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Globalstor Announces OEM Partnership with FPC Inc.,
A Kodak Company

FPC to Introduce TransPro Digital Dailies Creator to Entertainment Industry

CHATSWORTH, CA December 17, 2002:

Globalstor Data Corporation today announced an OEM partnership with FPC, Inc., A Kodak Company, the premier supplier of post-production products and services to the motion picture industry in Hollywood and a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak Entertainment Imaging Group. The agreement is part of a strategic initiative by Globalstor to expand support for TransProÔ for DVD, their latest solution for the motion picture and post- production industries.

Globalstor Data’s TransPro is a complete dailies mastering system, capable of producing quality DVD discs with features to rival discs created by expensive service bureaus. Automatically-generated DVD menus and scene/take chapter-points give directors, producers and actors clear and immediate access to the day’s shoot.  These discs can then be used to assess even fine details including camera angles, make-up and lighting, which can then be revised in the next shoot.  The end result is greater artistic control over the entire movie making process, considerable budget savings and a better quality final product.

“The ability to quickly create DVD formatted discs with scene/take menu chapter points is a significant step forward,” said Keith Watanabe, Sales Manager for FPC, Inc.  “As the industry migrates to random access and computer friendly formats, this system provides a robust, speed-efficient solution.”

Through its partnership with FPC, Globalstor designed TransPro with the needs of the Motion Picture community in mind.  Advanced automation features for quickly and accurately importing scene and take information allow studio facilities to create fully-featured DVD Dalies discs without spending the time to custom-master each disc from scratch.

“TransPro makes it easy and economical for the motion picture and post-production industries to utilize DVD authoring and dailies creation every day, from any location,” said Scott Leif, President and CTO of Globalstor Data Corporation.  “As Hollywood’s leading post-production products and services provider, FPC is an ideal OEM partner for debuting the TransPro and we are looking forward to working together to provide organizations with a single, flexible, turn-key digital solution.”


The TransPro is available now through FPC, Inc. or direct from Globalstor with a two-year factory warranty.  Gigabit and Fibre Channel options are available either pre-integrated or as upgrade options.

About FPC Inc., A Kodak Company

Serving the motion picture industry for 50 years, FPC provides a wide array of products and services.  Widely known for film based products used by the major labs and Hollywood studios, FPC is actively developing digital solutions focusing on media and storage.  Academy of Motion Picture Arts has honored FPC with two Sci-Tech Awards.

Contact FPC Inc. at 6677 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA  90038.   Phone:  (800) 814-1333.  Fax:  (323) 468-5771.  Web page: www.FPCHollywood.com

About Globalstor Data

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support.  An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced DVD-RAM and Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries for solutions scalable in excess of 20TB of capacity.  Globalstor also provides a comprehensive range of tape, CD, RAID and Fibre Channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.