New 60-bay edition of media server and storage appliance earns recognition for innovative and forward-looking design
Dusseldorf, Germany: ELEMENTS, developer of advanced solutions for unrestricted collaboration in shared media workflows, has announced that its scalable media server and storage appliance ELEMENTS NAS was awarded the Coup de Coeur at the Satis Expo 2017 in Paris. The judges acknowledged the unit’s exceptional design and unique features that include 25/100 GbE connectivity, enabling customers to handle 4K RAW workflows via Ethernet, currently not possible using existing 10GbE technology.
Specifically designed for the broadcast and post-production industry, ELEMENTS NAS’ enhanced performance benefits especially high-end grading, compositing and editing workflows. By allowing existing OM3-based/fibre based peripheral equipment to be utilized, such as SFP+/LC and patch panels, including existing 10GbE and original Fibre Channel based infrastructures over a single Ethernet port, NAS provides a cost-effective alternative to 16Gbit Fibre Channel.
“We are very proud that the judges at Satis Expo in Paris awarded ELEMENTS again! Our Media Library won the Coup de Coeur in 2016, and now ELEMENTS NAS has been recognized as a unique solution – we are thrilled!” says André Kamps, CEO of ELEMENTS. “We always strive to stay one step ahead, and the implementation of 25/100GbE has further extended the use of Ethernet-based networks for high-end collaborative workflows.”
As with every ELEMENTS appliance, ELEMENTS NAS is equipped with the company’s unique set of field-proven and fully intuitive workflow enhancement tools. Standard features embrace virtually all tools required on a daily basis, such as a comprehensive user and rights management, an intelligent file manager and a task manager for customized workflow automation, all of which are managed through a fully intuitive graphical user interface for exceptional ease-of- operation. ELEMENTS’ award-winning Media Library, a web-based media asset management and editing option, provides useful, yet, easy to use features, supporting every important step of a digital post-production workflow. Accessible through a fully intuitive graphical user interface, ELEMENTS users are able to view, pre-select and annotate media assets from anywhere.
The easy-to-use Rough-Cut editing tool empowers the director or editor to create rough-cuts right on set, using any standard computer or tablet. Rough cuts conducted with the Media Library are fully compatible with virtually every professional editing application available today, including Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere, so the entire project can be transferred seamlessly, while fully supporting Avid bin-locking and project sharing.
ELEMENTS, developer of the award-wining all-in-one media server and storage solution ELEMENTS ONE, provides high-performance hardware and software solutions for the post production and broadcast industry. Originally a supplier of high-end turnkey solutions and support for the post- production and broadcast industry, the German solution designers and system engineers leveraged their vast knowledge and expertise in the post-production and broadcast industry to develop ELEMENTS, a line of dedicated products specifically designed to meet the high demands of workflows sharing media. Besides being extremely efficient and delivering excellent performance, ELEMENTS’ StorNext-based products provide a truly unique benefit: native project and media sharing capabilities, including AVID Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, and other non-linear editing and VFX applications. Equipped with an all-embracing package of exceptionally easy and intuitive management and workflow enhancement tools, ELEMENTS contributes to significantly simplified and increased collaboration and streamlined workflow processes. With almost 15 years of experience incorporated into the products, ELEMENTS has earned a reputation as a provider of exceptionally customer-favorable solutions that deliver high-performance while being easily maintained and managed while virtually requiring no IT skills.
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