SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that its SuperLoader(TM) 3A autoloader is now available on the LTO (Linear
Tape-Open) tape drive platform, beginning with LTO-3. With the addition of this leading midrange tape format, Quantum can now provide broadcasters and video professionals up to 6.4 TB (native) of high-performance, removable, networked storage. The A-Series professional video solutions feature a tape-based file system and network-attached storage that is MXF(1)-aware to provide the ideal data tape solution for today's file-based workflows.
Quantum will be demonstrating its A-Series solutions at the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC), RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Stand 10.401, Sept.
"We are excited to introduce the SuperLoader 3A on the LTO platform," said Mark Ostlund, director of rich media storage for Quantum. "It joins our multi-award winning A-Series professional video product line, which our customers have embraced as complete, scalable archive solutions that enable file-based workflows while greatly simplifying storage of their rich media assets."
The SuperLoader(TM) 3A with LTO-3 incorporates Quantum's revolutionary A-Series technology which was designed specifically as a storage solution for professional video environments with file-based workflows. Building upon proven IT standard tape technology, the SuperLoader 3A accommodates one or two magazines, each holding eight data cartridges, in a 2U rackmountable enclosure. Individual tapes can be loaded or removed from the front "mail"
slot, and the magazines can be removed for bulk loading, unloading or shelf-storage.