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DICOM and KOM Networks announce European Distribution agreement

Ottawa, ON Canada – August 26, 1998

The DICOM Group and KOM Networks (Kanata, Canada) are pleased to announce that they have formalized a pan-European distribution agreement for KOM's optical storage management software.

KOM Networks is the only developer that integrates its optical storage software (OptiStorm NT, OptiServer UNIX) at the device level, providing full utilization of native file systems extensive capabilities. KOM does not use a proprietary file system, hence integration of this software is completely seamless and transparent to users. With its advanced HSM caching (RAID, IDE, SCSI), OptiStorm is the fastest, most feature-rich and stable jukebox storage management software in the industry.

Steve Tongish, Storage Marketing Director for DICOM said, "We're very excited about the opportunity to distribute KOM Networks' jukebox management software. We just completed a European wide product training program and we were very impressed. OptiStorm and OptiServer are robust, stable and take full advantage of the underlying operating system architecture. KOM has already proven to be an excellent partner and their products are a great addition to our consultative storage strategy."

Richard Game, V.P. Sales & Marketing for KOM said, "We recognize DICOM as the premier European distributor for imaging and storage management products and feel that this partnership will give KOM Networks a world class route to market in Europe."

The DICOM Group is Europe's leading provider of document and data management hardware/software components and services, with over twenty-five offices throughout Europe, Scandinavia and South East Asia. The DICOM group provides business focused storage strategies across a range of industries and government organizations.

About KOM Networks

KOM Networks is a world leading provider of flexible, secure data archiving and storage management software. Over 10,000 of the world's leading corporations have recognized KOM Networks as the most logical, unobtrusive and secure way to store, access and protect their data. KOM is enabling enterprises large and small a cost effective way to improve productivity and meet compliance requirements without altering their network infrastructure or daily business routines. The industry pioneer holds vital industry patents for electronic file lifecycle management, virtual file management and eWORM fixed content hard disk archiving. Find out how KOM Networks can help you implement a comprehensive information lifecycle solution to optimize your existing storage environment and meet your compliance requirements. Contact us at 1-888-556-6462, sales@komnetworks.com or visit our website for more information. www.komnetworks.com.

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Contact Information:   Barbara Tarallo
KOM Software, Marketing Department
Tel: +1(613)599-7205
Fax: +1(613)599-7206
Email: sales@komsoftware.com
Website: www.komsoftware.com


DICOM is a global leader in the area of
Electronic Data and Document Capture (EDC), a fast growing segment of
the Electronic Document and Content Management market. EDC technology is
used at the important phase at the beginning of the workflow and
document management value chain and closes the gap between non-digital
information and data which can be further processed by ERP and
E-Commerce applications. DICOM is listed on the London Stock Exchange
since 1996.

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