new Pro WX Wireless USB hard
is now available in the U.S. This hard drive is built on Imation’s external
hard drive products and is said to be the world's first Wireless USB external
hard drive. The Imation Pro WX drive offers a Wireless USB data transfer rate
of up to 15MBs/second and 1.5TB of storage capacity. The Imation Pro WX wireless
USB hard drive comes with an MSRP of $449.99.
Imation Ships World's First Wireless USB External Hard Drive
Pro WX hard drive offers secure, continuous backup and data protection
with 1.5TB of capacity
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 19, 2009-- Imation Corp.
(NYSE: IMN) today announced U.S. availability of its much-anticipated Pro WX
Wireless USB hard drive. Built on Imation’s award-winning platform of external
hard drive products, the Imation Pro WX drive is the world’s first Wireless USB
external hard drive. Offering the convenience of fast data transfer rates,
speed and capacity required in today’s graphics and data intensive
environments, the Imation Pro WX hard drive provides 1.5TB of storage capacity
for digitally driven users who crave the freedom of the wireless workspace.
Imation will demonstrate the Imation Pro WX hard drive at the Pepcom Wine, Dine
& Demo media event at the Hammerstein Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios
tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.
Imation’s Pro WX Wireless USB hard drive provides a unique
combination of speed, capacity and security in a convenient 3.5-inch form
factor. With a fast Wireless USB data transfer rate of up to 15MBs/second, the
product can back up a typical CD in under 50 seconds, and store up to 300,000
photos or 750 hours of video. Inherent in its Wireless USB technology, Pro WX
wireless hard drive offers an innovative one-to-one connection that limits the
possibility of signal interception and securely backs up data whenever it is in
range up to 30 feet, similar to a direct attached storage device.
“Imation continues to be a world leader in delivering
innovative storage products designed for our increasingly wireless world,” said
James Depuydt, director of technology, Imation. “We are now the first to
provide users with a Wireless USB hard drive to continuously back up their most
critical data in a unique product design. We will continue to expand our
wireless storage capabilities to enable our customers to easily create, store,
manage and share digital information.”
The Imation Pro WX Wireless USB hard drive comes complete
with an integrated stand for vertical or horizontal orientation; low
capacity/data activity indicator lights for easy identification of data
processes with built-in sleep mode for energy conservation; and one-touch,
backup sync buttons for easy-to-use automatic backup of data, photos, music and
videos. The product is compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems and
doesn’t require batteries.
“With the launch of the Pro WX, Imation delivers a
differentiated approach to address the specific needs of those users who desire
or need to connect, store and protect data using a plug-n-play wireless USB drive
that provides a capable and secure alternative to cabled solutions,” said Liz
Conner, research analyst, IDC.
Imation also announced today its next-generation SSD Upgrade
Kit, which will debut at Wine, Dine & Demo, alongside the company’s unique
PowerPoint® Karaoke competition.
The Imation Pro WX wireless USB hard drive is currently
available for an MSRP of $449.99 through authorized Imation distributors,
wholesalers, resellers and e-tailers in the United States. For additional
information on Imation’s complete family of wireless storage products, visit www.imation.com