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Rorke Data Achieves ISO 13485:2003 Certification

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data storage and server integration specialist Rorke Data, a subsidiary of San Jose-based Bell Microproducts, Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM), has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification. The worldwide medical device and diagnostic imaging community developed ISO 13485:2003 in an effort to standardize quality management systems across the supply base. Over the past 22 years, Rorke Data has become a leading supplier of data storage systems, components, servers and network infrastructure solutions to the worldwide Healthcare and Imaging system and application manufacturers.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Data storage and server integration specialist Rorke Data, a subsidiary of San Jose-based Bell Microproducts, Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM), has achieved ISO 13485:2003 certification. The worldwide medical device and diagnostic imaging community developed ISO 13485:2003 in an effort to standardize quality management systems across the supply base. Over the past 22 years, Rorke Data has become a leading supplier of data storage systems, components, servers and network infrastructure solutions to the worldwide Healthcare and Imaging system and application manufacturers.

"We are excited to offer our medical customers a Quality Management System compliant with the requirements of ISO 13485:2003 for medical devices," said Fred Coller, Director of Quality Management at Rorke Data. "Our 13485 Quality Management System was built on the strengths already contained in our 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems, with some additional requirements for the medical industry. Whatever devices they produce, medical device manufacturers have a responsibility to consistently deliver devices that are safe and effective. ISO 13485:2003 is the international standard recognized for medical device Quality Management Systems registration."

"As high-capacity data storage systems, along with high-bandwidth servers and network products, emerge as integrated key components of an overall medical device or imaging solution, earning the ISO 13485:2003 certification instills confidence in our partners," said Tim Hanscom, Vice President of Healthcare Sales at Rorke Data. "Our customers are leading Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Device OEMs; they rely on us as subcontractor, and with ISO 13485 certification, they can effectively monitor our commitment to this important quality system enhancement."

Rorke Data provides Healthcare Industry OEMs, hospitals and clinics a range of custom and off-the-shelf data storage, server and network solutions complemented with a full suite of related pro-services such as pre-site analysis, installation and post sales support options.

About Rorke Data

Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, DVD, tape and optical libraries. Rorke leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms to deliver high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed and content-rich media application environments. We back our products with comprehensive global professional services. Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is a subsidiary of Bell Microproducts, San Jose, CA, and is composed of four divisions: Healthcare & Diagnostic Imaging, Digital Video & Broadcast, Digital Prepress & Publishing, as well as a Technical & Professional Services division. More information about Rorke Data can be found at http://www.rorke.com. Rorke Data is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts, Inc. (Nasdaq: BELM).

For more information, contact: Rorke Data, Inc., 9700 West 76th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55344; 800/328-8147 or 952/829-0300; fax: 952/829-0988; website: http://www.rorke.com.

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