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Archion Releases Greater Capacity Storage System to Enhance Avid's Unity Platform

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Burbank, CA, June 13, 2008 --Archion, the media and entertainment industry’s leading provider of intelligent storage for content creation, today announced the introduction of its award winning product “Synergy HDu™� in a 16 Terabyte (TB) configuration. Archion’s “Synergy HDu� line is the company’s acclaimed storage solution for Avid Unity™. Archion, founded in 1999, introduced their first hardware RAID storage system for Unity™ in 2005, and has since become the de facto standard for many of the leading studios, broadcasters, post facilities and Avid equipment rental companies throughout North America. “Our goal has been to provide Unity™ users and owners with hardware RAID storage that is certified to work with all Unity versions from 3.x through 5.x,� said Reuben Lima, Archion’s Chief Operating Officer. “Synergy HDu™ eliminated the need to mirror, and since its introduction, our clients have enjoyed a compelling cost savings by utilizing our 8TB and 12TB chassis. We now have the ability to deliver an even greater value with our new 16TB system.� Jim Tucci, Archion’s Chief Technology Officer, adds, “Our new 16 terabyte Synergy HDu™ raises our award winning product offerings to the next level. We have had several client requests for the larger capacity, and this will seamlessly integrate with Unity 3.x – 5.x no differently than our other Hardware RAID models – available in 4, 8, and 12 TB configurations. The HDu™ line also offers full Ethernet GUI for monitoring, including the viewing of email notices. For any client, whether they work in the film, TV, corporate, educational or religious industry, who is seeking faster storage bandwidth, more protection without having to mirror, and truly unmatched service, Archion can provide the best possible solution.� About Archion’s Synergy HDu™ Product Line: Synergy HDu™ is Archion’s storage solution for use with Avid Unity and the latest entry in Archion’s Multi Award-winning line of Synergy HD™ FC Raid storage products for digital video systems. Several Archion Synergy HDu™ systems were recently acquired by 20th Century Fox for four upcoming feature films, “The Day The Earth Stood Still,� “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,� “Night at the Museum: Escape from the Smithsonian,� and “They Came from Upstairs.� Synergy HDu™ provides a full 400 MB/sec bandwidth with its dual FC ports and has increased its capacity to 16TB. According to Archion executives, its Avid Unity compatibility and abilities are unmatched. Keeping with Archion’s Synergy™ standard of legacy compatibility, Synergy HDu™ is fully compatible with 1gig, 2gig and 4gig Unity, and also has loop-out capability, a removable controller and complete compatibility with all Avid Unity systems, including Avid MediaEngine, Avid 3x, and all the way up to Avid 5.x. ABOUT ARCHION: Based in Burbank, CA, Archion is the entertainment industry’s premiere, turn-key digital media storage solution company, providing its clients with systems that are seamless in operation. Founded by a team of technology and entertainment industry entrepreneurs, technicians and post-production professionals in l999, Archion’s products have now been utilized by hundreds of major Hollywood feature films and TV shows. The Archion family of storage and SAN systems is comprised of: Synergy HDu™, Synergy HDδ™, Synergy HDLs™, NODE™ and Alliance Pro™. Archion regularly designs and delivers expanded technology systems based on the ever-growing demands of its diverse, global clientele. For more information about Archion, please visit:

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