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Hot off the Product Release News

ADS Tech's new Dual Link USB 2.0 and FireWire Combo Pyro HDD kits Simplifies Video Capture and Storage

NAB Show Booth #SL2262, LAS VEGAS
April 2, 2003,
1:00 AM PT

ADS Tech (www.adstech.com), a leader in consumer video solutions, today launched the Dual Link product line for PC’s and Mac’s at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show. In response to the growing popularity of digital video editing and resulting need for data storage, ADS Tech has designed Dual Link products to combine and simplify USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity. Dual Link offers high speed performance and Plug and Play ease of use for both USB 2.0 and FireWire video devices and storage solutions.

Dual-Link Drive Kit (PC & Mac)
ADS Tech’s newest hardware device, Dual-Link Drive Kit, is designed to allow users to easily add external FireWire or USB 2.0 drives to their existing desktop systems. The kit is perfiect for adding multi-gig storage capacity to a system (via hard drive addition) or equally ideal for turning a CD or DVD drive into a portable, self-contained unit. Users simply plug their drive into the sleek smoke and gray casing, and the drive mounts automatically. Super fast and reliable, the drive kit provides two 400- Mbps/sec FireWire ports and one 480- Mbps/sec USB 2.0 port – each offering sustained data transfer rates of up to 35- Mbps/sec. The kit also includes a pop-out front bezel to cover a hard drive or it can be removed for CD/DVD drive installation. For added reliability, the unit is externally powered with both a five- and 12-volt power supply. In addition, the product includes a lighted rear power toggle switch and a hard drive activity light so that users can quickly determine drive access. For security, the Dual-Link Drive Kit

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offers advanced micro-slot protection to keep the drive from walking away and is compatible with both Anchor Pad and Kensington Locks. The product supports Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP (no 1394 support for Win 98). The unit is also Mac compatible, supporting MAC OS 9.x and OS X (all versions) and includes SpeedTools Utilities for Mac from INTECH Software. The Dual-Link Drive Kit ships in April at an estimated street price (ESP) of $99.

Dual-Link PCI Card (for PC & Mac desktops)
For desktop users who wish to bring their systems current with the latest in high-speed connectivity, ADS Tech introduces the Dual-Link PCI Card. This card, when added to a computer, gives users the flexibility and convenience of three USB 2.0 ports and two FireWire ports. With these high-speed interfaces, users can easily connect to the latest high-bandwidth devices such as hard drives, CD/DVD burners, DV camcorders and other video capture devices. With data transfer rates of up to 480-Mbps (USB 2.0) and 400-Mbps (fireWire) this card allows user to benefit from up to 127 daisy-chained USB 2.0 devices and up to 63 daisy-chained FireWire devices. The card also includes Ulead’s VideoStudio 6 SE software for powerful video capture and editing. The Dual-Link PCI Card begins shipping immediately and will be offered for and ESP of $99.

Dual-Link Cardbus (for PC & MAC laptops)
Similar to be Dual-Link PCI Card (above), the Dual-Link Cardbus is designed expressly for the mobile road warrior and allows this user group to take advantage of the latest in high-speed connectivity – even on the go. With many power laptop users now taking their work and hobbies on the road, this cardbus is the perfect way to get the fastest speeds from a laptop. With two high-speed USB 2.0 Plug and Play ports (one USB 2.0 powered and one non-power) and one high-speed FireWire Plug and Play port, laptop users no longer have to feel left behind when it comes to accessing their high-bandwidth peripherals. The cardbus also ships with Ulead’s VideoStudio 6.0 for powerful video editing. The Dual-Link Cardbus is now available at and ESP of $99.



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