The new 3996 libraries with Plasmon drive, media and automation technology are available in three configurations Model 032, 080 and 174 and is a follow-on offering to IBMs 3995 library family. The libraries, designed for entry-level and midrange customers, support both Plasmon Write Once and Rewritable 30GB UDO media.
The 3996 Optical Libraries are natively supported by iSeries i5/0S and include IBM Global Services installation and one-year maintenance as standard. The solution is available through IBMs direct sales force and IBM Business Partners.
The 3996 Model 032 is an entry-level library with one or two UDO drives and a maximum physical capacity of 960GB. The Model 080 and Model 174 libraries include either two or four UDO drives and have a maximum physical capacity of 2.4TB and 5.2TB, respectively.
Plasmon will continue to sell its Enterprise G-Series, the G238, G438 and G638 for IBM i5/OS, through existing channel partners.