Iomega Announces Worldwide Availability of New Iomega REV Loader 280
First Desktop Autoloader Based On Hard Drive Technology Delivers Economical Removable Backup Capability For Small Business Servers
SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2006- Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced the worldwide availability of the Iomega® REV® Loader 280, an innovative new desktop autoloader that economically solves the backup and archive needs of small businesses.
Utilizing standard hard drive components and removable technology created by Iomega, the new REV Loader 280 provides access to 280GB* (560GB compressed) of storage, managing up to eight removable 35GB* REV disks in an amazingly compact desktop form factor less than 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide. This new, patent-pending autoloader design costs approximately half as much as many competing automation tape products.
The REV Loader 280 connects to a server through a USB 2.0 interface, making it easy to use as a backup and archive device for multiple computers on a network - and far easier and less expensive than traditional SCSI-based tape drives. For small businesses that require professional grade backup with removable media but need a simple, hands-off solution, the REV Loader 280 delivers automated, multi-disk data protection at a competitive price to single tape drive solutions. Bundled with the REV Loader 280 is a license for CA BrightStor® ARCserve® Backup for Windows, including support for disaster recovery.
“The new Iomega REV Loader 280 is a breakthrough backup appliance that makes it easy and economical for a small business to safeguard its critical data,” said Tom Kampfer, President and Chief Operating Officer, Iomega Corporation. “The REV Loader 280 delivers the speed and convenience of a hard drive with the advanced backup protection of removable media in an automated, ’no-touch’ data protection solution. If disaster strikes and the server goes down, there’s no searching for the right backup disk. The Iomega REV Loader, in tandem with the included BrightStor® ARCserve® Backup software from CA, will automatically load the correct disk and restore the system to its previous state.”
Unlike tape backup products that rely on fragile, slow and expensive linear-access technology, the REV Loader 280 drive uses rugged 35GB REV disks based on hard disk drive technology. The Iomega REV Loader quietly loads disks as required for continuous, automated data protection. Reliable operation is possible even in less than pristine conditions where tape-based backup technologies could fail. The REV Loader 280 is also dramatically faster than tape-based automation devices. REV technology delivers up to 25MB/sec data transfer rates with random access capability, out-performing many tape alternatives such as DDS-4 and DAT-72 while costing as little as half as much.
The Iomega REV drive is a proven technology that is quickly becoming a business storage standard around the world. In February, Iomega announced the 1 millionth REV disk shipped since the launch of REV technology in April 2004. In addition to the new desktop REV Loader 280, stand alone Iomega REV 35GB drives are currently available in external USB 2.0, FireWire®, internal SCSI and SATA interfaces. Iomega also has the REV Autoloader 1000 rack-mounted ten-disk automation device.
REV Technology Costs Less and Works Faster
Compared to tape, REV products generally cost less and work faster, reducing backup times while delivering virtually unlimited rewrites per disk. REV disks provide an estimated archival life of 30 years. They are also highly portable (0.4 inches x 3.0 inches x 2.8 inches), rugged, and low cost.
This solid technical foundation gives the REV Loader 280 the reliability small business users require for backing up their essential data and successfully restoring it. Automatic backup verification ensures the integrity of data backups, and file restores from any disk are completely automatic-no need to manually locate the “correct” disk. And archive capacity can be increased as business needs warrant with additional REV disks.
Compared to tape-based autoloaders, the REV Loader 280 is half the size, half the weight, and up to half the cost. Password protection and encryption provide additional data security.
Superior Backup and Disaster Recovery Software For A Complete Solution
CA’s BrightStor® ARCserve® Backup ships with every REV Loader 280, providing a complete backup and disaster recovery solution for small business users.
“It’s just as critical for SMBs to protect their growing volumes of data as it is for large enterprises - even though they typically have proportionally smaller budgets and smaller staffs to manage their backup operations,” said Frank Jablonski, director of storage marketing at CA. “With CA’s BrightStor ARCserve Backup software providing essential backup automation and intelligence, Iomega’s new REV Loader technology addresses this market need with a cost-effective, easy-to-implement drive-based data protection solution.”
Price and Availability
The Iomega® REV® Loader 280 desktop autoloader is now available worldwide at a street price of around $1,000. Iomega REV 35GB disks are available for approximately $50 per disk in quantities of four. (All pricing is in U.S. dollars). The Iomega REV Loader 280 and other REV products are available from a large base of value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs) that work directly with small businesses on their storage and data protection needs.
Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. Iomega’s award-winning storage products include the new Iomega REV™ 35GB Drive, available in multiple interfaces, as well as the REV 1000 Autoloader and new REV Loader 280; Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB Drives; the new Iomega StorCenter™ Network Hard Drives, high-performance Iomega® External Hard Drives including the Iomega Micro Mini Hard Drive, the Iomega StorCenter™ Network Hard Drive, the Iomega 1TB Desktop Hard Drive XL Series, the Iomega MiniMax USB 2.0/FireWire Desktop Hard Drive and the Iomega ScreenPlay™ Multimedia Drive; Iomega Mini USB Drives, Micro Mini™ USB Drives, and the Iomega Mixx™ MP3 player; Iomega external CD-RW Drives; Iomega Super DVD Drives and the QuikTouch™ Video Burner; and Iomega Floppy USB-Powered Drives. Iomega simplifies data protection and sharing at home and in the workplace with Iomega Automatic Backup software, Iomega Sync software, HotBurn® CD-recording software, and Active Disk™ technology. For networks, Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1.6TB. For unlimited capacity and anytime, anywhere access, Iomega offers iStorage™ secure online storage. Iomega also offers businesses and consumers a comprehensive data recovery services solution for recovering lost data due to hardware failure, file corruption or media damage. The Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342), or on the Web at www.iomega.com.
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega® REV® Loader 280, anticipated product pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications, expected cost savings, 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 successful completion of product development and testing, market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega product, 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 past year, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
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* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
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