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Maxell Introduces Field Tough Disk Technology at the 2008 Government Video Expo

December 3, 2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Maxell Corporation of America,
(www.maxell.com), today introduced the newest in removable media designed for
high-speed, high-resolution video imaging – the iVDR-Xtreme. Previously
announced at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters Show, Maxell iVDR
technology promises high capacity storage in a compact, lightweight, portable
design, with a tough and rugged exterior.

Maxell iVDR-Xtreme boasts a capacity of up to 250GB and when used in a
professional setting, is capable of storing up to 20 hours of high-definition
video, 19 hours of digital video and 110 hours of DVD-quality video.

Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is a perfect solution for recording, storing and
archiving high-definition video content. Yielding superior speed and transfer
rates of up to 3Gbps*, Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is based on a Serial Advanced
Technology Attachment (SATA) model with a 26-pin interface, making it an
excellent option when working with high-resolution imaging.

The unique construction of the Maxell iVDR-Xtreme allows for its use in
extremely rugged conditions. Other external disk-based data storage solutions
typically cannot withstand any significant drop, but Maxell’s patented shock-
absorbent technology can resist shock from a drop of 4.6 feet (1.4 meters)
onto a hard surface like tile flooring. A hot-swappable feature also allows
users to remove or insert media at any time without having to perform any kind
of reboot or re-start.

“This drop, shock and vibration-resistant Field Tough Media offers a broad
range of broadcast and storage applications like material gathering, editing
and transmitting and storing video content, that are simple and easy enough
for anyone to use,” said Pat Byrne, senior marketing manager for Maxell.
“Maxell iVDR-Xtreme technology meets the demands of today’s mobile media and
high-definition video imaging needs with fast transfer rates, greater storage
capacity and continued rugged durability.”

The Maxell iVDR-Xtreme’s range of mobile applications is countless. Some
examples include capturing content for portable field production, on-site
graphic design/editing, sharing and editing large files between PC and Mac,
for mobile forensics, medical and law enforcement, and for military field work
applications.

The new Maxell iVDR-Xtreme on display at the 2008 Government Video
Technology Expo weighs a total of 155.9 grams (6.1 ounces). With the
capability of up to 10,000 insertions and removal cycles, Maxell iVDR-Xtreme
is built for continued and repeated use. Compatible with all PC and Mac
computers, Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is preformatted with a FAT 32 file system. The
Maxell iVDR-Xtreme is bus-powered by either a High-Speed USB 2.0 or 9-pin
FireWire 800 port. Should you need extra power, the iVDR-X ships with a host
of interface cables and universal AC adapter. Either can supply ample
current.

The Maxell iVDR-Xtreme and adapter will be available beginning in Q1 2009
for a SRP of $650.00.

About Maxell

Maxell Corporation of America, a technology and marketing leader, is a
full line manufacturer of digital media products for consumer, professional
and data storage markets. The Maxell brand has been recognized for nearly
forty years for delivering a comprehensive line of digital tape and disc-based
recording media products for consumer audio, video, camcorder and data storage
applications. The company also offers a full line of electronics care,
maintenance, and accessory products including headphones, plasma TV cleaners,
and iPod/MP3 peripherals such as chargers, skins and speakers.
www.maxell.com.

* If directly connected to an iVDR device – USB and FireWire yield 480Mbps
and 830Mbps respectively.

SOURCE Maxell Corporation of America


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