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KOM Networks Announces Support For Plasmon's G-Series MO Libraries

New Versions of OptiStorm® and OptiServer® Take Advantage of Plasmon's State-of-the-art Storage System

Ottawa, ON Canada – September 30, 2002

KOM Networks, a leader in innovative data management software solutions, today announced that it has certified Plasmon's latest generation of MO (Magneto-Optical) libraries, the G-Series with version 5.1.1 of its OptiStorm and with version 5.5.2 of its OptiServer storage management software.

"With capacities exceeding 5.5TB of archival storage, the Plasmon G-Series addresses the growing storage needs of our customers", said Dr. Taher Shaath, CEO of KOM Networks. "OptiStorm and OptiServer, with their ability to track revisions of archived files, are the perfect complement to write-once optical disk technology, and combined with the Plasmon G-Series provides a best-of-breed enterprise-class data archival solution."

The 5.25-inch G-Series Libraries are based on a revolutionary architectural platform providing enhanced levels of 24X7X365 reliability, performance, and scalability. Plasmon's G-Series Libraries support the Sony 9.1GB-14x MO Drive for both rewritable and WORM (Write Once Read Many) media. The G-Series Libraries are specifically designed to optimize today's 9.1GB-14x drives and tomorrow's Ultra Density Optical (UDO) drive and media technology. Applications for G-Series Libraries include document imaging, medical imaging, financial, government, utilities, insurance, audio/video recording, e-commerce and, e-mail.

"The G-Series Library provides the latest and most advanced automation technology in 5.25-inch optical storage for OptiStorm and OptiServer users." said Robert Clark, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Plasmon USA. "Together with KOM Networks OptiStorm software, we're confident that our combined solutions will deliver exceptional business value to our mutual customers."

Plasmon's G-Series products range from 582GB (64 slots) to 5.8TB (638 slots) in capacity and from 2 to 12 drives, and provide industry leading features such as hot swap drives, redundant power supplies and 19-inch rack mounted configurations. Optional features include Bar Code Scanning for improved media management and quick data recovery, and Ten Slot Bulk Magazines for simultaneous import and export of up to 10 pieces of media.

OptiStorm version 5.1.1 for WindowsNT4.0/Windows2000 and OptiStorm version 5.5.2 for UNIX and VMS with support for the Plasmon G-Series is available immediately.


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

Plasmon provides the industry's most comprehensive line of automated storage libraries, optical drives, disks, library and storage management software, and associated support services. Technologies include 5.25" Magneto Optical, 12-inch TrueWORM™ technology, LTO-Ultrium™ and AIT tape technology and 120mm DVD and CD. Manufacturing operations for media and software products are based at our United Kingdom headquarters in Cambridge. Drives, libraries and associated robotics are developed and manufactured at Plasmon's ISO-9001 certified facilities in Colorado Springs, CO, with sales and marketing headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Plasmon is located at 400 Inverness Drive South Suite 310 Englewood, CO 80112 and can be reached by phone at 800.451.6845 or on the World Wide Web at http://www.plasmon.com.

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