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Archion's New NODE Storage System Wins NAB "2008 Pick Hit Award"

(April 22, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-4-22--Archion, the media and entertainment industrys leading provider of intelligent storage solutions for content creation, today announced that NODE?˘ was named the winner of the 2008 Pick Hit Award bestowed annually by Broadcast Engineering Magazine.  NODE?˘, which was unveiled during NAB 2008, represents the second storage system from Archion in the last two years that has been selected for this prestigious award.
          We are extremely proud to be recognized by industry professionals at NAB 2008. Receiving the ?Pick Hit Award for our new NODE?˘ SAN product acknowledges our goal to provide our clients with high performance storage systems, said Mark Bianchi, Archon CEO. We see our clients as our consultants. They were seeking a powerful storage solution to handle the cluster of content creation tools, including Final Cut Studio, Avid, Adobe, Protools and more, without the complexity and cost of existing SAN solutions. Our new NODE?˘ product addresses these issues and represents a major step forward in establishing a storage standard for our industry.
          Reuben Lima, COO of Archion, added We are honored to have won this distinguished award consecutively for two years. The Broadcast Engineering Award underscores our focus to deliver innovative storage solutions that simplify workflow, meet future HD content requirements and are designed to grow with the content demands of our customers. NODE?˘ is unequivocally our most intelligent and performance-driven system to date, and is future ready. NODE?˘ delivers a compelling performance unrivaled by any storage system on the market.

Brad Dick, editor of Broadcast Engineering Magazine, notes, The 2008 ?Pick Hit Awards are in recognition of innovative new technology shown at NAB 2008.   Judges of the awards are readers of Broadcast Engineering magazine.


They are working professionals in the broadcast, post, and network and satellite industries. Mr. Dick explains that to protect the integrity of the awards, the judges remain anonymous throughout the judging process. Broadcast Engineering's editors and publishers do not select the products and technology.


          Archions NODE?˘ systems are available in two models, NODE 800?˘ and NODE 2400?˘, and will be available through the companys extensive network of authorized resellers immediately following NAB 2008.  Among the features of the NODE 800?˘:

** Offers eight drives with independent SAS channels supporting up to 8TB of storage, with four 4-gig ports. All drives are SMART capable for status analysis.

** Supports multiple RAID sets, multiple hosts, LUN masking and storage provisioning of all Vdisks on both ports for switch-less file sharing.

** Upgradeable to 8 GIG Fibre Channel.

** Each NODE?˘ 800 has the ability to support multiple clients simultaneously; combining NODE?˘ chassis increases client support.

** Mac and PC Client compatible. Provides 512 MB of cache RAM tuned for digital video applications.

** Includes complete system software, NODESHARE?˘.

            In addition to those above, the features of the NODE 2400?˘ include:

** Configured with up to 24 drives through 4 ports, supporting capacities of up to 24 TBs of RAID storage. All drives are SMART capable.

** Upgradeable to 8 Gig Fibre Channel.

** Provides multiple streams up to 1200 MBs per second.

** Full compatibility with 1, 2 and 4 Gig fibre channel architecture.





          Based in Burbank, CA, Archion is the entertainment industrys premiere, turn-key digital media storage solution company, providing its clients with systems that are seamless in operation. Founded by a team of technology and entertainment industry entrepreneurs, technicians and post-production professionals in l999, Archions products have now been utilized on hundreds of major Hollywood feature films and TV shows.

          The Archion family of storage products is comprised of: NODE?˘, Synergy HDu?˘, the multi Award-winning product Synergy HD?˘, Synergy LS?˘, Alliance?˘ and Alliance Pro?˘.  Archion regularly designs and delivers expanded technology systems based on the ever-growing demands of its diverse, global clientele. For more information about Archion, please visit: or call 818/840-0777.

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