LUMINEX Announces Major Mainframe OEM Win

Unisys ClearPath® Plus Dorado Mainframes Now Shipping with LUMINEX's PCI to SBCON Channel Host Bus Adapter

Riverside, CA, May 9, 2006 – LUMINEX Software, Inc., a leading developer of mainframe connectivity, channel gateway, storage and data distribution products, announced today that Unisys® Corporation is now shipping LUMINEX’s SBCON controller in the ClearPath® Plus Dorado Mainframes.  With SBCON connectivity provided by LUMINEX’s Model 6999 64-bit PCI SBCON a new level of high performance for OS 2200 systems, with seamless access to their legacy ESCON disk and tape devices, providing full upward compatibility.  Unisys’ ClearPath Plus OS2200 Mainframes with LUMINEX’s 6999 HBA is installed and in production at customer sites around the world.

LUMINEX has supplied high performance, highly reliable mainframe connectivity technology to leading mainframe suppliers for over two decades.  The LUMINEX Model 6999 SBCON HBA provides connectivity for up to 16 controllers and up to 256 devices.  LUMINEX engineers developed custom technology to meet Unisys’s specific requirements and worked closely to deliver to Unisys a mainframe connectivity solution that met their high standards for performance and reliability.  The LUMINEX 6999 SBCON HBA is that product.

Unisys has introduced its ClearPath Plus Dorado Mainframe product line to provide a new level of high performance for OS 2200 systems, with scalability from one to 32 OS 2200 processors in a single image.  This server also delivers the full benefits of implementing the Unisys Modern Mainframe including Application Modernization, Server Sentinel, Operations Sentinel, Capacity on Demand and an extensive ClearPath middleware portfolio.  This server also provides secure JAVA development and deployment environment for IT professionals.  And, with the LUMINEX 6999 HBA, it provides full upward compatibility. 

“With our mainframe connectivity expertise, we were able to deliver to Unisys technology that met their specific needs and provided the performance and reliability they demanded," stated Michael Saunders, LUMINEX's President.  “We are pleased that Unisys has the confidence in LUMINEX to deliver mainframes based on LUMINEX technology.”

About Luminex Software, Inc.

LUMINEX develops and markets mainframe channel gateway, connectivity and data storage products.  LUMINEX products and technology are used worldwide by the leading companies in financial, technology, healthcare and other major industries.  LUMINEX’s Channel Gateways stream data from mainframe channels, at channel speed, to Fibre Channel fabrics and provide the ability to securely encrypt mainframe tape data for backup, archive, and distribution.  The Data|WARE™ product line offers CD and DVD production, distribution and encryption for mainframe and network applications.  The Virtual|BLUE™ product line provides native connectivity from mainframes to open-systems servers and storage networks.

Founded in 1994, LUMINEX Software, Inc. is headquartered in Riverside, California with 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 for more information, or visit our web site at HBA, Unisys is providing its ClearPath Plus Dorado Mainframe users.

Luminex, Data|WARE and Virtual|BLUE are trademarks of Luminex Software, Inc. Unisys and ClearPath are registered trademarks of Unisys Corporation.  All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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