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Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, 2011/06/27 - British owned distributor, Westcoast Ltd, is delighted to introduce to resellers the latest addition to HPs storage media range, the HP LTO Ultrium Eco Case.
For every 20 cases sold, Westcoast will pledge to plant a tree for a school, so the Eco Case is now even greener. In addition, for a limited time, the Eco Case will be available from Westcoast at the same price as standard tapes.
HP LTO Ultrium Eco Case storage media is perfect for all LTO Ultrium users who want to purchase the highest quality data cartridges whilst addressing environmental concerns about excess packaging and waste. Starting from the packaging that is manufactured from 100% recycled materials and is made to be 100% recyclable, bleach and chemical free, the Eco Case reduces oil consumption by two thirds, carbon dioxide emissions by a half and is 100% biodegradable.
‘The Eco Case is a huge step towards reducing the environmental impact of storage media’, said Eddie Wardlaw, Storage Media Product Manager at Westcoast. ‘But most importantly, the Eco Case doesn’t compromise protection from shock, vibration and debris contamination when compared to traditional polypropylene cartridges. The Eco Case has been exhaustively tested by HP to ensure it offers equal protection to a plastic case in recommended environments’.
Edward Spooner, HP Storage Media Account Manager concludes: ‘End user customers often don’t realise that all media is not the same and that businesses who suffer catastrophic data loss can ultimately go out of business. By using Eco Case to store and archive their data cartridges, users never put their data at risk. The Eco Case will safeguard their storage media in all the recommended environments that a traditional plastic case would be expected to do. The only difference is that it is biodegradable in soil in six months’.
Westcoast takes the environment seriously and as a part of our commitment, we will pledge to plant a tree for a school. This is a great way to offset your carbon footprint and become carbon neutral and when combined with the special reseller pricing it should help Westcoast to switch more businesses to use the Eco Case.
Westcoast Limited (westcoast.co.uk) is a privately owned IT and electronics distributors. Founded in 1984 it has grown to become one of the UK’s largest distributors entering on several occasions into The Times Top Track 100 Fast Growing Companies chart.
As a leading IT and electronics distributor our product portfolio spans the whole computing spectrum ranging from desktop PC and notebook products through to high end server solutions, network products, printers, peripherals, spare parts and consumables. The group sells to resellers, retailers and dealers in the UK and Ireland providing credit, marketing and logistics services to over 5,000 customers.