MILPITAS, Calif., (May
22, 2002) - DISC Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated
solutions for enterprise storage, announced today that it was awarded
Best of Show in the storage category at the Government Technology Conference.
The Award recognized a solution that was developed for a specific customer,
not an off-the-shelf application. The solution needed to be done in partnership
with a customer and resulted in benefits such as saved time, money or
headaches. DISC was selected for its installation at the US Army at Fort
The Army is required to store and maintain criminal investigation and
military police records for 40 years. These records were traditionally
stored in paper form and housed in a room the size of a basketball court.
These records grow by an additional 55 to 60 thousand records per year,
with each record containing as many as 50 pages. The Army needed to recruit
a storage solution that was reliable, scalable and affordable.
DISC was tasked with providing a complete archival solution for many
years worth of files. Recognizing the exponential growth of their data,
the Army selected two DISC Orion Series storage libraries, giving them
up to 20 TBs of seamless storage, and reduced necessary floor space to
two compact storage libraries the size of file cabinets.
Savings provided by DISC permitted the Army to adopt the project within
other departments, including the Crime Records Center, where they receive
an average of 10 thousand requests for names, and criminal history checks
per month. To date, the Army has archived over six million images using
DISC NearLine storage.
"We are honored and pleased to be chosen for our NearLine storage
libraries and our Army installation. The fact that we were recognized
as one of the top companies defining data storage, speaks volumes to our
proven solution," said Bob Riland, CEO and president of DISC Inc.
"Winning this award validates that we are continuing to deliver on
our mission to provide more capacity to networks, for a fraction of the
total cost of RAID."
Established in 1986, DISC, a worldwide manufacturer of automated library
solutions, provides companies with storage devices that add capacity to
networks for a fraction of the total cost of RAID. DISC's storage solutions
range in capacity from 40 GB to 9.5 TB. Headquartered in Milpitas, California,
DISC can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com. Sales
and development offices are located in Northern California, Minneapolis,
Dallas, Tampa, Phoenix, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany and
London. In addition to these offices, the company also has authorized
resellers, distributors and service partners for sales of NearLine storage
solutions and local customer support in 40 countries. In North America,
DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000, and in
Europe; DISC can be reached by calling 49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also
be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These statements are made based on our current beliefs and
expectations. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements
involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from
the results predicted. Risk factors that could affect our future include
business conditions, economic conditions and growth in the data storage
market, market acceptance of our products, our ability to keep pace with
technological innovation and competitive developments, our ability to
respond to changes in the data storage market, our ability to raise further
capital which we anticipate will be required to finance our operations,
the loss of key personnel, our history of losses, the loss of customers
or distributors and increased competition and pricing pressure. For more
information about factors that could potentially affect our financial
results, please refer to our fillings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's web site
at http://www.sec.gov/. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking
statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of DISC.