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Archion Names Mark Bianchi CEO

Hollywood storage systems provider for post production picks LA Digital founder for CEO (August 22, 2005)

Archion, the entertainment industrys largest alternative storage solution to Avid storage systems, has named Mark Bianchi as the companys new CEO. Mr. Reuben Lima, Archions founder and COO, made the announcements.

About Mark Bianchi:
As Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bianchi will be responsible for Archion's vision, growth and strategic business alliances. Mark is known by many as a visionary in post-production, and has magnified the vision for Archion, creating new services to ensure Archion's clients maximize the return on their investment.

Formerly, Bianchi was the founder and CEO of LA Digital Post, one of the largest non-linear equipment rental companies in the world. During his tenure at LA Digital Post, he introduced Transoft Technology into the Avid non-linear market to offer his clients a cost effective option. Transoft quickly became the de facto standard for alternative storage solution for Avids.

In addition, Bianchi has served as Vice President of Operations at Varitel Video and as Director of Operations for Modern Video Film. Those positions provided him the opportunity to work closely with editorial talent and become fluent with their needs and process. As the Vice President and General Manager at Steadi Systems in 1991, he was the catalyst for developing a Digital Technology department and guided the company's efforts to enter the non-linear editorial arena.

Bianchi is a supporting member of American Cinema Editors Society (ACE) and Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG).

About Archion:
Archion Technologies, headquartered in Burbank, California, was founded in 1999 by a group of technology entrepreneurs with a vision for designing networked storage systems for the professional video market. Archion's founders were the first to successfully network eight Avid's and one terabyte of Networked RAID storage on a feature film. As the premier and leading manufacture of alternative storage solutions for Avid users, Archion storage has been showcased on 75 feature films and dozens of television projects.

Archion manufactures high performance, high availability, fault tolerant networked storage for multiple platforms and heterogeneous environments. These powerful and turnkey systems provide the ultimate in capability, scalability, flexibility, data rate performance and protection demanded by editing professionals.

In addition, Archion offers a flagship financing program unparalleled in the industry. Archion's Tech Refresh provides clients the opportunity to refresh their technology every 36 months with a guaranteed trade in value. Many of their clients have referred to Archion's Tech Refresh as the end of Storage Obsolescence.

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