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PowerFile & PoINT Software Announce Optical Storage Library Bundle for Information Life Cycle Management.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. & SIEGEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 16, 2004

Business, Government and Medical Information Managers Have New

Options to Meet Regulations Requiring Long-Term Archival Data Storage

PowerFile, Inc. and PoINT Software and Systems, GmbH today announced the launch of affordable optical storage systems to support information life cycle management (ILM) in small to mid-sized organizations. The PowerFile optical storage library combined with PoINT software addresses the needs of organizations that are faced with data storage compliance issues but cannot afford large-scale enterprise solutions offered by most vendors.

The PowerFile R200 offers administrators and users the ability to simultaneously read, write and share optical media over networks. The PowerFile stores almost a Terabyte of data in a convenient, rack-mountable enclosure holding up to 200 industry-standard DVD or CD optical storage discs. DVD-R and CD-R media easily meet governmental and industry needs for long-term storage of original data with true WORM (write once) technology from which data cannot be altered or deleted.

PoINT Jukebox Manager software enables drive letter access to the PowerFile library in a networked environment. The complete file system (drive letter) or single subdirectories can be shared over the network by using Windows permission controls. Groups of media, Volume Sets, appear as a single shared file folder to the file system. Files and directories can be spread over these media using File Spanning. Therefore, practically any application that can read and write to a shared network drive can archive data with PoINT Jukebox Manager and PowerFile libraries.

"While substantial attention has been paid to ILM in large enterprises, new regulations requiring long-term storage of business and medical information apply equally for many small and mid-sized organizations," said Matt Ridenour, PowerFile CEO. "The ease of use and scalability of PoINT Jukebox Manager allows us to provide effective archiving solutions for organizations of all sizes."

"PoINT Jukebox Manager makes the integration of PowerFile libraries into an existing IT infrastructure a straightforward process," explains Bernd Klee, CEO of PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. "Due to the compact design of the library and because it's rack-mountable, PowerFile will perfectly fit into any IT environment."

About PowerFile, Inc.

Founded in 1998, PowerFile (www.powerfile.com) is the leading manufacturer of affordable high capacity optical archiving solutions. The company has unique and patented optical technology for use in archiving and digital asset management applications. The company is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information or to purchase products call 866-8 DVD NOW (866-838-3669, 408 969-7101).

About PoINT Software and Systems, GmbH

PoINT Software & Systems GmbH of Siegen, Germany, specializes in the development of software products and software solutions for optical storage systems and especially CD/DVD technology. Products developed by PoINT are sold by about 50 distribution partners worldwide in over 25 countries and have so far proven successful in more than 1,000,000 installations. The company's product portfolio ranges from writing and copying CDs to professional audio recording to business critical network solutions such as for the DMS environment, or in complex storage environments based on CD, DVD and MO/WORM jukeboxes. The PoINT team has successfully operated in the international market with optical storage systems since 1985, initially acting globally as a competence center for Philips and then as European project and product center for Digital Equipment. At Philips and Digital Equipment the PoINT team decisively initiated and continuously influenced the development and standardization of all crucial CD technologies. In 1994 this Digital Equipment sector with all its products and rights became a spin-off and was taken over by the managing employees.

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