New Iomega DVR Expander Drive Adds Incremental Storage for Digital Video Recorders

Iomega 500GB DVR Expander Drive Adds Viewing Hours for eSATA-Enabled

Scientific Atlanta Digital Video Recorders

Jun 10, 2008, 01:00 ET from Iomega Corporation

    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.
     About Iomega
     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 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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 REV, OfficeScreen, StorCenter, MiniMax and UltraMax are either registered
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