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LapiStor Opens RAID Data Storage Offices in Italy

(PRWEB) October 14, 2004

LapiStor Ltd, the international RAID data storage specialist, has opened an office in Italy – thus further extending its network of offices and representation across Europe.

With offices in UK, Israel and the USA - the new office in Italy is regarded as an important extension of the company’s presence in southern Europe, providing enterprise networks with enhanced RAID data storage protection and business continuity.

Management of the new office will be the responsibility of Morganne McNab who has over fourteen years experience in international sales and account management, serving an OEM and Distribution customer base in the IT industry. Having worked for both Quantum Corporation and Seagate Technology, she has more than ten years experience in the data storage industry and, most recently, has collaborated with Giga Designs on a new business venture in the European CPU market.

Tony Howard, Managing Director of LapiStor, said “The new office in Italy will create an ideal platform for us to support both Channel & OEM partners throughout southern Europe. This development further extends our market presence across the continent and will give us closer coverage of the Italian market. I am confident that Morganne McNab, who is an energetic and experienced, multi-lingual business manager, will quickly build up a strong centre for the company and its customers in this important part of Europe."

The contact details for the new office in Italy are:- LapiStor Ltd, Milano, 20154, Telephone : +39 349 64 25 798, website, email .

About LapiStor

LapiStor, is a UK based company with a strong international outlook that specialises in the design and manufacturer of high-performance and cost-effective RAID solutions for markets worldwide. The company, which is a member of SNIA Europe, is noted for its comprehensive capability, which enables it to provide reliable storage solutions - based on specialist expertise.

LapiStor designs solutions that exploit S-ATA drives for value, and Fibre Channel and SCSI drives for performance and scalability. The company's wide range of products is often used to expand storage capacity in SAN environments or can be directly attached to servers (DAS/SAS) and is designed for four to 24 Bay enclosures.

Its RAID units are used not only in IT departments and networks, but also in specialist roles, including CCTV, Telecommunications, ISPs, Seismic recording, and Voice recording.

LapiStor designs and builds its own branded solutions, which include the StorPacTM and DataPacTM ranges of products. These can obtained via the company's network of authorised distributors and resellers or directly from the manufacturer. In addition, as a bespoke sub-contractor, LapiStor, also, designs and builds data storage solutions for OEMs, Value Added Integrators and Solution Providers. The company offers full customer branding of the product, including packaging, manuals, logos and GUI. An important area of activity within the company is the provision of engineering services to OEM and other customers in the design of their own RAID solutions.

Founded in 1999, the company's high-quality, RAID-based, storage units are designed and assembled in LapiStor’s own ISO9001 certified factory at Leeds in Yorkshire. The company, also, has regional sales offices in the UK, USA, Israel and Italy at Tunbridge Wells, Seattle, Herzelia and Milan, respectively. Technical Support Services are based in the UK & USA

LapiStor Ltd, New Works, New Line, Greengates, Bradford BD10 9AP

Tel 01274 610800; Fax 01274 610888



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QNAP Releases 6.4TB High Speed EvoStor RAID Subsystem

(PRWEB) September 29, 2005

QNAP Systems, Inc. has released the latest EvoStor RAID subsystem—ESR-1641CT. EvoStor stands for Evolutional Storage, which is the design concept of QNAP to develop innovative and evolutional RAID subsystem.

QNAP ESR-1641CT is a 4U standard 19" rack-mount designed SCSI to SATA RAID subsystem. The system can be equipped with 16 SATA hard disks to support mass storage capacity of up to 6.4TB. Server-standard 64-bit Intel Xeon CPU and PCI-X 133 distributed bus architecture are adopted to ensure excellent performance. ESR-1641CT can be connected to a host via Ultra 320 SCSI to perform high-speed I/O and network operation. The data transfer rate can be up to 500MB/sec to ensure high-speed access to database and audio & visual data processing.

