SAN DIEGO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC Company, and a global
leader in data protection and security, today announced the North American
launch of the new Iomega(R) DVR Expander Drive, a 500GB* external drive
that increases the storage capacity of digital video recorders. The new
Iomega DVR Expander Drive expands users' digital video recorder (DVR)
storage capacity by as much as 300 hours of standard-definition TV or 60
hours of high-definition TV.
The new Iomega DVR Expander Drive adds storage capacity for
eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta DVRs, allowing cable TV customers to
record and enjoy more of their favorite cable TV and movie broadcasts.
Cable service providers that market the Scientific Atlanta eSATA-enabled
DVRs include COX, Time Warner, Cablevision, Comcast, and Rogers (US and
Canada), among others.
The new Iomega DVR Expander Drive connects to the eSATA port on the
back panel of an eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta DVR. After an initial
setup the DVR automatically streams new recordings to either its internal
hard drive or the external SATA drive, whichever has more space available.
For example, an Iomega DVR Expander Drive connected to a Scientific Atlanta
DVR 8300HD model (a 160GB model) expands the original storage capacity for
this particular model by more than three times, allowing users to keep
considerably more of their favorite shows and movies on their DVR without
running out of space for new recordings.
Scientific Atlanta's standard-definition 8300 DVR (an 80GB model) is
also compatible with Iomega's new DVR Expander Drive. An 8300 DVR equipped
with the Iomega DVR Expander has more than six times the storage space of
the stock model.
"Everyone loves their DVRs and watching television on their own
schedule, but I don't know anyone who likes being forced to delete
programming to record some more," said Ralf San Jose, global product
manager for HDD products, Iomega Corporation. "With the new Iomega DVR
Expander Drive, you get a massive capacity increase for your DVR with no
installation hassles. Owning an Iomega DVR Expander Drive is like getting
three tanks of gas free with every fill-up. It leverages the investment in
a DVR and gives buyers an incredible number of extra shows and movies to
choose from. What's not to like about that?"
The new Iomega(R) DVR Expander Drive, eSATA 500GB, is compatible with
the eSATA-enabled Scientific Atlanta's standard-definition 8300 DVR (an
80GB model), e-SATA enabled 8300HD DVR (a 160GB model) and more upcoming
Scientific Atlanta e-SATA enabled DVRs. The required eSATA cable, quick
start guide and power supply are included, along with a stand for the
drive, allowing for the flexibility of a vertical or horizontal placement
of the Iomega DVR Expander in an entertainment center.
Additional cable companies that utilize Scientific Atlanta DVRs include
Astound Broadband, Blue Ridge Communication, Bright House Networks, BVU
OptiNet, Carter, Everest Communications, Knology, Oceanic, Telewest
Broadband, Videotron, and Wow! Internet and Cable.
Iomega expects to announce certified compatibility with other eSATA
enabled DVRs in the near future.
Price and Availability
The new Iomega(R) DVR Expander Drive, eSATA 500GB, will be available
this month for $199.95 (pricing is suggested U.S. retail) from online
distributors and retailers and from the Iomega Web site.
Iomega Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader
in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and
mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than
400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980.
Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network
attached storage products, external hard drives, and our award-winning
removable storage technology, the REV(R) Backup Drive. OfficeScreen(R),
Iomega's managed security services, available in the U.S. and select
markets in Europe, provides enterprise quality perimeter security and
secure remote network access for SMBs, which help protect small enterprises
from data theft and liability. To learn about all of Iomega's digital
storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at
http://www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development,
production and distribution of the Iomega(R) DVR Expander Drive, eSATA
500GB, Iomega's expectation that it will announce certified compatibility
with other e-SATA enabled DVRs in the near future, anticipated product
pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications,
future applications for the new product and all other statements that are
not purely historical, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such
forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Iomega
as of the date hereof, and Iomega disclaims any intention or obligation to
update any such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ
materially from current expectations. Factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the
willingness of other DVR suppliers to agree to certify Iomega's products as
compatible, successful completion of product development and testing,
market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any challenges as
we learn more about the DVR product market, any difficulties encountered in
ramping up production or other manufacturing issues, including component
availability and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution
issues, product pricing and conformity to specifications, dependence upon
third party suppliers, competition, intellectual property rights and other
risks and uncertainties identified in the reports filed from time to time
by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including
Iomega's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007,
and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
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