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MTI Film Selects Rorke Data's Galaxy Aurora RAID Platform for Its Control Dailies Solution

Low-Cost, High-Performance Aurora RAID Optimizes Time-Sensitive Digital Dailies Workflow for MTI Film and Its Clients (April 12, 2010)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/10 -- NAB SHOW, Booth #SL9629 -- Rorke Data Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts (NASDAQ: BELM), and a data storage-centric, end-to-end all digital solutions provider to the film and video post-production and broadcast industries, today announced that MTI Film, the developer of Control Dailies™, has selected Rorke's Galaxy® Aurora RAID platform. With an MSRP starting at under $1/GB and sustained transfer rates of 2300 MB/s, the Aurora RAID is ideal for high-resolution, multi-stream post-production environments, and is already deployed at MTI Film customer facilities. The Galaxy Aurora is also a key component in-house at MTI, giving the company the ability to handle the storage-intensive work load of digital dailies production and delivery.

Control Dailies is a complete solution for digital and film dailies processing consisting of an integrated family of products for handling every step of the dailies workflow from hand-off to delivery. Control Dailies gives facilities the ability to simultaneously ingest, review, synchronize, color correct, and output material. This requires a consistently high bandwidth, and Rorke Data allows MTI to configure a Galaxy Aurora with up to 4 simultaneous HD 4:4:4 streams. This performance and reliability makes sure that, night after night, time-critical dailies can be completed without bottlenecks. "The Galaxy Aurora from Rorke Data offers impressive performance at a very competitive price point," said John Stevens, director of engineering for MTI Film. "The Rorke Data team's knowledge, experience and responsiveness have thoroughly impressed us, and we are pleased to be able to offer this option to our Control Dailies customers. Several of our customers successfully deployed the Galaxy Aurora earlier this year, and their experiences have made it easy for us to decide to use the solution for our in-house dailies environment. We also continue to recommend it to our customers."

"We are very pleased to have been selected by MTI Film, as their game-changing technology for cost-effective, efficient digital dailies management and delivery is attracting many new customers -- as evidenced by the build out of their new state-of-the art facility in Los Angeles," said Joe Rorke, vice president of marketing for Rorke Data. "The Galaxy Aurora perfectly complements MTI Film's mission to deliver very high-end post-production services to the broader growing market."

Available with a complete suite of service deliverables including onsite installation and 24 x 7 support, Galaxy's RAID and NAS storage solutions can be purchased at www.rorke.com


About MTI Film
Since 1997, MTI Film has offered award winning software applications to the post-production industry for film and video image correction and dailies facilitation. MTI's applications support collaborative digital work-flows which scale to significantly increase throughput. This NAB, MTI Film unveils revolutionary advances to their products: Correct V9, Control Dailies 7, Control Dailies DA, Control Color and new Convey modules.

About Galaxy
Galaxy is a registered trademark of Rorke Data. The Galaxy family of products provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy to use purpose-built RAID and NAS storage solutions available.

Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured at our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485-2003 certified integration facilities. All Galaxy solutions undergo a rigorous test and approval process preformed by trained technical teams. This process ensures that products arrive at the customer pre-formatted and ready to install, with a broad range of services including interoperability testing, pre-sale engineering consultation, complete system integration, and post-sales support. Over 10,000 Galaxy storage appliances have been successfully installed in rich content media applications ranging from video post-production and film to healthcare imaging and digital surveillance. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.

About Rorke Data
Rorke Data is an ISO 9001:2000 & 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, tape, and optical libraries with software and support. Rorke leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms delivering high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed content and rich media application environments and can provide custom integration outsourcing capabilities. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is a subsidiary of Bell Microproducts and is composed of five divisions: Healthcare & Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, Digital Surveillance, Digital Prepress & Publishing, and Professional Services & Engineering. More information about Rorke Data can be found at www.rorke.com.

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