Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Quantum unveils new storage options
Quantum will introduce new, smaller alternatives with increased storage capacity at the upcoming NAB2007 that are specifically designed for professional video and today's increasingly popular file-based workflows.
The company's new SuperLoader 3A autoloader data tape system holds 16 tape cartridges, providing up to 4.8TB of removable networked storage in a compact 2RU chassis. Fully automated, each 300GB cartridge, which can hold more than six hours of 100Mb/s HD content, is accessible simply by navigating the file directories with any browser or FTP tool of choice. MXF-aware capabilities permit video tape-like access to subclips by time code and provide a unique level of interoperability between applications and environments.
Quantum's ProVideo A-Series data tape drives combine the established benefits of data tape archiving with videotape's convenience and accessibility. Offering a built-in GigE port, A-Series drives are network-attached, so they can be directly connected to any network and accessed by every edit workstation, networked server, graphics devices and other computer-based video equipment on the network.
For more information, visit www.quantum.com.