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Huaqi Partners with Zetera to Launch Networked Storage Products in China.

Leading Chinese Consumer Electronics Brand Selects Z-SAN[R] Technology for Shared Storage Products Offering Superior Performance, Scalability and Affordability

BEIJING & IRVINE, Calif. -- Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co., Ltd., a leading consumer electronics manufacturer in China, and Zetera[TM] Corporation, a developer of breakthrough network storage technology, today announced the launch of a new family of networked storage products targeted to China and to be sold under Huaqi's widely recognized brand, aigo.

The new aigo Network Storage King family will incorporate Zetera's patented Z-SAN[R] storage networking technology and include 2-bay and 4-bay portable storage devices, offering capacities between 640 gigabytes (GB) and 2 terabytes (TB).

Over the past four years, aigo portable storage devices have dominated the Chinese market, garnering an impressive market share. "Because portable storage is our largest product segment, it is important for us to take full advantage of the most innovative technical advances in the storage market," said Gao Zhe, general manager of Huaqi's storage department. "Incorporating Z-SAN technology into aigo storage products provides our customers with enhanced sharing, greater scalability, better performance and increased data protection compared to our current line of USB connected devices."

Unlike other storage architectures, Z-SAN technology simultaneously optimizes the four fundamental factors that drive the success of a network storage system - scalability, performance, reliability and cost. It offers network storage that is simple enough to be configured and managed by non-technical users and cuts costs by eliminating expensive hardware.

"China is the world's fourth largest economy, and we recognize the importance of gaining access to that market," said Chuck Cortright, president and CEO of Zetera. "Huaqi is an ideal partner for Zetera, because its aigo brand is widely recognized and respected throughout China. We are eager to enable the much acclaimed, tangible benefits of Z-SAN technology to be realized by the broad market in China."

Huaqi operates a national network of corporate-owned retail stores and authorized reseller agents, with over 300 outlets throughout all of China. Its Z-SAN enabled aigo product family is being launched today at Huaqi's national sales meeting, which is hosting 250 of the leading resellers from all over China.

About Huaqi Information Digital Technology

Established in 1993, Beijing Huaqi Information Digital Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company headquartered in Beijing's zhong guan cun, a technology hub known as "the Silicon Valley of China." It is a leading domestic manufacturer of consumer electronics products in China. Huaqi engages in R&D, promotion and service of computer software and hardware products. Its flagship brand - aigo - encompasses a wide-ranging product line that includes portable storage devices, monitors, digital electronics, computer cases and optomagnetic products. Huagi has more than 20 subsidiaries and regional offices in China as well as an international network of offices in Singapore, France, Switzerland and Canada. For more information, visit

About Zetera Corporation

Zetera Corporation is the developer of Z-SAN[R] technology, storage over Internetworking Protocol (IP) technology that enables networked storage to be realized at unprecedented price-performance levels. This new class of network storage technology that is superior in performance, cost, scalability and compatibility to all other types of network storage. The Z-SAN architecture has been shipped in more than 150,000 networked storage solutions, including those from NETGEAR[R] and Bell Microproducts, transtec AG, Choiceway Technologies Co., Ltd., and AnexTEK Global. Based in Irvine, California, Zetera licenses its Z-SAN technology to leading storage, computer, peripheral and device manufacturers worldwide and sells its own brand through the North American distribution channel. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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