Avid Technology claims to have shattered major real-time storage barriers by introducing an open storage initiative that allows customers to run third-party applications on its storage systems and by offering massive increases to its entire shared-storage line.
The leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management and distribution solutions says that companies can now use virtually any third-party Mac OS X or Windows XP content creation tool with its Avid VideoRAID and Avid Unity product families.
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In addition, Avid has tripled the storage headroom of its Unity ISIS system to 192 terabytes and doubled the capacity for the Unity MediaNetwork and LANshare systems.
"By extending the openness of our storage systems, media professionals can collaborate with greater efficiency - regardless of the tools they use - and also take advantage of new innovations... With major increases to the capacity and bandwidth of our shared-storage systems, we now offer the most comprehensive, scalable, and open family of high-performance storage solutions on the market," says Dana Ruzicka, vice president of Post Solutions at Avid.
As part of the new open storage initiative, all Avid Unity systems will offer greater storage capacity through the use of 500Gb drives,
boosting overall system performance to provide higher bandwidth with fewer drives.