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New Iomega Wireless Servers Bring New Features & Flexibility to Entry-Level Network Storage
Iomega NAS 100d Now Shipping For Home Offices, SmallBusinesses
SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2004 –Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced the release of the new Iomega NAS 100d entry-level network-attached storage (NAS) server. Available this month in 160GB* and 250GB capacities, Iomega's NAS 100d servers feature wireless network capabilities and offer flexible, easily expandable network storage for small business and home office networks.
"Today, everyone, no matter how small the business, wrestles with the problem of securing critical data," said Wayne Arvidson, director, professional storage solutions, Iomega Corporation. "With the new NAS 100d server, Iomega is not only introducing an easy-to-manage and reliable network storage device designed for a small budget, we're also giving users the flexibility of built-in wireless access and archiving capability."
NAS servers act as storage appliances on a computer network, giving Windows, Mac, UNIX and Linux PCs a storage and backup location as well as simplifying file sharing, backup, and recovery in mixed computing environments. The NAS 100d server has the added convenience of wireless 802.11b/g networking capability for even greater flexibility in small networks.
Built-in wireless 802.11g support, backwards compatible with 802.11b, allows for wireless network traffic between a network and the NAS 100d server at up to 54 megabits per second. All wireless connections can be secured using the WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) protocol for robust protection against unauthorized access. Wireless capability can be configured in one of two ways as needed:
-As a wireless access point for other wireless PCs. In this configuration, the NAS 100d server uses its standard 10/100 Fast Ethernet port to connect to the network and provides users with a wireless "hot spot."
-As a wireless node on an existing Wi-Fi network. This option eliminates the network cables and provides ultimate flexibility as to placement of the NAS 100d server. In this configuration, the NAS 100d server uses its Wi-Fi interface to connect to the network.
Designed as a complete "network storage in a box" solution, the Iomega NAS 100d has dual USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) ports for expandability, letting users connect additional external USB 2.0 hard drives for additional storage capacity needs. Iomega also plans to add Iomega REV™ drive support in late 2004, giving NAS 100d users access to the latest in high-performance removable storage for archiving data.
Easy To Install
Iomega's NAS 100d server is a universal plug-and-play device, so setup is fast and painless. Just connect the server to an available port on a router, switch or hub. Then use a Web browser to log in and configure the device. After configuration, the NAS 100d server is instantly available to all users on that network, with no need to run a separate setup tool on each client PC.
Visit www.iomega.com for more information
We look forward to getting our hands on one of these so we can report on the complete "out-of-box" experience. Stay tuned!