NexiTech’s legacy products provide security for data storage
Since 1999, NexiTech has been a world leader in terms of solving difficult programming issues related to the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. NexiTech produced the world’s only fully-featured drop-in replacement for the Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (ASPI) software library that shipped with Windows up until it was discontinued in 2000. Many applications were constructed that used the interface, and those entities that relied on it were left in a lurch when Microsoft stopped supporting the older interface in favor of their newer one, the SCSI Pass-Through Interface (SPTI). Developers were free to re-write their applications to use the newer interface, if they could, but for those that could not (for various reasons), NexiTech was there to fill the void with a drop-in replacement that transparently converted the older interface (ASPI) to the newer one (SPTI). And while there were indeed a few other implementations out there offered by a handful of vendors around the world, none of them came close to offering the full range of features provided by the NexiTech product, including:
- The ability to overcome security restrictions on storage device access inserted by Microsoft.
- Support for multiple physical transports (SCSI/USB/1394/SAS/SATA/iSCSI/Fibre Channel).
- Quick and easy licensing terms (one-time license fee, no royalties thereafter).
- No memory leak bugs that are present in other ASPI managers.
- Source code availability (so new features are easily added).
- Operates from non-Administrator accounts.
In 2010, when the United States Air Force (USAF) needed a way to resolve certain difficult data storage-related obsolescence and cyber security issues with the mission planning environment for its fabled C-130 aircraft, it turned to NexiTech for the solution. NexiTech was proud to contribute to the Tanker Airlift and Special Missions (TASM) program. After that effort was proven to be successful, the Unites States Navy (USN) selected the same solution for use with the Presidential Helicopter program (specifically, the VH-3D and VH-60N airframes). The software was also licensed shortly thereafter by Honeywell International, Inc. for use with test stations that support its Digital Map System (DMS) cartridges (both mission and theater) used in the F-15E fighter and the B-2 bomber.