Lexar Media Inc.'s LockTight system is being localized and will be available to a greater number of security-conscious photographers worldwide. The LockTight System is a valuable tool for photographers in fields such as forensic photography, scientific research, military, law enforcement and mass media. The LockTight System will also be available in the Secure Digital (SD) format. Using When used in conjunction with a camera that supports the system, LockTight flash memory cards employ a functionality to protect data, and as a result, LockTight cards are always "locked." A computer or camera cannot read or write data to/from a LockTight card until a critical authorized authentication process takes place between the LockTight card and the host computer or host camera. This authentication process employs 160-bit HMAC SHA-1 hash algorithm.