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Quantel Unveils Three-Stage Eiger Hardware for eQ and iQ

New hardware means three massive performance hikes for eQ and iQ (September 15, 2005)

Quantel just unveiled the three-stage Eiger hardware for its industry leading eQ multi-res post and iQ Digital Intermediate systems. Now with the new Eiger hardware, the most potent systems in the business gain rocket power.

Stage one is the Eiger Media Engine. This magical new Quantel image processing hardware massively increases performance, taking iQ and eQ into the productivity stratosphere while other systems still struggle to get off the ground.

There's more; much more. Stage Two is the brilliant new Integrated Concurrent Processing (ICP) option. ICP integrates a second Eiger Media Engine into the heart of iQ and eQ. The power of ICP is immense, and it is so smart that it effectively anticipates the operator's intentions, making the system appear instantaneous in response.

For example, a colorist using an ICP-equipped eQ or iQ can adjust the settings on one shot and then instantly start work on another. The first shot processes in the background while the second is set up. Try that on any other system!

Stage three is brand new workspace technology that brings realtime 2K 16-bit and realtime 4K working to iQ. It's a combination of the Quantel ultra-fast Frame Magic fibre channel disk controller with new high performance Dylan FC disk arrays that together get data in and out of the iQ workspace at a phenomenal rate a roasting 10 gigabits per second for 4K with plenty of power to spare!

All three developments are available on new iQ and eQ systems now, and in line with Quantel's policy of supporting its products and customers to the fullest possible extent, can also be retrofitted to existing systems.

About Quantel
Quantel is dedicated to creating new tools for the new digital age, covering everything from terrestrial and satellite television to broadband internet, DVD and d-cinema. Quantel systems combine industry-leading performance with total scalability in both hardware and software across post production, graphics, digital intermediate, news and sports production for multiple resolution, team-working environments.

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