Luminex Announces CD Library Solutions for Video Streaming Now Integrated with Silicon Graphics' WebFORCE Mediabase

Riverside, CA - October 29, 1997 - Luminex Software, Inc. announces their Fire Series(TM) CD library solutions are now integrated with Silicon Graphics(R) WebFORCE(R) MediaBase 2.0. Silicon Graphics' WebFORCE Mediabase is a leading high performance solution for video streaming. The Luminex Fire Series is the leading high performance product line of CD library based archiving and retrieval solutions. Integrated together, this combination offers video streaming capabilities to video libraries of hundreds or thousands of CDs.

"Luminex is a leading developer of CD based archive and retrieval solutions for the Silicon Graphics community. The Luminex solutions meet the strict requirements of WebFORCE MediaBase users for performance and flexibility. We look forward to working closely with Luminex as we develop and market these products," says Marc Trimuschat, group product manager, Internet Systems Division, Silicon Graphics. Luminex offers CD library solutions for the complete range of Silicon Graphics' servers and workstations.

CD is an excellent archive and storage media for video files. CDs are a cost-effective, reliable, standards-based archive media and are perfect for long-term storage and retrieval of video files. Using the Luminex Fire Series solutions, WebFORCE MediaBase users have transparent file access to an unlimited number of CDs. The Luminex software takes advantage of data streaming from CD using its extensive file and data block caching features for increased performance.

The Luminex LSX-CDL-100(TM) CD library incorporates four 12X CD drives, five 20 disc removable magazines and requires only a single SCSI ID. The library and software are field upgradeable to new drive and media technologies, such as DVD. Currently customers of the Luminex CD library solutions support video and file archives of up to 6000 CDs for internet based access.

"Silicon Graphics is a leader in bringing high performance solutions to the market, as they have shown again with WebFORCE MediaBase. We are encouraged by the opportunities to bring the technology advantages of CD-ROM storage to the WebFORCE MediaBase customers." says Arthur Tolsma, Director of Business Development at Luminex.

Award-winning WebFORCE MediaBase is the industry's most complete media streaming solution, integrating content and network management, and scaling from very low, 28.8Kb per second to very high, 8Mb per second bandwidth Internet and intranet applications. WebFORCE MediaBase, combined with the scalable, high-performance Silicon Graphics WebFORCE(R) Origin(TM) servers, distributes high-quality media over a wide range of networks and supports a variety of CODEC formats including MPEG1, MPEG2, H.263 and other proprietary low bit rate formats.

Luminex was founded in April 1994 with a dedicated focus on developing and marketing high performance CD and digital storage solutions. They are UNIX and multi-protocol product development experts, and have extensive background in the expanding market of digital storage technology. The Fire Series has been installed in over a dozen countries worldwide including several of the world's largest mission-critical, multi-terabyte CD-ROM databases. Luminex is located in Riverside, CA and can be contacted at (888) LUMINEX, by email at or by its web site at

Luminex Software, Inc.
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