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Omneon Offers Trade-Up Program for Pinnacle Servers

(April 16, 2005)

Omneon Video Networks is now offering trade-in credits to existing users of Pinnacle MediaStreams when they purchase new Omneon Spectrum servers. This new program allows customers to trade up to the very latest Omneon server technology in order to take advantage of the full feature set of the Omneon Spectrum series. Included with the offer is free migration of content whereby the company will provide either a free copy of the Omneon MigrateTool software or professional services to convert and transfer up to 100 hours of existing content to the new Omneon systems.

"This program is designed to make it easy for customers to move to the latest generation of open-standards server architecture," said Geoff Stedman, vice president of marketing for Omneon. "Legacy servers locked customers in with proprietary encoding formats and offered very restrictive expansion capabilities. Omneon systems are the antithesis of the old designs, and our trade-up program will help release users from those previous restrictions and give them freedom to choose a more advanced solution."

The trade-up program consists of 1) an end user buyback of up to $10,000 for every Pinnacle system replaced and returned to Omneon; and 2) customer choice of either a free copy of the Omneon MigrateTool software, or free professional services, provided by Omneon at the customer location, to convert and transfer up to 100 hours of material from existing Pinnacle servers to a new Omneon system.

About Omneon
Omneon Video Networks is the leading provider of cost-effective and flexible networked media servers for the broadcast and video industry. The company's unique strategy integrates a strong foundation in broadcast with the best practices of information technology, giving its customers the best of both worlds. Because Omneon Spectrum media server systems are based on an open and advanced architecture, broadcast and video professionals are able to minimize both upfront and ongoing expenses, while gaining the flexibility to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Omneon pioneered the use of open systems in broadcast and, as a result, receives wide support from the application developer community. Visit Omneon on the Web at

About the Omneon Spectrum
The Omneon Spectrum media server system is the industry's most scalable, reliable, and cost effective video server and storage infrastructure for television production, playout, and archive applications - a solution that's transforming the economics of broadcasting for television operations worldwide. Media server solutions from Omneon enable broadcasters to migrate from analog to digital, from tape to disk, from standard definition to high definition, and from single- to multi-channel operations. By combining its expertise in broadcast with the best practices of information technology, Omneon is able to deliver cost-effective and flexible networked media servers that meet the demanding requirements of broadcast environments. Omneon Spectrum media servers incorporate an open and advanced architecture, providing a facility with a scalable common server and storage infrastructure.

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