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Agreement Combines Isilon Clustered Storage With OmniBus iTX Broadcast Playout System for Industry-Leading TV-by-IT Solution


DENVER -- Aug. 23, 2007 -- OmniBus Systems, the award-winning provider of comprehensive broadcast automation and content management solutions, today announced a strategic relationship with Isilon® Systems, the leader in clustered storage. Isilon IQ clustered storage systems will be offered as recommended storage for OmniBus iTX, the groundbreaking IT-based broadcast automation and playout system.


Under the agreement, OmniBus Systems becomes an Isilon SmartVAR Global Partner and Strategic Application Partner, and the two companies will jointly market and recommend TV-by-IT solutions combining OmniBus iTX and Isilon's IQ clustered storage systems.


"The IT revolution in television is gathering pace," said Tim Mendoza, OmniBus Systems vice president and iTX business unit manager. "This agreement linking Isilon's world-class clustered storage with iTX provides the most compelling solution for a 21st-century approach to television. Isilon's IQ clusters are, like OmniBus iTX, highly scalable and secure, delivering the robust, cost-effective high performance that forward-thinking broadcasters are demanding. iTX and Isilon IQ are a perfect fit."


"Isilon clustered storage was specifically designed for digital content and unstructured data and is quickly becoming the standard for storing and managing digital media in the broadcast industry," said Tom Pettigrew, vice president of Global Sales Partners, Isilon Systems. "Isilon IQ is a natural complement to the leading-edge OmniBus iTX broadcast production and playout system, and Isilon is pleased to join with OmniBus Systems to offer this breakthrough solution for competitive broadcasting in a world of multiple distribution channels, formats and consumption models."


iTX is a revolutionary, next-generation software-based broadcast production and transmission solution that uses just standard IT hardware and advanced software technology. This powerful system builds on OmniBus Systems' high-end automation expertise to deliver automation, ingest, editing and content management and act as a video server, master controller, graphics device and logo inserter.


Powered by OneFS®, Isilon IQ delivers the industry's first single file system that unifies and provides instant and ubiquitous access to the rapidly growing stores of digital content, eliminating the cost and complexity barriers of traditional storage architectures. OneFS is a unified operating system software layer that powers all of Isilon's award-winning IQ family of clustered storage systems including the Isilon IQ 200, 1920, 3000, 6000, 9000, Accelerator, and EX 6000 and 9000. Isilon also provides a robust suite of software applications, including SnapshotIQ®, SmartConnect™, SmartQuotas, MigrationIQ™ and SyncIQ™, that leverage OneFS and clustered storage, providing the highest levels of data protection and automated data management.


More information about OmniBus Systems' digital asset management, automation and transmission technology is available online at www.omnibus.tv.


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About OmniBus Systems

OmniBus Systems provides broadcasting, cable and satellite organizations with comprehensive automation and media content management solutions that address every area of television-related operations. Its newsroom, content and workflow automation solutions include acquisition and recording of rich media material, low-resolution editing, media asset management and playout. OmniBus is a global company with headquarters in the United Kingdom and offices in the United States, Germany and Singapore. More information is available at www.omnibus.tv.


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