Burbank, CA, October 16, 2006 — Archion, the entertainment industry‘s largest storage solution to Avid storage systems, has announced three significant new sales of storage capacity via its “Synergy Plus” and Alliance products demonstrating their versatility in the marketplace across the entertainment, advertising and live event industries. The announcement was made by Mark Bianchi, CEO, Archion.
Market leaders continue to confirm the advantage of Archion‘s technology. LA Digital Post, one of the country‘s leading post production companies, has purchased Syngery Plus to satisfy their increasing storage requirements. Captive Media, Inc., a media placement services company, and Go West Events and Multimedia, producers of large scale events, have each replaced their existing storage with Archion‘s Alliance and Synergy Plus.
Mr. Bianchi said, “Our most recent sales certainly demonstrate the versatility of our technology. We are extremely pleased with the acceptance of Synergy Plus nationwide and the momentum we are experiencing with new markets in media placement and live events. I attribute our success to our proven robust technology and our core philosophy of engineering cost-effective systems that interplay with our clients‘ existing and future technology.”
Archion‘s Synergy Plus was specially designed to expand and enhance the existing Avid Unity storage system, transforming it from a mirroring software platform to a hardware RAID-based system. The addition of Synergy Plus nearly doubles a client‘s usable storage. Synergy Plus continues to gain widespread acceptance as the expansion storage of choice for Unity systems, since its debut at NAB 2006.
ABOUT LA DIGITAL POST:
Regarding his company‘s purchase of Archion‘s Synergy Plus, Gary Migdal, CEO, LA Digital Post, said, “Archion stands at the forefront of post production storage technology and customer support. We have integrated their Synergy Plus systems into our existing UNITY systems, and we have experienced great success.”
With offices in Los Angeles and in New York, L.A. Digital Post (LADP) was established in 1995, and now is one of the most significant providers of cutting edge, high-end, digital editorial solutions in the postproduction industry. LADP offers a broad range of software and hardware systems for content creation and digital media manipulation.
LADP has consistently remained one of the most respected companies in the post production industry, by offering cutting-edge technology along with superior customer service and support 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Through in-depth research and detailed technical analysis, LADP has determined the most effective applications of these emerging technologies, thus providing maximum performance for end-users. For more, please see:
ABOUT CAPTIVE MEDIA, INC.
Archion‘s sale of Synergy Plus storage to Captive Media, Inc., is being used by that company‘s Health Club Panel Network™ (HCPN,) for its Digital Proof of Performace Program, through which HCPN‘s clients can confirm the placements of advertising appearing in health clubs throughout the country.
Founded in 1995 by New York and LA-based Captive Media, Inc., HCPN is the nation‘s largest provider of advertising and marketing opportunities in health clubs to national brands. The company offers exclusive access to well over 2000 health clubs with over 1500 clubs in the top 20 DMA‘s alone. By contacting HCPN, agencies and brands can efficiently reach the “active adult” health club consumer in a deep and impactful way. For more information, please see
ABOUT GO WEST EVENTS & MULTIMEDIA:
Archion‘s sale of Synergy Plus storage to LA-based Go West Events & Multimedia enables that company to store video and music content featured at numerous Go West event for corporate and individual clientele.
Go West Events & Multimedia is a full-scale events production company with services that include design, décor, venue selection, entertainment, audio-visual presentations, and all logistical implementation. For more information, please visit
ABOUT THE SYNERGY PLUS PRODUCT:
According to James Tucci, Archion‘s CTO, Synergy Plus, the only hardware RAID product compatible with Avid‘s Unity system, including the latest version Medianetwork 4.1, is a full featured SATA II to FC Raid storage unit designed for networking digital video systems. The product comes in units from 4 TB and up, with 2 ports of 2GB FC, and operates transparently with the Unity hardware and software.
Archion‘s Synergy Plus removes the inherent risk for media loss in the event of a drive failure without mirroring. The Synergy Plus product offers Unity users hardware RAID protection within a Unity environment, adding significant data storage expansion, without doubling the storage requirements and without incurring any additional software expenses.
Archion Technologies, headquartered in Burbank, California, was founded in 1999 by a group of technology entrepreneurs with a vision for designing networked storage systems for the professional video market. Archion’s founders were the first to successfully network eight Avids and one terabyte of Networked RAID storage on a feature film. As the leading manufacturer of storage solutions for Avid users, Archion storage has been utilized by hundreds of feature films and by dozens of television projects.
Archion manufactures high performance, high availability, fault tolerant networked storage for multiple platforms and heterogeneous environments. These powerful and turnkey systems provide the ultimate in capability, scalability, flexibility, data rate performance, and the data protection demanded by editing professionals.
In addition, Archion offers a flagship Service Contract unparalleled in the industry. Archion’s Tech Refresh program provides clients the opportunity to refresh their technology 24 months from the date of purchase. This offers clients the option to extend their storage capacity. Many of their clients have referred to Archion’s Tech Refresh as the end of Storage Obsolescence.