Ideal Hardware has signed to become the exclusive UK distributor of OR Technology's LS-120 floppy disk drive.
The LS-120 is a 120Mb floppy drive which comes in the same form factor as a standard floppy drive, but which increases the amount of data that can be stored on disk. The drive is backward-compatible with standard floppy disks.
Ideal will be pushing the new drive at OEMs and systems integrators (SIs).
James Wickes, MD of Ideal Hardware, said: 'There is the very real possibility that this technology will take off in a big way. It represents an unique opportunity for SIs - the potential is enormous.'
The LS-120 is being incorporated into Compaq's range of Deskpro PCs.
The PC vendor has said it will be pushing the new drives during the last quarter of the year as they become available in volume.
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