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Desperately seeking a disc? - Never again with Imation Disc Stakka

Bracknell UK (3 March 2005) - Imation (UK) is today launching its new product Disc Stakka, an automated carousel that stores, protects and retrieves optical media such as CDs, DVDs, music and computer games discs.

The first of its kind, the Imation Disc Stakka holds up to one hundred 12cm discs and is linked to a PC or Mac computer via a single USB connection supplying both power and data. The carousel can be stacked up to five high to create a tower holding up to 500 discs in any format, without needing additional cabling or desk space.

Films, music or computer games' discs are often found lying in drawers or on shelves but the various discs needed for different home entertainment means it is difficult to manage, protect, and retrieve the content that is stored on all of these discs.

The Disc Stakka comes complete with OpdiTrackerTM disc management software, which includes a database and powerful search engine that can find and eject any disc within seconds so there is no need to remember where the disc was stored. The user can browse the discs and files stored in the OpdiTracker database, or use OpdiTracker's search engine to locate any disc or file within seconds. Once located, the disc containing the required content will be ejected and then used in the CD or DVD player, games console or computer, for instance.

The Imation Disc Stakka enables users to solve this problem by:

  • Saving time by keeping retrieval operations to a minimum
  • Reducing the risk of damage to your discs
  • OpdiTrackerTM software to help you manage the contents of each disc
  • Removes the hassle of storing disc covers, plastic or cardboard cases that are often lying around

OpdiTracker's database searches stored discs by title, keyword, and directory or file name to find and eject any disc within seconds. The intuitive OpdiTracker software is simple to use and allows users to quickly store, manage and protect discs.

The Imation Disc Stakka is available from February 2005 at selected retailers across the UK including PC World Stores, Amazon.co.uk, dabs.co.uk, microanvika.com, Maplin and ebuyer.com.

For more information on this product please visit: www.imation.com/uk/stakka

Photography of the Imation Disc Stakka is available on request.

Technical information

  • Unit dimensions: 172 mm (H), x 340 mm (W), x 350 mm (D),
  • Weight: 1.8 kg (empty), up to 4kg (loaded)
  • Works with 12 cm optical disc without cartridge or shell
  • Power source: via USB 1.1. or USB 2.0 compatible interface

System requirements:

  • Windows® XP, 2000, ME, 98SE or Macintosh® OS X (version 10.1 or higher)
  • Pentium II or G3 processor
  • 32MB RAM minimum (64MB RAM recommended)
  • 200MB free disk space
  • USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 compliant port
  • CD or DVD drive for capturing disc content

About Imation Corp.

Imation Corp. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of magnetic and optical removable data storage media. With one of the broadest product lines in the industry - spanning from a few megabytes to hundreds of gigabytes of capacity in each piece of media, Imation serves customers in more than 60 countries, in both business and consumer markets. From large data centers to distributed networks, Imation's tape cartridges are used in data processing, security, business continuity, backup and archiving applications. Customer needs for reliability, convenience and portability to store and manage business data, photos, video, images and music on professional and home desktops and increasingly in consumer electronics devices drive demand for Imation's optical and diskette products. With more than 300 technology scientists and nearly 300 patents in the US alone, Imation continues to pioneer today's proven magnetic and optical media technologies. As of September 30th 2004, Imation employed approximately 2,700 people worldwide. Revenues from outside the U.S. contribute approximately 54 percent of total sales. Imation Corp. is located in Oakdale, Minnesota, USA, the European Headquarters is based in Schiphol, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Imation UK is based in: Bracknell.

Imation European Pressroom On-line:

Quick access to the latest news, pictures, backgrounds, the Imation news archive and more is available in 12 languages at: www.online-pressrooms.com.

Imation General Information:

More information about Imation is available at www.imation.com/uk or via www.imation.com

Your local press contact:

Ali Lubbock or Natalie Walsh

Berkeley PR

Tel: 0118 988 2992

Email: natalie.walsh@berkeleypr.co.uk

ali.lubbock@berkeleypr.co.uk

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