Imagine single pendrive or memory card containing ALL your data.
Imagine Smartphone or tablet having installed ALL applications available in the app store.
Imagine camera containing ALL your photos and videos.
Imagine portable electronic devices having UNLIMITED memory size.
Impossible? Not anymore.
We named this solution NEM – Never Ending Memory. It is composed of very good known technologies. We just connected them a little differently.
The idea is very simple. We replaced Flash memory with dual port Flash memory, where second port is connected to the storage cloud through LTE interface. That is all.
Dual port Flash have a role of cache memory. It contains only small part of user’s data (few dozen gigabytes). NEM reports the capacity and structure of user’s folders in the cloud. So, after connection user can see terabytes of data. You can read those data from NEM and you can write such amount of data to it.
Inside typical pendrive the USB interface is connected to Flash memory. In our case USB interface is connected to dual port Flash. On the second port is connected NEM processor connected to his private LTE interface. NEM processor and USB interface are separated, isolated. As a result we have secure connection to the cloud. Nobody knows login and password used by NEM processor to access cloud. Cloud operator do not know who is using NEM device. Additional encryption of the communication with the cloud can be implemented to increase security level.
NEM memory can be used to firmware or operation system files as well. Device manufacturer can automatically upload updates, just by placing them in the proper part of user’s cloud.
Cloud operator can use virus scanner on the cloud side. All user’s files are there. It is not necessary to scan files on user’s side anymore. It reduces load of user’s processor.
It is possible to make user’s files and folders “invisible” to the moment when user will identify himself, e.g. by creating new file with name and content know for the cloud as a “key” to user’s data. After saving such file by user, NEM processor will send it to the cloud. Cloud’s processor will recognize it and send proper “visible” structure of folders to NEM device. There can be different keys for different folders.
Multiple NEM devices can be connected to the same account in the cloud giving simultaneous access to the same data. Teams can work securely on the data.
When you will lose your NEM device, NEM operator can generate new one for you, with the same data based on serial number and user created key file. Nothing is lost.
User can select period of account activity and storage capacity from the operator’s offer. It should be price dependent. There should be also offered UNLIMITED capacity. In such case user will pay for really used storage. Operator can offer free, temporary (e.g one week) capacity extension, allowing user to use more capacity for short time without additional payment.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Jacek Paczkowski
Type of entry: individual
Number of times previously entering contest:2
Jacek's favorite design and analysis
Protel, Solidworks, EdgeCAM
For managing CAD data Jacek's company uses: SolidWorks PDMWorks
Jacek's hobbies and activities:
build models, create and test ideas
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Jacek is inspired by:
everything what I see, hear or read
Patent status: pending