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Masstech Earns StorageTek Libraries Certification

Providing customers with increased options and greater flexibility (February 14, 2005)

Masstech Group Inc. announced today that the companys flagship product, MassStore Suite, has received certification on the library portfolio from StorageTek (Storage Technology Corporation), the leading provider of enterprise information lifecycle management.

?Masstech is one of the leaders in broadcast workflow solutions. Together, we are able to offer comprehensive solutions to help broadcasters cost-effectively re-architect their business for increased profitability, said Gary Zasman, StorageTek, director, information lifecycle management solutions. ?We are pleased to have such a strong industry partner with a wide customer base. This certification will immediately allow a number of key customers to go into production. We are committed to working together on future opportunities.

?Our broadcast workflow products are leaders in the broadcast industry and full certification with StorageTek is an important milestone, commented Sudy Shen, president and CEO, Masstech Group Inc. ?The speed and efficiency of the StorageTek Gold Lab Certification was remarkable and we are looking forward to working with StorageTek in the future.


Interoperability certification has been issued for a full array of tape libraries including the StorageTek StreamLine Series -- SL500 and SL8500 -- and the L-Series products L180, L700, L20, L40 and L80. StorageTek leads the tape automation field with the fastest, highest quality, most space-efficient tape libraries. StorageTek tape libraries include industry-leading features such as support for multiple tape drive technologies, SAN-readiness, 4D robotics and remote management capabilities to help users better manage and protect data with highly productive consolidated storage. StorageTek libraries allow customers to increase productivity, make backup systems reliable, and are ideal for deep archive compliance architectures.

MassStore Suite is an end-to-end advanced nearline, archive and asset management solution for professional broadcast environments providing from 1,000 to 100,000+ hours of non-linear audio/video storage with full content management and tracking. MassStore features native support for industry standard VDCP and VACP protocols as well as Masstechs open XML interface. The MassStore Suite of products and solutions includes MassProxy for low resolution proxy generation; MassBrowse for low resolution frame accurate media preparation; MassExpand for expanding video storage content to near line disk and off line DVD and tape archives and MassAccess for format interchange between various MPEG-2 standards and Mass Portal Application - MPA.


About StorageTek
StorageTek is a $2 billion global company that enables businesses, through its information lifecycle management strategy, to align the cost of storage with the value of information. The company's innovative storage solutions manage the complexity and growth of information, lower costs, improve efficiency and protect investments.

For more information, see www.storagetek.com, or call 1.800.877.9220 or 303.673.5151.


About Masstech Group
Masstech Group Inc. is a developer of software and embedded hardware broadcast workflow solutions to enable management, conversion, distribution, and sharing of digital content across IT storage and networking infrastructures. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with additional offices in the United States, Canada and Australia. The companys products are available from a direct sales force, value-added resellers, global distributors and systems integrators.

For more information on Masstech Group and products, please visit www.masstechgroup.com.


 


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