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Vicom Introduces FCmeter(TM) Plus for High-Performance Video QoS Management

Bundled Solution Eliminates Streaming Interruptions While Boosting Video Workstation Performance (January 16, 2012)

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/12 -- Vicom Systems, a leading provider of transparent wire-speed data services for systems and storage, today introduced the FCmeter™ Plus, a bundled hardware-software solution for easy, quality-of-service management of Mac OSX video workgroups. Consisting of the FCmeter 8Gbit/second, Fibre Channel interface card and Vmeter™ QoS management software, this combined offering boosts workgroup performance by raising I/O bandwidth and eliminating streaming interruptions from burst I/O demands in video SAN environments.

For attached MacPro workstations, FCmeter's 8Gbit, PCIe-to-FC interface card boosts aggregate streaming capacity to 6.4GB/second -- enough for 40 uncompressed HD video streams simultaneously. Performance is also increased with Vmeter QoS software, which ensures that adequate storage bandwidth is available for performance-critical operations by automatically pacing lower-priority SAN clients under administrator-specified limits. Combined, the 8Gbit hardware performance and software-based QoS management raise Apple video workgroup performance by 50 to 100 percent.

"We expect FCmeter Plus to be a popular way to upgrade Apple video workgroups," said Horatio Lo, Managing Director of Vicom Systems' Vmirror Division. "The bundle offers Apple administrators a way to dramatically improve the performance and reliability of their existing video workgroup for the price of add-in interface card on each workstation," he said.

Installation, Pricing and Availability

Solution implementation is simple: administrators install FCmeter Plus hardware, driver, and Vmeter client software on each Mac Pro workstation of the workgroup. In addition to bandwidth management, Vmeter software provides diagnostic logging, which enables easy SAN troubleshooting.

A single FCmeter Plus bundle is priced at $1,399 and is available immediately from Vicom Systems.

About Vicom Systems

Vicom specializes in the delivery of transparent, wire speed data services for systems and storage. Vicom's technology and solutions deliver on the long-standing promise of SANs: seamless consolidation, any-to-any connection, simplified management, and high availability. The company's customers include Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, Ceva Logistics, Intelsat, Turner Studios, CCTV, NHK, and Korean Broadcasting. For more information on Vicom, please visit

Copyright 2012, Vicom Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Vicom Systems, FCmeter and Vmeter are trademarks of Vicom Systems, Inc. Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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