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Overland Data, Inc. the market leader in mid-range tape automation solutions, has announced the availability of its Advanced Intelligent Tape™ (AIT) LoaderXpress autoloader using Sony’s new enhanced-performance AIT-1 (SDX-400C) tape drives.

With AIT technology backed by Sony, a globally recognised leader in the tape storage market, the AIT LoaderXpress provides an excellent migration step to an automated solution with a technology that has enhanced reliability. The new AIT-1 is now 33 per cent faster than its predecessor and is better suited to a wide range of applications, including image/multimedia, real-time data acquisition and transportable storage.

The LoaderXpress is the industry’s first autoloader to incorporate the following feature set, which makes the LoaderXpress ideal for high-volume applications, at no additional charge:

· Bar code reader

· A true mail slot (enables cartridge addition/removal without interrupting system)

· Support of optional Web TLC™ (remote management)

· “Field upgradeable” to two drives

· A removable magazine for bulk loading/unloading of cartridges

· Large four-line interactive display with 20 characters per line




Aimed at workgroups in the cost-sensitive end of the tape storage market, the LoaderXpress brings 665 GB native capacity and 14.4 GB/hr speed to every application. It also comes with 19 data cartridge slots and one AIT-1 drive, which may be easily upgraded to two drives. It is available in both rack-mount and tabletop versions.


“The LoaderXpress is a real win-win for all of our channel partners and end-users”, said Max Bosetti, Overland Data’s marketing development manager. “Now our VARs can introduce a unique feature set at no additional cost. This combination is simply not available in competitive autoloaders.”


“The new value-line AIT-1 offers higher capacity and improved performance at a competitive price, enabling vendors like Overland to continue developing affordable products for the low-end tape automation market without compromising reliability or quality,” said John Woelbern, director of tape streamer OEM marketing for Sony Electronics’ Core Technology Solutions Company.


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About Overland

Overland Data, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVRL) is a global supplier of innovative data storage and storage automation solutions for computer networks. The Company’s reputation for delivering high availability products, as well as its award-winning SmartScale Storage® architecture which set the standard for intelligent automated storage and scalability, has established Overland as a leader in the mid-range tape automation market. Overland sells its products worldwide through leading OEMs, commercial distributors, storage integrators and value-added resellers.



Contact:

Howard Rippiner
Overland Data (Europe) Ltd.
Tel: +44 (0) 1189 898022
Email: hrippiner@overlanddata.com

Paul Shlackman/Alex Murphy
Strategic Alliance International
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 434434
Email: pauls@strategicpr.net

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