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OWC MERCURY ELITE-AL PRO FIREWIRE/USB STORAGE SOLUTION EARNS EXCLUSIVE DIGIDESIGN PRO TOOLS CERTIFICATION
Professional grade storage solution passes rigorous testing to become one of only two external hard drive brands on market officially certified for use with world’s most advanced and utilized digital audio recording products
September 17, 2009, Woodstock, IL – Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading PC and Mac technology company, announced today its award-winning Mercury Elite-AL Pro “Combo Interface” Firewire® 400/USB 2.0 Storage Solution has passed Digidesign’s rigorous testing to become one of only two external hard drive brands on the market certified for use with Digidesign’s Pro Tools® software and hardware products. Utilized by audio producers and engineers in over 40 countries because it is the most advanced audio creation and production software available, Pro Tools products are used to create the majority of audio tracks heard in modern professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcasts.
Professional Grade Storage With Plug and Play Conveniences
The OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro single drive storage solution line is available in two different interface models: the Pro Tools Certified FireWire 400/USB 2.0 “Combo Interface” and the FireWire 800/400/USB 2.0/eSATA “Quad Interface” which is currently undergoing Pro Tools certification testing. Both models are ideal for A/V, digital photography, professional music, graphics, Time Machine backups, and any use requiring up to 2TB of reliable, high performance data storage. With multiple interfaces, all connection cables included, and a $200 retail value disk utility software bundle, the Mercury Elite-AL Pro solutions offer Plug and Play ease of use with any Mac, PC, or Linux-based computer with a FireWire or USB interface.
In addition to the single drive Mercury Elite-AL line, OWC also offers a complete line of performance storage solutions from the highest capacity bus-powered portable solutions on the market to selectable RAID multiple drive solutions with up to 8TB capacity. For more information on OWC storage solution models, visit: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/
OWC – The Trusted Mac Music Experts
“Beyond the praise and accolades for our products is perhaps the real performance advantage of OWC for musicians,” said Rick Van Dyne, Audio Technology Manager, OWC. “All of the solutions we offer are backed by extensive Macintosh knowledge and free lifetime US-based support, so whether you’re an amateur or professional, we keep you playing your instrument and not playing computer technician.”
For further information on the complete line of audio products offered by OWC, visit:
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod, and iPhone enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a Premiere Level Apple Developer Connection member, OWC also provides extensive US based technical support for Macintosh users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net
OWC’s industry awards and recognition include: Crain’s Chicago Business 2009 “Fast 50” List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; BizRate’s Gold Circle of Excellence, 2004 to 2008; Inc. 5,000 Top 100 Computers & Electronics Companies 2007 & 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 Business Champion Award.
OWC corporate headquarters in Woodstock, IL, completed in 2008, is built to LEED “Platinum” requirements, the highest level given by the United States Green Building Council’s LEED program, for compliance with environmentally sound building methods which incorporate innovative use of “green” systems and materials. Later this month, OWC will continue its leadership role in environmental stewardship with the completion of an on site wind turbine that will cleanly generate more than double the amount of power required by OWC’s operations.
Digidesign, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a worldwide leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy Award and 2003 Oscar® statuette representing the Academy Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. For more information, visit www.digidesign.com.
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Contact: Eileen Millard