ATL Products Awarded Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) General Services Agreement (GSA) Through DLT Solutions

Sunday, July 5, 1998
ATL Reseller Channel to Utilize DLT's GSA Schedule for Automated Storage Libraries Provided to the Federal Government Market

Irvine, Calif., July 27, 1998---ATL Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATLPA) and DLT Solutions announced today that they will team together with local ATL resellers to provide automated DLTtape libraries for networked computers to the Federal government market through a GSA Schedule. DLT Solutions, a premier GSA Schedule Reseller, has added the complete suite of ATL libraries on its Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) General Services Administration (GSA) contract: #GS-35F-4543G.  

"In establishing this relationship with DLT Solutions, we have given the Federal government user the ability to receive local sales and support from ATLís reseller network, and nationwide, efficient purchasing through a GSA Schedule," said Bob Merkert, ATL Government Region Manager. "The GSA Schedule vehicle enables ATLís reseller partners to provide the support our government customers need while taking advantage of DLTís pre-negotiated pricing and expedient procurement processes. As a result, all parties involved benefit from the GSA Schedule." 

"We are thrilled with this opportunity to complement the efforts of ATL's strong, local reseller base to provide top-notch products and services to our federal customers," said Craig Abod, vice president of DLT Solutions. "As DLT Solutions is recognized in the federal marketplace for delivering technical configuration support, easy ordering, and competitive pricing, we hope to be a valuable resource for ATL and its reseller community." 

GSA Schedule 

ATL Libraries Included in GSA Schedule: 

PowerStor L500 Automated DLT Library: 

The PowerStor L500 is one of the companyís newest automated DLT libraries targeted to small to mid-sized UNIX and NT LAN applications. It is positioned as the highest performing library in its class, featuring up to 3 DLT drives and 14 DLT cartridges for 54 gigabytes per hour performance and 490 gigabytes of storage capacity. It is cost-effective, compact and easy-to-use delivering plug-and-play compatibility. 

P1000 Series Automated DLT Library: 

The P1000 Series automated DLT library is a cost-effective solution for mid-range storage requirements featuring up to 4 DLT drives and 30 cartridges for 72 gigabytes per hour performance and 1.05 terabytes of storage capacity. It represents the industry's first libraries that utilize PCI expansion bus technology to support user-installable Fibre Channel adapters, Gigabit network adapters, single-board computers and tape array controllers.  

7100 Series Automated DLT Library: 

The 7100 Series automated DLT library is targeted at storage intensive applications in business-critical environments. It fulfills the need for a multi-terabyte storage system with the speed and reliability to provide continuous data access for hundreds of networked users. They feature up to 7 DLT drives and 100 cartridges for 126 gigabytes per hour performance and 3.5 terabytes of storage capacity.  

520 Series Automated DLT Library: 

The 520 Series automated DLT library provides mid-range and client/server users with highly reliable, scalable and flexible automated data storage. It features up to 4 DLT drives and 52 cartridges for 72 gigabytes per hour performance and 1.8 terabytes of storage capacity. The 520 is a powerful, yet compact workhorse, having achieved twice the reliability versus competitive systems. 

2640 Series Automated DLT Library: 

The 2640 Series is the world's first automated DLT library that features extraordinary scalability, massive capacity and performance for enterprise-wide applications. It features from 3 to 9 DLT drives and up to 264 cartridges for 162 gigabytes per hour performance and 9.24 terabytes of storage capacity. The 2640 has earned Network Magazineís prestigious 1998 "Product of the Year" award. 

P3000 Series Automated DLT Library: 

The P3000 Series automated DLT library is targeted at storage intensive applications featuring up to 16 DLT drives and 332 cartridges for 288 gigabytes per hour performance and 11.6 terabytes of storage capacity. It is the industryís first library featuring a High Availability (HA) design and PCI expansion bus technology that supports industry-standard adapter cards and single-board computers. 

GSA Schedule 

About DLT Solutions

Founded in 1991, DLT Solutions delivers best of class technology solutions to federal, state and municipal governments and businesses from its headquarters in Herndon, VA. To achieve that mission, DLT has tightly integrated itself with some of the most prominent IT Software and hardware manufacturers in the world, including Autodesk,GoogleNetAppOracleQuest SoftwareRed HatSolarWinds and Symantec, among others. With its product portfolio, multiple procurement vehicles and award-winning track record, DLT confidently supports public sector clients in the technology implementation required to achieve their agency missions. DLT was recently honored as number one in the Term Software License category in the GSA IT Catalog of Top IT Contractors on GSA Schedule 70. For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 888-358-4472; email or visit

About ATL Products 

ATL is recognized worldwide as a market innovator in the design, manufacturing and service of automated DLT library systems having earned a reputation for superb quality and reliability. Delivering library systems through OEMs and a worldwide network of authorized resellers, ATL ships a large percentage of the worldís DLT libraries. The DLT market is growing rapidly and ATL is at the forefront with thousands of library systems currently installed worldwide. 

Serving the world market for storage automation, corporate headquarters for ATL Products is in Irvine, California. At the site is one of the world's largest manufacturing facilities dedicated to DLT automation. Sales and service are provided throughout major cities in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information, call ATL Products at (714) 774-6900, or browse the company website at 

DLTtape is a claimed trademark of Quantum Corporation in the United States and other countries. 

This news release contains statements which may be deemed to be forward looking. The actual results of the ATL may differ materially and will depend on its performance which could be adversely affected by such factors as unexpected shortages of critical components, short product lives, the timing and market acceptance of planned new product introductions, competition (including new and directly competitive products from others), and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products by both distribution channels and end-user customers. 

For a discussion of such factors, see Risk Factors and Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in ATL's most recent Form 10-K (Commission File No. 000-22037).