IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its entry into the cloud storage space with the Toshiba Canvio® Personal Cloud. This easy-to-use storage hub allows users to save their extensive media libraries securely in their own homes, with the added benefit of being able to access and stream files remotely via the cloud. With the Canvio Personal Cloud, users will be able to access digital data at home or on the go with their tablets, smartphones or computers via an Internet connection.
"Given Toshiba's extensive experience within the storage space and comprehensive ecosystem of devices offered, we've come up with a simple, intuitive solution that perfectly ties everything together," said Maciek Brzeski, vice president of product marketing and development, Branded Storage Products, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We've designed the Canvio Personal Cloud with the consumer in mind, truly enabling the digital home by using storage to bridge the gap between an array of electronic devices. What's even more impressive is that Canvio Personal Cloud will allow users to access their personal data from anywhere in the world."
Canvio Personal Cloud
Toshiba's Canvio Personal Cloud is a centralized file sharing and storage hub for the connected home, that enables users to bring all their content together in one place, including music, photos, video and documents stored on PCs, Android™-based tablets and smartphones and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Using the Canvio Link software for Windows or Canvio Link apps for Android and iOS, users can easily access and stream content stored on the Canvio Personal Cloud to their Internet-connected devices, whether on the home network or away. Smart TVs can also access Canvio Personal Cloud, allowing users to share music, photos and videos on the big screen.
Available with either 2TB or 3TB of storage, Canvio Personal Cloud empowers consumers to simply and securely store, access, share and stream their ever-expanding digital content within their connected home, or anywhere in the world. It enables the availability of content on a contextual basis flowing from device to device, screen to screen and location to location and unlike public and private cloud applications, the Canvio Personal Cloud is completely self-managed, so the content and accessibility is always under users' own personal control and there are no usage fees or subscription charges.
Straight out of the box, Canvio Personal Cloud includes an extremely easy three step set-up process and simple, intuitive interface. The device features broad compatibility between desktop computers, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles and smartphones. It works seamlessly with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs, Android-based tablets and smartphones, iOS tablets and smartphones as well as DLNA®-compatible devices.
Pricing and Availability
The Canvio Personal Cloud will be available for purchase on ToshibaDirect.com and select retailers in September 2012 for of $219.99 MSRP for the 2TB version and $249.99 MSRP for the 3TB version.
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About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide digital products, services and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; televisions, TV/DVD Combination products, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD products, and portable devices; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for computers; and IP business telephone systems with unified communications, collaboration and mobility applications. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. For more information on TAIS visit us.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
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