Press Release Archive

Archive of LTO Press Releases

2012

  • November 26, 2012 – – Fujifilm, Hitachi Maxell LTD., Imation, Sony, and TDK Corporation Pass LTO Ultrium Generation 6 Interchange Testing
  • August 27, 2012 – – LTO® Technology Moving Into “Starring” Role for a Broad Range of Applications as the LTO Program Finalizes Generation 6 Specifications
  • June 6, 2012 – – The LTO Program Celebrates 12th Year as More Than 80,000 PB of Data is Protected and Retained in Multiple Applications

2011

  • August 24, 2011 – – Two Separate Studies Demonstrate That Tape Continues to Provide a Considerable Cost Advangate Over Disk
  • June 20, 2011 – – LTO Program Announces Availability of Ultrium Format Generation 6 Technology Licenses

2010

  • November 18, 2010 – – LTO Program Celebrates 10 Years of Changing the Face of the Storage Industry
  • July 19, 2010 – – Study Finds That Storage Managers Continue to Recognize the Value of Tape
  • April 14, 2010 – – LTO Program Extends Product Roadmap Through Generation 8
  • March 22, 2010 – – Fujifilm, Hitachi Maxell, Imation, Sony and TDK Pass LTO Ultrium Generation 5 Interchange Compliance Testing
  • March 18, 2010 – – LTO Ultrium Tape Drive Shipments Cruise Past New Milestone
  • January 19, 2010 – – LTO Program Outlines Upcoming Generation 5 Specifications for Licensing

2009

  • April 21, 2009 – – Tape and Disk Continue to Thrive Together as Two-Thirds of Storage Environments Rely on Combined Solution, Study Finds

2008

  • September 3, 2008 – – LTO Ultrium Format Reaches New Heights With Over 100 Million Cartridges Shipped
  • June 17, 2008 – – LTO Ultrium Tape Technology Sales Grow by Double Digits According to Latest Leading Market Research Firm’s Report
  • May 28, 2008 – – Clipper Group Reports Substantial Cost Advantages of Using Tape in Tiered Storage Approaches
  • March 12, 2008 – – Over Two Thirds 0f Disk-Only Users Look to Add Tape Back Into Storage Infrastructure According To Recent Survey
  • January 24, 2008 – – LTO Program Announces Availability of Ultrium Format Generation 5 Technology Licenses

2007

  • September 5, 2007 – – More than 2,000,000 LTO Ultrium Format Tape Drives and 80,000,000 Cartridges Shipped
  • May 7, 2007 – – Fujifilm, Imation, Maxell, Sony and TDK Pass LTO Ultrium Generation 4 Data Interchange Compliance Testing
  • April 11, 2007 – HP And IBM Pass Mechanism Compliance Testing For LTO Ultrium Format Generation 4 Tape Drives
  • January 10, 2007 – LTO Program Announces Availability Of Ultrium Format Generation 4 Technology Licenses

2006

  • September 25, 2006 – LTO Ultrium Format Maintains Momentum With More Than 1,500,000 Tape Drives And 50,000,000 Cartridges Shipped.
  • August 2, 2006 – LTO-Based Tape Library Shipments Continue to Lead Category According to Analyst Study.
  • July 25, 2006 – LTO-Based Tape Drives Outship Competing Formats by a 5 TO 1 Margin Capturing 82.4% Shipment Share .
  • May 23, 2006 – LTO program reports strong shipments of write once, read many (WORM) tape cartridges in 2005, Surpassing more than 40 petabytes.
  • April 17, 2006 – LTO program to include encryption capabilities in next generation of Ultrium tape drive technology.
  • February 22, 2006 – Over 1 million LTO Ultrium drive shipments, More than 30 million LTO Ultrium tape cartridge shipments, Reaches more than 77 percent market share over competing formats.
  • February 2, 2006 – White Paper Outlines How LTO Ultrium WORM Tape Technology Can Help Address Regulatory Compliance

2005

  • December 5, 2005 – LTO Program Announces Availability of New Design Licenses
  • August 29, 2005 – LTO Ultrium Format Reaches Major Milestone: More Than 1,000,000 LTO Ultrium Tape Drives Shipped
  • July 28, 2005 – Freeman Reports Study Shows LTO-Based Super Tape Drives Continue Market Share Leadership
  • July 29, 2005 – LTO-based Tape Drive Marketshare Reaches 77% in 2004
  • May 10, 2005 – LTO Reaches 73% of All Tape Library Units and 51% of Total 2004 Library Revenues
  • April 06 , 2005 – Tandberg Storage Passes LTO Ultrium Format Generation2 Mechanism Compliance
  • February 02 , 2005 – LTO Technology Program Reaches Significant Milestones In 2004

2004

  • December 14 , 2004 – December 14 , 2004 – LTO Program Announces Updated Technology Roadmap
  • November 8 , 2004 – Fujifilm, Imation, Maxell, Sony, TDK Pass LTO Ultrium Generation 3 Data Interchange Compliance Testing
  • October 25 , 2004 – LTO Program Announces WORM Specification for LTO Generation 3 Technology
  • October 13 , 2004 – TDK Electronics Takes LTO Generation 3 License
  • September 28 , 2004 – Sony Media Earns LTO Ultrium Generation 3 License
  • September 20 , 2004 – LTO Program Announces FujiFilm As LTO Ultrium Generation 3 Licensee
  • August 31 , 2004 – LTO Generation 3 Adds Maxell As Licensee
  • August 11 , 2004 – Imation Licenses LTO Ultrium Format Generation 3
  • July 26, 2004 – LTO Program Announces Availability Of LTO Generation 3 Technology Licenses
  • April 12 , 2004 – LTO Outships SDLT 3rd Straight Year; LTO Ultrium Sees 50% Increase in Units Shipped Over 2002
  • April 12 , 2004 – LTO Outships SDLT 3rd Straight Year; LTO Ultrium Sees 50% Increase in Units Shipped Over 2002

