OTG Software Launches VideoXtender to Manage Rich Media Content for Digital Broadcasting and Media Asset Management

New Software Offers High Performance and Data Accessibility Through

Tight Integration With Video Applications and Online Access

Over Fibre Channel and Gigabit Ethernet



Apr 21, 2001, 01:00 ET from OTG Software, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 21 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- OTG Software,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   OTGS), a leading software provider of online data storage, data
 access and patent-pending email management solutions, today announced the
 availability of VideoXtender(TM), a new automated digital content management
 solution designed to meet the rapidly growing storage and data accessibility
 requirements of the professional video and broadcasting industries.  Announced
 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2001 Show in Las Vegas, NV,
 VideoXtender provides broadcasters, media asset management organizations and
 digital media application developers with direct and fast access to rich media
 assets and streaming video on managed storage devices, and a scalable, open
 systems architecture that utilizes cost-effective and secure DVD-RAM, Magnetic
 Optical (MO) and tape storage media.
     This adds powerful technology that positions OTG to attack the fast
 growing, rich media market segment.  Rich media is the convergence of text,
 image, audio and video to a digital format creating vast amounts of digital
 content requiring storage.  The rich media hardware and software market is
 projected to grow by 53% each year to $34B by 2005.
     "We've identified rich media as a key emerging application that we believe
 is ripe for OTG's XtenderSolutions," said Peter Smails, VP of Product
 Management, OTG Software.  "A week of digital broadcast material at full
 bandwidth takes up approximately 1.5 Terabytes of storage.  VideoXtender
 provides video applications with online access to virtually unlimited storage
 capacity.  With VideoXtender, we enable organizations to store, manage, and
 repurpose their digital assets, as well as support intelligent content
 delivery networks."
     VideoXtender supports both digital broadcasting and media asset
 management.  In video broadcasting or real-time applications, VideoXtender
 integrates with playback video servers and broadcast automation systems to
 provide online access to secondary storage.  For media asset management or
 non-real-time applications, VideoXtender integrates with media asset
 management and video production solutions to provide direct access to an
 organization's vast archive resource of digital content that would normally be
 kept off-line.
 
     High Data Accessibility and Performance
     VideoXtender works as an automated digital content management solution by
 providing online access to archived assets.  Running on a dedicated server,
 VideoXtender provides an infinitely scalable virtual storage repository.
 Connected through a high-speed fabric, such as Fibre Channel or Gigabit
 Ethernet, the product can deliver large volumes of video and audio to multiple
 destinations simultaneously.  By supporting multiple storage media types and
 transfer protocols, VideoXtender provides users with flexibility and quick
 implementation.
 
     Open Systems Approach
     Unlike proprietary storage solutions, VideoXtender adheres to ISO and UDF
 standards, which dictate how data is written to secondary media devices,
 enabling that data to be read by different hardware devices across multiple
 operating systems.  The same strategy is also used for interoperability with
 industry leading video systems.  VideoXtender supports a broad range of
 storage and video serving devices, industry leading programming interfaces and
 multiple storage media formats.
 
     Low Cost of Ownership
     By providing seamless access to low-cost DVD-RAM, MO and tape storage,
 VideoXtender strives to ensure all access requirements are met at the lowest
 cost of ownership.  With VideoXtender, there is no longer a requirement to
 dedicate storage devices to individual video servers.  The product is designed
 to support distributed operation by allowing multiple video servers,
 automation systems and asset management applications to share a common
 archive.  As a result of using VideoXtender's online, automated and
 distributed data management capabilities, an organization's cost of managing
 storage is significantly reduced.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     VideoXtender is now available for customer and partner evaluation.  At
 NAB, VideoXtender will be demonstrated in Booth L165, North Hall.  Pricing for
 VideoXtender will vary based on the storage capacity, the type of storage
 library and the specific application of VideoXtender.  Please contact OTG or a
 certified distribution partner for more information or visit
 http://www.otg.com/products/vx .  OTG will work with strategic partners, OEMs,
 system integrators and value added resellers in delivering this solution to
 the video and broadcasting industry.
 
