Luminex CD Library Now Ships with 32X Drives

Riverside, CA - June 17, 1998 - The 100 disc capacity Luminex LSX-CDL-100 CD Library now ships with four 32X CD-ROM drives. Luminex is the first company to ship field upgradeable 32X speed CD-ROM drives in a library. The 32X speed enables a data transfer rate of 4.8 megabytes per second for each drive, which offers truly high performance, library based retrieval of information. The LSX-CDL-100 contains four upgradeable drives and is available with any combination of readers and recorders. According to Brian Hawley, President at Luminex, "Luminex continues to demonstrate industry leadership and commitment to our customers with product enhancements like the 32X drive CD libraries."

The Luminex LSX-CDL-100 Library is delivered as a complete CD-ROM networking solution. It includes a 100 disc, 4 reader library, an internal Luminex patent-pending LSX SCSI expander, and Luminex's premier Fire Series software. It is also available in multiple reader, multiple recorder configurations. The MSRP of the entire four reader library solution is $12,995, and the recordable version starts at $16,995.

The internal LSX SCSI expander enables the entire library to require only a single SCSI ID on the server. The expander is a patent pending technology developed by Luminex to support seven SCSI devices as a single SCSI ID, eliminating the need for extra SCSI expansion cards. The Luminex Fire Series software is high performance CD-ROM/CD-R networking software that supports CD-ROM information retrieval and multiple/simultaneous CD-R recording sessions in virtually every network environment from SUN, SGI, HP, and IBM servers.

The cross-platform compatibility offered by the Luminex Fire Series software provides tremendous benefits to heterogeneous environments that need to share, archive or distribute data quickly. The Fire Series allows NFS, Windows, Macintosh, and NetWare clients to use the library as if it were a native NFS, LAN Manager, Appleshare, or NetWare server. The combination of field upgradeability, heterogeneous protocol support, and industry standards make the LSX-CDL-100 an investment that will continue to provide benefits in the future. The LSX-CDL-100 is an excellent library for archival and short-run duplication applications.

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

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