StorageTek Delivers Media Management Network Appliance for Management of Broadcast Video Assets.LOUISVILLE, Colo.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--March 15, 1999--
Integrates Excalibur Technologies Screening Room For Capture,
Search And Retrieval Of Archival Footage
StorageTek(R) (Storage Technology Corp., NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :STK) today announced the availability of Media Management Network Appliance (1) A specialized device for use on a network. For example, Web servers, cache servers and file servers can be implemented as general-purpose computers with the appropriate software or as network appliances, which are computers dedicated to a single function and cannot do anything , a complete Network Attached Storage (NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular ) solution for managing and quickly accessing video information at a cost-efficient entry point.
The plug-and-play appliance, co-developed with Excalibur Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq:EXCA EXCA Exchangeable Card Architecture
EXCA European Expanded Clay Association (Brussels, Belgium) ), a leading provider of knowledge retrieval and digital asset management solutions, helps broadcast networks and entertainment companies transition to digital environments and establish a solid foundation for future growth and enhancements.
Digital content is growing exponentially ex·po·nen·tial
1. Of or relating to an exponent.
a. Containing, involving, or expressed as an exponent.
b. and frequently must remain available for fast access. With the StorageTek appliance, companies can save time and money while improving competitive advantage by unlocking valuable video assets. Movie studios need to log, track and retrieve desired frames from large video libraries and also provide group access to daily runs. Similarly, broadcast organizations need to continually archive and index footage and simultaneously maintain quick access to specific, stored news clips, particularly when supporting breaking news stories.
StorageTek and Excalibur Technologies are working with KPBS Public Television in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. to refine solutions for managing video assets within the broadcast environment. KPBS-TV is a development site for the StorageTek Media Management Network Appliance and will provide valuable feedback for StorageTek and Excalibur on future requirements for television production, post production and distribution.
StorageTek's Media Management Network Appliance brings video content under intelligent control with the ability to capture, store, search and view footage quickly and efficiently from a standard, Web browser The program that serves as your front end to the Web on the Internet. In order to view a site, you type its address (URL) into the browser's Location field; for example, www.computerlanguage.com, and the home page of that site is downloaded to you. in a Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. environment. Excalibur Screening Room(TM) brings advanced technology for video analysis and indexing to StorageTek's proven, enterprise-class disk, tape and NAS software. The combination has resulted in a scalable, integrated system that takes the guesswork out of media management. In addition to a standalone stand·a·lone
Self-contained and usually independently operating: a standalone computer terminal. NAS solution, the appliance can be connected to a Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) for optimal data throughput and system flexibility.
"Companies that rely on digital video content for their business entrust these assets to a solution provider like StorageTek," said Jean Reiczyk, StorageTek corporate vice president and general manager, Solutions Business Group. "Through our recent agreement with Excalibur, we have a substantial commitment on both sides to ensure that our customers continue to get the most from our solutions and services today and in the future."
Under an August 24, 1998, agreement, StorageTek and Excalibur have also established a Joint Development Lab at StorageTek's Louisville, Colo. headquarters. The Media Management Network Appliance is the first of a new family of joint solutions from StorageTek and Excalibur for managing a variety of enterprise digital assets.
About Media Management Network Appliance
Generally available by the end of the second quarter, 1999, StorageTek's entry-level Media Management Network Appliance is priced at approximately US$175,000. The appliance includes Excalibur's Screening Room(TM) search and retrieval product with StorageTek's Application Storage Manager(TM) (ASM (1) (Association for Systems Management) An international membership organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1947 and disbanded in 1996, it sponsored conferences in all phases of administrative systems and management. ) software, 9730 tape library and OPENstorage(TM) disk, as well as StorageTek professional services (job) professional services - A department of a supplier providing consultancy and programming manpower for the supplier's products. and worldwide customer support. Larger systems can also include StorageTek's OPENstorage(TM) disk and professional services. The entry-level system supports up to 1,500 hours of browse-quality video.
StorageTek is the preeminent pre·em·i·nent or pre-em·i·nent
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. See Synonyms at dominant, noted.
[Middle English, from Latin prae provider of network storage. The company's strategy is to provide open, intelligent and integrated(TM) solutions that combine storage products, storage management software and storage services. StorageTek industry-leading solutions help customers collect, move, store, share and protect all types of digital information on platforms ranging from laptops to enterprise servers. The company, with headquarters in Louisville, Colo., reported revenue of $2.3 billion in 1998. Information on StorageTek is available on the World Wide Web at www.storagetek.com or phone 1-800-786-7835.
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