7/2/2004 - Dot Hill (Nasdaq: HILL) announced that its RIO Xtreme(TM) (formerly Chaparral RIO eXP) storage solution won the IDG Network Awards 2004 Storage Hardware Product of the Year in the Storage Networking category at a presentation ceremony in London on June 29. The IDG Network Awards are presented by Techworld.com, the UK's premier site for IT professionals. The new high-bandwidth RIO Xtreme is optimized for data-intensive, rich media environments including 2K, HD and SD video and film editing and effects, streaming technologies, data broadcasting, and delivery of digital and high definition television (HDTV) programming.
The RIO Xtreme storage server supports both high-bandwidth streaming storage and low-cost nearline storage. This compact 1U (1.75 inches high) storage server offers mixed storage connectivity to Fibre Channel and SATA disk subsystems. RIO Xtreme delivers multiple simultaneous HD and 2K streams and supports all levels of non-linear editing. RIO Xtreme was developed using Chaparral technology. Dot Hill acquired Chaparral Network Storage on February 24, 2004 and is marketing this product line and all future products under the Dot Hill brand.
Because it enables multiple users to simultaneously access centralized data, productivity is enhanced. RIO Xtreme's fault tolerant design delivers a high availability infrastructure that includes redundant, hot-swappable components. It seamlessly integrates with shared file systems and major video editing software and hardware solutions.
"We are thrilled to win this prestigious award for the RIO Xtreme storage solutions," said Dana Kammersgard, Dot Hill's co-founder and chief technology officer. "We thoroughly evaluated the Chaparral technology before acquiring the company in February of this year. This award validates our positive assessment of that technology, the company and the people. The RIO Xtreme is a powerful solution for high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video and satellite ground tracking."
Dot Hill Systems Corp. is a leader in the innovative design and delivery of storage networking solutions to channel partners worldwide. Its products include the SANnet(R) II family of storage systems, RIO Xtreme(TM) storage solutions, SANscape(R) storage management software, SANpath(R) storage networking software and professional training, support and service. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the web at www.dothill.com.
Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet, SANpath, SANscape, RIVA and RIO Xtreme are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp.
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