Trace Affex has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with DAX Archiving Solutions for the Trace Affex CD/DVD jukebox product line -- a Cygnet product line acquired by Trace Affex earlier this year. Under terms of their agreement, DAX Archiving Solutions will have the exclusive marketing rights to the id100/DVD100 jukebox product line manufactured by Trace Affex -- and will incorporate the jukeboxes into its smartDAX product line.
Prior to the agreement, DAX was already using the jukeboxes in its network-attached smartDAX 100 and smartDAX 200 systems. The two companies will also explore the possibility of manufacturing complete smartDAX 100 and smartDAX 200 units, including net-attach hardware and software, at the Trace Affex facility in San Jose. The agreement takes effect on October 1, 2001.