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Asaca and NVERZION Partner On Video Archiving Solution

To provide next-generation archiving to broadcast and video professionals (April 17, 2005)

Asaca Corporation, the 30-year high-density storage solutions leader and NVERZION, a preferred provider of broadcast station automation systems, storage & archiving, and central casting systems, as well as verification and logging solutions, announced a partnership today at NAB to provide the broadcast and professional video industry with a turn-key video automation solution. Pairing Asacas new Sony Professional Disc for Data (PD) -enabled series of TeraCartPD optical libraries with NVERZIONs latest HSM model featuring their TeraStore Server and Xpansion archive control software, will provide one of the industrys most advanced, all-inclusive, nearline video archival and management solutions.

Equipped with up to six Sony PD drives, the new durable, random access PD-based libraries can record up to 23.3GB of data (the equivalent of up to 2 hours of HDTV content) on a single PD media cartridge with up to 9MB per second write speeds and 11MB per second read. The huge capacity of the ProDATA disc enables video professionals to store the highest quality High Definition video, recorded at the largest bit rate, eliminating the traditional requirement for tight compression that often affects picture quality. Incorporating Sonys new hard coat bare media, Asacas TeraCartPD offers capacities ranging from 6TB to over 33TB in a single library and require only a four foot square of floor space.

"NVERZION is very excited to partner with ASACA," said Reed Haslam, Director of Worldwide Sales for NVERZION. ?This partnership greatly enhances and displays the diversity between the two companies and their respective product offerings."

NVERZIONs TeraStore packs terabytes of near-line storage into a single, compact, rack-mountable unit providing video professionals fast, easy network access to massive amounts of content in a centralized video library. Each TeraStore server provides from1.8TB up to 7.2TB of storage in a single 4RU RAID 5 configuration offering 833 hours of content and access at 8Mb/s. Paired with NVERZIONs simple-to-use archive control software, Xpansion provides a standardized interface and protocol to ensure content retrieval is fast and reliable regardless of file/media format or number of storage devices.

?NVERZIONs new HSM package is a powerful addition to Asacas TeraCartPD series of optical libraries and we are very pleased to be able to partner with them," said Chuck Larabie, Asacas director of sales and marketing. ?The TeraStore server and Xpansion file management software are ideally suited to the demands of the broadcast and professional video industry. NVERZION is a solid name in this industry that can provide our customers with a complete solution from a single reputable and reliable source.

Combined, this turn-key video automation solution featuring the Asaca TeraCart-PD and NVERZIONs TeraStore and Xpansion are designed to meet the performance and capacity requirements of commercial and professional content storage environments including medical, government, broadcast, digital publishing and prepress, as well as post- and digital studio production.

Available with both SAN and NAS support, the modular library offers the flexibility to start with a single cabinet and expand to as many as eight libraries for capacities reaching several Petabytes. Using pass-through and infrared communications, the libraries can be easily managed as a single physical unit.

NAB attendees can experience the new TeraCart libraries with Professional Disc for DATA technology this week at Asacas booth #SL1426. Visit NVERZION during NAB at booth #C8541.

ASACAs expanded line of TeraCart libraries integrating Sonys professional-grade blue laser technology drives and ProDATA media are now available through NVerzion in three scaleable models offering up to 5.8TB, 17.5and 33.8TB storage respectively.

Optimized for pressure situations, the NVERZION Automation Solutions enable users to acquire, prepare and deliver broadcast material. Product portfolio includes: playlist delivery, master control, router scheduling, video file segmentation, tape to server ingest, database management, database viewing, and machine control.

NVERZION provides the tools that make digital broadcasting and television station automation a proven success. NVERZION offers the latest advancements in broadcasting by controlling the equipment that acquires, and distributes broadcast grade content through its progressive software solutions. This software combined with powerful broadcast equipment and engineering experience creates a network of efficient and reliable data control. Every NVERZION product is designed to take the guesswork out of system implementation by being intuitive and simple to use. And NVERZION backs everything they sell with worldwide training, service and support.

For more details on NVERZION products, please visit, or contact sales at: 801-485-8420

About Asaca
Founded in 1971, the Asaca/ShibaSoku Corporation has its US headquarters in Golden, Colorado. A leading developer of high-capacity, high-performance data storage solutions, the company is focused on serving broadcast and data storage markets worldwide.

For complete information on the TeraCart AM Series, visit the Asaca website at:


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