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Iomega Ships USB Adapter for Jaz Drive, Announces FireWire Initiative for Jaz Drives
Media please contact:
Chris Romoser, Iomega Corporation, (801) 332-3678 romoser@iomega.com
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Analyst/Investors, please contact:
Jim Recob, Iomega Corporation, (801) 332-4430


ROY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2000--Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), a leader in smart, portable storage solutions, today announced shipment of its new SCSI-to-Universal Serial Bus (USB) adapter for its Jaz(R) 1GB and 2GB drives. The Jaz(R) USB adapter will be available at an estimated street price of $79.95 (U.S.) and is compatible with USB-enabled PC or Macintosh(R) computers running Windows(R) 95/98, Windows NT(R) 4.0, or Mac(R) OS 8.5.1, 8.6 or 9.0. The Jaz USB adapter is available directly from Iomega at www.iomegadirect.com as well as through major distributors and resellers. "We are very pleased to provide our Jaz drive customers with USB connectivity to Macintosh and PC platforms," said Paul Jacobs, director of Jaz(R) product management, Iomega Corporation. "The Jaz USB adapter is an important addition to the family of Jaz accessories because it provides customers with increased connectivity options for their existing Jaz 1GB and 2GB drives." The Jaz(R) USB adapter allows customers to connect the Jaz drive to virtually any USB-enabled laptop or computer. In addition, the Jaz USB adapter will enable users of Windows(R) 95/98 or Macintosh operating systems to connect and use their Jaz drive without having to turn off and reboot their computer. Iomega to Support FireWire Interface Iomega also announced plans to develop a FireWire adapter for the Jaz(R)drive in mid-2000. The FireWire adapter will offer Jaz drive customers connectivity to the Power Macintosh(R) G3, Power Macintosh G4, Apple(R) iMac(R) computers, as well as superior ease-of-use and hot plug-and-play connectivity. "Apple's use of USB and FireWire on iMac DV and the Power Mac G4 gives Mac users the fastest and easiest way to connect peripherals to their Mac," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Iomega's new USB and planned FireWire adapters address the needs of Mac users by providing high-speed storage devices." "Mac users voiced a need for USB-enabled storage solutions and we have provided them with various drives and accessories to meet that need; now there is a call for FireWire-enabled storage solutions and we plan to meet this request as well," said Mark Lucas, executive vice president, global marketing and product management, Iomega Corporation. About Jaz(R) Drives With more than 2.5 million Jaz(R) drives shipped, Jaz 1GB and 2GB drives and disks are commonly used in industries such as graphic design and publishing, software development, industrial 3D CAD/CAM, enterprise management systems and entertainment authoring markets. Iomega Jaz(R) drives and disks help unleash the creativity of these professionals by giving them unlimited space for their dynamic digital content. It serves as a unique tool, helping graphic arts professionals capture, create, edit, store and share dynamic digital content directly on Jaz disks. The high speeds of the Jaz drive help make it easy for these creative professionals to edit large graphic projects and download and store large image files and video clips directly to their Jaz drive. Both external and internal Jaz(R) 2GB drives are available at an estimated street price of $349.95 (U.S.) Jaz 2GB disks are available at an estimated street price of $99.95 (U.S.) each when purchased in a package of three and are available at many retailers worldwide or at www.iomegadirect.com. About Iomega Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM) manufactures and markets the award-winning Zip(R), Jaz(R) and Clik!(TM) drives and disks and markets the ZipCD(TM) drives and discs that help people to organize, manage, create, exchange and share their important information. Used in homes, businesses, government and educational facilities and by creative professionals everywhere, Iomega storage solutions are the enabling technologies preferred by millions. The Company can be reached at 1-800-MY-STUFF (800-697-8833), or on the Web at http://www.iomega.com. Special note: Statements contained in this release relating to Iomega's plans to introduce a Jaz(R) FireWire adapter and the expected availability and functionality of the Jaz FireWire adapter are forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including market acceptance of, and demand for, FireWire connectivity, FireWire adapters and Iomega's products, manufacturing issues, including component availability and pricing, development and distribution issues, product pricing and conformity to specifications, competition, intellectual property rights and other risks as identified in Iomega's Annual Report to Stockholders for 1998 on Form 10-K, filed March 26, 1999, and its most recent quarterly reports filed with the SEC. Copyright (c) 2000 Iomega Corporation. Iomega, Zip, Jaz, Clik! and ZipCD are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh, Mac, iMac, and FireWire are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer in the United States and/or other countries. Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Certain other product names, brand names and company names may be trademarks or designations of their respective owners. CONTACT: Iomega Corporation, Roy Adam Anderson, 801/332-4522 (Media) andersad@iomega.com Janet Kacskos, 801/332-4736 (Media) kacskos@iomega.com (Analysts/Investors) Jim Recob, 801/332-4430 recob@iomega.com