New Iomega StorCenter ix2 Brings Leading EMC Network Storage Technologies to Home and Small Business Users

Compact $299.99 Appliance Delivers Highly Innovative Network Storage Capabilities in Just Four Clicks SAN DIEGO , Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the...


Compact $299.99 Appliance Delivers Highly Innovative Network Storage Capabilities in Just Four Clicks

SAN DIEGO , Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the worldwide availability of the new Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) ix2, the most advanced and easy-to-use network storage appliance for small businesses and the home. With just four mouse clicks, users can configure up to two terabytes of storage and advanced information management, protection and sharing software that can be connected to multiple devices, including wirelessly with Bluetooth, to manage their ever-increasing digital world.

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With a footprint smaller than a large dictionary and starting at just $299.99, the 1TB* and 2TB StorCenter ix2 provides centralized storage to users searching for the easiest and most technologically advanced way to share, secure and protect their most important data - including photos, mp3 files, videos and financial records. The ix2 boosts small office productivity by making data accessible yet secure over a local network. In the home setting, the ix2 allows family members of all ages to effortlessly enjoy their pictures, videos, music and other multimedia files from personal computers as well as all kinds of compatible consumer electronics and home entertainment products.

"The new StorCenter ix2 is a powerful network storage appliance that brings EMC's world class storage technologies to consumers and small businesses in an easily understandable way and at a price they can afford," said Jonathan Huberman , president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. "The ix2 puts even the most non-technical person at ease with its straightforward operation. But behind the scenes, the ix2 utilizes advanced data protection and data management programs that haven't been available to consumers and small businesses before. With the ix2, users are literally four clicks away from storage technologies built on the heritage of those that protect data at the world's largest organizations, all at a cost of less than $300."

StorCenter ix2 in the Small Business

The Iomega StorCenter ix2 operates EMC's LifeLine(TM) software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment and suite of applications that incorporate EMC storage technologies with the capability of adding new storage management features in the future. For business users, the StorCenter ix2 Network Storage appliance delivers new features and applications to boost office productivity.

In addition to speed, centralized storage capacity and the onboard security to protect all the files on a network, the ix2 delivers optional Bluetooth connectivity, which allows users to send pictures, files and address book contacts directly from cell phones to the StorCenter ix2 for network sharing and data protection; as well as a unique digital video surveillance capability using a compatible Axis(TM) video surveillance camera for inexpensive real-time viewing and recording of activity inside or outside the office.

The ix2 includes security technology from RSA, the security division of EMC that protects digital data at many of the world's largest banks and now shields the StorCenter ix2 from viruses or malware.

StorCenter ix2 in the Digital Home

For home users, built-in support for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance(TM) (DLNA) certified devices means that the StorCenter ix2 can save, store, and play back all kinds of multimedia files - music, photos, videos and other digital content - using not only laptops and desktop computers but any compatible device on a home network, including:

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