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Dot Hill, Adobe, Autodesk and ALT Systems Showcase Video Post-Production Solutions at 2013 NAB Show

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LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NAB Show 2013, Booth SL 11508) -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:HILL), a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced its award-winning AssuredSAN™ 4000 Series storage will be featured in four different solutions at NAB Show 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 8-11. Through these end-to-end video post-production workflow demonstrations, NAB Show attendees will see first-hand why so many experts rely on the "wicked fast" AssuredSAN storage platform for their media and entertainment applications.

Offering a winning combination of fast, reliable storage which integrates easily into existing post-production environments to support improved collaboration, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series increases productivity across multiple workstations. With blazing speed and full support for Windows, OS X and Linux environments, Dot Hill AssuredSAN solutions are ideal for workflows using Adobe® Premiere® Pro software, Apple® Final Cut Pro, Autodesk® Flame Premium software, or any application that demands extreme video streaming performance and proven reliability.

"Adobe Premiere Pro allows editors to work natively in real-time with mobile, DSLR, HD and RAW formats," said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. "The powerful performance of the AssuredSAN 4000 Series and the robust features of Adobe Premiere Pro such as Warp Stabilizer, dynamic timeline trimming, and expanded multi-cam editing, make it easy for editors to meet the most challenging production deadlines."

NAB Show attendees will see a 192 terabyte Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage system powering a StorNext SAN. Running simultaneous demos on three different platforms, this single storage system will illustrate a true end-to-end dailies / editorial / finishing pipeline:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro – software, running with Windows 8 showcases an inexpensive and easy-to-configure editing platform. New native Windows 8 file sharing software eliminates the need for third party file sharing software.
  • Colorfront On-Set Dailies – This complete demo sponsored by ALT Systems, a Dot Hill authorized reseller specializing in media and entertainment, will be showcasing Colorfront On-Set Dailies software in a Windows environment and AssuredSAN storage. Unparalleled RAID security, battery-free cache backup, and MIL SPEC vibration compliance make Dot Hill the perfect storage for the rigors of on-set data backup and digital dailies creation.
  • Final Cut Pro – Dot Hill will be showcasing its proprietary 8Gb Fibre Channel AssuredSAN storage with a Mac Pro workstation platform running Final Cut Pro X post-production editing software. Dot Hill will demonstrate the performance advantages, with metrics, of AssuredSAN storage with Final Cut Pro.
  • Autodesk Flame Premium – Autodesk integrates Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage as part of the turnkey industry-standard Autodesk Flame software. Autodesk and Dot Hill will be demonstrating the latest version of Autodesk Flame Premium with AssuredSAN storage on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 workstation.

"Through our numerous industry partnerships, Dot Hill can offer highly compelling solutions in the media and entertainment marketplace, which is why we are gaining momentum in this space," said Jim Jonez, senior director of marketing, Dot Hill. "With accelerated read-write performance and tremendous versatility, the AssuredSAN 4000 Series supports virtually any post-production environment including Mac OS X, Linux and Windows."

About the AssuredSAN 4000

Designed to accelerate streaming, the Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4000 Series is fully optimized for today's advanced HD, 2K and 4K workflows. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series shared-storage solution allows post-production editors to leverage and access the same video assets from multiple editing suites at the same time. Using high-speed 8Gb Fibre Channel, Dot Hill's AssuredSAN 4000 linear performance models speed up production and rendering, while virtually eliminating dropped frames.

The Dot Hill rock solid AssuredSAN storage portfolio offers up to 384 terabytes of capacity in a single system, great ease-of-use and up to 99.999 percent reliability. The AssuredSAN 4000 Series features the latest storage networking technologies such as 8Gb Fibre Channel and 6Gb SAS.

Additionally, Dot Hill AssuredSAN storage systems feature the company's patented EcoStor™ "green" battery-free alternative for cache memory, which leverages a combination of super capacitors and flash memory that outlasts traditional batteries nearly fivefold. Business benefits include lower maintenance and disposal costs and reduced server and application down-time due to scheduled battery replacement and maintenance.

Dot Hill will also co-sponsor four mini-REDucation events which are being offered by HP, Adobe and RED on April 8-9 at the conference.

About NAB Show

NAB Show is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About Dot Hill

Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com/nab.

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Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts 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 from those expressed or implied by the statements. For a discussion of risks and uncertainties that Dot Hill may face, please consult the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dot Hill. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made and Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances.

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CONTACT: Steve Sturgeon Lutz PR 858-472-5669 ssturgeon@san.rr.com Company Contact: Ruth Macdonald Marketing Communications Manager 303-845-3364 ruth.macdonald@dothill.com

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