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The New Ciphertex Portable Secure Storage System Receives Best of Show Award at NAB 2012

  (June 04, 2012)

Chatsworth, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2012

Ciphertex, the leading secure, portable data storage systems provider was awarded the coveted Black Diamond Award for their CX-10K-NAS (Network Attached Storage) at this years NAB (National Association of Broadcasting) show held in Las Vegas, Nevada April 14 19, 2012.

The new 10-bay portable CX-10K-NAS system is aimed at providing extremely high performance secure data storage for on-set and near-set productions including TV episodic, commercial and post production digital cinema workflow applications.

The CX-10K-NAS is a compact, rugged and portable storage system with a capacity of up to 40TB eliminating the need to handle bulky sets of hard disks. This offers photography and production directors and producers the ability to rapidly transfer their RAW digital camera footage into a secure, portable NAS storage system for direct ingest to a near-set production cart or to be used for secure shipment to a post facility for further processing. The CX-10K-NAS delivers a sustained transfer rate of up to 1,000 MB/s and 100,000 IOPS, easily accommodating three streams of 1080p24 at 16 bit RGB, three streams of 2K x 1,556p24 at 16 bit RGB or one stream of 4Kp24 (RED) at 10 bit RGB. Security is guaranteed by the highest standard AES 256-bit encryption, ensuring that the data cant be pirated or stolen. Moreover, the CX-10K-NAS being VMware ready, Citrix XenServer ready and Windows Hyper-V complaint, can simultaneously provide storage for IP-SAN (iSCSI) and NAS file sharing implementations and allows for extremely fast data transfer directly to any PC/Mac near-set production system via eSATA, USB-3 or network via its 10GbE interface.

The CX-10K-NASs ability to act as an extremely fast shared file folder for Windows, Mac and Linux OS platforms coupled with its high reliability and compact portability make it the ideal storage system for on-location shoots, said Jerry Kaner, president and CEO of Ciphertex. Huge time and cost savings are achieved since the CX-10K-NAS can directly connect to a near-set production system (with applicable GPU accelerators, DVD burner, RAID storage, NLE (Non-Linear Editing), color timing and transcoding software), allowing on-location ingesting, transcoding and monitoring of the RAW footage in real-time, applying first pass color correction right on location and even burn a Blu-rayTM disc for full resolution dailies with the viewing LUTs (Look Up Tables) applied. Acting as a shared storage device connected to an NLE system via a 10GbE/GbE switch, editors can be moved on location to begin editing scenes an hour or two after dailies have been created saving additional time and money.

"The ever-increasing market adoption of our secure data storage technology is a testament of our ongoing commitment to providing the best-in-class portable and fixed storage solutions for business critical environments where security, portability, speed, reliability and I/O versatility are key requirements, concluded Kaner. We will continue to drive innovation with industry leading products like our new CX-10K-NAS and CX-R12K-NAS while further investing in our technological leadership to better serve our customers.

About Digital Video Magazine
Digital Video magazine, published by NewBay Media, conducts a Best of Show Black Diamond Awards in a variety of product categories at the annual 2012 NAB Show.

NewBay Media's Broadcast & Video Group of products, which also includes, Digital Video Expo, and the Creative Planet Network of sites, is uniquely poised to recognize the full spectrum video technology on display at the NAB Show. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for Digital Video.

The Digital Video Black Diamond Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of video technology.

About Ciphertex Secure Data Storage
Ciphertex is the leading provider of secure, portable data storage systems using advanced hardware encryption, guaranteeing the highest level of data security and performance for the forensics, oil and gas, government, entertainment and healthcare markets. Ciphertex DAS and NAS systems offer unparalleled performance, security and reliability seamlessly integrating hardware based AES 256-bit encryption with the latest in RAID storage technologies and smart chassis design. Designed-in flexible connectivity is guaranteed with each system able to support the leading storage interfaces and operating systems. Each multi-bay Ciphertex system also offers simplistic functionality and setup via its graphical user interface combined with a powerful data management software suite.

Ciphertex was named the best startup by InformationWeek Analytics at Interop 2011.

Through key global partnerships, Ciphertex systems are sold around the world through a growing number of resellers and distributors. For more information about Ciphertex Secure Data Storage, please visit

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