2netFX and MTI Team Up to Offer One-Stop Streaming and Storage Solution

Leading Companies in Respective Fields Provide Cost-Effective Means to Both

Stream Video and Store It; Companies to Display Efforts

At National Association of Broadcasters Show



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from 2netFX

    LAS VEGAS, NAB Booth E3609 Sands eTopia, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- 2netFX, a leading provider of enterprise streaming solutions
 for intranet and broadband Internet media delivery, and MTI Technology Corp.,
 a leading provider of storage and business solutions, have announced they are
 working together to provide a breakthrough streaming and storage solution for
 MPEG-1, 2, 4 or HDTV applications.  The companies said they will be
 demonstrating their effective streaming-storage solution synergy at the
 upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
     "MTI's storage capabilities and our enterprise streaming expertise makes
 for a dynamite combination," said William Reed, 2netFX vice president of
 marketing.  "Storage of streaming content is a critical issue, especially with
 companies, government agencies, schools, and the medical profession expanding
 their use of streaming technology.  By joining forces, both of our companies
 are able to offer customers an excellent one-stop solution to storing a vast
 amount of streaming content, whether on the sending or receiving end."
     He said the company will be showcasing its ThunderCastIP MPEG enterprise
 server at the NAB demonstration.  The unit is designed for MPEG-1, 2, or 4 or
 HDTV live or pre-recorded video streaming from 100 Kbps to 16 Mbps.  It can be
 used over IP-based networks including satellite, LAN/WAN, ATM, fiber and
 Internet2.  It comes with advanced server features such as multicast and
 unicast streaming, remote management and scheduling, datacasting, multiple
 live encoder support, network QoS, group and user management, and VOD media
 management.  Reed also said that the company's StreamRider MPEG and HDTV
 players allows playback of the streaming content on any standard PC or set-top
 appliance.
     "Our two companies working together makes total sense," said Paul Emery,
 MTI chief operating officer.  "The ability to stream video and audio today to
 anywhere in the world dictates a need for the ability to store the material in
 an easy-to-organize-and-find manner.  2netFX is one of the preeminent
 streaming technology companies in the world.  Their outstanding streaming
 capabilities coupled with our innovative, renowned data-storage solutions
 provide a sensational one-two combination."
     Running the ThunderCastIP server at the NAB demonstration will be an
 advanced MTI media server system that is based on the company's highly
 successful Vivant S200 family of servers.  "This special system features up to
 1.7TB of capacity," said Stephen Schwarz, MTI new product manager.  "It's a
 completely integrated Storage Area Network (SAN), which allows storage to be
 consolidated for multiple servers."
     The system also includes a comprehensive suite of management capabilities
 that simplifies administration and maximizes system uptime, Schwarz said.  Its
 browser-based management tools enable centralized administration of storage
 resources, dynamic allocation of space on an as-needed basis, and performance
 tuning.
     The streaming-storing solution demonstration will take place in the 2netFX
 NAB booth E3609 in the Sands eTopia section.  The show runs from
 April 21 - 26, 2001.
     Both 2netFX and MTI Technology Corporation have received prior funding
 from the Canopy Group, a national venture-capital, management, and resource
 corporation devoted to growing the high-tech industry through funding emerging
 technologies.  Its strategy is to back technologies and companies that
 complement its portfolio as a whole.  It is not unusual for it to leverage the
 combined strengths of its investments to offer the best services and
 opportunities to the companies it backs.  It currently funds over 50 high-tech
 firms.
 
     About 2netFX
     2netFX is a leading provider of enterprise streaming solutions for
 intranet and broadband Internet media delivery.  Founded in 1996, 2netFX was
 the first to offer multicast streaming of HDTV over ordinary networks,
 advanced client player customization and integration, and concept to delivery
 media streaming consulting, services and solutions.  The company was named by
 Computerworld Magazine as a Top Emerging Company to Watch in 2001.
     Enterprise streaming solutions from 2netFX deliver MPEG-1, 2, 4, H.263,
 and HDTV streams from 100Kbps to 50Mbps via satellite, ATM, LAN/WAN, fiber or
 Internet2.  The company's ThunderCast IP HDTV server and StreamRider HDTV
 Player software played major roles in the first successful demonstration of an
 HDTV-content multicast delivery over the Internet.
     Designed for a variety of applications including business television,
 distance learning, corporate communications, government, education, and the
 military, 2netFX products are currently bundled by many leading digital video
 companies and in use at leading organizations including Sprint, Panasonic,
 Wal-mart, MCI Worldcom, Hughes Networks, NASA, GlobeCast/France Telecom, Walt
 Disney Studios, Lucent, Echo Star, and others.
     2netFX is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and is available on the Internet
 at www.2netfx.com
 
     About MTI Technology Corporation
     MTI's mission is to provide Continuous Access to Online Information(SM)
 through fault-tolerant, cross-platform data storage servers for the
 enterprise.  MTI develops, manufactures, sells and services data server
 solutions for Global 2000 companies on a worldwide basis.  Headquartered in
 Anaheim, Calif., the company offers services and support in the U.S. and
 Europe and complies with ISO 9001 quality system standards.  For further
 information, please visit the company's web site at: http://www.mti.com
 
     Statements about the Company's development and all other statements in
 this document other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements"
 within the meaning of applicable Federal Securities Laws and are not
 guarantees of future performance.  These statements involve risks and
 uncertainties related to market acceptance of and competition for the
 Company's licensed technologies and other risks and uncertainties inherent in
 MTI's business set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended
 April 1, 2000 and other factors that may be described in MTI's filings with
 the SEC, and are subject to change at any time.  The Company's actual results
 could differ materially from these forward-looking statements.  The Company
 undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement.
 
