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Asaca Releases New Network Options for TeraCart

New option supports Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac environments (April 14, 2005)

Asaca Corporation, a leading developer of high-capacity, high-performance data storage solutions, announced at NAB today, the availability of their new Network Attach Storage (NAS) option for the award-winning TeraCart family of libraries. Utilizing an Intel-based server with dual disk drives, 2GBytes memory, SCSI interface, optional Fibre Channel, dual power supplies and dual 10/100/1000BaseT network interfaces, the TeraCart NAS can be easily integrated to support Asaca’s entire line of TeraCart AM DVD libraries, as well as Asaca’s newest line of TeraCart PD libraries featuring Sony Electronics’ ProDATA technology.

Offering support for all major operating systems including: Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac environments, the Asaca NAS option allows customers to access the entire library via a simple drive share or UNC (universal naming convention) path. Because the device writes to the media using UDF (Universal Data Format), environments can take advantage of full data interchange between systems, regardless of operating system.

“The combination of critical technologies within a single environment has produced a true paradigm shift in the optical storage industry,” said Chuck Larabie, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Asaca/ShibaSoku Corporation. “The results of this combination will provide our customers with speed, capacity, and reliability at a very low cost. Asaca’s TeraCart NAS seamlessly and economically bridges the gap between an organization and its data,” continued Larabie, “making files accessible across the network for greater productivity. Organizations can reduce storage overhead, satisfy compliance needs and preserve critical data for years to come.”

Pre-configured with dual 250GB disk drives in RAID-1 configuration, the TeraCart NAS can also provide system boot and hard drive caching for direct media access. The Asaca NAS unit is supported via pass-thru on 1U server (only 1 external IP address required) and includes library diagnostics, cache status, optical import/export and UDF utilities. Incorporating the popular open source Webmin package, network managers can easily limit file access to either on-site or remote personnel only. For added network protection, system configuration is performed automatically on boot up, and automated backups of the configuration settings occur every week at Sunday 1am, by default.

The new TeraCart NAS also offers remote file replication direct from one Asaca appliance to another, without the costly addition of other hardware or software. To ensure flexible integration for a broad range of high file demand applications, the PCI expansion slot can be used for SCSI, Fibre Channel connectivity or used for RAID cache expansion. In a disaster recovery situation, such a cache-based optical solution can restore operation in minutes or hours rather than days or weeks.

NAB attendees can experience the new TeraCart NAS solution and the complete line of award-winning TeraCart libraries this week at Asaca’s booth #SL1426.

ASACA’s expanded line of TeraCart AM libraries incorporating DVD technology offer up to 2.5TB, 7.0TB and 13.6TB of storage with 7.8MB/sec, 7.8MB/sec and 15.6MB/sec data transfer rates respectively. Asaca’s TeraCart PD series featuring Sony’s professional-grade blue laser technology drives and ProDATA media are now available in three scaleable models offering 5.8TB, 17.5and 33.8TB storage and 33MB/sec, 33MB/sec and 66MB/sec data transfer rates respectively.

About Asaca
Founded in 1971, the Asaca/ShibaSoku Corporation has its US headquarters in Golden, Colorado. A leading developer of high-capacity, high-performance data storage solutions, the company is focused on serving broadcast and data storage markets worldwide.

For complete information on the TeraCart Series, visit the Asaca website at:


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