Tape Library meets military specifications.

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With capacity of 20.8 Tb (compressed), Military-Grade Spectra® 10K is designed with internal cooling feature that offsets and withstands temperature fluctuations. It also includes filtering system that accommodates dusty, sandy climates. Housed in 4U cast aluminum frame that takes up 7 in. of rack space, product incorporates AIT-4 drive technology for transfer of up to 96 Mbps and includes LVD SCSI and Fibre Channel interface options.

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Spectra Logic Introduces the Military-Grade Spectra 10K For Government Customers

BOULDER, Colo.,-Sept. 13, 2004- Military IT specifications require shock-tested storage products that can withstand the roughest conditions. To address these requirements, Spectra Logic developed the Military-Grade Spectra® 10K tape library, built on a proven design with rock-solid features uniquely suited to government customers. The library offers temperature and climate control, backed by shock and vibration testing to ensure federal users the market's sturdiest tape library with more than 20TB capacity.

The Military-Grade Spectra 10K tape library is designed with an internal cooling feature to offset and withstand major fluctuations in temperature. The library's filtering system accommodates dusty, sandy climates throughout the world. Additionally, the Military-Grade Spectra 10K was shock-tested to meet higher than average high G force standards.

"The release of this tape library is further proof of Spectra Logic's dedication to the federal market," said Brian Grainger, director of federal sales and founder of Spectra Logic's Federal Division. "Military-Grade Spectra 10K suits customers with special requirements and meets military field operation standards."

In only seven inches of rack space (4U), the Spectra 10K is ideal in environments where space is limited. This library's cast aluminum frame provides rigidity and ensures reliability. The Military-Grade Spectra 10K library with AIT-4 drive technology transfers up to 96 megabytes per second and stores up to 20.8 terabytes (compressed) of data. Interface options are LVD SCSI and Fibre Channel.

About Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic Corporation, now in its 25th year, is a leading designer and manufacturer of data storage products that protect mission-critical data for companies worldwide. Spectra Logic's innovative products make it easy for organizations to store and manage rapidly growing data by offering libraries with capacities ranging from 60 gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes, all the way up to multiple petabytes of storage. Spectra Logic was the first vendor to automate Sony AIT and introduce integrated Fibre Channel and iSCSI tape libraries. Further, Spectra Logic invented the TeraPack® media management system that helps customers track media in and outside the data center using bar-coded magazines. The company offers a complete suite of support options, including worldwide on-site support, and innovative options including AutoSupport, which proactively sends notification of library status, and Assisted Self Maintenance, which permits on-site library-part replacement, are valuable customer support options for high security data centers. Today, the company has more than 17,000 tape libraries installed worldwide with customers that include FBI, Joint Chiefs of Staff, NASA and the Pentagon. The company's data protection products are available directly from Spectra Logic and through a global network of resellers and OEMs. For more information, contact Spectra Logic by phone at (800) 833-1132, or visit the company's Web site at www.SpectraLogic.com.

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