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CMS granted patent for "ONE BUTTON" PC restart from Backup

Jul 29th 2014 at 2:12 AM

(1888 PressRelease) Method for initiating a reboot of a personal computer by pressing a button on an attached storage device.

Aliso Viejo, CA - CMS Products, Inc. (, a leading innovator in data backup, encryption and security technology, today announce the issuance by the US Patent Office a patent that covers a method for allowing a personal computer to boot to an alternate operating system by pressing a single button on an externally attached storage device.

The patent for invention number 8,762,699 is for - system, apparatus and method for initiating a reboot of a personal computer system by pressing a button on an attached storage device causing the operating system on the attached storage device to be booted.

"This latest patent makes claims in connection with our technology that allows for an almost instant recovery of a disabled personal computer caused by a failed internal storage device (Hard Drive/SSD)", said Ken Burke, President, CMS Products.

The present invention helps a user recover operational use of their computer when the internal system drive suffers a software application or operating systems failure. The invention consists of an attached storage device with a push button, supporting electronics (capable of formatting and transmitting a data packet to the host computer) and an application program in the host computer that can receive the data packet, process boot files, and force a reboot of the operating system with the attached storage device as the boot device.

CMS also owns a variety of patents centered on USB boot, data backup and secure erase technologies used to manage valuable user data or corporate Intellectual property.

Intellectual Property investments continue to be a significant focus, which adds confirmation to CMS Products technology leadership in the field of data at rest security, data management and PC Backup and Recovery.

About CMS Products
Established in 1983, CMS Products, Inc. is a leading innovator in data backup, encryption and security technology for business users and consumers. CMS's products are sold in more than 90 countries, with installation of more than four million units worldwide.

CMS Products offers an extensive line of personal computer security products including "Management Ready" encrypted USB flash drives, external encrypted USB hard drives, solid state drives and encryption software. Additional CMS offers Disaster Recovery solutions, including external hard drives that provide system recovery and backup software which creates a full system recovery that can be used to restart a failed computer.

For more information: or
chohman ( @ ) cmsproducts dot com

For Media Queries:
Charles Hohman
Marketing Director
(714) 424-5520

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