SOURCE: Qualstar


June 04, 2013 08:30 ET

Qualstar Joins Hitachi Data Systems' Technology Alliance Program

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2013) -  Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data storage solutions and high-efficiency power supplies, today announced that it has joined the Technology Alliance Program of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS). This program combines select industry-leading partner technologies to create best-of-breed solutions for Hitachi Data Systems customers. As a partner in this program, Qualstar will now have its tape library storage product line featured on the Hitachi Data Systems' website as an integral piece of the go-to-market portfolio.

"Qualstar's selection for the HDS program is a significant and exciting milestone for the company. By becoming one of Hitachi Data Systems' alliance partners, we are driving increased brand awareness and expanding our alternative distribution channels," said Larry Firestone, President and CEO of Qualstar Corporation. "Our participation in this program was made possible by our recently completed transition to outsourced manufacturing. Having achieved this key strategic objective, we are now able to meet Tier One OEM reseller requirements with significant scalability, while freeing up essential capital and resources to focus on product development and sales and marketing."

About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar's products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at or or by phone at 805-583-7744.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Philip Varley
    Chief Financial Officer
    Qualstar Corporation
    (805) 583-7744

    Vanessa Lehr/Annie Leschin
    Investor Relations
    StreetSmart Investor Relations
    (415) 775-1788