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Turner Entertainment turns to Quantum as part of broadcast archive system

Turner Entertainment Networks has installed the new Quantum SDLT 600A data tape system in its broadcast center in Atlanta.

The SDLT 600A is MXF-aware, enabling videotape-like access to sub-clips by time code, fast access to the metadata stored on the tape and a high level of interoperability between applications and environments. With built-in Gigabit Ethernet capability, the SDLT 600A is network-attached, permitting direct access by every workstation and server on any network.

Quantum specifically developed the SDLT 600A in response to broadcasters’ and video professionals’ increasingly critical demands to store the growing volume of data produced as they transition from traditional videotape-based operations to all-digital file-based workflows for content origination, production and playout.

The SDLT 600A combines three key features critical in this environment: a tape-based file system, network-attached storage and MXF awareness. Each cartridge carries its own file system directory at the beginning of each tape. This allows each cartridge to be directly accessible by applications on the network without needing any other software.

The SDLT 600A connects to any Ethernet network at gigabit speeds, providing direct access to files via its built-in FTP server through standard browsers. The integration of MXF enables the SDLT 600A to support file-based workflows and provide productivity enhancement to facility operations.

See Quantum at NAB2006 in booth SU783 and SU01-MR, or visit www.quantum.com.

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