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Tandberg Data Debuts Industry’s Lowest Priced LTO-based Tape Autoloader


Best of Class Entry Delivers Fastest Transfer Rate Versus Competing Formats.

POWAY, Calif., June 19, 2006 -- Tandberg Data Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA (OSE:TAD), has introduced the world’s lowest priced LTO-based tape autoloader at under $3,000 list price. The StorageLoader™ utilizes LTO-1 half-height drives to deliver the highest transfer rate relative to other technologies such as DLT, AIT and VXA-based models.

The 1U rackmount-configured LTO-based StorageLoader tape automation solution delivers up to 1.6TB compressed (800GB native) storage capacity and a transfer rate of up to 32MB per second by incorporating Tandberg Data’s recently introduced half-height LTO-1 tape drive.

The Tandberg StorageLoader LTO-1 stands apart from existing rackmount autoloaders for ease of cartridge handling, as it is the only autoloader available with eight data cartridges stored in two removable magazines holding four cartridges each to ensure safe and easy loading of tape media and transport for off-site storage.

“The Tandberg StorageLoader LTO-1 is further example of our ongoing commitment to our channel partners to provide innovative automation solutions designed specifically for the small/medium enterprise or departments that require LTO automation technology at entry-level pricing,” said Ken Cruden, vice president and general manager at Tandberg Data. “By offering an affordable LTO-1 option, we are protecting our customers’ investment with defined future upgrade paths to LTO-2 and LTO-3 models while providing the same integrated automated backup and manageability features across the entire product line"

Its highly modular design is focused on customer convenience. A customer replaceable air filter ensures a clean environment for operation and the tape drive, power supply and fans are all field replaceable without removing the autoloader from the rack thereby reducing total cost of ownership and minimizing downtime. In fact, the innovative architecture of the tape autoloader permits future models to accommodate the next generation of LTO half-height products.

Easy to use management features are a further complement to the ease of use cartridge handling and customer convenient modular design. Unique design features of the Tandberg StorageLoader LTO-1 include simple and easy-to-use web-based remote management and multilingual-support as standard. Maintenance, system monitoring and system commands can be performed remotely through a standard web browser, allowing administrators to conveniently monitor, control, configure and diagnose the StorageLoader from anywhere in the world. The same functions can also be performed locally through the easy-to-use prompt panel on the unit. For high performance inventory management it also comes with a barcode reader as standard, which does not use space allocated to cartridge slots.

The Tandberg StorageLoader LTO-1 is a complete turnkey solution including rackmount kit, SCSI cable, terminator and Ethernet cable, plus a full 3-year warranty. MSRP is $2,999.00 and is available immediately throughout Tandberg Data’s North and Latin American distribution network.

About Tandberg Data Corporation
Tandberg Data Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA, is the sales, service, marketing and product development organization for the Western Hemisphere. It markets the highly reliable line of Tandberg Data tape libraries, autoloaders, drives and media, using LTO™ and SLR™ technologies. The company also markets NAS solutions with the versatility of both disk and tape.

Leveraging its 25 years of manufacturing experience, Tandberg Data has established OEM agreements with major server manufacturers for both its SLR and LTO based solutions. Tandberg Data’s solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organizations and are backed by a three-year warranty and advanced replacement programs. For more information, visit

NOTE: *Data capacities and transfer rates assume a compression ration of 2:1.
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