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Shecom Corporation Unveils Ikebana(R) DVD+RW/+R External Drive, The Ultimate DVD/CD Multimedia Solution; Breakthrough Product Provides Complete Read/Write and Write-Once Capability For DVDs, CDs; Includes Bundle of Top-Rated BHA(R) Software Utilities For Ease of Use.

NEW YORK -- Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Booth 2645 -- Shecom Corporation, a leading mass storage and multimedia solutions provider, today upped the ante in the DVD peripherals marketplace via the release of its Ikebana(R) DVD+RW/+R external multimedia drive. The Ikebana DVD+RW/+R, announced at PCExpo 2002 in New York City, provides complete read/write and write-once functionality for DVDs and CDs, and immediately becomes Shecom's premier multimedia solution for consumer and professional use.

The Ikebana DVD+RW/+R features an unparalleled combination of power and convenience in one portable, easy-to-use device. Both PC and Mac compatible, it burns a full-length movie in 30 minutes, and easily holds up to 4.7 GB (650/700 MB in CD mode) of high-quality video, music, graphics, or other data. The unit's write-once capability sets is apart from conventional DVD+RW drives, giving users the ability to reliably store files permanently as needed.

"The Ikebana DVD+RW/+R is the ultimate combination of dependability and performance," said Raju Shewa, chief executive officer of Shecom Corporation. "Not only is the unit built on an ultra-reliable, name-brand DVD drive, but also it includes BHA(R) Corporation's B's Recorder GOLD(R), B's DVD, and B's CLiP, the most complete and easy-to-use recording utilities on the market. This product sets new standards for power and simplicity, giving users everything they need in one all-purpose device."

Built to support both IEEE-1394 FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces, the Ikebana DVD+RW/+R features ultra-high performance data transfer rates of 400 Mbps (FireWire) and 480 Mbps (USB 2.0). The unit records at 2.4x speed in DVD+RW and DVD+R mode, and offers CD recording rates of 2x, 4x, 8x, and 12x (CD-R) and 2x, 4x, and 10x (CD-RW).

Further expanding the device's versatility is its wide variety of write options. In DVD+RW mode the Ikebana DVD+RW/+R supports both random access write and sequential write (sequential write in DVD+R), while CD-R and CD-RW offers Disc At Once, Session At Once, Track At Once, Multi-Session, and Packet Write. The product's CD configuration offers all formats including CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, CD-I, Mixed-mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD Text, and Bootable CD.

Ikebana DVD+RW/+R discs are compatible with any DVD-ROM drive or DVD video player. The unit is hot pluggable for easy connectivity without powering down the host computer, and its quick format function enables instant start-up of recording sessions. The retail package includes AC power supply, USB/FireWire interface cable, blank discs, software, and carrying case; a 1-year warranty is included.

Pricing and Availability

Shecom Corporation's Ikebana DVD+RW/+R is priced at $459.00 (MSRP), and is available for immediate shipping. Ikebana products are sold through a number of national and regional retail chains and catalog/internet partners including MacMall/PCMall, MacZone/PCZone, MicroWarehouse, and Fry's Electronics. For more information about the new Ikebana DVD+RW/+R external multimedia drive, visit http://www.ikebanadrive.com/ .

About Shecom Corporation:

Shecom Corporation has emerged as a premier manufacturer of mass storage and multimedia solutions under the Ikebana(TM) trade name, utilizing high speed IEEE-1394 FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces. The company's retail packaged offerings include hard disk drive capacities up to 160GB, 2.5 inch hard drives, CD-RW drives, DVD+RW and DVD+RW/+R drives, DVD+RW media, and Slimline multimedia. All Ikebana products are compatible with PC and Mac operating systems.

With almost two decades of experience, Shecom has developed relationships with today's leading manufacturers, ensuring their customers high quality products with competitive pricing and tier one support. For more information, contact Shecom's corporate headquarters at: 22951 E. La Palma Avenue, Yorba Linda, California 92887. Phone: 714-692-7070 Fax: 714-692-7051, or visit http://www.shecom.com/ or http://www.ikebanadrive.com/ .

Ikebana is a registered trademark of Shecom Corporation. BHA and B's Recorder GOLD are registered trademarks of BHA Corporation. FireWire is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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