Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, Maxtor Branded Products, presented a series of new products that Maxtor will make available through its retail and distributor channels during the second quarter of 2006. Mike Williams presented Maxtor's latest consumer offerings via a podcast.
"Each of these innovative solutions addresses today's needs for managing and sharing digital content, and complements many of the newer trends that are being adopted more widely, such as online video distribution, social networking, blog creation and home networking," said Williams. "These changing consumer interests and market dynamics are creating a demand for products and services that help us manage our content, regardless of data type, to easily share and enjoy with our family and friends or publicly on the Web."
The products are:
Maxtor OneTouch III, mini edition. A portable storage device, that allows users to manage, backup and share from this device. Specific features will be available later this month.
Maxtor Project Fusion. This is a working code name for a portfolio of products and online services that will be available later this quarter. They will off consumers the ability to store, organise, access and share personal digital content. A software license agreement with Fabrik inc, who is providing the interface to manage content, which will help transform scattered piles of video, pictures, music and documents into a personalised digital experience that can be shared to reflect an event, occasion, person, activity or event a mood.
Maxtor Shared Storage II. A three-in-one network storage device to provide centralised storage, automated back and media streaming to multiple network devices for the home or small office. The device will include a robust design, Gigabit Ethernet, user-configurable RAID (striping 0, mirroring 1) and capacities of up to 1TB.