COMPAQ INCLUDES ECRIX VXA TAPE DRIVES IN WORKSTATIONS.
Ecrix Corporation, Boulder, Colo, has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and ) agreement with Compaq Computer Corporation (company) Compaq Computer Corporation - The largest US manufacturer and vendor of IBM PC compatible personal computers and servers. Compaq was started in 1982 by three ex-Texas Instruments employees.
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"Our large commercial desktop and workstation installations are rapidly migrating from pure SCSI SCSI
in full Small Computer System Interface
Once common standard for connecting peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, etc.) to small and medium-sized computers. SCSI has given way to faster standards, such as Firewire and USB. environments towards a mix of SCSI and IDE," stated Keith LeFebvre, director, Workstation and Thin Client Business Unit, Access Business Group, Compaq. "VXA-1, with both SCSI and IDE interfaces, enables Compaq to meet the high reliability and performance needs of this mixed market with one technology in lieu of multiple technologies."
"A major OEM endorsement of a new tape technology can have a significant impact on market perception and unit shipments," states Fara Yale, chief analyst, Computer Storage Service, Gartner Dataquest. "The workstation market has traditionally been a stronghold for DDS (1) (Digital Data Storage) See DAT.
(2) (Data Dictionary System) See QuickBuild and OpenDDS.
(3) (Dataphone Digital S tape products; however, because no DDS vendor currently plans to develop future generation DDS drives, an opportunity is presented for other tape technologies to succeed in this part of the market."
"With the VXA-1 being the first tape drive to offer SCSI-class features and performance with an IDE interface, Compaq can now address both SCSI and IDE interface needs with one technology," said Bill Almon William Francis Almon (born November 21, 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island) was an extremely versatile utility player who had a 15 year career from 1974 to 1988. He played first base, second base, shortstop, third base, outfield and designated hitter. , vice president, sales and marketing for Ecrix. "Working with a Fortune Global 100 company such as Compaq is a major milestone for Ecrix and VXA See Exabyte. technology."
Both SCSI and IDE versions of the VXA-1 tape drive offer capacities up to 66 GB at 6 MB/second (2:1 compression). The VXA-1 IDE tape drive features an Ultra DMA Same as Ultra ATA.
Ultra DMA - ATA-4 mode 2 interface and the VXA-1 SCSI tape drive has a Fast and Wide SCSI Ultra 2 LVD See LVDS.
LVD - Low Voltage Differential interface. VXAtape media is interchangeable between drives with both interfaces. VXAtape cartridges are also available in a selection of capacities from 12 GB to 66 GB and sold through a wide selection of resellers, e-tailers and directly from Ecrix.
The VXA Advantage
Ecrix award-winning VXA data storage tape products offer an unprecedented combination of data capacity, performance, reliability and overall value.
VXA tape products offer a superior read/write architecture that is designed for 100% data restore. Data is recorded in highly reliable Internet-like packets in lieu of large data blocks. The VXA products also capitalize on advanced metal evaporated media, which Ecrix markets under the brand name VXAtape.
Compatible with all major operating systems and backup applications, VXA-1 tape drives have received Microsoft's "Designed for Windows" certification. They have also attained status as the preferred tape storage device for Apple users and all primary Linux server and workstation manufacturers.
Founded in 1982, Compaq Computer Corporation ("Compaq") is a leading global provider of enterprise technology and solutions. Compaq designs, develops, manufactures and markets hardware, software, solutions and services, including industry-leading enterprise storage and computing solutions, fault-tolerant business-critical solutions, communication products, and desktop and portable personal computers that are sold in more than 200 countries. Information on Compaq and its products and services is available at http://www.compaq.com.
About Ecrix Corporation
Founded in 1996, privately held Ecrix Corp. (e' kree) is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. A tape storage innovator, the company's VXA tape products deliver market-leading value and enterprise-quality reliability. Ecrix is quality certified according to ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001:2000 and markets its products worldwide through OEM, VAR, e-tailer channels and direct over the company's website. Ecrix's VXA products are sold on Compaq commercial desktops and workstations, Fujitsu's GP-S Family and PRIMEPOWER servers, over the Apple Web store and on the Intel Business Advantage Portal.
For more information, visit http://www.ecrix.com or call +1-800-VXA-TAPE (1-800-892-8273) or (303)402-9262.