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I/O Partners Sponsors Discreet's Exploration Road Show November 11th at The Magnolia Theatre

Smoke 6.0/Flame 8.0 on Sgi's Tezro Showcased

Irving, Texas October 9, 2003 - I/O Partners is proud to announce the Dallas sponsorship of Discreet's six-city Exploration Road Show. The Magnolia Theatre will be the venue for the November 11th show promoting smoke 6.0 and flame 8.0 on SGI's hottest new visual workstation, Tezro. smoke will also be demonstrated on the Linux operating system and burn & backdraft, Discreet's product offering for storage and networking infrastructure, will be presented as well. The tour's run will cover Chicago, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles.

The powerful new release of smoke 6.0 was re-architected to provide Total Resolution Freedom in a robust non-linear editing and finishing system. This provides editors with complete flexibility to edit media at any resolution, aspect ratio and frame rate in a single timeline, to mix them in compositions and to master to any desired output format. smoke is the only editing system in the industry with real-time 10- and 12-bit 4:4:4 (RGB) media support for uncompressed 2K, HD and SD.

flame 8.0 is Discreet's high performance visual effects system, designed to empower digital artists to work interactively on projects ranging from intensely complex visual effects of feature film to the fast paced sessions of online commercial spots. Digital artists around the world have come to rely on the Academy Award®-winning technology of flame to help them realize their creative visions.

Silicon Graphics Tezro workstation is designed to eliminate many inherent bottlenecks within typical digital video systems by allowing data to be transferred between the various components at much higher rates. It can deliver up to two real-time streams of uncompressed HDTV (1080/24P) at 10-bit/component with superior 4:4:4 (RGB) sampling as well as playback at 2K 10-bits. This makes Tezro one of the highest performing online workstations for high quality HDTV and film post-production.

Bill Porter, I/O's VP Sales stated, " This latest release of smoke offers a fantastic all-in-one integrated creative editing and finishing system with SD to HD scalability and provides unmatched speed. This can definitely mean a high investment return for post facilities choosing the combo of smoke 6.0 or flame 8.0 on SGI's Tezro. We want to concentrate on smoke/flame on Tezro for this new workstation is quite hot at the moment." Register Now

I/O Partners, Inc. is high performance systems integrator based in Irving, Texas with offices in St. Louis and Houston. I/O Partners' solutions are targeted at the users of advanced computing platforms from such computer vendors as Silicon Graphics, Inc. (sgi). I/O Partners has been distinguished as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Dunn and Bradstreet's Entrepreneur publication, is one of the largest integrators of Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc. and is recognized as the leader in innovation for post, broadcast, storage and networking integrations. For more information visit www.iopartners.com