Buffalo Americas Gives iPhone Users Anytime, Anywhere Access to Movies, Music and More

August 20, 2008

AUSTIN, TX – August 20, 2008 – Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking, storage and memory solutions today announced a new capability to its LinkStation Mini’s Web Access feature, which gives Apple® iPhone users an easy and convenient way to stream their digital content to their iPhones.  With a simple, easy-to-use setup and intuitive interface, Buffalo’s Web Access feature allows you to seamlessly stream digital content stored on the LinkStation Mini from anywhere in the world via a web browser. The new iPhone capability is available to existing LinkStation Mini users via a simple firmware upgrade. 

The high performance yet compact-sized LinkStation Mini also puts up to 1TB of network storage in the palm of your hand, providing the ultimate space-saving solution for storing and sharing large amounts of digital content such as photos, music, videos and data files across your network.  

“With digital media becoming such an integral part of our daily lives, consumers are looking for a simple and convenient way to enjoy recently purchased music, movies or TV programming anytime, anywhere” said Ken Higgins, vice president of sales at Buffalo Americas.  “Buffalo’s new Web Access capability allows users to enjoy their digital life wherever they are, rather than tuck it away on a computer, NAS or USB hard drive.” 

The new LinkStation Mini provides complete data redundancy through its dual drive RAID 1 configuration. In addition, users with a large media library will appreciate the included DLNA server by TwonkyVision, so they can stream files through any DLNA compatible media player. To best enjoy your multimedia content, the LinkStation Mini is built without an internal fan. This fan-less design ensures absolute quiet operation, which is a big plus if the unit is placed on a desk or entertainment center. 

The LinkStation Mini also includes a Remote Power Feature, which can power up the unit remotely with the included Navigator software.  The extra USB port allows users to add an additional external hard drive for expanded capacity or a printer that can then be shared via the integrated print server. It also supports UPS so the unit can gracefully shut down in the event of a power failure. The product measures only 1.57 x 3.22 x 5.31 inches and weighs a slight 1.1 pounds.  

Pricing and Availability

Backed by a limited one-year warranty that includes toll-free 24/7 technical support, the LinkStation Mini is now available at estimated street prices of $299 for the 500GB (LS-WS500GL/R1) and $599 for the 1TB (LS-WS1.0TGL/R1). For information on the LinkStation Mini and other products by Buffalo Americas, please visit the company’s web site at www.buffalotech.com.

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Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit www.buffaloamericas.com.

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