Dot Hill's SANnet Speeds Access to Online X-Rays

Carlsbad, California, UNITED STATES


CARLSBAD, Calif., April 15, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Dot Hill today announced that Oldelft Benelux BV, a Dutch systems integrator, has installed Dot Hill's SANnet(r) storage system at the Royal Bronovo Hospital in The Netherlands. Hospitals and medical centers worldwide are increasingly using online imaging technology, which prompts the need for fast, reliable data storage systems.

"The ability to view current and historical X-rays simultaneously gives doctors a broader picture of a patient's medical health," said Guido Geerts, managing director of Oldelft Benelux. "Dot Hill's SANnet systems integrated with Rogan Medical Systems' HyperPACS product suite help physicians make better and faster diagnoses."

"Dot Hill continues to play an important role in the medical imaging marketplace because our SANnet systems provide continuous access to information with virtually no downtime," said Bert van der Woning, Dot Hill's Managing Director EMEA. "Our inroads in this sector are greatly assisted by our experienced network of resellers including Oldelft in The Netherlands."

Dot Hill's industry leading, carrier-class SANnet 7124 Fibre Channel storage systems ensure that information is protected and continuously available. Test results show that SANnet storage systems deliver 99.9998+ percent uptime, that's just 45 seconds unplanned downtime per year -- leading the industry in reliability, availability and survivability. Specifically, the fabric-optimized SANnet 7124 offers higher bandwidth through two redundant pairs of fabric connections between itself and the switch in a storage area network. This results in better performance, more data paths and higher redundancy.

About Dot Hill

Dot Hill (NYSE:HIL) is a leading independent provider of storage networking solutions. Its SANnet product line includes storage area networks, MIL-STD-810F and NEBS Level 3 certified systems. The Axis Storage Manager(tm) family of products enables companies to enhance their existing IT infrastructures without replacing them regardless of what storage is used. Axis also provides mirroring, remote replication and disaster recovery options for mission-critical applications. Dot Hill's customers include many of the world's leading Internet service providers, telecommunications companies and government agencies. Dot Hill is an ISO 9002 certified company, and its Web site is www.dothill.com.

About Oldelft Benelux BV

Oldelft Benelux has been well known for its expertise in medical imaging for over 70 years and represents several large international medical manufacturers of high quality, sophisticated imaging products in the Netherlands including Rogan Medical Systems' HyperPACS product suite. Oldelft Benelux BV is based in The Netherlands and its Web site is www.oldelftbenelux.nl.

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, SANnet and Axis Storage Manager are all trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp. All other products and names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include the future availability of SANnet and the amount of revenue to be realized by Dot Hill due to its alliances with Oldelft Benelux. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include: the terms of the relationship with Oldelft Benelux, which do not provide for any minimum purchase amount and allow for the return of product under certain circumstances, and any unforeseen technological, intellectual property or engineering issues and changing customer preferences. However, there are many other risks not listed here that may affect the future business of Dot Hill, as well as the forward-looking statements contained herein. To learn about such risks and uncertainties, you should read the risk factors set forth in the forms 10K and 10Q recently filed by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.



        

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