|ULTERA ANNOUNCES 2 FOR 1 FULL-SPEED RECORDING
ON CD, DVD, AND MO MEDIA
First in bringing RAID to optical
devices for financial, medical, call center and other applications
Las Vegas, Nev.; Nov. 13, 2000: Today at Comdex Fall 2000
in Las Vegas, Ultera Systems announced the first in a new series of products bringing RAID
technology to optical devices such as DVDs. Called Stor2, Ulteras
controller allows for simultaneously recording two copies of DVD-R,
DVD-RAM, CD-R or
magneto optical (MO) media at the full speed of the drives.
Stor2 can be used for making duplicate backups one
for on-site storage and a second disaster-recovery copy to be stored off site or
simply to share files with a sister company. Applications include storing financial
transaction data, medical records or images, voice transactions such as for stock
brokerages, and others where duplicate copies are legally required. Users will be able to
produce the two copies they need in half the time it now takes.
Compatible with all major operating systems, Stor2 works
with standalone drives or library systems. It requires no special software drivers. Host
computers see the paired drives or libraries as single SCSI devices which operate at full
The system is fault-tolerant and the failure of one drive or library
does not effect the operation of the other.
Stor2 is the first announced member of Ulteras OpticalRAID family, which will include mirroring and striping controllers
like those currently available for magnetic disk and tape systems. Stor2
priced as low as $1500.00 in OEM quantities (100 units). Deliveries begin immediately.
Ultera Systems, Inc. develops and manufactures RAID tape array controllers and
subsystems designed for high-speed backup, archiving, and high-speed data acquisition
applications. With the introduction of its OpticalRAID
series, the company is making the same types of products available for optical recording
devices such as DVD and CD drives. These products are sold to OEMs, VARs and system
Ulteras headquarters are at 26052 Merit Circle, Laguna Hills,
Calif. 92653, (949)367-8800 or (949)367-0758 fax. Additional information on the company
and its products is available at www.ultera.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ultera, OpticalRAID, and Stor2 are trademarks of Ultera Systems, Inc. Any
other tradenames or trade-marks referenced are the property of their holders.
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EDITORS: A color image of Stor2 is available at www.ultera.com/images/stor2.