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HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Input/Output, Inc. (NYSE: IO) today
announced preliminary results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2004.
Total revenues are expected to be approximately $80 million and earnings per
diluted share are expected to be in the range of breakeven to $0.03 cents per
share. This compares to prior guidance of revenues ranging between $75 and
$85 million and earnings per diluted share ranging between $0.06 and $0.10.

I/O Chief Executive Officer, Bob Peebler said, “Even though our sales were
in the range we expected, higher margin land systems and data library sales
were delayed and were replaced with lower margin product sales. This combined
with higher than expected start-up expenses with some new product
introductions resulted in operating income below our expectations. I am
satisfied that the fundamental drivers of our business model remain solid.
Our VectorSeis System sales goal of $40+ million for the year is on track, and
GXT’s business for both high end processing and Integrated Solution Services
(ISS) is expanding. I believe that this quarter’s shortfall is more of a
reflection of the difficulties of managing a lumpy business than anything
fundamental to our longer term success.

“With regard to the full year, we had previously given guidance of 20 – 25
cents. We believe the low end of that range is a reasonable target but will
give a more complete view during our regular October 28th third quarter
conference call,” added Peebler.

These third quarter results are preliminary, subject to the company’s
management and independent auditors completing their customary quarterly
closing and review procedures.

CONFERENCE CALL

I/O has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at 9:00
a.m. eastern time. To participate in the conference call, dial 303-262-2141
at least 10 minutes before the call begins and ask for the Input/Output
conference call. A replay of the call will be available approximately two
hours after the live broadcast ends and will be accessible until October 12,
2004. To access the replay, dial 303-590-3000 and use pass code 11010987.

Investors, analysts and the general public will also have the opportunity
to listen to the conference call live over the Internet by visiting
http://www.i-o.com . Also, an archive of the web cast will be available
shortly after the call on the company’s website for approximately 90 days.

I/O is the world’s leading, technology-only seismic services provider. The
company provides cutting-edge seismic acquisition equipment, software, and
planning and seismic processing services to the global oil and gas industry.
The company’s technologies are applied in both land and marine environments,
in traditional 2D and 3D surveys, and in rapidly growing areas like time-lapse
(4D) reservoir monitoring and full-wave imaging. I/O has offices in the United
States, Canada, Europe, China, Russia and the Middle East. Additional
information is available at http://www.i-o.com .

The information included herein contains certain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking
statements include statements concerning capital outlays by E&P companies and
seismic contractors, future VectorSeis revenues, and fourth quarter revenues,
gross margin, and net income per share. Actual results may vary materially
from those described in these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking
statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the timing and
development of the Company’s products and services and market acceptance of
the Company’s new and revised product offerings; risks associated with the
Company’s restructuring program; risks associated with competitor’s product
offerings and pricing pressures resulting there from; the Company’s inability
to produce products to preserve and increase market share; and technological
and marketplace changes affecting the Company’s product line. Additional risk
factors, which could affect actual results, are disclosed by the Company from
time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACTS:
J. Michael Kirksey

Chief Financial Officer

Input/Output (281) 879-3672

Jack Lascar, Partner

Karen Roan, Vice President

DRG&E (713) 529-6600