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Avid Ships Avid Unity MediaNet 2.0

(July 18, 2001)
Avid Technology, Inc. is shipping Avid Unity MediaNet 2.0 system - the second release of the facility-class media network. The product's newest features allow MediaNet to be both scalable and flexible, fitting into any digital media facility. MediaNet 2.0 offers the ability to share dual stream uncompressed media between systems. In addition, MediaNet 2.0 offers improved system redundancy by creating a failsafe environment with the AutoFailover feature.

The new features in the release of Avid Unity MediaNet 2.0 include high fault tolerance, simple administration, flexibility, unmatched sharing, and guaranteed high bandwidth throughput. For example, a highly anticipated feature within mission-critical environments is the AutoFailover feature, which provides reliability for file operations through a "hot" spare File Manager.


Adding to the MediaNet 2.0 feature set is the ability to share dual stream uncompressed media between systems. This delivers sufficient bandwidth for two dual stream uncompressed systems to read and write to the same MediaNet workspace, at the same time. The ability to simultaneously share high bandwidth media in this manner is unparalleled and signifies a remarkable advancement for the Avid Unity MediaNet system.

Avid Unity MediaNet is also more open to the entire facility than ever before as a result of the Avid Unity PortServer feature, which allows Ethernet-connected clients to access the MediaNet system. PortServer is a critical addition to the feature set because it allows almost any network-aware system to become a part of the Avid Unity workgroup, and translates into substantial cost savings for non-real time systems, such as graphics and effects systems.

Other features include support for Windows 2000 clients, up to 7.3 TB of storage, the ability to seamlessly remove drives from a system without losing existing media, and the regaining of the Administration drive for media storage purposes.

Avid Unity MediaNet 2.0 is available through Avid's worldwide Avid Unity certified reseller channel. Pricing is dependent on system configuration.

For more information, visit www.avid.com.


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