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Benny Hinn Ministries has Faith in ADTX RAID SolutionsL Series High Performance RAID chosen for video storage area network (March 23, 2005)
Advanced Technology and Systems Co., Ltd. (ADTX), a leading manufacturer of reliable and affordable high performance computer storage for the video, film and broadcasting industries, describes how the ADTX L Series High Performance SATA RAID is the answer for Benny Hinn Ministries video post-production.
Benny Hinn Ministries, a media savvy Christian evangelist organization, produces a cable program shown on the Trinity Broadcast Network in the United States and on stations in 192 countries worldwide. The ministry also conducts and records their frequent religious crusades throughout the world. With increasing video content, quicker deadlines and limited staff for editing, Benny Hinn Ministries turned to Bart Harrison of Multimedia Programming America (MPA) to provide help in finding a solution that not only works, but is affordable and reliable as well.
Harrison recommended implementing a Storage Area Network (SAN) using two ADTX L Series RAID systems because of their superior performance to price ratio and history of excellent reliability. By using a SAN, Benny Hinn Ministries editors are able to collaborate on the video footage and by using the two L Series RAID systems, all five editing rooms and an ingest station have enough performance to work simultaneously on a combination of standard and high definition video when needed.
?When MPA suggested we go with the ADTX drives working in conjunction with 6 new Apple G5 Final Cut workstations we were planning to install, we were surprised. Explains Truett Hancock, Vice President of Television Operations, Benny Hinn Ministries, ?We originally thought we might be quoted an Apple solution for storage. However, after seeing the specs, performance and pricing of the ADTX L Series our mind was quickly made up. My editing team has pushed the drives hard from the very first day and I have yet to hear a complaint. No more dropped frames and all of the anomalies we were experiencing in the past are gone. The ADTX drives are an extraordinary combination of speed, reliability and value.
?The L Series RAID has a price point that is competitive, but when you consider the number of simultaneous streams of high end video it can support, the L Series is one of the best values. Says Naresh Chadha, President of International Operations for ADTX, ?For video, film and broadcast customers looking for additional storage, the L Series RAID system is a great choice.
ADTX will be exhibiting the L Series High Performance SATA RAID at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event April 18-21 in Las Vegas. In booth 4555D, ADTX will demonstrate live performance tests of the L Series RAID using both Macintosh and Windows based computers, new RAID systems will be introduced and on display in the booth as well.
About Advanced Technology and Systems Co., Ltd. (ADTX)
ADTX, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with U.S. and European operations located in Irvine, Calif., is a leader in the development and manufacturing of high quality and affordable data storage products such as RAID systems, mirror drives and multimedia storage devices. ADTX SATA RAID systems offer the "Best in Class" storage products with fibre channel or SCSI interfaces for SAN and DAS solutions. Development and manufacturing of the products started over 11 years ago with one of the first IDE / ATA based RAID systems to be introduced. ADTX has grown to become publicly traded on NASDAQ Japan with over 200 employees worldwide and 2004 sales of over $100 Million.
Additional information is also available on the ADTX website at http://www.adtx.com/us.
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