In addition to providing enterprise speedy and stable storage of mass data, ESR-1641CT also carries innovative functions of storage system management. The storage management software EvoStor Manager provides a graphic and user-friendly interface for in-band and remote management. Data and commands can be transferred via SCSI interface simultaneously without extra transfer cable, saving server connection cost and reducing management complexity. User can easily manage ESR-1641CT locally or remotely by simply connecting host to the network. QNAP also provides the latest EvoStor Windows ActiveX components to allow administrator to integrate the system to particular website or application to develop custom-made and advanced management platform.

QNAP EvoStor RAID series is the most ideal selection for enterprise and business storage solution. The simple storage configuration and management method provides low cost, high efficiency, high capacity and reliability RAID subsystem. ESR-1641CT is the best storage solution for all kinds of business and different demand for data management.

ESR-1641CT Feature:

4U standard 19” rack mount RAID subsystem

SCSI Ultra 320 host channel x 2 to SATA HDD x 16

Built-in Intel Xeon high speed 64-bit server standard processor

Built-in 128 MB ECC RAM, can expand to 2 GB

Intelligent LCD panel for function settings and management

Supports multiple fault-tolerant RAID configuration

Supports various operation systems

Supports disk hot swapping, auto-detection of errors, and online rebuilding

Graphic management software—EvoStor Manager, for convenient monitoring and remote management of RAID subsystem

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for more product information.


About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) is a devoted and dominant provider of Internet Appliance (IA) products. QNAP was a previous IA business unit of ICP Electronics, Inc. (ICP). We have more than 3 years’ solid and successful experience in designing and developing innovative and customized IA products. Our extensive expertise and product lines cover networking storage, digital surveillance and message communication.

QNAP has our own R&D, business development, and technical support sections to provide quality customer-oriented services. Until now QNAP has already released more than 20 NAS models for SMB (small and medium business). Our IA products have received IDO 9001 qualification, covering product design, manufacturing and supply. QNAP is dedicated to providing top quality products in the market and offering complete support to our customers.



New Serial ATA Hardware RAID solutions from SIIG

New Serial ATA Hardware RAID solutions from SIIG

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2006

SIIG, the market leader in I/O connectivity products (including Serial ATA and Ultra ATA Controllers, FireWire, USB, serial/parallel I/O, etc.) is proud to announce the latest additions to their assortment of storage solutions with three new Serial ATA internal RAID drive enclosures.

Common features of all of SIIG’s SATA RAID Bay Enclosures include:

Hardware-based RAID - CPU performance & system bus bandwidth is reed from RAID operations, which is superior to driver-based or software-based RAID

Connects directly to the host computer via standard Serial ATA interface - no add-on card or extra driver needed

Automatically detects drive failure and immediately alerts users via the front panel LED & buzzer

Automatic on-line data rebuilding and on-line bad sector recovery

Java-based GUI (graphical user interface) for remote monitoring of system status (drive health conditions and progress of data rebuilding) and notification (via email)

Hot-swappable hard-disks, Key lock provides security against unauthorized access

Easy to install - installs in two standard 5.25" drive bays

OS-independent, driverless - no driver needed on host side

Available in black & beige (beige - special order)

SIIG’s new line of Serial ATA RAID enclosures include the SATA RAID 1 Bay Enclosure (SIIG part # SC-000061-S1, SRP $ 329.99), the unique and cost-effective SATA RAID 1+Backup Bay Enclosure (SIIG part # SC-000041-S1, SRP $ 369.99), and the SATA RAID 5/0 Bay Enclosure (SIIG part # SC-000081-S1, SRP $ 439.99). Details of each are listed below:

SATA RAID 1 Bay Enclosure

Hardware RAID 1 (mirroring) - Data is written simultaneously to two hard drives, maintaining a constant mirror of data.

RAID operation implemented at block level, and works with all types of data & drive formats.

SATA RAID 1+Backup Bay Enclosure

Unique hardware RAID & backup solution in one single product to provide users with the most comprehensive data protection solution. Save money by combining both into one economical solution.

Hardware RAID 1 (mirroring) - Data is written simultaneously to two hard drives, maintaining a constant mirror of data.

Unique data backup function - configure backup scheduling easily via user friendly GUI to backup daily, weekly, monthly, or instantly with "Backup Now" function.

