Harris Expands Nexio

Harris Corp. has expanded storage capacity 33 percent in its Nexio line of SAN storage arrays for the same price as previous lower capacity units. The enhancement provides storage of up to 96 TB, allowing users to retain up to 14,000 hours of MPEG-2 12 Mbps content, or 3,600 hours of Sony XDCAM HD422 content.

The company attributes the increase in capacity to the development of 600 GB hard drives.

“Video bandwidth has increased dramatically with HD, along with the associated demand for storage,” said Brian Cabeceiras, vice president of strategic marketing and technology at Harris Broadcast Communications. “Our additional capacity is ideal for broadcasters working with valuable, high-bandwidth assets including HD content for news, sports, production and programming.”

Harris has also announced an increase in storage capacity for its Nexio Amp product, taking capacity from 3.75 TB up to 10 TB.