Luminex Announces DVD-Powered Series Product Line of DVD-RAM Library Solutions

Riverside, CA ‚ FEBRUARY 10, 1998 - Luminex announced today the DVD-Powered SeriesTM product line of DVD-RAM library solutions. The DVD-Powered Series is the industry's first integrated DVD-RAM library hardware and software solution. The solutions include a DVD-RAM library, the leading Luminex Fire SeriesTM library management software, DVD-RAM media to fill the library, and the Luminex HOTfoldersTM archiving software.

DVD technology is a natural extension to CD network and archiving solutions, and preserves the investments made in CD technology. The DVD-RAM drives read CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, and DVD-RAM discs. The DVD-RAM drives also write to the rewriteable DVD-RAM media, with a capacity of 2.6 GB per disc.

The first library available is the DVD-Power-100TM library with a 100 DVD-RAM disc capacity, and 4 DVD-RAM drives. The total data capacity of the library is 260GB. The solution is already installed at select Beta program members, with general availability in March 1999. The complete DVD-Power-100 solution has a MSRP of $39, 995. Any Luminex CDR-Power-100™ library can be upgraded to a DVD-Power-100 library.

The Fire Series is the leading UNIX based CD and DVD library management software and is available for a wide range of UNIX servers and supports virtually all types of network clients. The Fire Series DVD support includes the capability to create native Macintosh HFS formatted DVD media from the UNIX server. Luminex has demonstrated its commitment to high performance CD and DVD archiving solutions with this product line, and continues to increase its market leadership position as the only UNIX focused CD and DVD storage vendor.

The HOTfolders archiving software automates the real world archiving process for creating, networking, duplicating, and distributing data on CD and DVD media. Network clients simply copy and move files and folders from within their application or file manager to a network archiving directory. The HOTfolders software transparently manages the Luminex CD and DVD libraries according to the process and criteria the administrator has chosen. Archived projects can be made available in the library for nearline access, duplicated for offline storage and distribution, and even partitioned onto multiple pieces of media if the project capacity is larger than CD or DVD media capacity.

According to Brian Hawley, President, "The DVD-Powered Series demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing our customers with the leading technologies and preserving their investment in Luminex solutions by providing valuable product upgrade paths. Bundling our hardware, Fire Series software, HOTfolders, and media provides the customer with a complete high capacity turnkey solution."

Luminex was founded in 1994 with a dedicated focus on developing and marketing high performance digital storage solutions. The company specializes in UNIX and network-based product development, and has extensive background in the expanding market of removable media technology. The Luminex Fire Series software has a worldwide installed base including several of the world's largest mission-critical, multi-terabyte CD-ROM databases. Luminex is located in Riverside, CA and can be contacted by phone at 951/781-4100, by email at or by its web site at

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Riverside, CA 92506

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