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OptiServer® for Windows NT™ a State-of-the-Art server for Optical Jukeboxes

Ottawa, ON Canada – September 1, 1995

For systems administrators and network managers in a WindowsNT™ environment who need prompt, efficient access to large volumes of data stored on optical storage peripherals, KOM Networks introduces OptiServer For Windows NT™, a software interface that supports a mix of optical drive sizes and features dedicated magnetic caching for lightning-quick access.

OptiServer for Windows NT™ supports standard network access and facilitates the connection of WORM, rewritable or multi-function optical disk autochangers (jukeboxes).

It offers transparent movement and access to 5.25", 12" and 14" optical jukeboxes in one installation, can create logical volumes of variable size drives and can support binding of disk volumes among the different sizes.

To optimize throughput, OptiServer for Windows NT™ caches read and write operations to a dedicated magnetic disk. Both new and active files are cached, with all cached files migrating automatically to/from optical media. OptiServer's read caching improves performance and access by reducing jukebox media swapping, while its write caching enhances performance by delaying writes to media until read request have been processed.

"The incredible growth in client/server networks has increased user needs for efficient storage and retrieval of data network wide," said Taher Shaath, Chairman of KOM Networks. "The OptiServer for Windows NT™ product is designed to meet or exceed those needs in the optical storage area," he added.

Both write once and/or rewritable media types are supported on autochangers simultaneously. Also supported are those drives which support multifunction media. All Windows NT disk formats are supported in all cases.

Release Schedule

OptiServer/NT Rewritable operations on Intel & MIPS based systems: Ready

OptiServer/NT Write Once and/or Multifunction operations on Alpha AXP, or Power PC: Q4 1995

Packaging

Standard NT device driver, Maintenance utility, SCSI cache drive option, SCSI interface card option.

Operating Systems

Windows NT 3.5 and 3.51


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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KOM Software, Marketing Department
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