Luminex and Viewpointe Archive Services Partner to Create Image Based CDs for Large U.S. Banks

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - October 15, 2002 - Luminex Software, Inc., a leading supplier of data distribution, archiving and storage products, announced a strategic partnership with Viewpointe Archive Services, the foremost provider of check and document image archive and retrieval services in the United States. Under the agreement, Luminex will provide high-volume CD creation and distribution services on behalf of Viewpointe and its large financial customers.

"As the largest national archive provider, we work with terabytes of data, billions of images, and large financial institutions with stringent quality standards. Viewpointe chose Luminex because they are able to meet our high quality standards and large volume requirements," commented John Lettko, CEO of Viewpointe Archive Services.

Using Luminex' Data/Ware CDTM product, bank specified check and document images are recorded onto CDs. In addition to CD creation, Luminex developed a complementary application for CD shipping and distribution. Called Power Scan&ShipTM, the software barcodes the CDs, creates waybills, interfaces to major couriers (e.g. FedEx, UPS, USPS, Airborne) to schedule and manage the shipments, and ensures quality.

Mr. Lettko added, "Through our partnership with Luminex, we are able to continue to extend the value of our national archive by publishing and distributing tens of thousands of CDs monthly under strict time constraints for our large financial image customers."

The image based CDs produced by Luminex and Viewpointe will provide cost-effective distribution of historical transactional information that financial institutions' commercial customers demand. This new relationship allows Viewpointe's financial customers to eliminate the equipment and infrastructure costs associated with in-house CD production and distribution.

"Our partnership with Viewpointe leverages Luminex' expertise in high-volume CD publishing," said Art Tolsma, CEO of Luminex. "We look forward to working closely with Viewpointe to provide real economic benefits to their customers."

About Viewpointe Archive Services

Viewpointe Archive Services, LLC is the leading provider of check and document image archiving and retrieval services and has built the largest shared national archive for leading financial institutions. Viewpointe's customer list includes Bank of America, First Tennessee National Bank, HSBC Bank USA, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, SunTrust Bank, U.S. Bancorp, and Zions Bank. The company has offices in Charlotte, Houston, Boulder, New York, Atlanta and San Francisco. Viewpointe archives and provides access to over 1 billion new check images each month. More information about Viewpointe is available at www.viewpointearchive.com.

About Luminex

For large data centers with complex storage operations, Luminex develops and markets hardware and software for data backup, archiving, distribution and management. The Luminex VirtualBLUETM family of products enables the use of low cost open system storage resources with IBM and plug-compatible mainframe servers. In addition, Luminex' line of award-winning optical recording products simplifies and improves the preservation and distribution of data.

Founded in 1994, Luminex Software, Inc., is headquartered in Riverside, California. It has development offices in San Diego, California, and Beaverton, Oregon. Luminex products are available directly from the company and through partnerships with leading systems integrators and resellers worldwide. Call 1.888.LUMINEX or email us at info@luminex.com for more information. We invite you to visit our web site at www.luminex.com.

Viewpointe is a trademark of Viewpointe Archive Services, LLC. Luminex, Data/Ware CD, Power Scan&Ship and VirtualBLUE are trademarks of Luminex Software, Inc. All other company and product names contained herein are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective holders.

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

Press Contact: Kate Donlon

Tel: 1-951-781-4100
Tel: 1-888-LUMINEX
Fax: 1-951-781-4105

Viewpointe Archive Services
Jennifer M. Lucas
Marketing Director

Tel: 704-386-5079
Fax: 704-366-3548

Internet: www.viewpointearchive.com
Email: jennifer.lucas@viewpointearchive.com