11.01.2004 03:10 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Studio Network Solutions offers storage systems for real-time editing

The globalSAN X-16, from Studio Network Solutions, offers 4TB of storage and 32 streams of DV or eight streams of uncompressed SD video using Apple's Final Cut Pro.
Studio Network Solutions has released its globalSAN X-8 and X-16 fully configured iSCSI SAN solutions. The solutions support Macintosh and Windows.

The globalSAN X-8 is an eight-bay, four-user package with 2TB of SATA storage. The globalSAN X-16 is a 16-bay, six-user package with 4TB of SATA storage. Both systems include licenses of iSANmp volume sharing software and can be upgraded to support additional users/storage.

The systems employ iSCSI to enable an IP-based storage area network (SAN). The technology enables a high-speed, storage solution that is capable of spanning nearly any IP network.

The globalSAN X-16 delivers 32 streams of DV or eight streams of uncompressed SD video using Apple's Final Cut Pro. The globalSAN X-8 offers 128 tracks of 24-bit/48k playback per workstation using Pro Tools. Either system can be upgraded to support additional users.

One of the key advantages of the globalSAN line of products is its ability to offer block-level access to data over widely deployed IP-based networks, allowing secure and easy access over local, metropolitan, or wide area networks. For example, by installing a globalSAN system, a company in New York will not only be able to securely share data among its local users, but it can also share production information with a sister-company in Los Angeles, or backup to a remote storage location.

For more information, visit www.studionetworksolutions.com.

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