Iomega Extends NAS Family with New 2TB and 4TB ix4 Desktop Appliances

Feb. 5, 2009

Four Clicks to EMC LifeLine Based Enterprise Technologies - Including Multiple Video Surveillance Camera feeds, RSA Security and Windows Active Directory Support

SAN DIEGO , Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the latest addition to its network solutions portfolio with the worldwide launch of the new Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) Pro ix4-100. Based on enterprise-class EMC(R) storage technologies, the StorCenter Pro ix4 NAS is up and running in just four mouse clicks, providing small businesses and remote offices with up to 4TB* of networked storage that easily integrates with existing infrastructure for expanded storage, file-sharing and backup of critical business data.

The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 is a four-drive NAS powered by the acclaimed EMC LifeLine(TM) software, a fully-developed Linux operating environment and suite of applications that protects your data and performs valuable business tasks above and beyond simple storage, all designed to make it easy to securely store, protect and serve up data when you need it and where you want it. EMC LifeLine software is designed for cross-platform computer support and has the added bonus of allowing for secure, downloadable feature upgrades.

The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 delivers fast data throughput, multiple RAID configurations, RSA(R) based enterprise security protection features, as well as a host of other benefits that make it an ideal networked solution for stand alone business entities and groups with up to 25 users. Additionally, no IT staff is required to manage the appliance.

"The new StorCenter Pro ix4-100 brings EMC's innovative world-class storage technologies to small businesses in an affordable and easily understandable way," said Jonathan Huberman , president of Iomega and the Consumer and Small Business Products Division of EMC. "The ix4 features the EMC LifeLine operating system and incorporates other EMC storage technologies used by the world's largest organizations. Add-in features such as a media server, hot-swappable drives, Bluetooth and video surveillance capabilities make the ix4 a versatile network storage solution for today's fast-moving small businesses and remote offices."

Small, Powerful and Versatile

The Iomega StorCenter Pro ix4-100 NAS has the small footprint of a compact desktop with either 2TB or 4TB capacities. The ix4 provides centralized storage to business users searching for the easiest and most technologically advanced way to share, secure and protect their most important data -- including work files, videos, photos, music files and other digital data.

With just four mouse clicks, the ix4 is ready to work with any computer on the network. Management of the ix4 is handled by a user friendly web interface, accessible in any of 11 supported languages. Users can access files from any networked Windows PC, Linux workstation or Macintosh computer for easy file-sharing, data backup and print-serving.

The ix4 can be configured with different levels of RAID support: RAID 5 (pre-configured) and RAID 10 (both with automatic RAID rebuild), as well as JBOD. The four drives in the ix4 are hot-swap SATA II hard drives that minimize downtime and allow for easy replacement.

With Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and a high-performance embedded architecture, the ix4 boosts small business productivity by making data readily accessible, yet secure, over a local network. The ix4 has four USB 2.0 ports for adding printers or additional storage capacity with external USB drives.

Additional Features of the StorCenter Pro ix4-100

The new ix4 offers an array of additional features that make it the most advanced, innovative and easy-to-use network storage device for small businesses today:

-- Windows(R) Active Directory Support: Allows the ix4 to function as a client member in an Active Directory domain, giving users and groups access to the ix4. -- UPS Support: Enables unattended system shutdown without data loss in the case of power failure. -- Expandability: Add storage capability by connecting external USB hard drives via the USB 2.0 ports. -- Versatility: The ix4 supports read and write on various formats, including Fat32, NTFS or ext2/ext3 formatted hard disks (read only on external HFS+ formatted drives). -- Alerts: The ix4-100 provides email and SNMP notification for quick system status. -- System Dashboard: Provides easy-to-understand status information on space utilization, device, peripheral and backup status. -- Video Surveillance: Supports up to three Axis(R) Network video cameras, for real-time monitoring and video capture directly to the ix4-100, dependant upon system workload and network conditions. -- Print Server: Supports intelligent print sharing capability for up to four USB printers directly connected to the ix4. -- UPnP AV Media Server: Compatible with UPnP and DLNA certified media players, the ix4-100 streams photos, audio content and videos to not only laptops and computers but a variety of media devices like game consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), audio bridges, iTunes(TM) players, digital picture frames and other devices. -- Bluetooth(R) capability: Allows users to upload contacts, photos and more from a cell phone, pocket PC or Blackberry(R) phone (Bluetooth USB adapter required, sold separately). -- Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): Supports no touch, automatic transfer of photos from digital cameras via one of the four USB 2.0 ports on the ix4-100.

StorCenter Pro ix4 - Backup and Security Software for a Complete Solution

The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 NAS Server provides data backup and protection for any number of desktops and laptops with integrated EMC Retrospect(R) backup software. During the set-up process, users choose files and folders for scheduled automatic backups. After that, any changes or additions are updated and saved automatically.

For additional protection, the StorCenter Pro ix4-100 includes MozyHome(TM) online backup service, a secure way to store, protect and access important files. MozyHome online backup service provides 2GB of free online storage per user for backing up selected folders directly from their computers to world-class EMC data centers. Users can also upgrade to unlimited online storage for just $4.95 per month per client computer, or to the centrally-managed MozyPro plan for businesses.

The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 also includes RSA(R) BSAFE(R) encryption security technology for protecting installs and upgrades from viruses or malware. RSA is the security division of EMC that protects digital data at many of the world's largest banks.


The StorCenter Pro ix4-100 NAS Server is compatible with Windows(R), Mac OS(R), and Linux(R) PCs. The interface is localized in 11 languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Traditional and Simple Chinese, German, and Russian).

Price and Availability

The 2TB StorCenter Pro ix4-100 NAS Server is now available worldwide for $799.95; the 4TB StorCenter Pro ix4-100 NAS Server will be available later this month worldwide for $1,299.95. (All prices are U.S. suggested retail.)

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation headquartered in San Diego , is a worldwide leader in innovative storage and network security solutions for small businesses, home offices, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network attached storage products, external hard drives, multimedia drives, and our award-winning removable storage technology, the REV(R) Backup Drive. To learn about all of Iomega's digital storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at Resellers can visit Iomega at

NOTE: This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (iv) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vi) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (viii) component and product quality and availability; (ix) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) war or acts of terrorism; (xii) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xiii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.

Copyright(C) 2009 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, REV, and StorCenter are registered trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. EMC, LifeLine, Mozy, RSA and Retrospect are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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