For Immediate Release
Centrally store and back up files
Accessible media server for sharing over local network
No setup required — connect and forget
Award winning Neil Poulton design
PORTLAND, OR (August 2008) — LaCie today announced Network Space, design by Neil Poulton. This newly available networked attached storage (NAS) and media server was designed specifically for easy home and small office use and is available in capacities of 500 gigabytes* to 1 terabyte. LaCie Network Space is usable right from the box. Just plug the device into the router through the rear Ethernet port and instantly the device is available to share files through the local area network.
The LaCie Network Space comes pre-built with two separate shares. One share is public for easy open access from any networked computer, while the other is password-protected for secured private use. LaCie Network Agent software is included to make access to the shares quicker and easier.
LaCie Network Space has the ability to stream multimedia files through DLNA-compatible UPnP** media players, such as Xbox 360 and or Sony Playstation 3, or act as an iTunes music server. This benefits users by allowing them to watch videos on their television elsewhere in their house rather than needing to be in front of the computer. The device is also FTP accessible, enabling remote access to upload or download files from abroad through a static IP address.
“The Network Space is a simple, easy-to-use solution right out of the box for customers wanting easily accessible network storage for multiple computers or UPnP media players,” said Christa Dabilly, LaCie Product Manager. “Whether you want to localize storage for images and files or want the ability to access music files through any local iTunes player, this device is a perfect NAS solution for local use.”
Designed exclusively for LaCie by Neil Poulton and based on the Red Dot award-winning Hard Disk, this beautiful looking device can integrate nicely into a living room environment thanks to its sophisticated black mirror-polished finish, ultra-quiet fanless operation, and a unique blue LED strip that creates a rich ambient glow to enhance the storage experience.
The Network Space is a full-featured home server utilizing Gigabit Ethernet*** for localized data transfers from any networked PC or Mac. With an additional USB 2.0 port located on the front of the unit, users can connect any USB drive or camera to copy additional files or photos automatically without needing the local computer turned on.
Approximately, 100GB of capacity can hold 100,000 photos, 40,000 songs, or 100 movies****.
The LaCie Network Space is available through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Reseller+ or LaCie Storage Partner starting in early September for Europe and early October worldwide. The LaCie Network Space will have a starting suggested retail price of $149.99. For more product information, visit www.lacie.com.
About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan’s Domus Academy, Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of “the ageing pens,” pens made from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France. www.neilpoulton.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 users 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).
**UPnP certified digital media adaptor or player required
***Gigabit Ethernet implies a theoretical maximum network bandwidth. The drive transfer rate will be lower depending on the LAN configuration.
****Calculations are based on 1MB/photo, 2.5MB/3-minute MP3 song, and 1GB/movie encoded in MPEG-4 or equivalent codec.
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