     About OTG Software
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, OTG Software is a leading provider of
 online storage management and access solutions, including EmailXtender(TM),
 its patent-pending dynamic email management solution.  OTG's software enables
 enterprises to store, track and retrieve data over a variety of network
 architectures, including the Web and storage area networks.  Through its
 application-centric product suite, OTG offers a Web and e-commerce solution
 that provides robust functionality across many industries.  OTG empowers
 storage by combining storage with access and email management.  OTG's products
 support over 750 storage devices, are easy to install and use, and can manage
 storage systems ranging in size from a single storage device to an enterprise-
 wide network storage system.  OTG Software's products are available through a
 network of over 450 VARs, distributors, and OEMs.  For more information, visit
 the company's web site at http://www.otg.com or call 800-324-4222.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements
 contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to
 be forward-looking information.  Without limiting the foregoing, references to
 future growth or expansion are forward-looking, and words such as
 "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may,"
 "might," "should," "will," and "would" and other forms of these words or
 similar words are intended to identify forward-looking information.  You
 should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss
 our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of
 operations or of our financial position or state other forward-looking
 information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict
 or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks
 and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially.
 These risks and uncertainties include:  (i) the ability to recruit and retain
 qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii)
 market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and
 adoption rate of Windows NT, Windows 2000,UNIX and Linux (iv) growing
 competition and (v) our ability to maintain and manage our growth. For
 additional information regarding risk factors that could affect   our future
 results, please refer to the discussions of ``Risk Factors'' in our Annual
 Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, filed with the SEC
 on March 7, 2001.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 21 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- OTG Software,
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   OTGS), a leading software provider of online data storage, data
 access and patent-pending email management solutions, today announced the
 availability of VideoXtender(TM), a new automated digital content management
 solution designed to meet the rapidly growing storage and data accessibility
 requirements of the professional video and broadcasting industries.  Announced
 at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2001 Show in Las Vegas, NV,
 VideoXtender provides broadcasters, media asset management organizations and
 digital media application developers with direct and fast access to rich media
 assets and streaming video on managed storage devices, and a scalable, open
 systems architecture that utilizes cost-effective and secure DVD-RAM, Magnetic
 Optical (MO) and tape storage media.
     This adds powerful technology that positions OTG to attack the fast
 growing, rich media market segment.  Rich media is the convergence of text,
 image, audio and video to a digital format creating vast amounts of digital
 content requiring storage.  The rich media hardware and software market is
 projected to grow by 53% each year to $34B by 2005.
     "We've identified rich media as a key emerging application that we believe
 is ripe for OTG's XtenderSolutions," said Peter Smails, VP of Product
 Management, OTG Software.  "A week of digital broadcast material at full
 bandwidth takes up approximately 1.5 Terabytes of storage.  VideoXtender
 provides video applications with online access to virtually unlimited storage
 capacity.  With VideoXtender, we enable organizations to store, manage, and
 repurpose their digital assets, as well as support intelligent content
 delivery networks."
     VideoXtender supports both digital broadcasting and media asset
 management.  In video broadcasting or real-time applications, VideoXtender
 integrates with playback video servers and broadcast automation systems to
 provide online access to secondary storage.  For media asset management or
 non-real-time applications, VideoXtender integrates with media asset
 management and video production solutions to provide direct access to an
 organization's vast archive resource of digital content that would normally be
 kept off-line.
 
     High Data Accessibility and Performance
     VideoXtender works as an automated digital content management solution by
 providing online access to archived assets.  Running on a dedicated server,
 VideoXtender provides an infinitely scalable virtual storage repository.
 Connected through a high-speed fabric, such as Fibre Channel or Gigabit
 Ethernet, the product can deliver large volumes of video and audio to multiple
 destinations simultaneously.  By supporting multiple storage media types and
 transfer protocols, VideoXtender provides users with flexibility and quick
 implementation.
 
     Open Systems Approach
     Unlike proprietary storage solutions, VideoXtender adheres to ISO and UDF
 standards, which dictate how data is written to secondary media devices,
 enabling that data to be read by different hardware devices across multiple
 operating systems.  The same strategy is also used for interoperability with
 industry leading video systems.  VideoXtender supports a broad range of
 storage and video serving devices, industry leading programming interfaces and
 multiple storage media formats.
 
     Low Cost of Ownership
     By providing seamless access to low-cost DVD-RAM, MO and tape storage,
 VideoXtender strives to ensure all access requirements are met at the lowest
 cost of ownership.  With VideoXtender, there is no longer a requirement to
 dedicate storage devices to individual video servers.  The product is designed
 to support distributed operation by allowing multiple video servers,
 automation systems and asset management applications to share a common
 archive.  As a result of using VideoXtender's online, automated and
 distributed data management capabilities, an organization's cost of managing
 storage is significantly reduced.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     VideoXtender is now available for customer and partner evaluation.  At
 NAB, VideoXtender will be demonstrated in Booth L165, North Hall.  Pricing for
 VideoXtender will vary based on the storage capacity, the type of storage
 library and the specific application of VideoXtender.  Please contact OTG or a
 certified distribution partner for more information or visit
 http://www.otg.com/products/vx .  OTG will work with strategic partners, OEMs,
 system integrators and value added resellers in delivering this solution to
 the video and broadcasting industry.
 
     About OTG Software
     Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, OTG Software is a leading provider of
 online storage management and access solutions, including EmailXtender(TM),
 its patent-pending dynamic email management solution.  OTG's software enables
 enterprises to store, track and retrieve data over a variety of network
 architectures, including the Web and storage area networks.  Through its
 application-centric product suite, OTG offers a Web and e-commerce solution
 that provides robust functionality across many industries.  OTG empowers
 storage by combining storage with access and email management.  OTG's products
 support over 750 storage devices, are easy to install and use, and can manage
 storage systems ranging in size from a single storage device to an enterprise-
 wide network storage system.  OTG Software's products are available through a
 network of over 450 VARs, distributors, and OEMs.  For more information, visit
 the company's web site at http://www.otg.com or call 800-324-4222.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements
 contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to
 be forward-looking information.  Without limiting the foregoing, references to
 future growth or expansion are forward-looking, and words such as
 "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may,"
 "might," "should," "will," and "would" and other forms of these words or
 similar words are intended to identify forward-looking information.  You
 should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss
 our future expectations, contain projections of our future results of
 operations or of our financial position or state other forward-looking
 information. There may be events in the future that we are not able to predict
 or control accurately, and any forward-looking statements are subject to risks
 and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially.
 These risks and uncertainties include:  (i) the ability to recruit and retain
 qualified technical and other personnel in a highly competitive market, (ii)
 market acceptance of our new and future products, (iii) the growth and
 adoption rate of Windows NT, Windows 2000,UNIX and Linux (iv) growing
 competition and (v) our ability to maintain and manage our growth. For
 additional information regarding risk factors that could affect   our future
 results, please refer to the discussions of ``Risk Factors'' in our Annual
 Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000, filed with the SEC
 on March 7, 2001.
 
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