— Archiving Acquisition Sources, Post Projects and Content Assets Made Easy, Economical, Interchangeable and Future-proof â€“
Morgan Hill, Calif., April 12, 2010
â€“ 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 â€“ including the world debut of its revolutionary Pro-Cache5, one of the first LTO-5 products to be introduced — at this yearâ€™s National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB 2010). Cache-A is also showcasing enhancements to its Prime-Cache archive appliance and integration with CatDVâ€™s asset manager at NAB 2010 in Booth SL7906 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, April 12-15.
â€œAs 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,â€? said Phil Ritti, President and CEO of Cache-A Corporation. â€œWith 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.â€?
Pro-Cache5 is Cacheâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€œtarâ€? 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-Aâ€™s products are now fully integrated with Square Box Systemâ€™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:
â€¢ Hewlett-Packard (Booth SL5220)
â€¢ IBM (Booth N5823)
â€¢ Imagine (in the Panasonic Booth C3712)
â€¢ Marquis Broadcast (Suite at Alexis Park Hotel)
â€¢ Panasonic Broadcast (Booth C3712)
â€¢ Square Box Systems â€“ 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-Aâ€™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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