     All products/services and trademarks mentioned in this release are the
 properties of their respective companies.  Products and specifications are
 subject to change without notice.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, NAB Booth E3609 Sands eTopia, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- 2netFX, a leading provider of enterprise streaming solutions
 for intranet and broadband Internet media delivery, and MTI Technology Corp.,
 a leading provider of storage and business solutions, have announced they are
 working together to provide a breakthrough streaming and storage solution for
 MPEG-1, 2, 4 or HDTV applications.  The companies said they will be
 demonstrating their effective streaming-storage solution synergy at the
 upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas.
     "MTI's storage capabilities and our enterprise streaming expertise makes
 for a dynamite combination," said William Reed, 2netFX vice president of
 marketing.  "Storage of streaming content is a critical issue, especially with
 companies, government agencies, schools, and the medical profession expanding
 their use of streaming technology.  By joining forces, both of our companies
 are able to offer customers an excellent one-stop solution to storing a vast
 amount of streaming content, whether on the sending or receiving end."
     He said the company will be showcasing its ThunderCastIP MPEG enterprise
 server at the NAB demonstration.  The unit is designed for MPEG-1, 2, or 4 or
 HDTV live or pre-recorded video streaming from 100 Kbps to 16 Mbps.  It can be
 used over IP-based networks including satellite, LAN/WAN, ATM, fiber and
 Internet2.  It comes with advanced server features such as multicast and
 unicast streaming, remote management and scheduling, datacasting, multiple
 live encoder support, network QoS, group and user management, and VOD media
 management.  Reed also said that the company's StreamRider MPEG and HDTV
 players allows playback of the streaming content on any standard PC or set-top
 appliance.
     "Our two companies working together makes total sense," said Paul Emery,
 MTI chief operating officer.  "The ability to stream video and audio today to
 anywhere in the world dictates a need for the ability to store the material in
 an easy-to-organize-and-find manner.  2netFX is one of the preeminent
 streaming technology companies in the world.  Their outstanding streaming
 capabilities coupled with our innovative, renowned data-storage solutions
 provide a sensational one-two combination."
     Running the ThunderCastIP server at the NAB demonstration will be an
 advanced MTI media server system that is based on the company's highly
 successful Vivant S200 family of servers.  "This special system features up to
 1.7TB of capacity," said Stephen Schwarz, MTI new product manager.  "It's a
 completely integrated Storage Area Network (SAN), which allows storage to be
 consolidated for multiple servers."
     The system also includes a comprehensive suite of management capabilities
 that simplifies administration and maximizes system uptime, Schwarz said.  Its
 browser-based management tools enable centralized administration of storage
 resources, dynamic allocation of space on an as-needed basis, and performance
 tuning.
     The streaming-storing solution demonstration will take place in the 2netFX
 NAB booth E3609 in the Sands eTopia section.  The show runs from
 April 21 - 26, 2001.
     Both 2netFX and MTI Technology Corporation have received prior funding
 from the Canopy Group, a national venture-capital, management, and resource
 corporation devoted to growing the high-tech industry through funding emerging
 technologies.  Its strategy is to back technologies and companies that
 complement its portfolio as a whole.  It is not unusual for it to leverage the
 combined strengths of its investments to offer the best services and
 opportunities to the companies it backs.  It currently funds over 50 high-tech
 firms.
 
     About 2netFX
     2netFX is a leading provider of enterprise streaming solutions for
 intranet and broadband Internet media delivery.  Founded in 1996, 2netFX was
 the first to offer multicast streaming of HDTV over ordinary networks,
 advanced client player customization and integration, and concept to delivery
 media streaming consulting, services and solutions.  The company was named by
 Computerworld Magazine as a Top Emerging Company to Watch in 2001.
     Enterprise streaming solutions from 2netFX deliver MPEG-1, 2, 4, H.263,
 and HDTV streams from 100Kbps to 50Mbps via satellite, ATM, LAN/WAN, fiber or
 Internet2.  The company's ThunderCast IP HDTV server and StreamRider HDTV
 Player software played major roles in the first successful demonstration of an
 HDTV-content multicast delivery over the Internet.
     Designed for a variety of applications including business television,
 distance learning, corporate communications, government, education, and the
 military, 2netFX products are currently bundled by many leading digital video
 companies and in use at leading organizations including Sprint, Panasonic,
 Wal-mart, MCI Worldcom, Hughes Networks, NASA, GlobeCast/France Telecom, Walt
 Disney Studios, Lucent, Echo Star, and others.
     2netFX is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and is available on the Internet
 at www.2netfx.com
 
     About MTI Technology Corporation
     MTI's mission is to provide Continuous Access to Online Information(SM)
 through fault-tolerant, cross-platform data storage servers for the
 enterprise.  MTI develops, manufactures, sells and services data server
 solutions for Global 2000 companies on a worldwide basis.  Headquartered in
 Anaheim, Calif., the company offers services and support in the U.S. and
 Europe and complies with ISO 9001 quality system standards.  For further
 information, please visit the company's web site at: http://www.mti.com
 
     Statements about the Company's development and all other statements in
 this document other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements"
 within the meaning of applicable Federal Securities Laws and are not
 guarantees of future performance.  These statements involve risks and
 uncertainties related to market acceptance of and competition for the
 Company's licensed technologies and other risks and uncertainties inherent in
 MTI's business set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended
 April 1, 2000 and other factors that may be described in MTI's filings with
 the SEC, and are subject to change at any time.  The Company's actual results
 could differ materially from these forward-looking statements.  The Company
 undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement.
 
     All products/services and trademarks mentioned in this release are the
 properties of their respective companies.  Products and specifications are
 subject to change without notice.
 
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