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For Immediate Release
Iomega QuikTouch Video Burner Graduates to Double-Layer
New 12x Drive Provides Fast "One-Touch" Video Archiving
to DVD or CD
July 29, 2004 Iomega Corporation (NYSE:
IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced
that the new Iomega® Super
DVD QuikTouch™ Video
Burner 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 drive is now shipping
and available, enabling one-touch video transfer
to the most popular DVD or CD formats, including
Double-Layer (DL) DVDs.
As the first QuikTouch drive to offer Double-Layer DVD recording capability, the new QuikTouch Dual-Format drive gives users 80 percent more capacity per disc: up to 8.5 GB*, compared to 4.7 GB for single-layer DVDs. That capacity advantage makes the new QuikTouch drive the most advanced and flexible option yet for preserving video memories. Users can now record up to four hours of DVD-quality video, save over 3,000 songs, or archive up to 8.5 GB of computer data and photos on each DVD+R DL (Double-Layer) disc.
"The Iomega Super DVD QuikTouch Video Burner appeals to PC users as a complete all-in-one solution. With just one press of a button, you can transfer video memories to any of the most popular DVD and CD formats, and do it simply and reliably," said Scott LeFevre, product general manager, branded products, Iomega Corporation. "For those who want video-editing capability, the excellent software tools that come bundled with the drive let the user delete scenes, add titles, manage soundtracks, and arrange chapters. For sheer value, the Iomega Dual-Format QuikTouch drive is the most exciting DVD writer yet, bringing dual-layer DVD recording to the general user."
Key Features and Benefits
on Iomega's Super DVD Dual-Format drive, the QuikTouch™ Video Burner
12x Dual Format USB 2.0 Drive integrates a video capture card to make the
entire video transfer and burning process as simple as pressing a button:
- QuikTouch button . Simply press the QuikTouch button and
push "Play" on the source VCR or camcorder. QuikTouch detects the recording
media, launches the software, captures the video and burns the disc automatically.
- Built-in video capture card . No need to open the PC;
an integrated video capture card handles high-quality video transfer from
any VCR or camcorder.
- One-Step recording . One-step recording from source tapes.
- Dolby® Digital encoding . Helps fit up to 50 percent
more video on each disc.
- Dual-format capability . DVD+R/+RW (12x4x10x), DVD-R/-RW
(8x4x10x), and CD-R/RW (40x24x40x).
- Double-layer recording . DVD+R DL (double layer) recording.
- Fast CD ripping . 40x DAE (digital audio extraction) of
- Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface . Standard high-speed
- Versatile capture options . High, medium, or low resolution
settings for up to 12 hours of video transfer. Captured file also remains
on hard drive for easy editing.
End-of-video detection . Automatically detects end of captured
Bundled software includes Iomega's DVD Solutions Wizard, Iomega Automatic
Backup, Iomega HotBurn Pro, Sonic MyDVD™ video-editing software, Sonic™ Cineplayer
software for the highest quality video playback, MusicMatch™ Jukebox
music management software and Adobe® Photoshop Album™ Starter Edition.
Iomega's DVD Solutions Wizard launches directly from
the desktop and takes the guesswork out of writing
DVDs by helping users select the appropriate software
and type of disc for different tasks.
Backup software, a PC Magazine Editor's Choice
for real-time backup software (June 17, 2003, edition),
provides continuous real-time backup to any drive
letter, the ability to save multiple revisions and
keep multiple backup sets on different destination
drives, the ability to exclude files by file type,
to schedule backups, and to cache backups temporarily.
Iomega Automatic Backup is also available separately
at www.iomega.com for
HotBurn Pro software complements Windows® XP
by adding true drag-and-drop file recording, an integrated
console interface, integrated DVD and CD copying imaging,
compilation creation, and a jewel case editor. Added
features include a graphical audio layout editor; pop,
click and hiss removal filters; and bootable CD creation.
Price and Availability
The Iomega® Super DVD QuikTouch™ Video
Burner 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 drive for Windows® PCs is shipping now for
$329.95. Iomega's companion drive, the Iomega Super DVD Writer 12x Dual Format USB
2.0 drive, has the same features without a built-in analog video capture card
and is available for $249.95. (all prices are U.S. suggested retail).
Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage
solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and
share their valuable digital information. Iomega's
award-winning storage products include the new 35GB
Iomega REV™ Drive, popular Zip® 100MB,
250MB and 750MB drives, high-performance Iomega® HDD
Drives in desktop and portable configurations, Iomega
Mini USB Drives and Micro Mini™ USB Drives, Iomega
external CD-RW drives, Iomega
Super DVD drives and the Iomega
Floppy USB-Powered Drive. Iomega simplifies data
protection and sharing at home and in the workplace
Automatic Backup software, Iomega
Sync software, HotBurn® CD-recording
software, and Active
Disk™ technology. For networks, Iomega
NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1TB. For
unlimited capacity and anytime, anywhere access, Iomega
offers iStorage™ secure
online storage. Iomega also offers businesses and
consumers a comprehensive data
recovery services solution for recovering lost
data due to hardware failure, file corruption or media
damage. The Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA
(888-446-6342), or on the Web at www.iomega.com.
NOTE: The statements contained in this release
regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega® Super
DVD QuikTouch(TM) Video Burner 12x Dual Format USB 2.0 Drive , anticipated product
pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications,
future applications for the new product and all other statements that are not
purely historical, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking
statements are based upon information available to Iomega as of the date hereof,
and Iomega disclaims any intention or obligation to update any such forward-looking
statements. Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors
that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited
to, the successful completion of product development and testing, market acceptance
of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any difficulties encountered in ramping
up production or other manufacturing issues, including component availability
and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution issues, product pricing
and conformity to specifications, dependence upon third party suppliers, competition,
intellectual property rights and other risks and uncertainties identified in
the reports filed from time to time by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, including Iomega's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2003, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form
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* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
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