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Bright Demonstrates the New BrightDrive G2 File-Based Recording System with TxP High Capacity Portable Drive System at Me

(July 20, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-7-20--Bright Systems, Inc., developer of disk recording and data infrastructure technology, is demonstrating its new BrightDrive G2 File-Based Recording System connected to a BrightDrive TxP high speed, large capacity portable drive system at Mediatech 2009 in the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 23 - 25, 2009. The demonstration is being held at Touchvision Digital Media Systems' booth [#C20].

Together, the two systems provide a high level of stability and speed for digital workflows where media, including large capacity files, needs to be transported securely between multiple locations. The BrightDrive TxP portable drive system allows users to hold and offload data at speeds up to 20 times greater than standard Firewire and USB bringing major cost savings to all digital workflows involving large volumes of data and dramatically cutting media transfer times. Users are able to transfer media at real-time 2k, or 300 MB per second enabling them, for example, to back off or upload a two-hour motion picture in approximately two hours instead of the normal laboriously long times currently required. Each BrightDrive TxP chassis can hold four transportable drive packs each with up to 3 terabyte capacity.

The demonstration at Mediatech shows the ease and speed with which media can be moved between systems. Once a TxP drive pack is connected to BrightDrive G2, the media is instantly available to all operators on the network.

The BrightDrive G2 Recording System delivers unlimited streams of real-time film and video up to 4K resolution allowing teams of creative professionals to access, share and work on the same media files concurrently. This means that even with the most complex projects, facility managers no longer need to spend time copying files between applications or waiting for individual processes to be finished before media can proceed through the workflow. Users also gain significant business-level benefits including lowered operating costs.

BrightDrive G2 provides superior workflow performance and reliability due to its use of Bright's much acclaimed BrightClip Recording Technology. The result of an intensive three-year development program, BrightClip Recording Technology permanently overcomes the limitations of IT-oriented approaches to recording such as NAS and SAN where media files become naturally randomized during the course of normal production operations. This randomization causes erratic and degraded system performance, frequently bringing projects to a standstill and adversely affecting revenues and facility efficiency.

"BrightDrive G2 with BrightClip allows users to achieve performance stability levels that can not be found in IT-originated recording systems," said Chris Hanson, managing member of Touchvision Digital Media Solutions. "Customers benefit from lower operational costs through reduced maintenance requirements and unprecedented operational efficiency and predictability."
Waterfront Studios in Cape Town is one of South Africa's most influential post houses. The company recently purchased a BrightDrive Recording System.

"BrightClip is a much needed solution to the problem of sequence randomization. Using BrightClip means that we don't have to worry about unscheduled down-time to get the disks optimized. Instead, our workflow remains at a consistently high speed even when it is very heavily loaded," said Paul Merrington, Facility Manager, Waterfront Studios.

The BrightDrive TxP portable drive system also uses BrightClip Recording Technology. The system has a compact, high-tech construction with the drives specifically designed to ensure media can be shipped in a safe and secure environment between remote locations. BrightDrive TxP performs automatic checking and verification of the data set at the final destination to ensure end-to-end integrity. It also minimizes time spent 'transporting' data between disparate systems when ingesting and offloading.

BrightDrive G2 and BrightDrive TxP are available immediately from Touchvision Digital Media Solutions, Bright Systems' business partners in Africa. An easy upgrade path is also in place for existing BrightDrive customers.


About Bright Systems
Bright Systems was founded in 1999 to design and develop advanced infrastructure systems for data-intensive environments. Based in Reno, Nevada, a centre associated with important milestones in the development of video-disk recording, Bright Systems provides a range of extremely high-performance file-based recording systems capable of record/playback of real-time uncompressed video and data streams. With its unique expertise in advanced engineering and facility integration/workflow, Bright Systems is able to deliver a significant competitive edge to the post production industry.

About Touchvision Digital Media Solutions
Touchvision is a supplier of digital post-production technology to the film and television industry. With over 13 years of experience in digital post, Touchvision represents some of the world's leading hardware and software based solutions providers. Its client base includes broadcasters, high-end post houses and boutique facilities.

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