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Apace Systems' Real-time Network Storage Systems Certified by Canopus Corporation

San Jose and Orange, Calif., March 28, 2005 - Apace Systems Corporation®, a leading storage solutions provider for video, announced that vStor has been certified by Canopus® for use with EDIUS Pro 3 nonlinear editing software for cost effective workgroup storage and editing. Video editing workgroups based on Canopus's Edius Pro software, ideal for DV, HDV, SD and HD editing, can now leverage high performance Apace Systems' vStor network storage systems for multi-stream, real-time editing over Gigabit Ethernet (GE) LAN.


"The capability to have multiple editing workstations share high bit rate compressed HD, uncompressed SD or multiple DV streams from a vStor networked storage system, dramatically enhances productivity, scalability, and resource management for the entire spectrum of professional post production and broadcast installations," said Ray Brooksby, VP of Sales and Marketing at Canopus Corporation.

Editors can use vStor storage ranging in capacity from 1 to 6 Terra Bytes just as they would use local drives in EDIUS, directly capturing, rendering and retrieving clips in the same way. The vStor system provides centralized storage allowing EDIUS generated projects and files to be securely managed. Each user, as part of a workgroup or subgroup, can access private or public shared secure storage within the vStor system. Also, non-editing users on the network can conveniently review video content from their desktop machines.


"Content sharing and accessibility are at the core of Apace's business. Canopus manages to offer very cost-effective yet feature-rich professional video editing solutions that are in line with Apace's cost and high-performance network storage business model, resulting in a very synergistic end-to-end editing environment affordable by the entire market. We appreciate their certification of our solution as a complimentary shared storage piece in support of their customer base," said Dr. Lee Hu, CEO and President of Apace Systems Corporation.


Both Companies will demonstrate their products at NAB 2005 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 18-21, 2005, at Canopus booth #SL325 and Apace Systems booth #SL4037.


Apace Systems now offers its aggressively priced solution globally through its OEM and Video/Audio Reseller channel partners. vStor v1000/V2000 series have been installed and tested in several strategic partners' sites and is shipping in volume. vStor product pricing begins at $9,995 MSRP.


About Canopus Corporation

Canopus Corporation, based in San Jose, Calif., is a subsidiary of Canopus Co., Ltd, headquartered in Kobe, Japan. Canopus designs and markets award-winning digital video and graphics solutions for video professionals and enthusiasts. The company combines innovative hardware and software designs to set new standards in performance, functionality and reliability. Industry leaders worldwide recognize Canopus' advanced HD, HDV, DV and MPEG codec technologies, which are featured in the company's acclaimed video editing solutions, transcoding products and network-based video distribution systems. Canopus also has offices in the U.K., Germany, Italy, Australia and China in addition to an extensive worldwide distribution network. For more information contact Canopus at (408) 954-4500 or visit the Web site at www.canopus.com.


About Apace Systems Corporation

Apace Systems Corporation is a Network Storage Systems Manufacturer located in Orange, California. The company offers innovative high-performance network storage systems for video editing, archive, and distribution. Apace Systems leverages its system expertise in systems hardware and software to streamline media workflow management. The company offers two key product lines called vStor and eStor that target for video editing and video archive, distribution space respectively. Company serves high growth postproduction, broadcast, special effects, rendering farm, media distribution, as well as other emerging media centric markets involving networked storage for Video, Audio, Graphics, Gaming and other Multimedia applications. For more information, visit the company's website at www.apacesystems.com


Canopus is a registered trademark and EDIUS is a trademark of Canopus Co., Ltd. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Contacts

Jeanclaude Toma

Apace Systems Corporation

949-232-7092

jctoma@apacesystems.com


Sarah Kavanagh

Public Relations for Canopus

650-726-3482

sk@coastside.net

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