LaCie, a leading producer of storage and display devices for the content development industry, today announced that the Lacie Big Disk Extreme will be launched for the 1st time in the Middle East in GITEX 2004 at the stand of its distributor PRO TECHnology.
This announcement came after the Pinnacle Systems has qualified the Big Disk Extreme and FireWire 800 PCI Card for use with Pinnacle’s CinéWave RT and CinéWave RT Pro real-time editing systems. “We are excited to deliver the first FireWire solution officially certified for use with Pinnacle’s CinéWave, to the Middle East markets ” says Fatiha Abdou, LaCie Sales Manager for North Africa and ME. “The Big Disk Extreme is the first FireWire 800 solution designed to support professional multi-stream uncompressed video. Since its introduction, feedback from our customers has been fantastic.”
Mr. Emad Shawqi- General Manager of PRO TECHnology- commented: ” We are proud to be the first company to introduce such a product in the Middle East, and we are sure that it will have the same impact it had world wide, specially for the video/audio customers”.
LaCie introduced the Big Disk Extreme with a capacity of 1.6TB in July 2004 at Macworld Expo Boston. Drives include all cables needed for use with the dual FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and iLink/DV ports-ideal for professionals working with audio and video on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. LaCie FireWire 800 PCI Cards include three FireWire 800 ports.