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Archion Further Enhances Avid Workflows with Introduction of Project Sharing on EditStor ES

Leveraging 10 Years of Supporting & Improving Avid Workflows, Archion Provides More Functionality at Nearly Half the Price (January 23, 2012)
DMN Newswire--2012-1-23--Burbank, CA Continuing to introduce products that leverage its more than 10 years of experience supporting Avid media workflows, Archion Technologies is now offering Avid project sharing on its EditStor ES Shared Storage System.  EditStor ES provides real Avid project sharing that enables complete collaboration between multiple Avid editors simultaneously working on the same open project.



"EditStor ES now offers the native Avid project sharing that once only existed when using Avid shared storage solutions," said James Tucci, Chief Technology Officer at Archion.  "We've now made it possible for Avid users to realize the benefits of this feature while also enjoying greater media management tools. This once again underscores our commitment to building innovative, highly affordable products that combine compelling value, like our EditStor ES, with features that make them attractive to almost any facility."



Native project sharing is the latest example of how Archion continues to provide more functionality than systems that cost nearly twice the price.  Unlike very basic networked solutions, EditStor ES is a shared storage system that has been specifically designed with the level of features and scalability needed for media workflows, including such functionality as project sharing and on the fly volume expansion.


"Having more than a decade of Avid workflow and shared storage experience, our customers rely on us to introduce and enhance products that improve their workflows," said Reuben Lima, Chief Operating Officer of Archion.  "EditStor ES is a great example of our continuing development of products and toolsets that meet the needs of today's digital media professionals.  At the same time, EditStor ES is an unmatched investment and the cost of scaling is even better."

Project sharing on EditStor ES is transparent to the Avid workflow.  When projects are placed on EditStor ES volumes, several users can work on the same project at the same time.  Using the native locking mechanism, Avid editors do not have to keep track of who is currently working in a bin -- the lock shows them.  This allows only one user to write to a bin, but allows multiple users to read the files in that bin.  This ensures that changes aren't inadvertently overwritten to clips or sequences in the bin.

Other features include:
?    On-the-fly volume expansion without interruption
?    High-performance 10 GigE to support demanding file types
?    Hot scalable storage that enables expansion without shutting down
?    User-friendly administrator console offers simple management
?    Compatibility with Windows, Linux and Mac OS

EditStor ES is ideal for almost all production, post production and content creation environments.   It can benefit Avid, Apple and Adobe users working in a full range of industries, including film, television, broadcast, houses of worship, education, commercials, corporate and the government.
 
Pricing and Availability
The investment for a complete EditStor ES can be as low as $17,995, while a 64TB system can be configured at a total cost of less than $50,000, approximately 50% the cost of competitive solutions.  Systems are available for immediate delivery.


About Archion
A leading provider of intelligent networked storage solutions specifically designed for post production and graphic professionals, Archion Technologies is prominently known for its Synergy product line, which seamlessly expands Avid Unity MediaNetworks at a fraction of the cost.  Founded by a team of post production, technology and entertainment industry professionals in 1999, Archion set out to create a new standard of data protection and performance for those creating video, audio and graphical content.  Since then, Archion's high-performance storage technology has been critical to the success of hundreds of TV and feature film projects and is prominently used in Avid, Apple, Adobe, Autodesk and Pro Tools environments. Archion is based in Burbank, CA.  www.archion.com

Contact
Randy Savicky
Strategy+Communications
W : (203) 226-6156
M : (203) 571-8151
randy@strategypluscommunications.com

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Related Keywords:Archion, EditStor ES, Avid, workflow, file-based workflow, Synergy, project sharing, Avid project sharing

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