Archion Revolutionizes Storage Industry with New Synergy HD Product

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Burbank, CA, November 20, 2006 -- Archion, the entertainment industry‘s largest storage solution to Avid storage systems, continues to revolutionize the storage industry with the release of their newest product, the certified “Synergy HD.” The announcement was made by Mark Bianchi, CEO, and Reuben Lima, COO, Archion.

Regarding Archion‘s new product, Mr. Lima said, “Synergy HD is certified with all versions of Unity from 3.x through 4.2.x without requiring costly software and hardware replacements. Its hardware RAID protection completely eliminates the need for wasteful mirroring of storage for protection. Unlike Synergy HD, MediaArray™ LP requires customers to replace fully operational hardware and software infrastructure. Synergy HD‘s unprecedented capability will become the storage of choice, and with a price of $ 19,995 US for 8 terabytes, it‘s a no brainer!”

Added Mr. Bianchi, “Archion customers have been using our product for over six years, and during that time they have complimented us on the stability and versatility of our products. Our install base, as exemplified by companies such as Intralink and Vidots, have acknowledged the dependability and reliability of Archion products such as Synergy Plus, and have seen the benefits of purchasing Archion storage over the storage of other manufacturers. Archion's release of Synergy HD now provides a new product with an extended life, that will help preserve our clients‘ investments, increase profitability, maintain their current infrastructures -- allowing them to diversify their businesses -- and most importantly, allow them to have peace of mind.”

Noting that the “HD” in Synergy HD stands for “High Definition, High Density and High Demand,” Archion‘s new “Synergy HD for Unity” product is a full featured SATA II to FC Raid storage unit designed for networking digital video systems in an Avid Unity environment. It is pre-configured in units from 4 TB to 8TB with 2 ports of 2GB FC and is certified with Unity 3.x thru 4.2.x.

In regard to Digital Video Applications, the new Synergy HD product is a full featured SATA II to FC Raid storage unit designed for networking digital video systems. Synergy HD is currently certified for Avid Unity, Media Manager, Interplay, Adrenaline HD, Express Pro HD, Symphony Nitris, Meridian, Symphony and Nitris DS.

This is the backbone of the Archion SAN solution for sharing storage. It comes in units from 4 TB to 8 TB with 2 ports of 2GB FC and is compatible with Windows, Macintosh OS 9 and X, Linux, and most flavors of UNIX.

ABOUT THE “Synergy HD for Unity” FC RAID:

• Certified with Avid Unity MediaNetwork v3.3 and higher

• Rackmountable chassis (3U rack height)

• Archion Synergy HD for Unity Raid controller

o 256 meg Video optimized Cache RAM

o Ethernet and RS-232 port

• 15 SATA II hard drives (size and quantity depending on configuration)

• 1 SATA II hot spare drive

• Dual Channel 2GB FC ports with optical SFP transceivers (supports dual switch configuration or single switch dual port operation)

• Three High Efficiency hot swappable Cooling fans

• (3) 350 watt (2+1 redundant configuration) hot swappable power supplies

• Rack mount rails

• Built in Unity configured storage


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.