WNET Installs Avid-Certified Storage Solution

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<p><strong>Amherst, N.Y. &mdash; May 31</strong><br />ATTO Technology Inc., a global provider of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, has announced that the Avid-approved ATTO FastStream SC 5300 RAID Storage Controller appliance has been installed at Thirteen/WNET NY for use in an existing Avid post-production environment. </p><p>Unlike other RAID products on the market, the FastStream SC 5300 is a stand-alone external device that integrates<br />into new or existing storage environments. </p><p>The FastStream SC 5300 has been certified with Avid MediaDock Ultra320 storage systems.&nbsp; </p><p>Once installed, existing unprotected video is protected from disk failure while maintaining performance of existing workflows.&nbsp; </p><p>FastStream SC 5300 was specifically designed to handle the demanding real-time needs for digital content creation.<br /><br />The existing storage at Thirteen/WNET could only record about four hours of material. In addition, the station keeps clients&#39; materials for almost two weeks, and they could store only two client&#39;s materials at a time on the existing disk system.&nbsp; </p><p>The company needed the ability to expand storage on the fly and to easily disconnect one client&#39;s storage and connect another&#39;s over a fiber channel connection.</p><p>The company also required fast performance for high-speed access to shows being edited, and it wanted to keep its existing storage environment.&nbsp; </p><p>The studio integrated the ATTO FastStream Storage Controller to its existing Avid storage environment and was able to add capacity as needed.<br /><br />&quot;High-definition, uncompressed, nonlinear editing requires large amounts of storage,&quot; said Jeff Dockendorff, Thirteen/WNET associate director of engineering. &quot;Each second takes about 160MB at 10-bit uncompressed. That expands to about 10GB/minute and 600GB/hour.&quot; </p><p>The FastStream SC 5300 is a stand-alone appliance that addresses customer needs to add RAID protection to critical data without suffering the performance impact associated with more traditional solutions. </p><p>Demanding applications such as high-definition video editing and 2K digital production can take advantage of the more than 480 MB/second performance provided by the FastStream SC 5300.<br /><br />&quot;Our relationship with Thirteen/WNET is a shining example for the post-production world,&quot; said Tom Kolniak, ATTO manager of products. &quot;If your storage workflow is lacking data protection, you run the risk of losing significant amounts of time and money in edited content should<br />disk storage fail. Adding the FastStream Storage Controller to your storage provides data protection and allows you to expand storage as you need it, all while maintaining the same performance levels as when<br />your data was unprotected.&quot;</p>

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