European Storage Vendor Bridgeworks Signs Anacomp To Deliver European Service And Support For Its Data Transfer Products

Berkshire, UK – 9 November 2004 – Bridgeworks, a leading enabler of cost-effective storage networking data transfer products today announced a new European contract with independent service and support company Anacomp, Inc.. Anacomp, through its Multi-Vendor Services program, will offer European Call Centre facilities, incorporating Help Desk Support, Depot Services and On-Site Maintenance to Bridgeworks customers as an authorised and accredited support partner.

Bridgeworks has strategically partnered with Anacomp for the provision of maintenance services, delivered through a European field service force of over 250 trained technicians.

“Bridgeworks has helped businesses worldwide cost-effectively to adopt the latest standards by making their existing storage systems compatible with Fibre Channel, iSCSI and other emerging technologies. To enhance this offering we wanted to add value to our customers through a high standard of service and support for our products,” said David Trossell, CEO of Bridgeworks. “We contracted Anacomp to provide service and support in Europe because they have an excellent reputation. We believe that the combined relationship will provide our customers with a very strong all-round offering.”

Paul Elstone, Anacomp’s Vice President, MVS Business Development International said, “Original Equipment Manufacturers continue to recognise the true value of our independent services on a Europe wide level resulting in new opportunities and partnerships for Anacomp. We are delighted that Bridgeworks have selected us to enhance the value of their product portfolio.”

The new agreement starts with immediate effect and includes support in Germany, Italy, France, the Nordics and the UK as well as other European countries.

About Bridgeworks
With over twenty years experience in the protocol bridge and SCSI market, Bridgeworks’ mission is to enable both large and small organisations to embrace technologies that have traditionally been beyond their financial reach. Bridgeworks provides its customers with maximum return on investment from existing storage infrastructures, offers the highest levels of performance and reliability, and unmatched value. The resulting improvements enable users to manage their data archives with ease while focusing on running the business rather than the technical infrastructure. From its UK base Bridgeworks has already helped businesses worldwide in government, education, financial, and other vertical sectors to adopt the latest standards by making their existing storage systems compatible with technologies such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI without disruption and with minimal investment. Bridgeworks products include the Tamar Fibre Channel Bridge, Potomac iSCSI Bridges, SCSI Converters, and Library Partitioning Modules.

For further information please contact +44 (0) 870 121 0708 or sales@4bridgeworks.com. www.4bridgeworks.com

About Anacomp
Anacomp provides Multi-Vendor Services and Information Management Solutions to thousands of businesses and organizations worldwide. Anacomp Multi-Vendor Services partners with Original Equipment Manufacturers to provide authorized vendor-neutral support of storage equipment, network devices, specialty systems and peripherals. Multi-Vendor Services includes Call Center Support, On-Site Maintenance, Depot Services, Logistics, Training, and Micro-Imaging Resources. Anacomp Information Management Solutions provides secure capture, management, storage/preservation and delivery of critical information. Information Management Solutions includes docHarbor(R) Web Presentment, Valise(TM) Content Management, Input, Micrographic and Conversion Services. Founded in 1968, Anacomp, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, USA with international headquarters in Wokingham, UK.

For more information, visit Anacomp’s web site at www.anacomp.com




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