Backup is a D2D (disk-to-disk) solution, simplifying backup tasks & cost. Hardware based backup is faster, easier to use, and more reliable than tape or software backup, with no performance

RAID operation implemented at block level, and works with all types of data & drive formats.

Functions as a single disk drive (with one hard disk), as RAID 1 (with two disk drives), or RAID 1+Backup (with 3 hard disks).

SATA RAID 5/0 Bay Enclosure

Hardware RAID 5 (striped with parity) & RAID 0 (striping) - Uses proprietary ASIC for on-line processing, data striping and parity calculation, delivering excellent IO performance & efficient operations, such as fast disk rebuilding and on-line data recovery for bad sectors.

Requires no extra CPU computing power or memory bandwidth on the host systems, so the overall performance is largely improved.

Supports RAID 0 & RAID 5, selectable by users according to different application needs.

Fulfills requirements of throughput demanding and data intensive applications, while guarding the system against hard drive failure.

Cost-effective solution & well-suited for high-performance PCs, network attached servers, media servers, & industry automation control systems.

Company Profile

Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading computer upgrade manufacturer of I/O connectivity products, including serial and parallel port adapters, USB (1.1 & 2.0), Serial ATA & Ultra ATA controllers, FireWire® (400 & 800), Networking, Sound Cards, and other accessories. They are the premier one-stop source of upgrades. SIIG products offer comprehensive user manuals, user-friendly features, and most products are backed by a lifetime warranty. High-quality control standards are evident by one of the lowest defective return rates in the industry. SIIG products can be found in many computer retail stores, mail order catalogs, and e-commerce sites in the Americas, as well as through major distributors, system integrators, and VARs. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., SIIG is a privately held, US-owned and operated company.

You may obtain more information about SIIG, Inc. from their website:

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Raminator From TestLink Protects Your ATMs Against Ram Raid Attacks

Poole, Dorset (PRWEB) July 30, 2009

Ram raid attacks on ATMs across the world are being stopped by The Raminator - a tried and tested anti-ramming device now newly available through TestLink.

Raminator can withstand repeated ATM ram raid attacks from cars, 4x4s (SUVs), trucks, diggers and other construction or agricultural vehicles.

It is a specially manufactured mounting plate that is designed to absorb the force of sustained attacks - preventing the bolts that secure the ATM to the ground from shearing.

Independent ATM remanufacturer TestLink has signed a new deal which means ATM deployers can now buy high quality used ATMs fitted with Raminator from day one for added protection against ATM ram raid attacks.

Specifying the fitting of Raminator before ATM machines are installed shortens ATM installation times - saving clients time and money as well as protecting their ATMs from ram raid attacks.

ATM network operators can also task TestLink to upgrade their existing estates by retro-fitting Raminator to their networks of cash machines.

Raminator has been voted Best Security Product by ASIAL (the Australia Security Industry Association Ltd).

Now TestLink has signed an agreement with Raminator manufacturer Lockit Systems to make it more available to banks, mutuals and independent ATM deployers across the world.

Ram raid attacks on ATMs are a global problem, prompting growing concern among law enforcement agencies, ATM operators and deployers.

In March 2009, Raminator's success was highlighted by police at the ATMIA ATMS in Australia & New Zealand conference in Sydney.

Murray Chapman (Det Acting Supt, Commander Firearms And Registered Industries Squad, New South Wales Police) told delegates that, while the police could not endorse any particular product, there had been no successful ram raids since Raminator had been fitted.

TestLink Chairman Nick Beer said: "We see Raminator as becoming the accepted ATM industry standard for anti-ramming security. It makes sense - it works.

"Raminator is a unique solution against ram raids. It's simple, cost-effective, fits under ATMs discreetly and supports most ATM manufacturers."

He added: "ATM security is becoming increasingly important. There's a global recession and ATM crime is becoming more international."

Mr Beer highlighted the increasing number of ATM ram raid attack in South Africa - "most of them in shopping centres".

He said: "The criminals will drive through shopping centres to get at the ATMs. They are becoming more aggressive."

