Luminex Announces DVD-R Library Products

Riverside, CA, November 30, 2000 Luminex Software, Inc. today announced the development and shipment of its new DVD-R Library products, which will be added to the award-winning DVD-Power Library product line.

"Our new library gives customers the ability to have network and internet access to over 2.5 TB of data archives from a single library," according to Brian Hawley, President of Luminex. "By incorporating the Pioneer DVD-R drive and library technology in our products, Luminex continues to introduce advanced digital storage solutions," he added.

The company plans to aggressively launch the latest DVD-R library products to its well- established markets plus new markets in the private sector. "In light of Luminex's recent acquisition of Data/Ware, we see tremendous potential for DVD storage in the banking and finance industry in addition to corporate Data Center environments," says Michael Saunders, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Data/Ware represents a premium, high-end application suite that is tailored toward the conversion of Data Center OS/390 information from tape and print files onto CD-R media.

"Luminex has an impeccable reputation in the Unix and IBM Mainframe-based Data Center markets so we're very pleased that they've chosen Pioneer's DVD-R library as part of their latest evolution in high volume data storage solutions." Says Mike Mickes of Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc. "Luminex's technical knowledge and expertise in these markets, joined with Pioneer's cutting edge DVD mass storage technology, combine to represent a very powerful and flexible solution to meet the demanding needs of both existing and new customers alike."

Luminex solutions are UNIX server based and include library, duplication, and stand-alone drive products. Luminex is an industry leader in developing and marketing removable media storage solutions. Luminex develops server based archiving, networking, and data distribution solutions focused on leveraging CD, DVD, and other random-access removable media technologies. Luminex is located in Riverside, CA and can be contacted by phone at 951-781-4100, by email at info@luminex.com or on the internet at http://www.luminex.com.

About Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc.
The Optical Systems Division of Pioneer New Media Technologies, Inc. represents Pioneer's industrial line of recordable DVD and optical storage based technologies used primarily in professional and corporate environments. Recognized for setting the industry standard, Pioneer continues to develop and deliver leading edge recordable DVD-R, DVD-ROM and rewritable DVD-R/RW drive solutions. Pioneer's mass storage optical libraries compliment the recordable drive technology by providing advanced jukebox automation to efficiently manage large volumes of CD and DVD media storing terabytes of variable business and multimedia data assets. The 100 and 700 disc library configurations are flexible, expandable and provide security as well as convenience with internal CD-R & DVD-R recordable drive options. In addition to offering recordable DVD and mass storage library solutions, Pioneer's Optical Systems Division is also the premiere OEM supplier of DVD-ROM optical drives to top tier one PC manufacturers.

Luminex Software, Inc.
6840 Indiana Avenue, Suite 130
Riverside, CA 92506

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