Luminex Software Named to Software Magazine's 21st Annual Software 500

Riverside, CA, December 30, 2003 - Luminex Software, Inc., a leading developer of data distribution, archiving and storage products, today announced that it ranked Number 461 on the Software 500, Software Magazine's list of the world's foremost software and services providers, published as an online catalog on

"Luminex's storage management expertise and strong customer base, which have generated a proven revenue stream , have gained extensive industry recognition in 2003," stated Arthur Tolsma, CEO of Luminex. "Software Magazine joins the Inc. 500, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and the Los Angeles Technology Fast 50 in acknowledging Luminex's continued leadership in technology innovation."

"IT spending continued to be slow through the period measured by the 2003 Software 500. While the list has changed substantially with additions and deletions, certain niches paid off," says John Desmond,'s editorial director and publisher.

The Software 500 is a comprehensive look at the software industry targeting enterprise IT organizations with software and services. The list includes both private and public companies. The Software 500 is a worldwide list in that it is open to any company to submit financial and product information via the annual Software 500 survey, conducted 100% on the Web with help from The Standish Group, a research and analyst firm based in Yarmouthport, Mass.

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and service revenue for 2002. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training, and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at, as well as from public documents.

About Luminex Software, Inc.

Luminex develops distinctive data storage products that tackle the complex challenges of storing, archiving, distributing and protecting data. Complemented by quality customer service, Luminex's innovative products create real value for our customers. The Data|WARE™ product family simplifies CD and DVD creation for small to large businesses in finance, healthcare, prepress, government and education. Luminex's Virtual|BLUE™ line of parallel channel and ESCON emulators links IBM and plug-compatible mainframes with UNIX and Microsoft® systems, resulting in improved operations and economics for large data centers.

Founded in 1994, Luminex is privately held and headquartered in Riverside, California, with additional offices in San Diego, California, and Beaverton, Oregon. Data|WARE and Virtual|BLUE products are available directly from Luminex and through selected partners worldwide. For more information about Luminex, please email or call +1.951.781.4100.

About, The IT Software Journal, The IT Software Journal, is the Web publishing effort of Software Magazine, a 20-year brand name in the industry, is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services companies, now in its 21st year. is produced by King Content Co., the Web content development and publishing firm run by John P. Desmond, which acquired the product in 2003.

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

Luminex Contact: Kate Donlon
Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications
Tel: 503.526.7800
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