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Maximum Throughput Releases Xstoner for discreet Systems

Further strengthens integration in post & broadcast (April 06, 2005)

Maximum Throughput Inc. (, a provider of high performance networked storage and media management solutions, announced today the immediate availability of its Xstoner software for Linux-based systems from discreet. Xstoner is a client-server software application and networking utility that connects PCs and Macs with IRIX based, and now Linux based, discreet advanced systems offerings. Xstoner, combined with Max- Ts Sledgehammer SD!O or HD!O, makes centrally captured SD, HD, and film resolution material readily available to operators of both flint and smoke Linux based systems, extending their capabilities and enhancing the overall post-production workflow.

Maximum Throughput Vice President of Engineering Mahmoud Al-Daccak said ?We have spent a great deal of time listening to what our customers want. By delivering Xstoner for Linux-based systems from discreet, more users and workstations in a facility can be optimized and freed from doing housekeeping functions. This allows the artists to focus on the creative aspects of the job instead of worrying about tying up machines and moving large amounts of data around the facility. Xstoner for flint and smoke Linux based systems is another solution that fosters our ideal of Work, Dont Wait.

Artists and administrators alike can visually browse clips stored on their Sledgehammer and discreet advanced systems storage, easily transfer files between the framestores on the discreet systems, independent of software version, as well as Sledgehammer, if one exists in the facility.

The Xstoner Server software runs on the discreet advanced system or systems in a facility and allows multiple connections, so a large number of users can access the framestores on their IRIX and Linux based discreet systems simultaneously, either from within the facility or outside the facility using the web. A powerful, proxy-based browser allows users to view the discreet clip libraries. Xstoner Server provides batch processing capabilities for users to maximize productivity and to free up systems to focus on creativity instead of data / video transfer or basic image manipulation functions. Included in Xstoner Server software is XSCommander, an application providing peer-to-peer transfer of clips and material between servers.

Xstoner Client runs on any PC or Mac-based workstation in a facility that benefits from access to content stored on the discreet systems and Sledgehammer systems. Xstoner Client provides a suite of image manipulation tools for operations such as encoding, scaling, and format 2 April 6, 2005 conversion. Additionally, the integrated Webstoner module allows users to use the web to remotely connect to Sledgehammer and discreet advanced systems and visually browse through their respective contents.

Maximum Throughput has integrated Xstoner with its award-winning Sledgehammer family of NAS solutions, resulting in the combined capabilities of several seamless components working in unison. Post-production and broadcast facilities can now initiate and control the transfer of content between machines without the bottlenecks normally associated with moving large amounts of content around a facility. Additionally, authorized users can remotely and securely review and approve post projects in through a web browser.

Xstoner server pricing starts at $3,000 per server. Xstoner client software prices start at $500. Discounts are available for multiple clients and servers. Site licenses are also available.

About Maximum Throughput
Maximum Throughput Inc. ( is a networked storage and media management tool developer. Max-Ts storage solutions deliver SAN level performance over TCP/IP. The companys unique solutions provide many times the storage bandwidth of other NAS and SAN products, using smart software that runs on industry standard hardware. The media management tools are integrated within the storage, delivering enriched functionality in one versatile solution. Having pioneered the development of a Network Attached Media Bridge to serve heterogeneous operating environments over both data and video networks, Maximum Throughput offers products with unparalleled performance, capacity management, and capacity availability, as well as having the lowest total cost-of-ownership in their class.

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