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Archion’s New Alliance LT Makes Debut at NAB 2011: Complete ‘SAN in a Box’ for Demanding Media Workflows

Burbank, CA (April 11, 2011) – A leading provider of intelligent networked storage solutions designed for post production and graphic professionals, including the popular Alliance Pro “ultimate media storage area network (SAN),�

Archion Technologies

is introducing its new Alliance LT shared storage system at this year’s

National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB 2011)

. Archion’s complete line of storage solutions is on display in Booth SL5929 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, April 11-14.

Archion Alliance LT

A completely self-contained SAN, Alliance LT was designed to provide post facilities with a very high-performance file-level sharing storage solution at an affordable price, without compromising workflow or limiting flexibility. Mac OS-, Windows- and Linux-compatible, Alliance LT enables facilities to work with a variety media solutions, such as Final Cut Studio®, Avid Media Composer® and DS, Adobe CSx and Autodesk® Smoke®, Flame® and Maya®.

“We listened closely to our customers and resellers that wanted a file-level sharing SAN that delivered the highest performance value in the industry,� said Reuben Lima, Chief Operating Officer of Archion. “The result is our new Alliance LT, which perfectly balances performance and flexibility in a self-contained system for today’s demanding media workflows.�

Featuring the key attributes of Alliance Pro in an affordable package, Alliance LT delivers nearly 30% more throughput than any other self-contained file-level SAN. Alliance LT, for example, can support nearly twice the number of uncompressed HD streams as other self-contained solutions, thereby eliminating investments in a second chassis simply to meet new performance demands. RAID 5 protection is configured at all times without compromising performance.

Alliance LT includes a built-in server and all of the necessary functionality for file-level sharing as well as Fibre Channel (FC) and GigE connectivity. By eliminating individual per seat costs, Alliance LT has been designed to support the maximum numbers of FC and GigE clients. Editors working with uncompressed HD or finishing their projects will benefit from the throughput that FC offers. On the other hand, the GigE ports deliver ample throughput for editing projects using ProRes or DNx codecs, while enabling facilities to save on the cost of buying expensive FC cards. GigE connectivity is also ideal for other media requirements, like render farms, graphics and near-line asset management.

Like Alliance Pro, Alliance LT is built on the popular and proven metaSAN/metaLAN software from Tiger Technologies, which has thousands of users worldwide. Archion is very tightly integrated with Tiger and can uniquely provide one stop customer support when needed.

About Archion

Archion Technologies, based in Burbank, CA, is a leading provider of intelligent networked storage solutions specifically designed for post production and graphic professionals. Founded by a team of post production, technology, and entertainment industry professionals in 1999, Archion set out to create a new standard of data protection and performance for those creating video, audio, and graphical content. Since then, Archion’s high-performance storage technology has been critical to the success of hundreds of TV and feature film projects and is prominently used in Avid, Apple, Adobe, Autodesk and Pro Tools environments.

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Randy Savicky


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