Tandberg Data Repositions Pricing on SLR -- Scalabe Linear Recording -- Tape Drives.SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 1999--
Tandberg Data Inc. Wednesday announced significant price reductions on its SLR (1) (Scalable Linear Recording) A line of magnetic tape drives from Tandberg Data that evolved from the QIC Data Cartridge format. See QIC.
(2) (Single Lens Reflex) A camera that uses the same lens for viewing and shooting. 50 and SLR32 tape drives and solutions as a result of volume manufacturing economies.
In making the announcement, the company noted that the latest state-of-the-art SLR(TM) manufacturing facility, coupled with exacting supplier management, delivers outstanding economies of scale for Tandberg Data. With the achievement of unprecedented high volume sales, the company now has the ability to pass along these cost savings and value to its end users and channel partners.
Al Duras, vice president, Distribution Sales and Marketing at Tandberg Data, said that the company's SLR32 and SLR50 tape drives are positioned clearly ahead of their nearest competitors in the DAT (1) (Dynamic Address Translator) A hardware circuit that converts a virtual memory address into a real address. See also DAT file.
(2) (Digital Audio Tape) A magnetic tape technology used for backing up data. and AIT arena and offer channel partners a very compelling business advantage.
According to Duras: "Research shows that 70% of computer systems installed have inadequate data protection and backup, and with the amount of business-critical data exploding, our goal at Tandberg Data is to ensure that no computer is without a tape drive for data availability and business continuity. With this new pricing structure, the value proposition of SLR technology is even further enhanced and gets Tandberg Data and our partners closer to that goal."
The Tandberg Data SLR Product Group offers the industry's highest reliability in tape storage management solutions. Designed for growing storage requirements, they offer unmatched scalability, backward compatibility and integration into Tandberg Data SLR Automation products.
Tandberg Data's SLR tape drives are based on the industry's most reliable tape drive platform with a demonstrated field return rate of less than 1.5 percent.
With capacities of up to 50GB(1) and 14.4GB/hr(1) transfer rate, Tandberg Data's SLR tape drives are ideal for high-end UNIX UNIX
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The soft-load mechanism prevents unauthorized access and allows integration into Tandberg's SLR automation products with storage capacities up to 2TB(1) and transfer rates up to 58GB/hr(1) with a Tandberg SLR Library.
The Tandberg SLR32 drive delivers a native capacity of 16 gigabytes and data throughput of up to 5.4GB/hr(1), while the SLR50 provides native capacity of 25GB at speeds of up to 7.2GB/hr. Capacity and performance are doubled with hardware data compression enabled. Both the SLR32 and SLR50 products are offered as bare drives in internal or external configurations, as well as total solution kits, including Seagate Software's Backup Exec(1) for both servers and workstations.
The new MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
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MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) ranges from $1,359 to $1,749 on the SLR32 configurations and from $1,923 to $2,357 on the SLR50.
About Tandberg Data
Tandberg Data, based in Simi Valley, is a subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA Asa (ā`sə), in the Bible, king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. He was a good king, zealous in his extirpation of idols. When Baasha of Israel took Ramah (a few miles N of Jerusalem), Asa bought the help of Benhadad of Damascus and of Oslo, Norway. Tandberg Data (www.tandberg.com) supplies Travan NS, SLR and DLT-branded tape drives and tape storage solutions to the world's leading OEMs and through a worldwide channel sales network.
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SLR (Scalable Linear Recording Scalable Linear Recording is the name used by TANDBERG DATA for its line of QIC based tape drives.
The earliest SLR drive, the SLR1, has a capacity of 250 MB, while the latest drive, the SLR140, has a capacity of 70 GB. ) is a trademark of Tandberg Data. DLT is a trademark of Quantum Corp. worldwide. Travan is a trademark of Imation. Others are trademarks or trade names of their respective owners. All previously branded MLR MLR
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Note to Editors: (1)Capacities and/or transfer rates assume 2:1 data compression