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Iomega Announces Versatile New Combo Drive Featuring 7-in-1 card reader

  • 23 April, 2004 08:57

<p>Media Contact:
Ho Yin Yin, Iomega Pacific Pte Ltd, +65 6379 6215,
Jennifer Thurgate, Infinity Communications, + 61 2 9923 1133</p>
<p>Iomega announces versatile new combo drive featuring 7-in-1 card reader: Integrated 7-in-1 card reader provides fast and easy all-in-one solution</p>
<p>SYDNEY, April 23, 2004 – Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced the new Iomega® CD-RW/DVD-ROM Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader, an all-in-one solution to transfer photos, music, and data from flash memory media to the computer and burn them onto a CD.</p>
<p>The Iomega CD-RW/DVD-ROM Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader makes it possible for home users and digital camera enthusiasts to download digital camera images, drag and drop files between media cards, archive photos, watch DVDs, and back up data, all from the same device. The drive also gives users the latest in 52x24x52x CD-RW technology enhanced with 16x DVD-ROM (read-only) capability.</p>
<p>“Iomega’s CD-RW/DVD-ROM Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader is a simpler and faster alternative for transferring memory card data to the PC, and it conserves batteries in the portable device,” said Chris McPherson, managing director, Asia Pacific, Iomega Corporation. “It’s a convenient, easy-to-use device for fingertip access to all of the common media formats.”</p>
<p>Key Features</p>
<p>· Up to 52x24x52 write/rewrite/read CD speeds</p>
<p>· Up to 16x DVD-ROM read speeds</p>
<p>· Ripping (DAE) speed of 48x</p>
<p>· High-speed USB 2.0 connectivity; Backwards compatible with USB 1.1 (limits drive speed to 4x4x6x6x)</p>
<p>· Compatible with both PC and Mac</p>
<p>· Buffer Underrun Protection for reliability</p>
<p>· Iomega HotBurn®Pro software with advanced functionality for easy customizing and burning of CDs, burning MP3s &amp; jewel case creation (PC) and</p>
<p>· Charismac Discribe software for easy CD burning (Mac)</p>
<p>· Iomega Automatic Backup software included for hassle free back ups (PC)</p>
<p>· Sonic Cineplayer 1.5 for high quality video playback (PC)</p>
<p>· MUSICMATCH™ JukeBox for organizing digital music (PC and Mac)</p>
<p>· Reads DVD, Reads/Writes CD-RW, Reads/Writes all popular flash media types:</p>
<p>- CompactFlash™ (type I and type II)</p>
<p>- SmartMedia™ (SM)</p>
<p>- Microdrive</p>
<p>- Multimedia Card (MMC)</p>
<p>- Secure Digital (SD)</p>
<p>- Memory Stick (all formats including MS Duo and Magic Gate)</p>
<p>- Memory Stick Pro</p>
<p>· Drag and drop capability</p>
<p>· Conserves batteries in your digital device by using USB power from your computer</p>
<p>· Hot-swap capability eliminates rebooting</p>
<p>For PC users, the Iomega CD-RW/DVD-ROM Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader is compatible with PCs running Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE, 2000, Me, and XP with an available USB 2.0 connection (backward compatible with USB 1.1 at 4x4x6x speeds). For Mac users, the drive is compatible with Power Macintosh G5, G4 or G3 (blue and white G3 only) or iMac™ with built-in USB 1.1 connection and Mac OS® 8.6, 9.0.4, 9.1 or X for CD-RW; the 7-in-1 card reader is compatible with Mac OS X. See Apple website for information regarding USB 2.0 drivers. Integrated card reader is USB 2.0 full speed compliant, operating at USB 1.1 data rates.</p>
<p>Price and Availability</p>
<p>The CD-RW/DVD-ROM Plus 7-in-1 Card Reader is available now at a suggested retail price of $A249</p>
<p>About Iomega
Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their digital information. Iomega’s award-winning storage products include the popular Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB drives, high-performance Iomega® HDD Portable Hard Drives that feature capacities from 20GB to 40GB, Iomega® HDD Desktop Hard Drives that offer capacities from 80GB to 250GB, Iomega® Mini USB Drives and new Micro Mini USB Drives, the new multi-format Iomega® Super DVD Drives, Iomega® DVD Internal 4X Dual Format Drive (DVD±RW/CD-RW EIDE/ATAPI), Iomega® internal and external CD-RW drives, and the Iomega Floppy USB-Powered Drive. Iomega simplifies data protection and sharing at home and in the workplace with Iomega® Automatic Backupä software, Iomega® Syncä software, HotBurn® CD-recording software, and Active Disk™ technology. For networks, Iomega® NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1.44TB, and Tape autoloaders with capacities of 320GB to 3.2TB. 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 on the Web at</p>
<p>* Please note that this is for your information only, and all enquiries should still be directed to the media contacts reflected at the top of the release - thank you.</p>
<p>NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega product, 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 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 year ended December 31, 2002, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.</p>
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<p>Copyright© 2004 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, Zip, REV, Active Disk, HotBurn, and QuikTouch are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Certain other product names, brand names and company names may be trademarks or designations of their respective owners.</p>

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