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Exanet And WAVE Integrate Exastore And Mediabank To Enhance Reliability And Efficiency

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NEW YORK & LAKE MARY, FLORIDA, AUGUST 9, 2004 — Exanet, Inc., a leading developer of hardware-independent information-access storage solutions, and WAVE Corporation, a leading developer of high-performance digital asset and content management solutions, are pleased to announce that Exanet’s ExaStore storage system has been certified with WAVE’s MediaBank. This combination of products allows customers to easily manage large digital media files in a secure, highly reliable and efficient environment, with 24/7 access and no downtime. “With the integration of ExaStore and MediaBank, full access to all the customer’s digital media assets is guaranteed,” said Melvin A. Ettinger, President of Exanet’s Digital Media Division. “Our customers now benefit from the combination of the large-scale data management provided through MediaBank and the speed, performance, flexibility and reliability enabled through the ExaStore storage solution.” "WAVE has designed MediaBank to be open, flexible, and extensible. Integrating with products like ExaStore is representative of WAVE’s fundamental design philosophies. Now customers using MediaBank can take advantage of ExaStore's redundant system to ensure reliable data access," said Ward Wright, Managing Director for WAVE Corporation. Exanet and WAVE serve a broad customer base focusing on the premedia/publishing/graphics market, which requires access to mission-critical data 24/7. Exanet users include Applied Graphics Technologies and Burda, while MediaBank users include more than 400 customers worldwide. ExaStore, the first highly automated scalable storage grid information access solution, is specifically tuned for pre-media applications used by the graphic arts industry and digital media markets. It provides easy file sharing across a wide range of system platforms including Apple, Windows, Unix, and Linux. Installed on industry-standard, off-the-shelf hardware, ExaStore software enables printers and prepress shops to integrate disparate storage pools into a single, complete, high-performance, low-cost system that is highly reliable and highly automated with dynamic capacity and client load-balancing. ExaStore seamlessly scales to virtually any storage capacity or bandwidth level, while providing significant performance because its distributed file system eliminates bottlenecks in the traditional NAS approach. MediaBank, the leading digital asset management solution, serves customers worldwide in the printing, publishing, manufacturing, advertising, and retail industries. MediaBank’s robust architecture and extensibility provide an enterprise platform for data access and control. Whether serving as a production workflow tool, a web content provider, a variable data content source, or a customer-facing data appliance, MediaBank is the single integration point for all of a customer’s data needs. ExaStore is available today in a wide range of configurations starting at a single terabyte and scalable to hundreds of terabytes. Complete ExaStore systems are available from Exanet and its major distributors worldwide, including Kodak Polychrome Graphics. MediaBank is distributed in twenty-two countries worldwide through WAVE’s distribution, reselling and development partners. MediaBank client software is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.