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Nov 27

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Nov. 27, 2007 -- Omneon, Inc., a leading provider of flexible media server and active storage systems, has named Toronto-based Majortech its master systems integrator for Canada. All sales of Omneon equipment to customers in Canada will be directed through Majortech, which will also provide service to other resellers and systems integrators serving the area. In addition, Majortech will be responsible for spares provisioning, as well as installation and technical support in Canada on behalf of Omneon.


“Like Omneon, we pride ourselves on serving the needs of our customers, and Omneon brings a real commitment to product quality and technology innovation that matches the needs of the industry,” said Ken Stelmakowich, president of Majortech. “The Omneon server and storage systems address the need for flexibility and expandability while also helping our customers to transition to file-based workflows.”


One significant Canadian broadcaster that has already gained from the collaboration of Majortech and Omneon is Global Television Networks, located in Calgary. Global is the third largest television broadcaster in Canada, with 16 English-language stations broadcasting to 94 percent of English-speaking households in Canada. As part of a floor-to-ceiling upgrade overseen by Majortech, Omneon Spectrum™ media servers are at the heart of Global‘s broadcast system.


The Spectrum system‘s open-architecture and modular design make it highly scalable, ideal for a growing operation like Global‘s. “One of the reasons the system has worked so well for Global has been its ability to expand easily so that we can continue to add components and storage without ever having to take down the system,” Stelmakowich explained. “Global Television keeps growing, and the Omneon Spectrum system grows with it.”


“Majortech will be more than a traditional reseller for Omneon, providing many value-add services including handling a large part of Omneon support calls in Canada,” said Andy Brinck, Omneon director of worldwide channel sales. “Majortech‘s reputation for excellence and its proven industry expertise add up to enhanced value for our products. This appointment reinforces our commitment in Canada and is a relationship that is mutually beneficial to Omneon, to Majortech, and to our customers.”


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About Omneon

Omneon, Inc. is a leading provider of flexible media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum. The company's MediaGrid active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in 45 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at www.omneon.com.

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