Introducing The Niveus Storage Server – Cargo Edition, Powered By Windows Home Server

Store and protect
unlimited HD content with up to 16TB of scalable storage, remote accessibility,
and seamless integration with the Niveus Movie Library.

Denver, CO – CEDIA
Expo 2008 – September 4-7 – Booth #850 –
Niveus Media introduces the Niveus
Storage Server – Cargo Edition, a powerful storage device based on the
Microsoft Windows Home Server platform, designed for the custom install
channel. Featuring up to 16TB of scalable storage, Cargo provides a seamlessly
integrated and flexible storage solution for the perpetually growing HD digital
content market.

As Niveus continues to enhance movie integration with the
increasing functionality of the Niveus Movie Library movie management interface
and availability of VideoGiants Collections premium movie packages, it has
become essential to offer a robust storage solution that can house a user’s
expansive HD movie collection. Cargo is the ultimate add-on to the Niveus Movie
Library, enabling secure storage of thousands of movies, complete with expanded
metadata and high-resolution cover art.

“To support the massive amounts of content that the Niveus
Entertainment System accommodates, we needed to develop a larger storage
device,” states Tim Cutting, CEO and Co-Founder, Niveus Media. “With Cargo, our
customers will be able to store large collections of their favorite movies,
television, music, and photos. Additionally, with the host of data protection
features built into the Windows Home Server platform, these collections are now
protected from data corruption and personal loss.”

“At CES in 2002 I ran into this startup company off in the
corner named Niveus.  After chatting with
them, it was clear to me that before long they’d be more than a startup,” said
Charlie Kindel, General Manager of Windows Home Server at Microsoft Corp. “They
have proven me right with their success, and I’m extremely happy they are now
coming to market with a home server based on Windows Home Server.”

Cargo is housed in a custom-designed, 3U rack-mountable
chassis, measuring 18.5” in depth and representing the most compact storage
server in the custom electronics industry. Featuring a unique hinge-based front
panel that enables easy serviceability and storage upgrades without removing
the device from the rack, Cargo provides impressive scalability, allowing users
to expand their storage capacity from 4TB, to 8TB, to 16TB. If 16TB is simply
not enough, additional Cargo storage servers can be added, enabling a modular
upgrade path for limitless storage and straightforward management of all
content residing on the network.

Presenting improved remote capabilities, Cargo allows users
to easily access and monitor the server and stored content from virtually
anywhere (vacation home, office, relative’s home, etc.) through any
Internet-enabled computer, using a personalized web address.

Seamlessly working behind the scenes to protect valued
digital assets, Cargo provides an image-based, scheduled backup of the media
server (and other computers on the network, if desired), ensuring that files
and folders are duplicated across multiple hard drives. In the event that one
hard drive fails, data is easily recovered. 
With Cargo harnessing the bulk of the storage, the Niveus media server
remains optimized to deliver superior audio and video performance throughout
the home.

The high-capacity and superior performance of Cargo required
a hard drive that could provide reliable quality high-definition video and near
silent operation. To deliver on these expectations, Niveus has selected the
Seagate Pipeline HD™ hard drive as the storage solution of choice due to its
optimum HD performance and exceptionally well-rated acoustics. The Windows
Vista certified Seagate Pipeline HD™ hard drive is designed for the HD video
Niveus customers will enjoy.

“Seagate has designed the Pipeline HD product specifically
for the type of scenarios in which Niveus is using our drives. Seagate’s
Pipeline HD drives deliver the reliability, capacity and performance that
customers of media servers insist upon,” said Pat King, senior vice president
of Seagate’s Consumer Solutions Division. “Optimized for HD video and superior
acoustics, Seagate’s Pipeline HD drives are a good match for Niveus’ demands
for quiet and robust digital media solutions. Seagate is proud to be Niveus
primary hard drive supplier.”

Cargo can be easily integrated into any home network using
Universal Plug and Play for playback with any UPnP-compliant devices (audio
systems, TVs, etc).

Cargo will be available in Q4 2008.

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