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WNET Installs FastStream

WNET installs Avid certified storage solution for use with Avid MediaDock Ultra320

AMHERST, N.Y. -- ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that the AvidR approved ATTO FastStreamT SC 5300 RAID Storage Controller appliance has been installed at Thirteen/WNET NY for use in an existing Avid post-production environment.

Unlike other RAID products on the market, the FastStream SC 5300 is a standalone external device which integrates into new or existing storage environments. The FastStream SC 5300 has been certified with Avid MediaDockT Ultra320 storage systems. Once installed existing unprotected video is protected from disk failure while maintaining performance of existing workflows. FastStream SC 5300 was specifically designed to handle the demanding real-time needs for digital content creation.

Thirteen/WNET Success
The existing storage at Thirteen/WNET could only record approximately four hours of material. In addition, the station keeps clients' materials for almost two weeks, and they could only store two client's materials, at a time, on the existing disk system. The company needed the ability to expand storage on-the-fly and to easily disconnect one client's storage and connect another's over a Fiber Channel connection. The company also required fast performance for high-speed access to shows being edited, and it wanted to keep its existing storage environment. The studio integrated the ATTO FastStream Storage Controller to its existing Avid storage environment and was able to add capacity as needed.

"High-definition uncompressed non-linear editing requires large amounts of storage," says Jeff Dockendorff, Thirteen/WNET's associate director of engineering, "Each second takes about 160MB at 10-bit uncompressed. That expands to about 10GB/min. and 600GB/hr."

ATTO Technology Inc.

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