M4 Data to show LTO technology at CeBIT 2001 Monday 22 January 2001 PDF Print Stand D02 - Hall 12, Hannover, 22-28th March 2001 London, 22 January, 2001 - M4 Data, a leading designer and manufacturer of tape drives and tape libraries, announced today that it will be showing a MagFile tape library unit equipped with LTO technology at CeBIT 2001. LTO or Linear Tape-Open Technology is a new tape standard agreed by IBM, HP and Seagate, which provides 100 GB of uncompressed data at 10-20 MB/sec on a single 4 inch cartridge. With its "open format" specifications, LTO provides compatibility between different vendors' products, giving users access to numerous sources of products and media. "By adding LTO technology to the MagFile range, customers now have a real choice of tape technologies, therefore ensuring that their library investment is fully protected," said David Huntingdon, Sales and Marketing Director. Due to its highly modular construction and drive independent design, M4 Data's entire MagFile range allows for easy conversion to new drive technologies including the new LTO Ultrium, a high-capacity tape format specification, and SDLT (Super Digital Linear Tape) formats where available. The Ultrium format, with its single-reel tape cartridge and wider tape width to maximise capacity, is aimed at the huge market for backup, restore and archive data applications, generally found in network environments. Entry level products are available below $10K and are fully scalable in incremental stages up to 240 cartridges (48 TB compressed) in a standard 19 inch rack, providing the highest cartridge density on the market. MagFile is the only tape library on the market providing true incremental scalability, which allows the library to expand by sliding in modules, whilst maintaining optimum performance, resilience and high availability. About M4 Data M4 Data provides data storage solutions to the computer community. Its primary goal is to provide customers with the most cost-effective, high performance data storage solutions based on innovative design and advanced technology, customer-focused quality manufacturing, and backed by a responsive world-wide support network. M4 Data has over twenty years experience in developing and manufacturing tape drives and automation products for the midrange and mainframe data storage market to meet the needs of some of the most demanding customers in the world. M4 Data also provides comprehensive support on its products internationally through various offices and agents. The Company's fully qualified ISO9000 production facility assures the finest quality standards. M4 Data's corporate headquarters and Research and Development facilities are located in Wells, Somerset, UK. The manufacturing facility is located in Yateley, UK. The Company received the Queen's Award for Export in 1999 and was a Finalist in the 2000 Information Management Awards. MagBak, MagStak and MagFile are all registered trademarks of M4 Data. Press Enquiries: Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey, éclat MARKETING Tel: 01628 400 900 E-mail: Nicola@eclat.co.uk E-mail: Chris@eclat.co.uk M4 Data Enquiries: David Huntingdon, M4 Data Tel: 01252 864600 E-mail: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.