Connected Data, a provider of elegantly designed solutions to share, access and protect data, announced major enhancements to the company’s popular Transporter private data sharing and storage device. On the heels of its successful Kickstarter launch, Connected Data unveiled version 2.0 of the Transporter software suite to greatly simplify the user experience, add key functionality, and extend its file sharing and storage benefits to mobile devices. Transporter devices powered by version 2.0 will be available through a national network of partners in June 2013.
With notable data breaches from popular services like Dropbox and Instagram, security and privacy for file sharing and storage is more important than ever. Transporter sets the new standard as a completely private alternative to public cloud offerings. With the Transporter, all data is stored only on authorized devices to ensure privacy, but also provides users with global access and unlimited sharing. Unlike cloud services, the Transporter is a one-time purchase with no monthly charge.
In version 2.0, Connected Data made significant Transporter enhancements for access and transfer of terabytes of files on limited storage devices. Key features include:
“With thousands of customers since our successful Kickstarter campaign, we’re very fortunate to have a growing and passionate user base,” said Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data. “When setting out to improve upon the Transporter, we listened to our existing users to find out what they really wanted and used their feedback to set the direction for version 2.0. We believe that we’re delivering a much improved Transporter that will delight both new and existing customers.”
Transporter can be used as a standalone private cloud or shared with other Transporter devices. This unique ability of Transporter devices to communicate and share with each other regardless of location enables consumers and businesses to easily create a network of shared files with friends, family, co-workers, and colleagues.
Transporter v2.0 will be a free software upgrade for all existing customers. For new customers, Transporter starts at a suggested retail price of $199 without a hard drive, $299 for 1TB and $399 for 2TB. Transporter is currently available from a national network of partners including Abt, Adorama, Amazon, B&H Photo, Buy.com, Datavision, J&R, MacMall, Newegg, PCMall, PCNation and ZONES.
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