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Heidelberg Selects ATTO Technology for Prepress Storage Area Network Solution

Press release from the issuing company

HANNOVER, Germany-March 22, 2001--ATTO Technology, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of Fibre Channel and SCSI Storage connectivity solutions and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (DOW: G.HBD), a leader in printing and publishing solutions, announced today at CeBIT 2001, that ATTO ExpressPCI Fibre Channel host adapters have been selected to drive the storage connection in Heidelberg's prepress Storage Area Network (SAN) solution. Backed by a proven architecture optimized for data-intensive environments, the ATTO ExpressPCI Fibre Channel host adapter is ideally suited for the high-performance data transfer demanded by Heidelberg. The SAN offering brings new levels of productivity and efficiency to prepress data management products such as Heidelberg Jetbase and Prinergy. ``Management Solutions such as Jetbase and Prinergy are bursting the seams of enterprise storage requirements,'' said Mark Wolfson, Director of International Sales at ATTO Technology. ``The Storage Area Networks philosophy is a proven infrastructure for bringing scalability and reliability to the forefront when dealing with this deluge of data. ATTO is pleased to supply ExpressPCI Fibre Channel host adapters for the Heidelberg SAN solution.'' Prinergy is a PDF-based workflow-management tool that is optimally suited for increasing the productivity in service bureaus, repro shops, publishing houses or commercial printing shops and catalog printing shops with an in-house prepress department. Jetbase is a turnkey production database and Digital Asset Management (DAM) system that enables the effective storage and management of clients' files. Deploying these powerful solutions in a Storage Area Network enables customers to realize new heights of productivity and efficiency by capitalizing on SAN benefits such as increased storage capacity granted by centralized storage pools, seamless scalability and reduced total cost-of-ownership.

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