The New FX -50 From Freecom Is The First to Offer Mobile 16x and Double -Layer DVD Recording Features

The FX-50 series from Freecom features the first mobile DVD device to offer 16x writing speed combined with innovative double-layer DVD technology.

The New FX -50 From Freecom Is The First to Offer Mobile

16x and Double -Layer DVD Recording Features

Berkeley, CA - - November 30, 2004 - - The latest external multi -format DVD -burner from Freecom Technologies, a leading European manufacturer of high quality, easy -to -use multimedia storage solutions is the Freecom FX -50 series featuring the first mobile device to offer 16x writing speed combined with the innovative double -layer technology, and it is shipping now.

Freecom US Sales Director Dave Glassman stated, "We are very pleased to be offering a cutting edge solution to burning Double Layer and 16X DVD's. The US is a mobile society and the ability to plug and play a 16X DVD DL burner without the hassle of restarting your computer makes the FX -50 a truly great product."

As in the case of original film on pre -recorded DVD's, the FX -50 drive writes two superimposed layers of data on the same side of the blank DVD, making the "turning" of the data medium during the burning process unnecessary. In the case of film, this additional memory space - almost doubles that of a conventional DVD and for example the added space can be used for additional language tracks.

DVD+R9 (Double Layer) media, which is compatible with DVD -ROM drives and DVD players, can be written by the latest Freecom drive at 4x speed. The FX -50 reads and writes DVD+R (W) and DVD -R (W) at 16x speed, re -writing them at 4x speed. The new Freecom drive therefore takes less than 8 minutes to write a conventional 4.7 -Gigabyte disc. CD -R (W) media are read and written at 48x speed, and re -written at 24x speed.

The FX -50 external multi -format burner is installed in seconds: it is simply connected to the USB 2.0 or FireWire interface using the supplied connection cable, which is automatically recognized by the operating system of the computer, and is then ready for immediate use. No restart of the PC or Mac is required.

Freecom supplies the FX -50 DVD+/ -RW Double Layer complete with USB 2.0 and FireWire connection cable and a comprehensive software suite. The current Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator DVD Edition burner software also includes DVD -Builder for video editing, DVD authoring and the DVDMax DVD -player software. The software supplied can be used for the professional editing of video, photo and music files, and the quick and easy creation of back -ups. The package also includes a power supply unit, one DVD+R, one
CD -R and the 7 -language manual.

About Freecom Technologies Inc.
Freecom Technologies is a leading manufacturer of easy -to -use multimedia storage solutions. Freecom products provide simple access to digital data and enhance the connectivity of portable digital devices. The company's products offer flexibility, connectivity and value that are unmatched by other storage manufacturers. Headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands, Freecom is dedicated to providing customers with easy -to -use, intelligent storage solutions.

Freecom has branch offices all over Europe in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain and The Netherlands as well as local offices in the United States.

The US Headquarters for Freecom Technologies Inc. are located at 2326 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. For further marketing information please contact Howard Miller (510) 548 -4849 ext. 202; or for sales information contact Dave Glassman (510) 548 -4849 ext. 205 also visit the Freecom website at

Products and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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