SOURCE: CRU-Dataport

June 25, 2008 12:34 ET

CRU-DataPort Rated #7 Among Portland Business Journal's 2008 List Of 'Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies'

Data Security and Mobility Device Company Receives Top Honors at Sold-Out Event

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - CRU-DataPort recently received honors for its global leadership in data security and data mobility solutions, ranking seventh in The Portland Business Journal's 2008 list of "Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies."

Since 1986, DataPort® removable drive enclosures have been an industry standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in the government, education and business markets.

The Portland Business Journal's sold-out annual event was held on June 19, 2008 at the Portland Art Museum, with more than 850 people in attendance. According to CRU-DataPort attendee Lisa Hargrave, the excitement grew for CRU-DataPort as the "Top Secret" countdown gradually announced each winning company in order of its ranking. "We were extremely pleased when CRU's name was announced and flashed on the big screen as 'Lucky #7,'" said Hargrave.

Such high ranking for CRU-DataPort was due to an 182% growth in revenue over a two-year period.

"We are honored to receive this award," said Randal Barber, President and CEO, CRU-DataPort. "We continually strive to stay on the leading edge in our industry. It is very meaningful that we have been recognized for our hard work and dedication to excellence in delivering the highest quality products to our customers."

In January 2008, CRU-DataPort acquired WiebeTech, the premier developer of computer storage and forensic solutions. Credited with fueling the growing storage market with high-quality, high capacity storage solutions in the smallest packages possible, WiebeTech has led product development in the storage solution marketplace. Products include the popular FireWire DriveDock™ product line, multi-bay storage units and the new "trayless" TrayFree™ bays and RAID systems. In addition, WiebeTech offers computer forensic devices -- critical tools used by criminal investigators in the collection of suspect data.

CRU-DataPort recently unveiled two new products at the FOSE 2008 event in April 2008 in Washington, DC. The new DataPort 25 USB/SATA to Dual Drive SATA Hand-Held RAID is a one-of-a-kind, small form factor removable drive that copies information across multiple drives, thus reducing the chance of losing valuable data. Available in several versions, this hardware-based RAID solution offers the ultimate protection at four different levels.

The DataPort 4 Bay Mini SAS/SATA Storage Subsystem puts large capacity, high-performance, "Business Class" storage in a small desktop enclosure. Versions are available to support four fixed 3.5" hard drives or hot swap up to eight 2.5" hard drives using DataPort 25 removable drive enclosures. Additional features include: a serial attached SCSI (SAS); SAS dual-port functionality; simplified external host connection; high performance storage with superior cooling; and, the ability to use any capacity SAS or SATA hard drive.

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About CRU-DataPort

Founded in 1986, CRU-DataPort is a pioneer in data security and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort, along with Data Express and RhinoJR (formerly manufactured by StorCase), and WiebeTech product brands of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education and business markets. CRU-DataPort products are also widely used in media rich data environments including audio/video production, digital cinema, video security capture, and disk-2-disk backup and archiving applications. Backed by the industry's leading warranties and connector ratings, CRU-DataPort products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers throughout the world.

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