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Omneon Acquires Castify Networks

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Last Updated: December 13, 2007 4:28 pm GMT
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(SUNNYVALE, California--December 13, 2007) Omneon, Inc., a leading provider of media server and active storage systems for the broadcast and digital content storage markets, today announced that it has acquired Castify Networks, a provider of software-based solutions for managing the distribution of digital content over the Internet and private Intranets.

Castify’s end-to-end software solutions enable enterprises and service providers to build scalable, easy-to-manage, and cost-efficient service delivery platforms for content distribution over public and private networks. Castify’s EBN and CBN products, built on SOA principles, allow companies to virtualize services across globally distributed locations, enabling fast service access, high performance, and high availability. Castify’s modular product suite forms the foundation of a digital content delivery platform to distribute, monitor, and manage media assets from any location.

“As our customers move to file-based workflows, our strategy is to provide the digital content infrastructure they need to efficiently and cost-effectively manage their assets,” said Joe Kennedy, president and CEO of Omneon, Inc. “Castify’s full-featured distribution management infrastructure combined with our digital content storage systems will provide our customers with an integrated solution for managing media across their networks, however large and extended they might be.”

“Our two companies have already demonstrated the ability to work closely together with great results,” said Jörg Nonnenmacher, CEO of Castify Networks. “At NAB2007 we announced our support of the Omneon MediaGrid active storage system and Spectrum media server platform. Now we will have the opportunity to capitalize on the synergy with even more tightly integrated solutions, which ultimately will provide greater value to all of our customers.”

As broadcasters and other media companies adopt file-based workflows, there is a growing need to be able to manage and distribute their content throughout their own internal networks and over the Internet to growing numbers of business partners. Castify’s distribution infrastructure combined with Omneon digital content storage systems will provide customers with an integrated solution for managing media across their extended networks.


About Castify Networks
Castify is a U.K.-headquartered software company providing an open service delivery platform built on SOA principles that allows companies to virtualize services across globally distributed locations. Castify’s EBN and CBN platforms are designed to deliver fast service access, high performance, and high availability for distributed services. Castify provides for lower total cost of ownership through multiservice virtualization in remote locations and fully centralized service management. Information on Castify regarding its technology and products is available at www.castify.net.

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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