Server and storage functions optimised


Avid recently released three advanced server and storage products that offer increased cost-effective access, greater flexibility, increased storage capacity and better workflow integration.

The next-generation AirSpeed 5000 video server, new Avid ISIS 2000 near-line storage solution and Avid ISIS 7000 v4.0 all significantly extend ingest, production and playback speed and capacity.

AirSpeed 5000 features new codec flexibility with Avid DNxHD playback included in HD versions, Avid production workflow integration, and new, high-availability features such as advanced RAID 50 protection for reliable operation. Supporting production workflow and playback, this system accelerates HD and SD workflow with ingest and playout of multiple video formats. It also delivers reliable master control service while supporting standalone operation with Avid and third-party editing systems for smaller news production environments.

A new, cost-effective near-line storage solution that works with Avid Interplay, ISIS 2000 provides enterprise-wide search, browse, access and management of media that expands media access and augments real-time production. Situated between online production storage and archive, this unique high-density, disk-based storage system lets customers economically extend their media library and optimise their overall storage investment while maintaining direct workflow linkage with editorial production.

Avid has doubled the storage capacity in the newest release of the industry-leading Avid ISIS 7000, with the new i4000 storage blade. Supporting up to 24 ISIS Engines in a single ISIS 7000 system, raw capacity is raised to 1.53PB.

“These latest additions to the Avid server and storage line offer greater flexibility, storage capacity, better workflow integration and a more affordable range of choices,’ said Dana Ruzicka, vice president of segment and product marketing at Avid. “Media professionals in networked production environments all over the world rely on these solutions to raise the quality and profitability of their businesses.’

Screen Africa magazine – July 2012


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