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Archion Showcases Most Diverse Storage Solutions for Today’s Demanding Media Workflows at NAB 2011

Burbank, CA (April 7, 2011) – The leader in storage area network (SAN) intelligence and solutions for cross-platform, shared media workflows,

Archion Technologies

is showcasing its expanded product line at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB 2011). Specifically designed for today’s demanding post production and graphic design requirements, including uncompressed HD, 3D, RED, 2K/4K and other file-based workflows, Archion’s storage solutions are on display at NAB 2011 in Booth SL5929 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, April 11-14.

Known for its award-winning Synergy storage system, which enhances Avid’s Unityâ„¢ file system with hardware RAID protection, Archion is introducing three new products at this year’s NAB — Synergy XTR, EditSTOR ES and Alliance LT. Archion is also featuring other collaborative storage solutions that enhance workflows encompassing the most popular content creation tools, such as Apple’s Final Cut Studio®, Avid’s Media Composer® and DS, Adobe CS and Autodesk Smoke and Flame.

“At this year’s NAB, we are showcasing our continued commitment to innovating storage for media workflows,� said Mark Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer of Archion. “For more than a decade now, we have been developing new storage systems that extend the performance, high reliability and protection on which Archion has built its reputation.

“Both our three exciting new products and our existing product line,� he continued, “are specifically designed to meet the demanding workflow needs of a diverse customer base, which includes leading broadcasters, television networks, post houses, studios, equipment rental facilities, houses of worship, corporations, universities, sports facilities and governments.�

New at NAB 2011: Synergy XTR, EditSTOR ES and Alliance LT

With product offerings that range from completely integrated, full-featured SAN solutions to highly compatible, uniquely intelligent, add-on RAID storage systems for other popular SANs, Archion has an advanced solution to meet the needs of today’s post production and graphic design professionals. The three new Archion products making their debuts at NAB are Synergy XTR, EditSTOR ES and Alliance LT.

Like Synergy UXE, which offers the highest performance RAID protected add-on storage for the Avid Unity, the new Synergy XTR is designed to offer complete compatibility with Avid MediaNetwork™ and greater ease of management. Synergy XTR underscores Archion’s commitment to continued advancements in storage technologies and further future-proofs the Synergy product line for Avid Unity environments.

EditSTOR ES takes the simplified multi-platform shared storage system of EditSTOR to a new level. A completely self-contained SAN that is designed to be affordable for every post facility and creative agency, including schools, houses of worship and enterprises, EditSTOR ES includes several new features that are designed to significantly enhance media workflow management. Ideally suited for Final Cut Studio, Adobe CS and Avid Media Composer applications, it supports most offline editing workflows.

A “lite� version of the well-established Alliance Pro, Alliance LT is a high-performance SAN that offers file-level sharing, hardware RAID protection, support for all three operating systems (MAC, Windows and Linux) and both Fibre Channel (FC) and Ethernet connectivity. It is designed for facilities that have both demanding editing requirements, but would also like to connect stations via low cost Ethernet, while simultaneously gaining performance that is 30-50% higher than its nearest competitor at a very competitive cost.

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.


Randy Savicky


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