StorageTek, ManagedStorage International and Front Porch Digital Team to Offer Digital Video Archive Solution

End-to-End Solution Facilitates New Revenue Stream

By Affordably Digitizing and Storing Video for On-Demand Access



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from StorageTek

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. and LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- StorageTek(R)  (Storage Technology Corp.) (NYSE:   STK), a global
 leader in tape automation, announced today at NAB 2001 its alliance with
 ManagedStorage International and Front Porch Digital, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   FPDI) for the production of an end-to-end digital video
 archive solution that enables high-quality, low-cost digitization and storage
 of analog videos.  The digitizing and archiving of accumulated analog video
 provide data-rich customers with a more efficient way of managing and
 delivering content on demand.
     With the digital video archive solution, StorageTek, ManagedStorage
 International and Front Porch Digital empower customers with heightened
 capabilities to manage their video assets with fewer resources.  The
 affordable archive and digitization of analog videos helps to accelerate
 development life cycles and reduce development costs of new or repurposed
 content, diminish media decay and open new revenue channels through the video
 for fee-based services.  The solution is expected to boost broadcast stations'
 ability to meet the 2006 deadline set by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for
 producing and broadcasting digitally.
     The digital video archive solution consists of StorageTek disk storage and
 automated tape solutions, ManagedStorage International's DIVA storage
 management software and Front Porch Digital's proprietary, software-based
 real-time encoding and transcoding technology.  This one-stop solution
 provides users with features ranging from the integration and application-
 transparent use of storage, management and distribution capabilities to on-
 demand real-time transcoding to multiple formats using only a single capture
 of content.  Among the customers who can benefit from this product are users
 in the entertainment, broadcasting, cable and broadband Internet areas.
 
     About ManagedStorage International
     ManagedStorage International is the leading global provider of online
 managed information access and data protection.  The company's fully managed
 e-storage "Power" services, including PowerCONTENT, PowerNODE, and PowerBAK
 Personal and Server Editions, enable fast-growing companies to focus on
 expanding their businesses.  ManagedStorage offerings are managed from world-
 class global command centers located worldwide.  ManagedStorage is "eStorage
 for eBusiness."  For more information, visit www.managedstorage.com, or call
 1.720.566.5000.
 
     About Front Porch Digital
     Front Porch Digital Inc. (www.fpdigital.com) is an industry leader in the
 emerging market for the offline conversion, migration and distribution of
 information in formats that are accessible via any digital platform.  Front
 Porch Digital will be conducting demonstrations of its products at NAB with
 StorageTek and ManagedStorage International in booth E3227, Custom Technology
 Corporation in booth E5236, and MediaSite in booth M10145.  For FPDI Trade and
 General Media Inquiries: Rachel Hauser, L.R. Barker & Co., (303) 628-5574, or
 rachel@lrbarker.com, or Glenn Jacobsen at (303) 443-3734 Ext. 305, or
 glenn.jacobsen@fpdigital.com.  To join Front Porch Digital's investor e-mail
 list, please complete the form found at
 http://www.fpdigital.com/html/e-mail_notification.html .
 
     About StorageTek
     StorageTek (NYSE:   STK), a $2 billion worldwide company with headquarters
 in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions for
 digitized data.  StorageTek solutions are easy to manage and allow universal
 access to data across servers, media types and storage networks.  StorageTek
 is the innovator and global leader in virtual storage solutions for tape
 automation, disk storage systems and storage networking.  Because of
 StorageTek, customers can manage and leverage their digital assets as their
 businesses grow and can maximize IT productivity to ensure enterprise-class
 business continuity.  For more information, see www.storagetek.com, or call
 1.800.786.7835.
 
     TRADEMARKS: StorageTek is a registered trademark of Storage Technology
 Corp.  All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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    LOUISVILLE, Colo. and LAS VEGAS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- StorageTek(R)  (Storage Technology Corp.) (NYSE:   STK), a global
 leader in tape automation, announced today at NAB 2001 its alliance with
 ManagedStorage International and Front Porch Digital, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   FPDI) for the production of an end-to-end digital video
 archive solution that enables high-quality, low-cost digitization and storage
 of analog videos.  The digitizing and archiving of accumulated analog video
 provide data-rich customers with a more efficient way of managing and
 delivering content on demand.
     With the digital video archive solution, StorageTek, ManagedStorage
 International and Front Porch Digital empower customers with heightened
 capabilities to manage their video assets with fewer resources.  The
 affordable archive and digitization of analog videos helps to accelerate
 development life cycles and reduce development costs of new or repurposed
 content, diminish media decay and open new revenue channels through the video
 for fee-based services.  The solution is expected to boost broadcast stations'
 ability to meet the 2006 deadline set by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for
 producing and broadcasting digitally.
     The digital video archive solution consists of StorageTek disk storage and
 automated tape solutions, ManagedStorage International's DIVA storage
 management software and Front Porch Digital's proprietary, software-based
 real-time encoding and transcoding technology.  This one-stop solution
 provides users with features ranging from the integration and application-
 transparent use of storage, management and distribution capabilities to on-
 demand real-time transcoding to multiple formats using only a single capture
 of content.  Among the customers who can benefit from this product are users
 in the entertainment, broadcasting, cable and broadband Internet areas.
 
     About ManagedStorage International
     ManagedStorage International is the leading global provider of online
 managed information access and data protection.  The company's fully managed
 e-storage "Power" services, including PowerCONTENT, PowerNODE, and PowerBAK
 Personal and Server Editions, enable fast-growing companies to focus on
 expanding their businesses.  ManagedStorage offerings are managed from world-
 class global command centers located worldwide.  ManagedStorage is "eStorage
 for eBusiness."  For more information, visit www.managedstorage.com, or call
 1.720.566.5000.
 
     About Front Porch Digital
     Front Porch Digital Inc. (www.fpdigital.com) is an industry leader in the
 emerging market for the offline conversion, migration and distribution of
 information in formats that are accessible via any digital platform.  Front
 Porch Digital will be conducting demonstrations of its products at NAB with
 StorageTek and ManagedStorage International in booth E3227, Custom Technology
 Corporation in booth E5236, and MediaSite in booth M10145.  For FPDI Trade and
 General Media Inquiries: Rachel Hauser, L.R. Barker & Co., (303) 628-5574, or
 rachel@lrbarker.com, or Glenn Jacobsen at (303) 443-3734 Ext. 305, or
 glenn.jacobsen@fpdigital.com.  To join Front Porch Digital's investor e-mail
 list, please complete the form found at
 http://www.fpdigital.com/html/e-mail_notification.html .
 
     About StorageTek
     StorageTek (NYSE:   STK), a $2 billion worldwide company with headquarters
 in Louisville, Colo., delivers a broad range of storage solutions for
 digitized data.  StorageTek solutions are easy to manage and allow universal
 access to data across servers, media types and storage networks.  StorageTek
 is the innovator and global leader in virtual storage solutions for tape
 automation, disk storage systems and storage networking.  Because of
 StorageTek, customers can manage and leverage their digital assets as their
 businesses grow and can maximize IT productivity to ensure enterprise-class
 business continuity.  For more information, see www.storagetek.com, or call
 1.800.786.7835.
 
     TRADEMARKS: StorageTek is a registered trademark of Storage Technology
 Corp.  All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
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