Press Release

LaCie Partners With Group Logic to Integrate ExtremeZ-IP Mac Network Software in Ethernet Disk


July 12, 2005

LaCie today announces a partnership with Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software, to integrate ExtremeZ-IP v4.0.5 File Server software into the LaCie Ethernet Disk for increased Macintosh file sharing support. ExtremeZ-IP is the first and only Windows-based file server that fully supports Mac OS X—a "must have" for cross-platform networks. Combined with ExtremeZ-IP, LaCie Ethernet Disk offers the best performance, compatibility, ease of use, and reliability of any network attached storage for small and medium businesses on the market.

“We are pleased that LaCie recognizes Group Logic’s ExtremeZ-IP as the best-in-class solution by selecting ExtremeZ-IP to deliver Mac OS X file sharing capabilities to the LaCie Ethernet Disk product line,” says Reid Lewis, CEO of Group Logic. “The bundling of ExtremeZ-IP with LaCie’s industry leading NAS products is a win-win for customers seeking a seamless and trusted solution for insuring connectivity between their Macintosh clients and the sleekly designed, high performance LaCie Ethernet Disk.”

“LaCie’s customer base is largely comprised of Mac users and we respect that heritage by offering more diversity in our Ethernet Disk with ExtremeZ-IP,” says Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “We know small business owners work on many platforms and wanted to provide the Mac support people have come to know and expect from LaCie. With this latest Ethernet Disk update, we offer the most flexible cross-platform networking solution on the market.”

ExtremeZ-IP File Server offers support for Apple's latest version of the Apple file sharing protocol, AFP v3.1, as well as all the important new Mac OS X features including support for long file names, file sizes over 2GB on the server, immediate start-up and true compatibility between Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X files.

LaCie Ethernet Disk offers instant shared storage of up to 1TB without the need for extensive IT knowledge. Administrators have the ability to fully customize user access controls from any computer on the network through a user-friendly web management tool. Files can be accessed via the local network or from a distance over the Internet via HTTP and FTP. Combined with ExtremeZ-IP, LaCie Ethernet Disk is the premiere choice for small businesses working across Mac, Windows, UNIX and/or Linux platforms.

Availability
LaCie Ethernet Disk with Fast Ethernet 10/100 is available in 400GB, 500GB, 800GB, and 1TB capacities. Drives ship with integrated Windows XP Embedded and new ExtremeZ-IP software. Older Ethernet Disks can be upgraded via the LaCie Support page at www.lacie.com/support/drivers. With its sturdy aluminum 19-inch casing, the Ethernet Disk can be mounted in standard rack to save on desk space or support monitors weighing as much as 40 pounds. More information can be found at: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10007.

About Group Logic
As a leading provider of network workflow software designed to manage mission critical data within and between organizations, Group Logic offers best in class solutions and support to their global clientele. Group Logic’s products provide robust software solutions that more than 40,000 clients worldwide leverage to address Mac and Windows connectivity issues and gain real-time, end-to-end visibility to securely exchange mission-critical digital files and assets. For more information, visit Group Logic on the web at www.grouplogic.com or call +1.703.528.1555 or, in the US or Canada, 800.476.8781.

About LaCie
LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. Powerful technology combined with unique designs by the internationally acclaimed Philippe Starck, Neil Poulton and Porsche Design GmbH make LaCie the world leader in storage innovation. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is now headquartered in North America, Europe and Asia and listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431). For more information, visit www.lacie.com.

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Contact LaCie
Press Inquiries: Melissa Logan, 503-844-4578, mlogan@lacie.com
Group Logic/Kate Bland, 703.528.1555 x2186, katebland@grouplogic.com
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 503-844-4502, sales@lacie.com
Reseller Sales, 503-844-4500, sales@lacie.com


Group Logic – Kate Bland
tel. 703.528.1555 x2186
e-mail: katebland@grouplogic.com

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Contact LaCie

Press Inquiries: press@lacie.com
Sales Inquiries: Direct Sales, 971-246-8150, sales@lacie.com
Reseller Sales, sales@lacie.com

1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

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