TestLink is also seeing increasing demand for its other ATM security solutions which also include:

ATM anti-skimming technology - Card Protection Kit+ (CPK+), proven protection against all known types of ATM skimming devices. Fits all ATMs including NCR, Wincor, Triton and Diebold. Invisible from the outside. Installation in under an hour. Silent alarm option available.
ATM cassette locking bar systems - added protection for your ATM cassettes, even when raiders are armed with keys. Only one ATM cassette can be removed at a time, delaying and deterring thieves.

TestLink is best known for its global used ATM sales - remanufacturing used ATMs to 'as-new' condition - plus associated services such as:

refurbished ATM parts and modules, ATM spares (savings of up to 60 per cent)
ATM cassettes and ATM cassette refurbishment
ATM estate management.

Customers of TestLink can buy used ATMs for up to 70 per cent less than the cost of new ATMS. They are purchasing high quality custom-specified ATMs from TestLink that are as reliable as new ATMs and often more so.

TestLink has 20 years of experience in the remanufacture and upgrading of ATMs. The company operates to ISO9000 and ISO14001 quality standards and has an ethical environmental policy.

For more information, or contact ATM Sales Manager Andrew French, +44 (0)1202 627121 (direct), +44 (0)7912 675152 (mobile) or TestLink Business Development Manager Rastislav Justh, +420 723 944 557 (mobile).

Information for Editors:


UK & Western European Operation    

TestLink Services Ltd        

No. 1 Factory Road        


Poole, Dorset            

BH16 5SJ

United Kingdom            

Telephone: +44 (0)1202 627100

Fax: +44 (0)1202 625577

Central European Operation

TestLink Services Ltd

Luzna 591/4

Prague 6


Czech Republic

Telephone: +420 220 121 450

Fax: +420 220 121 449

TestLink - Cutting Costs By Innovating Service

TestLink Services Ltd is an independent company specialising in ATM remanufacture, ATM refurbishment and ATM asset & estate management - benefiting the global environment by increasing the reuse and recycling of automated banking equipment and reducing ATM-related waste.

ATM operators and third party manufacturers across the world can cut costs by up to 70 per cent by purchasing ATMs remanufactured by TestLink to 'as-new' condition.

TestLink has 20 years of experience providing repairs to the leading ATM OEMs and maintenance organisations. The company has a capability across NCR, Wincor and Triton ATMs on all module types.

TestLink engineers strip each ATM down to its individual components, painstakingly rebuilding each module for maximum operational efficiency and longevity of service.

Each refurbished ATM undergoes a detailed 210-point inspection at TestLink before being shipped with delivery from just seven days.

Services provided by TestLink include:

ATM asset & estate management with detailed reports on how well your ATMs are functioning, recommended servicing and preventative maintenance, modules and parts inventory. Reports include the performance of external non-TestLink engineers and whether they need ATM training to improve productivity
ATM inventory management - sophisticated systems with online visibility of your inventory and its movements; secure storage of modules and parts; secure disposal of old or obsolete parts and modules to UK Ministry of Defence standards
ATM parts repairs - fast turnaround time; online status system; premium quality parts; obsolete part support; direct to site international shipment by advance exchange
ATM cassettes (NCR, Wincor, Fujitsu) - supply of refurbished ATM cassettes; repair and refurbishment of ATM cassettes; testing and configuration of ATM cassettes
supply of hand-portable ATM test equipment for NCR ATM cassettes
ATM security - anti-ramming, anti-skimming and cassette locking bar systems
mobile computer support to the corporate sector, repairing OEM products both inside and outside warranty
mobile computer support to SMEs and individual computer users via TestLink's dedicated Web site
specialised Chip & PIN repairs on behalf of banks and third party maintenance organisations; refurbishing chip and pin devices to as-new condition.
TestLink serves its global markets from two fully resourced repair centres in the UK and the Czech Republic. Many of the 120 staff have direct OEM experience gained as engineers at ATM manufacturers NCR and Wincor.

TestLink was founded in 1989. It is still managed by its two founders, Chairman Nick Beer and Managing Director Greg Hughes.

The company operates to ISO9000 quality systems and ISO14001 environmental systems standards with an ethical environmental policy.


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