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Cache-A Debuts Archive Appliances for Today’s File-based Workflows at NAB 2010, Including Revolutionary Pro-Cache5, One of First LTO-5 Products

— Archiving Acquisition Sources, Post Projects and Content Assets Made Easy, Economical, Interchangeable and Future-proof –

Morgan Hill, Calif., April 12, 2010

– A leading supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the digital film, broadcast and professional video industries, Cache-A is featuring upgrades to its acclaimed Pro-Cache platform – including the world debut of its revolutionary Pro-Cache5, one of the first LTO-5 products to be introduced — at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB 2010). Cache-A is also showcasing enhancements to its Prime-Cache archive appliance and integration with CatDV’s asset manager at NAB 2010 in Booth SL7906 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, April 12-15.

“As HD evolves into 3D, digital film and video professionals using file-based workflows need a highly reliable, secure and cost-effective storage medium for content archiving, access and interchange,� said Phil Ritti, President and CEO of Cache-A Corporation. “With its advanced feature set and ease of use, our new Pro-Cache5 promises to become the new industry standard back-up solution. Now with upgrades to automated robotic libraries and our integration with CatDV, Cache-A solutions are an even easier and more cost-effective way to manage terabytes of archived data in a professional media environment.�

Pro-Cache5 is Cache’s revolutionary archive appliance for digital film, broadcast and video professionals working with file-based workflows. One of the first LTO-5 products on the market, Pro-Cache5 takes advantage of this next generation technology to offer nearly double the storage capacity of existing LTO-4 cartridges – now 1.5 terabytes (TB)/LTO-5 cartridge. It also provides significantly faster archiving speeds and extends the economic advantages of data tape in terms of lower cost.

The Pro-Cache Platform

Based on the upgradeable and expandable Pro-Cache platform, both Pro-Cache5 and the LTO-4 based Pro-Cache4 enable creative professionals to create source masters in acquisition workflows when using the new memory card or disk-based cameras. The easiest to use network-attached archive appliances, they also provide long-term archival storage with easy access to content assets at every stage of production. Both Pro-Cache5 and Pro-Cache4 write data on low-cost, secure, portable, interchangeable and IT industry-standard LTO tape cartridges using the standard “tar� format, and the archive life is 30 years.

Specifically designed to meet the archiving needs of post houses and field production, the enhanced Prime-Cache can be deployed into Windows, MacOS and Unix environments to provide high capacity (800GB/LTO-4 cartridge) and high speed (greater than 50MB/s) archiving. It enables direct access to archived data from any platform with simultaneous multi-user access and volume sharing.

In addition, the Pro-Cache platform can be upgraded to control robotic libraries. With a library upgrade, users can archive across multiple cartridges automatically and retrieve content over the network without manual intervention. With dozens of cartridges automatically accessible in the library, Pro-Cache can still manage more than 100TB of shelf-stored content.

In addition, to these new product developments, Cache-A’s products are now fully integrated with Square Box System’s CatDV asset manager, making it easy to manage and archive assets within a single workflow.

Strengthening Strategic Partnerships

Cache-A has also increased its number of strategic partners over the past year, and many of its partners are demonstrating Pro-Cache platform products in acquisition, production and post-production workflows in their booths at NAB 2010. These companies include:
• Hewlett-Packard (Booth SL5220)
• IBM (Booth N5823)
• Imagine (in the Panasonic Booth C3712)
• Marquis Broadcast (Suite at Alexis Park Hotel)
• Panasonic Broadcast (Booth C3712)
• Square Box Systems – CatDV (Booth SL7708)

About Cache-A Corporation

One of the first companies to introduce an LTO-5 product, Cache-A is a leading supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the digital film, broadcast and professional video industries. Cache-A’s archive appliances provide both source masters for digital acquisition and project archives, using low cost and easy to deploy configurations based on industry standard LTO tape.


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Randy Savicky

Strategy + Communications

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