Drive Ships With Both PC- and Macintosh-Compatible Software, Opening Up Apple Market to Iomega's Optical Product Line
ROY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2000--Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a leader in smart, portable storage solutions, today announced shipment of its external ZipCD(TM) Universal Serial Bus (USB) CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) drive with the addition of Macintosh®-compatibility. The PC-compatible version of this product has been shipping since December, 1999, and now Iomega has added Macintosh-compatible software, making the drive a compatible optical storage solution for both PC and Macintosh® computer users.
"With the rapid and continual growth of the CD-RW market and the expanding viability of USB connectivity, USB-compatible CD-RW drives are set to receive a lot of attention from both the PC and Macintosh markets," said Mary Craig, principal analyst, optical storage worldwide, Gartner Group/Dataquest. "Iomega's external ZipCD USB drive is a viable and competitive choice for those who are in the market for such a solution."
Mark Lucas, executive vice president, global marketing and product management, Iomega Corporation, notes, "We are excited about opening up Iomega's optical product line to Macintosh users and intend to continue providing this extremely important market with high-quality, competitive storage solutions."
The external ZipCD(TM) 4x4x6 USB drive enables Macintosh® computer users to record, archive, share and distribute up to 650MB of data on a common CD format. Iomega's ZipCD drives are high-capacity, easy-to-use and ideal for saving and sharing original audio, personal photos, games, Internet content and more.
The USB interface allows quick and easy installation and "plug-and-play" capability for the drive, allowing users to connect and disconnect the device without having to shut down or restart the computer.
The Macintosh-compatible ZipCD(TM) external USB drive is available at an estimated street price of $279.95 (U.S.), and will be available directly from Iomega at www.iomegadirect.com or through major distributors and resellers.
Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM) manufactures and markets the award-winning Zip®, Jaz® and Clik!(TM) drives and disks and markets the ZipCD(TM) drives and discs that help people to organize, manage, create, exchange and share their important information. Used in homes, businesses, government and educational facilities and by creative professionals everywhere, Iomega storage solutions are the enabling technologies preferred by millions. The Company can be reached at 1-800-MY-STUFF (800-697-8833), or on the Web at http://www.iomega.com.
Copyright (c) 2000 Iomega Corporation. Iomega, Zip, Jaz, Clik! and ZipCD are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh, and Mac are either registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the United States and/or other countries. Certain other product names, brand names and company names may be trademarks or designations of their respective owners.