Nov 02, 1999

Eurologic Systems and Seagate Announce Support for Latest SAN-Enabling Technologies

Eurologic Systems, a leading worldwide provider of innovative, high performance data storage solutions for storage area networking and vertical market applications, today announced that it will again raise the bar on its high-performance data storage solutions and pave the way for its customers to enable the benefits of storage area networks. The Company unveiled plans to support the latest generation of storage interface technologies for ultra-high-performance data access, transfer, and storage, including 2Gb Fibre channel and Ultra160 SCSI, in its family of data storage products.

Eurologic will incorporate Seagate Technology's newest disc drive technologies, supporting 2Gb Fibre Channel and Ultra160 SCSI, into its lines of SAN-ready and universal storage products. These products are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2000. This latest agreement is an extension of Eurologic's and Seagate's long-standing relationship. The companies have been cooperatively developing data storage technologies since 1992.

Michael J. Stolz, Vice President of Marketing for Eurologic Systems, said, "Eurologic and Seagate have a shared commitment to quickly adapt to the emerging data storage needs of our customers and provide them with the highest standards of bandwidth, performance, and data integrity. Our relationship with a world-class, leading-edge supplier like Seagate to integrate the latest generation of technologies into our data storage solutions is testimony to that commitment."

"With dual loop 2-Gbit Fibre Channel data rates reaching up to 400 Mbytes per second, and with Seagate's Fairness technology in our Ultra160 SCSI implementation, bottlenecks at critical network junctures decrease and more distributed computing eases the flow of transmission traffic," stated Sherman Black, Seagate vice president of Enterprise Product Line Management. "We expect this technology to fuel massive growth in the deployment of Storage Area Networks."

Eurologic supplies data storage solutions for applications such as video, broadband communications, and electronic commerce, which need the benefits provided by storage area networks -- simultaneous access to data by multiple devices at very high bandwidths. By integrating 2Gb fibre channel technology into its products, Eurologic will be able to provide the extremely high bandwidths - up to 200 MB per second over a single loop - required by these types of applications.

Incorporation of Ultra160 SCSI data transfer technology into Eurologic's data storage technology will enable Eurologic to offer its customers faster, more reliable data transfer without jeopardizing their existing data storage technology investments. Ultra160 SCSI provides significant advancements in the rate of data transfer, offering data transfer speeds of up to 160B per second, double the speed of the previous generation of SCSI.


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Kay Brewer, (978) 266-9224

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Founded in 1988, Eurologic Systems is a leading worldwide provider of innovative data storage solutions for the file server and vertical application markets. The Company's comprehensive family of high-performance data storage solutions integrates the most advanced technologies and supports the leading industry standards. The Company promotes this philosophy by maintaining strategic relationships with leading component manufacturers, such as IBM and Seagate Technologies. Eurologic was named Seagate's 1998 OEM of the Year for Europe and Asia. Eurologic's family of data storage products are used in a wide range of applications, including electronic commerce, film and video, medical imaging, publishing, and telecommunications. The Company markets its products through original equipment manufacturers and vertical market channel partners, such as Siemens and AGFA. An ISO 9002 certified company, Eurologic has offices in Europe and North America and offers on-site support around the globe. Eurologic has achieved consistent profitability since the Company's founding and presently employs more than 250 people worldwide. For more information, please visit Eurologic's web site at


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