, whether verification is required and configuration of the software options.

There is a Software option to create and copy short images. The short image copy option creates smaller image files if the master (source) memory media is only partly filled with user data. This results in faster programming of the target memory media.

Copying methods

The FlashCard CopyStation III provides two different copying methods for copying the data:

1.) Image Copy (default method) – an image of the entire contents of the memory media is created and then copied to the target memory media. A 1:1 copy of the memory media is created. Accordingly, all sectors of the target memory media are overwritten. This method is supported by all memory media file systems.

2.) Short Image Copy (optional) – only the data sectors which are currently being used are copied. Significant time-saving if the master (source ) memory media is only partly filled with user data.  If the target memory media has already been used, some of the unused blocks may still contain old data. For maximum benefit, the data on the source memory media should not be fragmented. Short image copy is currently only available for FAT12 and FAT 16 file systems.

Copying speed

The copying speed is nearly eight times faster than previous altec CopyStations. For example, copying of eight PC Cards with 512 MB each takes about 2.5 minutes (the speed is dependent on the brand and model of memory card).

Typical markets for programmable storage media

Data required periodically by field workers can be copied to memory media and distributed to the employees.

For marketing and advertising:
Memory media can be programmed with images and product materials such as films, catalogues or interactive applications.

Programs and data from the sectors of mechanical engineering and medical technology can be copied to memory media for use in automation, control and laboratory equipment

The marketing possibilities for storing music, audio books and videos on memory media are increasing steadily due to the drop in price of the media.

Mobile memory media are increasingly used to store games and software.

Memory media with maps and software for Pocket PCs und navigation devices can be programmed with our CopyStations.

The CopyStations from altec are also used by leading manufacturers of mobile phones to program the memory media supplied with modern mobile phones with software, accessory catalogues and sample data such as music and video files.

Typical customers for CopyStations

– Companies with field workers
– Advertising and event agencies
– Marketing departments
– CD/DVD copy service companies
– Fulfillment centers
– Development and support departments
– Music and audio book publishing companies
– Distributors of films
– Distributors of games
– Software manufacturers
– Navigation system manufacturers
– Mobile phone manufacturers

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or 240-235-0602
or fax 240-359-4090

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Leasing available



Product Highlights

– Compatible with most mobile memory media

– Choice between the standard and an optional short image copy method

– Competitive price due to the use of standard components

– SDHC, miniSDHC and microSDHC ready

altec FlashCard CopyStation II

altec FlashCard CopyStation II Software

Technical Specifications Hardware
– Case: PC (without monitor) incl. four PC Card drives with 8 Slots for ATA Flash PC Cards, keyboard, mouse, graphic card, standard interfaces, external DVD±RW-, ±R DL-, DVD-RAM drive with USB interface

– Supplied pre-installed with Windows XP Professional and altec copying software

Environmental specifications
– Humidity: 10% bis 90%, non condensing

– Temperature: 5° to +45°C (operating)
0° to +75°C (non-operating)

Copying speed
– 1:1 image copy of eight PC Cards with 512 MB each takes about 20 minutes (the speed is dependent on the make and model of card)

– Data transfer rate ca. 3.5 MByte/sec

Downloads & Links

Data sheet (PDF – v.1.1 – 116 KB)

Compatibility matrix altec CopyStations (PDF – v.1.1 – 19 KB)

Manual and installation guide for downloading  

Available versions (with item number)
FlashCard CopyStation II – B31AL300E
Short Image Files– 31AL3002


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