Manufacturers represented in UK & Europe by Polar Graphics are gearing up for an exciting NAB 2016 with the release of new products and features.
Facilis Terrablock – shared storage – Booth SL8811
Facilis will showcase its latest SSD (Solid State Drive) technology, which it has incorporated within the Hybrid24 and SSD8 products. By combining the best of traditional spinning disk technology with enterprise-class SDDs, a hybrid solution offers the best of both worlds and gives users the ability to dynamically assign volumes where performance matters most. Most importantly, users never have to waste valuable space on SSDs with persistent data, since spinning HDs in the same enclosure are used for automated offload and mirroring.
Capacity increases have also been announced across the model line, with substantially lower price points, making TerraBlock accessible to the broadest range of broadcast and corporate users.
“2016 will be a significant year in the development of Facilis products,” says James McKenna VP of Marketing and Pre Sales at Facilis, “Our focus continues to be on streamlined workflows and highest system performance and flexibility, with a lower cost of ownership. At NAB, visitors will find that Facilis is positioned as the very best, most progressive and cost-effective partner for its customers.”
Also showing at NAB will be the newly shipping version of the Facilis FastTracker, a new application designed for cataloging, searching and viewing many media types within Facilis Shared Storage, including all major QuickTime, MP4 and MXF codecs, along with DPX and TARGA image sequences, to name a few.
StorageDNA LTO Archive & DNA fusion with Sony ODA – Booth SL10113
StorageDNA will have the latest DNAevolution software version 4.1 set up on the stand showing the latest features including LTO-7 Compatibility and improved Avid/Adobe Project Archiving and showing the 4K Conform work flow allowing users to save money on hardware infrastructure.
Sony Optical Disk Archive & DNAfusion
StorageDNA are the only company offering Smart Access. DNAfusion is a new storage solution built on Sony’s Optical Disc Archive media and StorageDNA’s media intelligent software. The solution presents a new storage media that is removable and capable of a 50-year archive. However, it is random access with plug n play ability for tasks such as browsing, playing, sub-clipping, transcoding and more.
Stardom Storage – New Thunderbolt Options – Booth SL15216
Stardom will be showing their complete range of products and the new ST2-TB two bay – a new Thunderbolt RAID ideal for video applications providing up to 16TB of storage that has recently been added to the Stardom Thunderbolt range. Stardom will also release new Raid X products. This concept is to upgrade your Raid 5 3G with a Raid X 6G for more speed, security and stability and they will also be demonstrating the DR8-TBA that supports up to 48TB capacity using 8TB drives.
Bluefish444 – EPOCH 4K Video I/O Cards – Booth SL9021
The latest EPOCH | 4K Neutron and Epoch Neutron low profile half length uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O video cards including 4K 60P will be on show on the stand. A new Windows driver update has recently added significant 4K & 2K stereo features for SDI & HDMI workflows involving Adobe, Avid and Assimilate.
The Epoch | 4K Neutron range of products has been upgraded to support the two-sample interleave 4K video mode. SMPTE 425-5 is the industry standard for Quad Link 3Gbps SDI employing two-sample interleave and supported by the industry’s SDI equipped camera and monitor manufacturers.
The Windows upgrade adds 4K HDMI 30fps video and audio preview via the Epoch | 4K Neutron range for inexpensive 4K monitoring NLE & graphics workflows. Also coming soon will be a new Thunderbolt 2 compatible 4K Mac OS X Installer.
Bluefish also recently announced it has become a member of the TICO alliance. The TICO lightweight 4:1 compression scheme, known as SMPTE RDD35, will allow Bluefish444 customers to access uncompressed quality video at one quarter of the bandwidth, to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and emerging IP technologies.
Apantac Multiviewers and converters – Booth N4506
Apantac debuts the world’s most advanced, cost-effective Multiviewer at NAB 2016 – the new Mi-16 series will feature three new models ideal for facilities that require a full-featured Multiviewer solution, yet are cost conscious.
Also Apantac’s new HDMI over IP Extender/Receiver set provides a versatile solution to send HDMI video sources to other source devices or remote screens, over a standard Gigabit Ethernet IP Network.
Ultimatte – Booth N4506
There will be a new product announced on the Ultimatte booth – for over 35 years the Ultimatte hardware compositor has been the gold standard for real time compositing and chroma key.
Polar Graphics are a UK based distributor of signal processing and storage products throughout Europe. Tel: +44 (0)20 8868 2479.Web: http://www.polar-graphics.com