INFINITE DATA STORAGE INTRODUCES NEXUS, THE FIRST PRODUCT TO FEATURE IDS' UNIQUE CAMERABUDDY TECHNOLOGY
New Product Enables Consumers to Download Digital Photos Directly from a Camera to Any Storage Device without a PC - Overcoming Existing Obstacles for Digital Photo Storage
Dunfermline, Scotland, March 10, 2003 - Infinite Data Storage (IDS) has eliminated the middleman. Consumers can do away with the cumbersome task of uploading digital photos to their PCs before archiving them to a storage medium. Today, IDS unveiled the NexusTM, featuring their unique CameraBuddy (USB host) technology. The Nexus is a small and simple, but intelligent, device that allows a direct connection between a digital camera and a mass storage device, such as CD-RW and hard disk drives - without a PC.
"One of the major drawbacks to digital cameras for ordinary consumers is the daunting PC upload process - users need to upload the photos first and then move them to the hard disk and then onto a storage medium for archiving," said Jim Leslie, Managing Director, Infinite Data Storage. "We've eliminated the reliance on the PC as the archive for digital photos. If you have any portable CD-RW drive, such as our portable Calypso, you can easily download your photos to a CD directly from your camera. The Nexus is another milestone for IDS - and the digital world - as we continue our mission to simplify personal data storage with small and easy-to-use devices."
Until now, digital camera users have been faced with the flash card dilemma - once the card is full, the camera is useless. Users can either pay for additional flash cards, which are expensive, or delete photos from the camera. The Nexus enables users to connect the camera to any portable CD-RW drive, push two buttons, and end up with a verified CD copy of all their images. The Nexus archives the images as JPEG files, which become immediately viewable on any PC and some DVD players. IDS also plans to extend the Nexus capability to enable easy storage access to content on PDAs, mobile phones and other mobile devices.
Summary of Nexus Features
§ Compatibility demonstrated with Kodak, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Sanyo, HP & Fuji Cameras
§ Write speeds: CD media - 4x, magnetic media - up to 1MB/second
§ Storage support: USB storage devices including CD-R/RW (external hard disc drives), Zip (flash cards) and USB floppy
§ Weight: 80g (2.8oz)
§ Dimensions: 71mm x 30mm x 16mm
§ User interface: 2 buttons, tri-color LED
§ Power supply: battery (2 AAs)
The Nexus will be commercially available through IDS' channel partners in the summer. IDS has existing agreements with OEM partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Taiwan and Singapore.
About Infinite Data Storage
Infinite Data Storage (IDS), headquartered in Dunfermline, Scotland, was founded in September 1999 by a management and design team that was previously involved in the development of key
removable storage and writable CD products at Iomega. With more than 100 years of experience in the data storage industry between them, IDS' team has an impressive product list to its credit including SambaTM and the CalypsoTM CD audio burner drives. As well as designing and licensing its own product range, the IDS team now offers its expertise and intellectual property under license to global designers of consumer electronic devices as "tablet" PCs, audio systems and digital cameras. More information is available at www.infinitedatastorage.com <http://www.infinitedatastorage.com>.