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DISC INC, ANNOUNCES POINT SOFTWARE SUPPORT FOR ORION SERIES
 

(October 22, 2001)

MILPITAS, Calif. -DISC Inc. (Nasdaq: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, announced today that, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, has released the PoINT Jukebox Manager Version 3.2 with support for DISC's entire Orion series. This release enhances the range of information management devices supported by PoINT, and allows DISC's NearLine Storage devices to share a common server and file system.

With the release of PoINT Jukebox Manager Version 3.2, DISC can offer a wide range of data storage solutions, bringing the latest technological developments to users, including:

  • Transparent read/write access to the complete line of DISC libraries. CD, DVD-RAM and MO libraries can be supported in any combination
  • All Media can now be formatted and written using Universal Disk Format (UDF); a file system defined by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), and fully compliant with ISO 13346 standards that enable file interchange among different operating systems. This allows Windows, Mac & UNIX clients to share media and files
  • Complete Barcode support for the Orion Series Magneto Optical Libraries, as well as Pack support for the DV Series CD/DVD libraries
  • Offline data management for media and packs removed from the library
  • Powerful file server support for Macintosh clients, including full read/write support of DVD-RAM, and read access to HFS CD/DVD media
  • Transparent "drive letter" read/write access to CD & DVD media using UDF file system. This feature allows sequential writing of data directly to CD & DVD media using UDF. This allows document and information management applications to archive data directly to CD & DVD devices


PoINT StorEasy, in combination with the PoINT Jukebox Manager, provides Windows clients with a simple, effective tool for backing up and restoring data files using DISC's DVD-RAM and MO jukeboxes. This flexible addition to the jukebox manager is also capable of spanning large files over multiple volumes. "PoINT has a history of delivering high quality software. With the latest release of Jukebox Manager 3.2, PoINT now supports our entire line of NearLine Storage devices, including the Orion series," said Bob Riland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DISC. "PoINT offers a combination of value, performance and reliability that contribute to our overall objective of lowering the Total Cost of Ownership for Data storage systems." Michelle Schmidt, US Sales Manager for PoINT Software continued by stating "It is now possible for DISC's Orion Series users to take advantage of the full range of superior features and functionality of the PoINT Jukebox Managers."


About DISC:

Established in 1986, DISC, Inc., a 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, CA, DISC, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at www.disc-storage.com. Sales and development offices are located in Northern California, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Tampa, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany, London and Asia. 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 and South America, DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000. For all other locations, please contact DISC at the European office at +49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also be reached by e-mail at sales@disc-storage.com.


About PoINT Software & Systems:

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH has played a leading role in the development, and standardization of CD technologies for almost two decades while working as Philips, and later Digital Equipment (DEC). In 1994, this company, with all products as well as licenses and rights to these products became PoINT Software and Systems GmbH of Siegen, Germany. Specializing in software for optical storage technology, solutions for stand alone recorders, autoloaders and jukeboxes; PoINT supports a wide range of technologies, from CD to DVD to MO and WORM. Today PoINT Software & Systems has authorized distributors in over 20 countries and installations worldwide. For more information about PoINT Software & Systems visit http://www.pointsoft.de or email us at PoINTUSA@optonline.net.

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