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Media Distributors And Archion Sign Distribution Agreement

Media Distributors becomes Platinum reseller of the Archion product portfolio (April 15, 2005)

Media Distributors, Americas preeminent distributor of professional media products for the entertainment industry, including videotape, film stock, storage and data media, and Archion, the leading alternative storage systems provider for post production, manufacturing high availability, fault tolerant networked storage for multiple platforms and heterogeneous environments, have entered into an agreement whereby Media Distributors has become a ?Platinum reseller of the Archion portfolio in the California, Pacific Northwest, New York, and Nevada territories. The announcement was made today by Steve Klein, CEO/Founder, of Media Distributors, and Mark Bianchi, CEO, of Archion.

(NOTE: Media Distributors personnel, working alongside the Archion team at NAB at Archions booth # SL402, will be promoting this new relationship and supporting all product inquiries on the NAB show floor.)

Regarding the new relationship, Richard Myerson, President of Media Distributors said, ?During the course of the past seven plus years, our company has developed a leadership position in the US distribution of professional media products, while concurrently forging meaningful and lasting relationships with our customers. The addition of the Archion product portfolio to the Media Distributors lineup will provide yet another set of important productivity tools, with very sound economics, in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We look forward to a successful and lasting relationship.

Mr. Bianchi of Archion said, ?We are very excited with our strategic reseller relationship with Media Distributors. They have grown exponentially and established themselves as a market leader. Media Distributors understands the future in media storage, and has the technology resources to respond to the increasing demands of storage. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

Regarding the unique advantages Media Distributors has in representing the Archion product line, Tom Evans, Media Distributors Senior VP & Managing Partner-Eastern Operations, who is located in the companys New York City operations center, said, ?With our experienced national sales force, customer outreach, and well-established market presence, we see the Archion lineup as a natural extension to our product and service offerings. Without question, Archion technologies serve to save our customers money, while making them more competitive and ultimately more successful.

Archions products are designed to benefit customers by providing cost effective and reliable solutions for Avid non-linear systems. Archions featured products include:
** Alliance a networked storage, fully Avid and FCP compatible system. This product allows a user to manage and share large numbers of volumes within a project based organization. Full hardware RAID protection for all volumes.

** Alliance Pro is a true heterogeneous networked storage system. Total read/write access to volumes. File level locking is standard. Volume locking can be enabled if desired. Has both SAN sharing of Volumes as well as LAN sharing in one system. Unlimited number of workstations.

** Synergy is a full featured SATA II to FC Raid storage unit designed for networking digital video systems. It is currently Archion certified for Avid, Final Cut Pro, and other digital NLE systems. This is the backbone of the Archions Alliance SAN solution for sharing storage. It comes in units from 1 TB to 6.5 TB with 2 ports of 2GB FC and is compatible with Windows, Macintosh OS 9 and X, Linux, and most flavors of UNIX.
** ideA: Not long ago, the development team at Archion began brainstorming in an effort to create a product which could be offered to fill the growing need for fiber channel networked storage at a price friendly to any budget. The result of their work is the ideA product, an affordable and reliable fully RAID protected storage solution.

** Solo FireWire storage solution is designed for a single system to support multi-stream uncompressed SD, DVCPRO HD, HDV and DV non-linear video editing systems. Solo is configured in 1 or 2 terabyte RAID capacities. Solo is compatible with Windows, OS9, OSX, and Linux.


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 over 75 feature films and 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.

About Media Distributors
Founded in l998, Media Distributors supplies professional motion picture stock, videotape, storage and data media (representing major manufacturers including Sony, Fujifilm, Maxell, Quantum, Panasonic, TDK, Verbatim, etc.,) to companies and individuals in the entertainment, advertising, and broadcast industries, as well as to educational, corporate, and governmental clients.

The company has positioned itself as a ?one-stop shop for all of its customers media needs, by combining low prices, easy access, huge inventory, and fast, responsive service along with a personal touch, to accommodate its customers. Media Distributors offers packaged deals combining film stock and videotape, and also offers exchanges for such unused product.

Media Distributors clients include all of the major motion picture and television studios, leading post production houses (including Lightening Media, Fotokem, Ascent Media, and Complete Post,) advertising agencies, and commercial production companies (such as Anonymous Content, Plum, Mars Media, H.S.I., and MJZ Productions,) to name only some.

In Los Angeles, Media Distributors is located at 10960 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA, 91604. In Manhattan, Media Distributors is located at 645 West 27th Street, NY, NY, 10001. The phone number is 212/375-1800.

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