Proavio Introduces New Dual Controller 8G Fibre Channel Video RAID Array at NAB 2012

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA, April 16, 2012– NAB 2012, Booth SL8720 - Enhance Technology, a leading developer of professional storage solutions for digital content creation, today announced the release of UltraStor™ DS316F8. A new dual controller, 8G Fibre video storage platform designed for high resolution editing, grading and visual effects creation. UltraStor™ DS316F8 delivers the ultimate in rock-solid system reliability, redundancy and unmatched performance for any mission-critical, post-production workflow. An active-active, dual 8G, 8-channel, Fibre controller system design provides users with continuous availability of media files at data transfer rates up to 1800MB/s in RAID 5 mode. A dual-port, 6G SAS expansion bus offers massive growth capabilities by simply adding multiple 16-disk expansion nodes (up to 192TB). The DS316F8 features a self monitoring thermal controlled cooling system that provides a perfect balance of cooling and fan-speed noise for sensitive studio environments.


Make the DS316F8 the centerpiece of your editing, color grading or visual effects Facility. UltraStor™ DS316F8 gives users the ability to spend more time being creative and less time optimizing computer technology to meet their unique workflow demands. Empower your SAN with the speed and reliability needed for today’s high-resolution post and VFX workflows. Achieve smooth, real-time playback of complex visual effects compositions, preview projects at full native resolution and gain higher track counts in the edit process - all while enjoying fail-safe, redundant RAID protection of your client’s valuable digital assets.


The DS316F8 Features:
- Dual-controller, 8G Fibre Channel Storage Array for Post
- Features (8) FC SFP Ports for Data Rates up to 1800MB/s in RAID 5
- Dual 6G SAS Expansion Ports Offer up to 192TB of Total Capacity
- Designed for High-performance Computing, Fibre Channel SAN, Editing, Grading, VFX and Finishing Workflows
- Supports Mac OS, Windows and Linux workstations & server

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