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CNF Mobile Solutions Launches CardportCD-RW Drive
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of mobile computing peripherals and accessories, today announced its newest PC card product -- cardportCD-RW drive. With its universal PCMCIA connection, the new optical drive works with any notebook that has a Type II card slot. In addition, CNF's cardportCD-RW recently passed IBM's rigorous ThinkPad Proven®* Compatibility Standards testing and was named a ThinkPad Proven product. ThinkPad Proven is an IBM marketing program designed to increase the flexibility and functionality of the IBM ThinkPad PC Companion.

"IBM is pleased to add CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc. to the many options IBM makes available to its customers through the ThinkPad Proven Program," said Ronald Sperano, director Mobile Market Development at IBM. "CNF has always delivered great products and the cardportCD-RW drive is no exception."

"We're pleased to have been selected by IBM in this product partnership," said Dan Rudich, vice president of Marketing at CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc. "cardportCD-RW provides a convenient way to backup and share large amounts of data, as well create disaster recovery CDs for data restoration."

  • Product Specifications
  • Ultra portable slim 4x4x20 CD-RW drive
  • Includes Adaptec EasyCreator CD and Direct CD software
  • Compatible with CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and audio CDs
  • Transfer rate: read 150 KB/s -3000 KB/s (20x max)
  • Transfer rate: write 150 KB/s -300 KB/s 2x speed -600 KB/s 4x speed
  • 2MB memory buffer
  • 150ms access time
  • Supported CD Formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Photo CD (Multi

session), Video CD, CD-Extra, CD-RW Windows '95, Windows '98, Windows NT v4.0 compatible

Other benefits of cardport products are their PC card connection, which makes each device totally Plug & Play and hot swappable. This means you never have to shut down the notebook computer in order to change a CNF cardport device. To change devices, you simply stop the PC card in the operating system, remove the card from the PCMCIA slot, and reinsert the desired device inside the PC Card slot.

About uBAY

"The cardportCD-RW drive is accentuated with CNF's unique uBAY(TM) design," said Al Ingallinera, senior manager of Channel and Product Marketing at CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc. "The uBAY(TM) design contributes to the sleekness of the product and has become a trademark of CNF's slim line products. Finally, the uBAY(TM) design is a symbol of the quality, ease-of-use and innovation customers have come to expect from CNF products." Other products featuring the uBAY(TM) design include deviceDOCK(TM) for slim Toshiba devices, cardportDVD, slim 24X cardportCD-ROM, and cardportORB drives.

Price & Availability

CNF's cardportCD-RW drive has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $549.95 and is available through CNF's channel partners, which include Merisel, Ingram Micro, CDW, Insight and PC Connection throughout the United States and Canada.

COMDEX Information

CNF Mobile Solutions will be displaying all of its mobile peripherals and accessories in the Las Vegas Convention Center -- Booth #L6838. New PC card products on display include:

  • cardportCD-RW drive
  • theBUS(TM) Universal Port Replicator
  • deviceDOCK(TM) for select Toshiba and IBM notebooks
  • cardportCD-ROM drive with Dual Interface (USB & PC Card)
  • the cardportORB drive

About CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc.

Founded in 1988, CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc. has become a leading worldwide provider of notebook computer peripherals and accessories. CNF differentiates itself by offering a broad range of products designed to enable notebook users to be "as mobile as you want to be"(TM). CNF designs, manufactures and markets its products to large notebook PC vendors, wholesale distributors, computer retailers, cataloguers, internet resellers, corporate end users and government/military/police agencies. CNF's mission is to provide products that bring the convenience, cost-effectiveness and power of desktop computers to notebooks, making desktop replacement for mobile computer users a reality. CNF can be found on the Web at

  • IBM makes no warranties, expressed or implied regarding ThinkPad Proven products and services, including year 2000 readiness and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose.

    SOURCE: CNF Mobile Solutions, Inc.

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