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DiskStream Makes Industry Debut at NAB 2006

Capsa Delivers Future-Proof Archiving with Integrated Management Capabilities, Uses Open, Inexpensive Storage Technologies (April 17, 2006)

DiskStream® Incorporated (, a provider of innovative media management solutions, announced today it will make its industry debut next week at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) 2006 in Las Vegas. During the conference the industrys largest gathering of electronic and digital media professionals DiskStreams management team will unveil Capsa®, its groundbreaking video archiving solution.

Capsa is an economical, turnkey and future-proof system for file-based archiving of video content including broadcast news, commercials and other programming. Tailored to the needs of small market broadcasters and specialty channels, Capsa dramatically improves access to archived media content and eliminates the high cost, inefficiency and inconvenience inherent in video tape archiving.

Until now, the majority of broadcasters have had no alternative to tape because existing file-based archiving products have been too expensive and too complex.

Capsa: Improving Access to Archived Media, Eliminating Migration Costs

Capsa automatically archives video content and other files on nearline SATA storage or offline data DVDs. Media files are submitted to archive through a simple network file copy. Archived material remains easily accessible through a Google-like search, low-resolution preview, and single-click restore all from the users desktop. Based on industry standards, and providing tools for migration to any future archive platform, Capsa breaks new ground in terms of openness, accessibility and affordability. Capsa innovative features provide a wide range of benefits, such as:

 Open, Low-Cost Storage Options: Drive down costs?leverage todays open and inexpensive storage technologies, including SATA hard drives for nearline archiving, or data DVD for back-up and offline archiving.
 Search and Preview Tools: Streamline access to archived media?locate and retrieve clips and stock footage at your desktop using a Google-like search, preview low-resolution proxies, and restore clips with a single click.
 Flexible Ingest and Metadata Import Tools: Preserve existing archive investments?batch capture existing media and reconcile it automatically with metadata imported from existing databases and news production systems (e.g. ENPS).
 Future-Proof File Formats: Protect your investment going forward?ensure archived media and valuable metadata never become trapped within a proprietary repository?Capsa supports open, industry-standard essence, metadata and container formats.
 Migration Tools and APIs: Tackle obsolescence head on?efficiently export media and metadata from a Capsa archive to a range of open formats, providing a simple migration path to any future archiving platform.
Metadata Quality-Control: Maximize media value?enforce rules for metadata completeness and consistency, significantly increasing the potential to repurpose assets in the archive. 

Pricing and Availability

Capsa is available immediately, with pricing starting at less than $30,000. Capsa is available in 2.0, 6.0 and 12.0 TB nearline storage configurations with optional DVD robot for offline archiving. For more details, please visit

About DiskStream

DiskStream develops innovative, easy-to-use products that enable companies in the media and entertainment industry to get the most out of their content assets and the best from their creative resources. DiskStreams easy-to-use products facilitate the location, movement and interchange of digital media assets within modern production and broadcast facilities. These solutions are uniquely open, accessible and affordable, bringing the benefits of media asset management to an entirely new audience. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, within Canadas Technology Triangle, DiskStream Incorporated was founded in 2004 and is privately venture funded. For more information, please visit

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