(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
LAS VEGAS, CES, Jan. 5 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE:
announced today that Time Warner Cable has ordered its first shipment of
Maxtor(R) QuickView Expander(TM) external hard drives and will begin offering
external storage options to its digital video recorders (DVR) subscribers in
select locations. The QuickView Expander drive was unveiled in late April
2004 as the industry’s first external solution to increase storage capacity
for cable DVRs.
The new offering emphasizes Maxtor’s commitment to develop and market
application-specific storage solutions for a variety of consumer electronic
devices. The first version of the Maxtor QuickView Expander drive utilizes an
external SATA connector and is designed to work in association with
Scientific-Atlanta’s Explorer(R) 8300(TM) series of DVR products. Additional
versions of the QuickView Expander will also be offered to work with other DVR
set top boxes produced by other manufacturers.
„Maxtor continues to develop and brand distinct consumer storage solutions
for the digital entertainment market,“ said Greg Ireland, senior analyst, IDC.
„Securing Time Warner Cable as a customer is an excellent endorsement that
reflects DVR growth, increased consumer storage needs, and commitment from
both Maxtor and Time Warner to make such a solution available to customers.“
„Maxtor is at the forefront of the ever changing digital entertainment
landscape,“ said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of worldwide sales and
marketing at Maxtor. „With industry analysts forecasting that over 30 million
homes will have DVRs by 2007, and adoption of high definition television on
the rise, the demand for additional storage capacity will dramatically
increase. With introductions such as the Maxtor QuickView Expander, DVR
manufacturers and service providers now have the ideal solution in place to
easily extend DVR storage capacity as well as add convenience to the process
for their customers.“
Maxtor will be present at Storage Visions in Las Vegas, NV, January 4-5,
2005, and CES in Las Vegas, NV, January 6-9, 2005, to show the QuickView
Expander drive in addition to several new consumer storage solutions. Come
visit us at the Las Vegas Convention Center at N222/221.