Sundance Archive Engine offers low-cost storage

September 17, 2007

Sundance Digital introduced the Archive Engine, a cost-effective archive storage solution designed for broadcast video.

Targeted for small broadcast stations, Archive Engine enables users to easily retrieve archive footage, and spend less time recovering video and managing storage assets.

Built on a 16-drive Avid storage chassis, and based on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, the unit features 500GB SATA drives, a hardware RAID controller, SGL FlashNet and the Sundance Archive Manager software application.

Archive Engine communicates with FlashNet to perform pull, send and delete requests. The Archive Manager application supervises media on the on-air server and nearline storage, deciding which clips should be sent and retrieved from the Archive Engine.

Archive Engine also interfaces with Sundance Digital’s Titan, FastBreak NXT automation and FastBreak NXT XPress automation systems to provide up to 6.37TB of RAID 5 nearline content storage for use in conjunction with any Sundance certified video server.

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