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KOM Networks and Plasmon Provide DVD-RAM Data Storage Solution

Ottawa, ON Canada – December 17, 2001

KOM Networks, Inc., a leading innovator of storage virtualization and data management software, today announced that its OptiStorm® software, together with Plasmon's new D-series DVD-RAM Libraries now provides customers with a safe and cost effective solution for mass data storage.

KOM Networks' collaborative approach with Plasmon enables customers to choose from a host of storage technology alternatives including: CD, DVD, Magneto-optical, 12" WORM and tape. DVD-RAM is a recently developed storage technology that offers relatively good performance at a very reasonable cost per megabyte of storage.

OptiStorm® enables users to readily access and rewrite files stored on DVD­RAM media in Plasmon's DVD-RAM Libraries just as if they were accessing files from a hard disk drive. Whether it is medical images, graphics, text, or financial information – all files can easily be stored and retrieved using DVD-RAM technology.

OptiStorm® combines all the advantages of optical storage while retaining the access, convenience and functionality of hard disk drives. Operating on Windows NT/2000 platforms, OptiStorm® integrates into the operating system so seamlessly that users are completely unaware that they are accessing and storing data on optical drives.

Plasmon's DVD-RAM Library provides long life, rewritable technology for general-purpose data storage. Plasmon's D-Series Libraries allow for the mixing of drives and media to suit most applications and user requirements. DVD libraries are available with two, four, or six drives. Users may select single or double-sided media. With use of a patented flipper mechanism and 4.7GB double sided media, Plasmon DVD libraries can hold up to 4.5TB of data.

"At KOM Networks we continue to provide our customers with a tremendous variety of flexible storage technologies to match their needs and requirements," commented KOM Networks C.E.O. Dr. Taher Shaath. By extending our premiere Windows 2000/NT storage software, OptiStorm® , to work seamlessly with the complete line of Plasmon's DVD-RAM Libraries, we have once again demonstrated our ability to offer the widest range of storage alternatives to our customers."

"Plasmon is excited about KOM's certification of our libraries," said Christopher Kokias, Director of Marketing in the U.S. for Plasmon. "Our storage solutions are perfect complements and offer virtually immediate access to valuable corporate data."


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

About Plasmon

Established in 1987, Plasmon Plc (London Stock Exchange Symbol: PLM) is an international data storage business, headquartered in the UK, specializing in removable data storage technologies. Plasmon's architectural configurations provide the highest level of automated flexibility through the implementation of 5.25-inch MO (magneto optical), 12-inch TrueWORM (write once, read many), LTO-Ultrium, DVD-RAM/DVD-R, CD-ROM/CD-R, and media. Plasmon also provides a range of storage management software and network-attach storage solutions.

With worldwide headquarters in the U.K. and operations across Europe and the US, the company also has manufacturing facilities in the U.K., and in the U.S. in Colorado and Minnesota. Plasmon's Worldwide Headquarters and European Sales and Marketing are located at: Whiting Way, Melbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 6EN; tel: +44 (0)1763 262963 fax: +44 (0)1763 264444 http://www.plasmon.co.uk. e-mail: sales@plasmon.co.uk. Plasmon's U.S. Sales and Marketing Headquarters are located at 9625 West 76th St., Eden Prairie, MN 55344; tel: (800) 451-6845 or (612) 946-4100. http://www.plasmon.com e-mail: sales@plasmon.com.

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