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DISC Libraries Selected by Bell & Howell Imaging
for Integration into Computer Data Centers
 

(October 4, 2000)

Milpitas, CA - DISC, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCSR), today announced an agreement with Bell & Howell Imaging (NYSE: BHW), a leading provider of information solutions and services to industries worldwide. Through the relationship, Bell & Howell Imaging will OEM DISC's DVC Series CD-ROM libraries. These libraries will be marketed to their existing client base of banks, insurance companies and government agencies. The storage units will initially be sold as stand-alone solutions and are expected to be integrated into Bell & Howell's highly acclaimed image capture and image systems offering in 2001.

Since its inception in 1998, Bell & Howell's imaging business has experienced a rapid growth rate, making the company a forerunner in complex and digital imaging conversions. Through the relationship with DISC, Bell & Howell will begin integrating the DVC Series libraries to provide customers with high-performance, fully customized solutions. Under the agreement, Bell & Howell will also provide on-site service and technical support for the libraries it delivers.

DISC's DVC Series combine fast read and write access with optimum media handling to provide solutions for a wide range of data capacity requirements. Each model can be configured to provide the optimum balance between capacity, function, performance and cost and can be easily integrated into common network environments.

The DVC Series features 100, 300, 400 and 600 disc units. DVC libraries hold from one to 14 CD-ROM drives and can be configured with both CD-ROM and CD-Recordable drives. Capacities for the DVC Series range from 49 GBs to 393 GBs. The modular design of the DVC Series allows users to upgrade of exchange drives for improved technologies.

"Bell & Howell is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of imaging solutions that transform information into electronic formats for better integration, storage and retrieval," said J. Richard Ellis, DISC President and CEO. "This agreement will expand our reach in the imaging market while providing Bell & Howell customers with a reliable, cost-effective storage solution to complement the high-performance requirements of their imaging systems."

"The quality of products and the response times offered by DISC are exceptional," said Don Deegan, President of Bell & Howell Imaging. "We evaluated their solutions against two other industry leaders and found that their entire line of libraries offer faster access to nearline data, are more scalable and easily field upgradeable, providing a unique level of customization for our clients."

About Bell & Howell

Bell & Howell Imaging Company, headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, is a leading information solutions and services provider to industries worldwide. In each of its businesses, the company transforms information through products, systems, software and services, helping its customers operate more efficiently and effectively.

For customers in paper-intensive industries, such as financial, insurance, healthcare, legal services, transportation and government, Bell & Howell is the leading global independent provider of imaging support services for products, systems and software. A global network of knowledgeable service technicians support all Bell & Howell products. For more information on Bell & Howell call 877-BH3-IMAGE, or by visiting their website at www.imagingexperts.com.

About DISC

DISC, Inc. manufactures an extensive family of automated library solutions for enterprise storage. DISC solutions are developed and produced at its ISO 9001-certified headquarters in Milpitas, California. DISC enterprise storage solutions range in capacity from 104GB to 5.4TB and are designed for high performance and maximum reliability. Disc's sales offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Northern California and London. DISC is traded over the NASDAQ stock exchange - Symbol DCSR. Customers seeking more information on the company's products can reach DISC by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000, or by accessing Disc's homepage on the Internet at: http://www.disc-storage.com

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