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ReQuest Debuts Echo: Simple, Affordable Backup Solution

Ballston Spa, New York–March 8, 2007–ReQuest’s widely respected lineup of hard drive based digital audio music servers and server-based iQ Intelligent Multiroom Solutions, has introduced a simple and affordable backup solution to protect stored music. With the new ReQuest Echo backup system, consumers can easily, and automatically protect their stored music on a daily basis.

The contents of any ReQuest server can represent countless hours of disc-loading labor, and considerable thought and effort put into organizing a library through selection, metadata grooming, and playlist creation. Nevertheless, the seemingly mundane issue of backup can, and all too frequently does escape the attention of end users. The ReQuest Echo is an essential add-on for any ReQuest music server bringing peace of mind to consumers who will know that their collections and efforts are protected against loss.

“Our customers’ music collections represent important investments in both money and time,” says ReQuest V.P. of Sales & Marketing Bill McKiegan. “Protecting them is a responsibility ReQuest takes seriously. Our new ReQuest Echo system signifies an important step in our effort to make library backup easy, transparent, effortless–and economical.”

The ReQuest Echo backup systems are slim, 1U rack-dimensioned components available in capacities of from 200 to 1,200 CDs, and starting at just $750 (M.S.R.P.). Each Echo system complements all of ReQuest’s S.Series, N.Series, and F.Series music servers, as well as its iQ server based multiroom system. Removable hard drives make real-time replacement a snap.

Installing the AudioReQuest Echo system is as simple as connecting a USB cable from the Echo to the ReQuest music server or iQ Intelligent multiroom system. On initial connection, the Echo backs up the entire media collection and subsequently updates changes (if any) once per day with absolutely no intervention, by or even the awareness on the part of the owner. And because all ReQuest music servers feature removable hard drive components, in the unlikely event of failure the owner can be immediately up and running, fully restored via the Echo archive.

Availability: March 2007
Suggested Retail Price: $750 to $2,500, depending on capacity.

About ReQuest
ReQuest Inc.’s manufacturing, engineering, testing, and office facilities are located in Ballston Spa, New York. The company’s home-entertainment systems have set the standard for high-end digital media storage, management, playback, and system integration since 1998. ReQuest’s award-winning music servers and video-management systems are the accepted leaders in cutting-edge technology. The company enjoys being regarded as having the best service in the industry, with an installed base of more than 15,000 units. Recently, ReQuest was ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the top 500 fastest-growing private businesses in America for the second year in a row. For more information about ReQuest, visit www.request.com.

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