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NAS Solution from Globalstor Expands Market for High-Quality Video Conversion

InfinAttach DV Provides MPEG-2 encoding, Dolby Digital Sound and Support for Up to 60 SCSI Devices

LAS VEGAS, NV April 23, 2001:

Globalstor Data Corporation announced today, the InfinAttach DV NAS (network-attached storage).  An MPEG digital video conversion server incorporating the latest in NT-based, real-time MPEG-2 encoding, professional quality Dolby digital (AC-3) sound, and embedded NT to provide a virtually open architecture from which users can scale nearly unlimited capacity and digital video application flexibility.  A breakthrough in economics and seamless integration of industry-standard technology, InfinAttach DV makes it easy for organizations of all sizes to convert video into high quality, Dolby- enhanced, digital MPEG-2 files without sacrificing economy. 

InfinAttach DV users can encode video and automatically store compressed and edited MPEG or MPEG-2 files to as many as 60 SCSI devices.  The InfinAttach DV enables users to incorporate a broad range of library solutions including the latest in Write-Once DVD-R and ReWritable DVD-RAM jukeboxes for optimum digital recording and playback of up to two hours of video per double-sided disk. For added value, the server’s expansion slot can also be used for Fibre Channel support or gigabit Ethernet card.

InfinAttach DV takes only seconds to connect to the network, without requiring a system administrator.  Embedded NT provides unlimited client access, and using Microsoft’s NetMeeting, or any other remote administration utility, provides complete remote management capability.  Additional remote management capability for UNIX users is also included.

DVB compatible, the InfinAttach DV includes a 60GB hard drive, a Pentium III 750 CPU, 256MB RAM, dual 10/100 Network interface and pre-loaded library management software.  Compatible with most NT-compatible software, users can also use off-the-shelf programs such as Open Architecture.

"We’ve combined ease-of-installation, ease-of-use, exceptional storage capacity and the same MPEG/MPEG-2 and Dolby Digital Sound capabilities of solutions costing much more," said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data Corp.  "Economical enough for smaller organizations, yet with the capacity scalability and performance required by larger, this MPEG digital video conversion server is unmatched. "

The InfinAttach DV offers support for Mac, Novell, NT and UNIX clients, making it easy for organizations of all sizes to convert video into high quality, Dolby- enhanced, digital MPEG-2 files.  As a NAS server, InfinAttach DV provides users and devices quicker access to shared files while decreasing the demands of application servers.  In the event of a power failure or other catastrophic event, Globalstor’s InfinAttach DV automatically restarts and performs a full system configuration, restoring the system within minutes.   The compact Server measures only 10.5" x 5.25" x 16.25"(W x H x L) and can be easily mounted to any library. 

Pricing and Availability

Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, the InfinAttach DV will begin shipping the end of April and will include a two-year factory warranty…  DVD-R mastering software available.

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 18TB of capacity.  Globalstor also provides a complete 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.