Optical data storage leader, Alliance Storage Technologies (ASTI),
confirmed plans to debut a new product line in 2012, with beta testing,
trials and demos planned for Q4 2011.
This announcement came during an industry tradeshow in London and unveils
the company's intentions to continue pursuit of the professional
The company became the owner and exclusive manufacturer of Plasmon brand
technologies (UDO solutions) in January 2009.
"Our product development teams are engaged and making significant strides
in the development of our next generation product offerings", stated ASTI
CEO, Chris Carr. "Our new products will remain rooted in our tradition of
scalable, secured data storage archive solutions, providing increased
media density as well as providing significant increases in overall
library capacities - translating to a lower overall total cost of
ownership." Exercising prudence, ASTI declined to supply specifics about
the upcoming product line, but did note that the roadmap will increase
library capacity up to 800%.
ASTI has already made significant technological improvements to the
Plasmon product line, including upgrades to the AA Software,
self-diagnostic functions and improved search and storage management