Olixir and Dantz Team To Deliver Data Protection

Olixir And Dantz Team To Deliver Complete Portable Data Protection For Consumers And Businesses

Olixir Selects Dantz’ Accurate, Easy-to-Use Retrospect Express Backup Software To Complement Industry’s First High-Capacity, High-Speed, Ruggedized Disk Drive

Milpitas, CA – December 16, 2003 Olixir Technologies, a leading provider of ruggedized, portable data storage solutions, today announced an agreement with Dantz Development Corp., a leader in backup and restore software for small and midsize businesses, to package Dantz’ popular Retrospect Express software with Olixir’s innovative, shock-protected USB 2.0 and Firewire Mobile DataVault 3DX portable disk drives.

Dantz Retrospect Express delivers business-class data protection for desktops and laptops by backing up important documents as well as operating system files and settings, device drivers, and applications. Unlike typical external disk drives, Olixir’s Mobile DataVault 3DX portable drives incorporate patentpending shock protection technology making them ideal for media rotation and offsite storage. The combination of Retrospect Express with the Mobile DataVault 3DX provides consumers and business users with a complete, easy-to-use solution for data archiving, storage, backup and recovery.

“We are proud to be able to package Dantz’ award-winning backup software with our innovative, ruggedized portable drive solutions,” stated Darshan Shah, VP of Marketing at Olixir Technologies. “Data backup has historically been a time-consuming, frustrating activity for companies and individuals that depended on slower or low-capacity media such as tapes, CDs and Zip disks. The speed and capacities of our portable disk drives coupled with Dantz’ powerful, easy-to-use software makes backup and archiving easier, faster and more secure than ever.”

“Olixir’s MobileData 3DX drive and Retrospect Express software now provide users with a fast, easy, accurate backup strategy with the required reliability and portability that is key to the implementation of disaster recovery and archival applications,” said Don Chouinard, director of product marketing at Dantz Development Corp.

Retrospect Express gives Dantz OEM partners an attractive entry-level backup application for simplified, integrated solutions consisting of software and hardware for single license usage (with easy upgradeability to add additional users).

Slightly larger than a VHS tape and over 40% smaller than most other 3.5” external drives, Olixir’s compact Mobile DataVault 3DX is a high-speed, high-capacity data backup/storage/disaster recovery replacement for tape drives, CDs, floppy and Zip disks. While other external 3.5 inch external hard drives (and other hard drive based solutions) cannot typically withstand a drop of more than 2-3 inches, the patented shock absorbent technology incorporated into the Mobile DataVault 3DX provides the durability required to make it usable for offsite data archiving and media rotation. Proven to withstand shocks of up to 1200 G’s without damage to stored data, the high-capacity Mobile DataVault 3DX is available in 80GB, 120GB, 180GB, and 250GB capacities.

About Olixir Technologies

Olixir Technologies (formerly Shwingtek, Inc.) designs and markets ruggedized, portable hard disk drive storage solutions for digitized data, including business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Olixir’s Data Storage solutions are designed to be easy-to-manage and allow universal access to data across servers, media types and storage networks in both the mainframe and open-systems environments. Olixir provides products and services to a broad range of customers, including large multi-national companies, midsize and small businesses, end users, universities, medical institutions and governmental agencies. For additional information about Olixir and its products, visit the company’s Web site at olixir.com.

Dantz and Retrospect are registered trademarks of Dantz Development Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Darshan Shah Ken Hagihara
Olixir Technologies, Inc.



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