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Medea Demos VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX at Macworld

(January 08, 2002)
Medea Corp. will demonstrate new high-performance VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX storage solutions at the Macworld Expo, Jan. 8-11, booth 2146.

Medea VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX disk arrays are designed to support digital content creation (DCC) applications, such as 2D/3D animation, compositing, special effects, game development and non-linear video editing.

"Apple and companies, such as Digital Voodoo, Aurora Video Systems and Pinnacle, are empowering today's digital content creators by providing professional level non-linear editing tools at a fraction of the cost of traditional NLE systems," said Roger S. Mabon, vice president of channel marketing for Medea. "Medea is playing its part in this 'revolution' by supplying innovative and affordable DV, SD and HD compatible storage solutions for the Macintosh platform. For instance, our new VideoRaid RTR line of disk arrays offers Ultra160 SCSI connectivity and data redundancy at prices less than unprotected JBOD products."

The RTR family of disk arrays features a high-performance Ultra160 SCSI interface that enables the desktop models to sustain a data transfer rate of up to 130 MB/second. The dual-channel, rack mountable VideoRaid RTRX sustains more than 200 MB/second -- more than enough performance to support 10-bit, 1080i HD capture and playback.

In addition to offering industry-leading performance, Medea's RTR and RTRX disk arrays also provide RAID data protection. In the unlikely event of a disk drive failure, the systems will continue to operate with no loss of data and no degradation in data transfer rate. The ability to operate at full performance with a "downed drive" enables the user to complete work in real-time environments without requiring immediate drive replacement.

Additional common features of VideoRaid RTR and RTRX disk arrays include:

  • Capacities up to 600 GB, scalable to multi-terabyte solutions

  • Multi-Stream Technology (MST) for real-time playback of up to three uncompressed video streams

  • Hot swappable disk drive modules

  • Removable power supplies and RAID controllers

  • Compatibility with Mac, SGI, Sun and Windows-based DCC workstations

    Pricing and Availability

    The 5-drive VideoRaid RTR is available in 160 GB, 240 GB and 300 GB capacities with list prices starting at $3,999. VideoRaid RTRX is available in 5- and 10-drive configurations with capacities of 160 GB, 240 GB, 300 GB, 320 GB, 480 GB and 600 GB. List prices on VideoRaid RTRX start at $4,599. VideoRaid RTR and VideoRaid RTRX are available now from Medea's authorized dealers and distributors. Call Medea toll-free at 888/BY-MEDEA for a list of these resellers.

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