2003

  • December 10 , 2003 – LTO Ultrium Format Bucks the Storage Trend; Technology Reliability, Speed, Capacity Key Factors in Securing Marketplace Leadership
  • December 1 , 2003 – Sony Electronics Passes Stringent LTO Ultrium Format Generation 2 Compliance Verification Test
  • July 22 , 2003 – LTO Ultrium Format Reaches Milestone with More Than 10 Million Cartridges, 350,000 Drives Shipped
  • April 4 , 2003 – Tape Storage Report Shows LTO Ultrium Format Based Drives Continue To Out-Ship Super DLT Based Drives By Nearly 2-to-1 In 2002
  • March 27 , 2003 – LTO Program Announces LTO Ultrium Generation 2 Compliance-Verified Licenses
  • February 20 , 2003 – Imation Licenses LTO Ultrium Format Generation 2
  • February 19 , 2003 – TDK Electronics Licenses LTO Ultrium Format Generation 2; Leading Tape Storage Vendors Rally Behind LTO Ultrium Format
  • February 12 , 2003 -HP, IBM Pass LTO Ultrium Format Generation 2 Mechanism Compliance
  • January 21, 2003 – Super Tape Drive Shipments Double in 2002.

2002

  • December 3, 2002 – More Than 5 Million LTO Ultrium Format Cartridges Ship; Milestone Demonstrates Preference For Super Tape Drive Leader
  • December 3, 2002 – LTO Program Adds Maxell As Sixth Licensee Of Ultrium Format Generation 2
  • November 12, 2002 – Fujifilm Becomes Latest Company to License The LTO Ultrium Format Generation 2
  • September 23, 2002 – EMTEC, Benchmark, ADIC First to License LTO Generation 2 Ultrium Format
  • August 6, 2002 – Freeman Reports Verifies Rapid Adoption And Overwhelming Demand Of Linear Tape-Open Format
  • April 15, 2002 – Linear Tape-Open Announces First Five Licensees To Offer ‘Universal’ Cleaning Cartridge
  • April 9, 2002 – LTO Ultrium Second-Generation Technology Licenses Now Available
  • April 4, 2002 – Linear Tape-Open Format Based Drives Out-Ship Super DLT Based Drives By More Than 2-to-1
  • March 25, 2002 – Linear Tape-Open Program Hits New Milestone With 2 Million Tape Cartridges Shipped To Date
  • February 25, 2002 – Linear Tape-Open Program Announces Availability Of The First ‘Universal’ Drive Cleaning Cartridge For The Ultrium Format

2001

  • December 12, 2001 – LTO Program Announces Availability of Ultrium Second-Generation Technology Licenses
  • November 12, 2001 – European Computer Manufacturers Association Adopts LTO Ultrium as Worldwide Tape Storage Standard
  • November 5, 2001 – Linear Tape-Open Program Ships One Million Ultrium Tapes in First 12 Months of Availability
  • September 24, 2001 – TDK Electronics Completes Linear Tape-Open Program Compliance Verification Process
  • July 16, 2001 – EMTEC and Imation Pass Stringent Linear Tape-Open Program Compliance Testing
  • June 6, 2001 – LTO Program Awards HP Compliance Mark

2000

  • November 13, 2000 – LTO Program “Opens for Business” With Tape Storage Interchangeability Showcase and Forum at COMDEX/Fall 2000 In Las Vegas
  • September 6, 2000 – LTO Program Records Significant Achievement as First Ultrium Format Tape Drives are Readied for Market Introduction
  • August 9, 2000 – LTO Program Adds Sony Corporation’s Recording Media Division as an Ultrium Format Media Licensee
  • June 21, 2000 – Fujifilm and Maxell Pass Stringent Linear Tape-Open Program Compliance Testing
  • February 7, 2000 – LTO Technology Marks Another Major Milestone as the Program’s Compliance Verification Entity Opens for Interchange Testing
  • January 11, 2000 – ATL Products Joins Roster of More Than 25 LTO Technology Licensees

1999

  • September 29, 1999 – LTO Program Adds TDK to Growing Number of Licensees to Develop LTO-Technology Products
  • September 29, 1999 – Hitachi Maxell Ltd. Signs as 18th Licensee of the LTO Program LTO Program Endorsement is Unparalleled in Tape Storage Industry
  • September 29, 1999 – Advanced Research, Exabyte, Matsushita, Mitsumi Electric and Otari License Linear Tape-Open Technology
  • September 28, 1999 – Linear Tape-Open Technology At Stockage2000 (Storage 2000), Paris
  • August 2, 1999 – Linear Tape-Open Completes Major Milestone for Ultrium Product Testing
  • May 11, 1999 – Support For Linear Tape-Open Technology Grows As Fujifilm Signs Licensee Agreement
  • May 11, 1999 – Linear Tape-Open Program Launches Storage Industry’s First Independently Administered Format Verification Process

1998

  • October 21, 1998 – Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Technology Continues Licensee Momentum with Signing of Fujitsu and Quantegy
  • August 3, 1998 – EMTEC, IMATION, and VERBATIM License Linear Tape – Open Technology
  • April 7, 1998 – HP, IBM, and SEAGATE Introduce Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Technology for Licensing to Storage Manufacturers
  • November 1997 – Three Leading Names in Storage Take Aim at Simplifying the Tape Industry<