New Omneon Spectrum MediaDirector 4202

March 22, 2006

Omneon will introduce at NAB2006 a new MediaDirector component within its Spectrum product line. The new MediaDirector 4202 incorporates the latest advanced IT-based components including multiple IEEE 1394b (800Mb/s) busses for more real-time data throughput, six Fibre Channel connectors for additional Fibre Channel storage bandwidth, and two additional Gigabit Ethernet ports.

At NAB2006 Omneon will extend its multiformat HD capabilities by adding support for Avid's DNxHD format. With this system upgrade, any Omneon Spectrum system will be able to record and playback DNxHD files using Avid's DNxchange codec device. Recorded DNxHD clips are immediately available for editing by Avid editing systems, and finished clips exported to the Spectrum server can be immediately played out.

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