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Globalstor Announces Initial Shipments of 9.6TB Digital Intermediate Server at NAB

Globalstor Delivers 1000MB/sec. Sustained Performance Starting at $15,500

CHATSWORTH, CA April 18, 2005:

NAB Globalstor Booth #SU9363- – This week at NAB, Globalstor Data Corporation will announce initial shipments of the new ExtremeStor-DI. A high-performance fault-tolerant hi-definition Digital Intermediate (DI) solution, the ExtremeStor-DI incorporates 24, 250GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 6TB of local storage or 24, 400GB hot-swappable SATA hard drives for up to 9.6TB. ExtremeStor-DI provides exceptional post-production capabilities to satisfy the stringent technical requirements of filmmakers and post houses at one of the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), and to meet the budget requirements of independent filmmakers and boutique post-production facilities.

ExtremeStor-DI offers an ideal platform for a broad range of professional video applications including: 2K video editing, color correction, scratch removal, visual effects, capture playback, and more. Bundled with Windows XP pro, this DI solution can alternatively be configured with either Windows 2003 or Linux. Configured with dual Intel Xeon processors featuring 2GB of RAM, ExtremeStor-DI writes at a sustained data rate in excess of 350 MB/Sec and plays back/reads in excess of 1000 MB/Sec. under RAID 5. The result is a powerful, integrated, streamlined DI workflow environment that enables increased productivity and even greater control at the final stages of film production.

“ExtremeStor-DI is flexible, high-performance solution bundled with an unprecedented amount of storage which increases a facility’s DI processing capability exponentially,” said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data. “As a result, the ExtremeStor-DI will allow facilities to implement complete Digital Intermediate solutions for a fraction of the cost of competitive solutions.”

ExtremeStor-DI can be configured with a number of capture cards as an added option, including the AJA XENA2, Black Magic and Blue Fish card. In addition, Globalstor’s DI server also incorporates a high-end video playback card that can also be removed or substituted for other cards as well.

NAB attendees can experience the new ExtremeStor-DI this week at Globalstor’s booth #SU9363.

Pricing and Availability
Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor-DI is available now with a two-year factory warranty. Pricing for 6TB solutions start at $15,500.

About Globalstor Data
Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad spectrum of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 9.6TB. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.