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DATA I/O TO DEBUT CARDPRO 2, PCMCIA DUAL-SLOT DRIVE; INTERNAL/DESKTOP SUPPORTS TYPE 1, 2 AND 3 MEMORY, I/O AND HARD DRIVE CARDS

 REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to enhance the value for users of mobile computing platforms, Data I/O Corp. (NASDAQ: DAIO) today announced internal and desktop configurations of its CardPro 2, a PCMCIA drive that grants desktop PC users instant access to files, functions and environments utilized on mobile platforms via PC cards. The two dual-slot drives support Type 1,2 and 3 PCMCIA-compatible cards in memory, I/O and the new ATA hard drive formats; including the newer, undefined, larger than Type 3 cards.
 "With the introduction of CardPro 2, Data I/O now provides a complete line of universal PCMCIA card support," said Larry Morrell, Data I/O vice president of marketing. "While nearly every mobile computing platform introduced today is equipped with PC card slots, desktop PCs generally lack PCMCIA support. CardPro 2 delivers true universal support, letting users benefit today from the promise of PC cards."
 CardPro 2 is the second in Data I/O's CardPro Universal PC Card Drive Series. CardPro 1 was introduced in early 1993 and provides data transfer between desktop and mobile computers via any PCMCIA memory card, and is operated through a PC's parallel port.
 CardPro 2 offers rapid operating speeds through installation of a board on the computer's main bus. CardPro 2 is available in two configurations offering identical capabilities -- an internal drive which can be mounted in a 3.5 inch floppy disk drive bay or a desktop drive which connects through a PC expansion slot. Both configurations provide two card slots which can accommodate any combination of Type 1, 2 and 3 cards, as well as the new, still undefined, larger than Type 3 cards, up to 18 mm in thickness.
 "Amid all the confusion surrounding the PCMCIA standard, CardPro represents a safe choice for consumers," Morrell said. "CardPro is designed to be not only compatible with all types and formats of cards, but to keep pace as the PCMCIA standards continue to evolve."
 CardPro 2 operating software makes use of standard DOS commands such as DIR, COPY and DEL and features device drivers compliant with ExCa and PCMCIA Socket Services and Card Services specifications, as well as Microsoft's Flash File System. The software also provides utilities for formatting cards and viewing card parameters.
 Pricing and Availability
 CardPro 2 will be available Nov. 3 through a network of retailers and master distributors starting under $350. The drive will also be available through tele-sales directly from Data I/O (800-3DATAIO or 800-332-8246).
 Data I/O Corp., founded in 1972, is the worldwide leader of EDA software and hardware solutions for reading and writing to programmable integrated circuits (including PLDs, FPGAs, memories and micros), the building blocks of PC cards. Data I/O worldwide headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Redmond, with wholly owned subsidiaries in London; Munich, Germany; Tokyo and Toronto. Data I/O is publicly traded, with annual sales of $69.4 million.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Radovich of Data I/O, 206-867-6880, or Rosanne Marks of Sorensen Roberts & Hansen, 206-682-4934, for Data I/O/
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