IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July
1, 1999--I/OMagic Corp. (OTC BB:IOMC), a leading developer and
marketer of peripheral PC products, Thursday announced the release
of the fastest CD-ROM player to hit the computer marketplace --
the "MagicSpin 56X."
The MagicSpin 56X is the first
internal IDE CD-ROM kit to achieve a maximum transfer rate of 8400
KB/SEC. It is also 130 percent faster than 24X drives. The
MagicSpin 56X has high-speed audio extraction and is compatible
with all CD formats, including CD-RW media. It is simple to
install due to its Windows®98/95 Plug & Play compatibility.
"CD-ROM sales are expected to
surpass 100 million units in 1999," said Tony Shahbaz, president
and chief executive officer of I/OMagic. "I/OMagic will
continue to penetrate this arena by providing cutting edge
products that meet market demands."
The MagicSpin 56X has an average
access time of 80ms and it supports Ultra-DMA Mode 2 with transfer
rates up to 33MB/sec. The Ultra DMA support will consume less
processor bandwidth, which frees the processor for other tasks.
The MagicSpin 56X is expected to
have a retail shelf price of $89 and is available now in national
computer retail outlets.
I/OMagic develops and markets a
variety of peripheral PC products designed to allow connectivity
and increase the functionality of both portable and desktop
computers. Product categories include high-speed data/fax/voice
modems, scanners, CD-ROM drives, audio cards and video graphics
accelerators. The company sells its many products through
nationally recognized computer retail outlets.
Visit the I/OMagic Web site at www.iomagic.com.
For more information regarding I/OMagic products, contact Nancy
Andrews at 949/727-7466, or via e-mail at [email protected].
For financial communications information, contact FNG &
Associates Inc. at 949/723-3830.
I/OMAGIC Corp., Irvine
Nancy Andrews, 949/727-7466 (Product Information)
FNG & Associates Inc.
George Mottel, 949/723-3830