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Jim Jordan Photography/White Cross Productions Select Exabyte for Automated Data Backup

  • 21 July, 2005 12:46

<p>Compatibility with Apple OS and Extreme Reliability Major Factors in Selection of Exabyte's VXA-2 PacketLoader</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia - July 21, 2005 -- Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB: EXBT), a leading innovator in tape backup, restore and archival systems, today announced that Jim Jordan Photography/White Cross Productions, one of the world's top celebrity and advertising photography firms, has selected Exabyte's VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 to protect, store and manage its high-profile digital assets.</p>
<p>Jim Jordan is one of the leading fashion, celebrity and advertising photographers in the world. His casual, intimate photographic style has made him a favourite photographer of celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Redford, Alicia Silverstone and Charlize Theron. He regularly shoots cover photos for magazines such as Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, and has produced integrated advertising campaigns for leading brands such as Pepsi, Gateway and Verizon Wireless. His company now stores and protects more than five terabytes of data using Exabyte's VXA-2 PacketLoader.</p>
<p>"We offer end-to-end services that include casting, shooting, production and the directing of commercials, which allows us to deliver totally seamless campaigns to our clients," stated Jim Jordan, owner and president, Jim Jordan Photography/White Cross Productions. "And technology enables us to do it all. Our studios are equipped with the latest Mac OS X Tiger operating system, dual 2.3GHz X-serve servers and G5 workstations with 30" monitors and remote desktop technology. Because the VXA-2 PacketLoader is completely compatible with our IT infrastructure and extremely reliable, it was an easy choice for us to make. If I lose my data, I lose my reputation, my business, basically everything. Exabyte makes me feel very secure."</p>
<p>"Exabyte has a long commitment to the Apple community. Like others with Apple environments, Jim Jordan's digital content is his most valuable assets. In many cases, it's irreplaceable. His choosing Exabyte to entrust these celebrity images, videos, and other business-critical assets speaks to the industry-leading reliability of our products," stated Kerry Brock, Vice President of Marketing, Exabyte. "His confidence in us and our technology is another testament to Exabyte's reputation as a leader in the tape backup, restore and archival space."</p>
<p>The VXA-2 PacketLoader offers Jim Jordan Photography and similar businesses with intensive data storage needs and tight budgets the industry's most reliable and affordable tape autoloader in its class - and includes many features typically found in more expensive midrange libraries.</p>
<p>About Exabyte's VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10</p>
<p>The VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 is an ultra-compact 1u rack-mountable automated backup and restore product built with VXA Packet Technology and ExaBotics™ - Exabyte's world-renowned robotics. The VXA-2 PacketLoader offers ten cartridge slots for up to 1.6 TB (compressed) backup capacity at a transfer speed of up to 43.2 GB/hr. The VXA-2 PacketLoader also offers a midrange feature set, including a barcode reader, random library operation and optional remote management. In addition, it is the only 1u autoloader in its class with a field-replaceable drive, allowing for easy upgrades to future generations of VXA drives without the cost of buying a whole new autoloader. Offered with either HD SCSI LVD 68-pin or FireWire 800 connectivity, the PacketLoader ships with a VXA-2 Packet Drive and includes a rack mount kit, cables, backup software and a cleaning tape - all at a price lower than some standalone tape drives. The VXA-2 PacketLoader, the centrepiece of Exabyte's SMB-Class Automation Line, heralds a breakthrough in price, performance and capacity for this class of product.</p>
<p>About VXA Packet Technology</p>
<p>Exabyte is the only company to offer award-winning VXA Packet Technology. This ground-breaking technology enables VXA Packet drives, autoloaders and tapes to read and write data in discreet "packets," providing far superior restore integrity, exceptional transfer speeds and scalable capacity. With PerfectWrite and 4-level Reed-Solomon Error Correction, VXA products are up to 180x more likely to restore data than the competition. VXA has been extreme-tested by independent labs under the most severe conditions - including violent vibration, immersion in volcanic dust, boiling water and hot coffee, and even freezing cartridges in ice - to assure reliable and complete data restores. VXA Packet drives and tapes offer scalable capacity - variable cartridge capacities that provide just the right capacity for today's backup needs and the flexibility to scale for future data growth. Superior product reviews and adoption by major OEMs, including IBM, Apple and Fujitsu Siemens, have established VXA Packet Technology as the new standard in tape backup in its class.
Exabyte, a 20-year innovator of tape storage technologies, is leading the tape automation revolution. With Exabyte's affordable SMB-Class Autoloaders, SMBs and departmental users can for the first time enjoy the benefits of easy-to-use, feature-rich automated backup and restore products with the world-class reliability of ExaBotics™ at a price they can afford. The VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10 is available through Exabyte's global distribution and reseller networks. For information on Exabyte products or to find a reseller in your area, visit</p>
<p>About Exabyte Corporation</p>
<p>Exabyte Corporation (OTCBB: EXBT) is the leading innovator and provider of tape storage. For over 20 years, the company has been recognised for its innovative engineering approach and for consistently raising industry standards in technology, quality and data reliability for tape drives and tape automation. The Company's products back up and restore critical business information in a manner consistently ahead of its competitors in terms of storage capacity, and transfer speeds at competitive prices. Exabyte has a worldwide network of OEMs, distributors and resellers that share the company's commitment to innovation and customer service, including IBM, Fujitsu Siemens, Apple, Imation, Bull, Toshiba, Logitec, Kontron, Tech Data, Ingram Micro, CDW and Arrow Electronics. For additional information, visit</p>
<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing Pty Ltd
+61 2 9977 8922</p>
<p>Richard Giddey
Exabyte Corporation
+61 2 9929 9770</p>

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