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Smart Storage Announces release of SmartStor Archive v. 3.0

SmartStor Archive v. 3.0 Provides Media Independent, Near-Line Storage

ANDOVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 1999--Smart Storage Inc., a leading provider of near-line storage and CD duplication software, today announced the release of SmartStor Archive v. 3.0, its latest version of network storage software for Windows NT environments. With SmartStor Archive v. 3.0, Smart Storage adds supports for DVD-RAM and MO storage devices to provide a media-independent, near-line storage solution. SmartStor Archive v. 3.0 now manages a wide range of optical jukeboxes and drives that support read-only, write-once, and re-writable optical media, including CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, WORM, and MO.

"By supporting higher capacity DVD-RAM and MO storage devices, we're able to market our SmartStor Archive software to organizations that require the additional capacity," said Gary Brach, president of Smart Storage. "In addition, we've made the whole CD/DVD storage process easier for administrators looking to immediately address their needs for secondary storage and information archiving."

SmartStor Archive is a complete read/write software solution for vertical storage applications such as imaging, digital asset management, and CAD, as well as generalized data storage. The entire optical storage device or devices can be viewed as a single drive letter, allowing Windows (3.x, 95, 98, and NT), UNIX, and Macintosh clients to archive and retrieve data from the same network location. SmartStor Archive also supports multiple industry standard file formats (ISO 9660, Joliet, Rockridge, Apple HFS, UDF, and NTFS) for optical media to provide universal accessibility.

SmartStor Archive v. 3.0 provides all the functionality required for high-performance storage and retrieval solutions:

  • Hundreds of users across the network can concurrently archive and access data from the SmartStor file system.
  • Transparent, single-drive-letter read/write support for CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, MO, and WORM.
  • Sophisticated caching schemes to provide maximum performance.
  • Easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) for Windows NT.
  • Scalable solutions to meet customers' diverse and growing storage needs.

SmartStor Archive v. 3.0 supports CD, DVD, and MO storage devices from leading manufacturers like Cygnet, Disc, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, JVC, Kodak, Maxoptics, NSM, Pioneer, Plasmon, Plextor, and Sony. Pricing for SmartStor Archive v. 3.0 is device dependent and begins at $1,640 (SRP) for a 100-slot CD jukebox.

Smart Storage Inc. is a leading provider of near-line storage and CD duplication software for Window 95, Windows NT, NetWare, and UNIX environments. With its corporate headquarters in Andover, MA and additional offices in Tokyo, Japan and Cologne Germany, Smart Storage markets its complete line of SmartStor products worldwide through partnerships with distributors, VARs, system integrators, and OEMs. For product, sales, and support information, contact Smart Storage in the U.S. by phone at 888/479-0100; E-mail at [email protected]; or visit our Web site at For international inquiries, please contact our offices in Germany by phone at 49-221-1602-5187 and Japan by phone at 81-3-5298-2787.

Smart Storage is a registered trademark of Smart Storage Inc. All other trademarks or tradenames are the property of their respective holders.

     Smart Storage Inc.
     Bob McIntosh, 978/623-3300, ext. 166
     [email protected]

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