For Immediate Release
LaCie Announces the Ethernet Disk mini — Home Edition Personal Media Server
Centrally store and share photos, video, and music with friends and family
Accessible home files from anywhere in the world
Playback videos, music and photos on your television
PORTLAND, OR (September 2007) — LaCie announces the groundbreaking Ethernet Disk mini — Home Edition, a 500-gigabyte (500GB) personal media server designed to Save, Show, Sync and Share your personal digital media at home and on the road. The feature-rich server is the first commercial device to combine remote access through the Internet, ability to stream multimedia files through DLNA-compatible UPnP media players and act as an iTunes music server. The Home Edition also includes specialized applications, such as DesktopMirror, that can backup and restore computer files to the device for safekeeping, sharing and remote access.
The Home Edition comes pre-configured for easy drag-and-drop sharing of documents, music, photos, and videos so that digital content will never be out of touch. Powered by Axentra HipServ, users can setup free remote access to their personal information via LaCie’s media portal, HomeLaCie.com. Stored files can be viewed simply and securely via any Internet browser, and by utilizing HipServ’s easy-to-use menu, users can grant customizable-access to friends and family through email invitations. Locally, photos can be shared and viewed on any UPnP TV or from any Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony Playstation 3.
“The new Ethernet Disk mini — Home Edition is an innovative online storage device that is the first of its kind,” said Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “This product offers a simple way to store digital photos, family videos and complete music libraries in one convenient location while making them accessible throughout the home or elsewhere around the world. Sharing pictures with friends or backing up office files, while on the road, has never been so easy.”
The Home Edition is a cost-effective home server utilizing Gigabit Ethernet for easy data transfers from any PC or Mac. With an additional USB 2.0 port, users can back up to an additional external hard drive. The Ethernet Disk Mini — Home Edition can also be used to back up and synchronize a home computer automatically, making data accessible anywhere.
For an additional $29.99 per year, users can subscribe to the Premier version of LaCie’s media portal, which allows for additional features such as application support for monitoring video surveillance Internet cameras, access to stored content from any web-enabled mobile phone and other features to be announced at a later date.
The Ethernet Disk mini — Home Edition’s large storage capacity of 500GB can hold approximately 500,000 photos, 125,000 songs, or 500 movies **
The LaCie Ethernet Disk mini — Home Edition will be available late October from LaCie direct and widely available via LaCie’s specialized dealer network later this month at the suggested retail price of $199. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.
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*1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10–15% less).
**Calculations are based on 900MB per MPEG-4 (DivX) movie, 1MB per JPEG photo file, and 3MB per MP3 song. These values often vary.
***Audio and video playback is dependent upon the codecs installed on your computer