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MediaPros Wins Studio Network Solutions’ (SNS) European Distribution Deal

Leading film and broadcast audio/video equipment supplier

MediaPros (

, today announced that it has been appointed as the European distributor for

Studios Network Solutions (SNS) (

, a premier provider of post-production shared storage products for the media and entertainment industries.

MediaPros will supply SNS equipment, including the new EVO v3 shared storage system

SNS has traditionally handled product distribution from its US headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, and selected MediaPros for this key role due to the company’s geographical proximity to European customers, its multi-lingual capabilities and strength of pan-European distribution, plus the ability to support and service all facets of the professional broadcast, film, video, VFX, animation and audio industries. Holding an inventory of SNS stock, MediaPros will offer resellers and customers faster delivery, Euro pricing, and technical support for all SNS products.

MediaPros has offices and customer-demonstration facilities in central London, and at Pinewood Studios. Its professional video product portfolio covers editing, colour grading, rendering and transcoding, on-set and DIT technologies, RED camera workflow accelerator cards, storage, eVTRs, servers, and asset management systems. The company’s pro-audio solutions include Apple and Avid ProTools, plus monitoring, storage and studio hardware.

SNS is renowned for its


collaborative, shared-storage hardware, which enable digital artists in a workgroup to share, edit and review projects, media and other large files. SNS also manufactures the


range of fibre-channel host adaptors.

Significant recent UK sales of SNS equipment include purchases by BSKYB, Pinewood Shepperton Studios, Rockhopper Productions, BBC, Open University, with US sales to Fox News Sports, NBC/Universal, and John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

“MediaPros has seasoned, relationship-oriented sales and technical staff, who can provide solutions to any production workflow or technical hurdle imaginable,” said Ryan Stoutenborough, president of Studio Network Solutions. “Crucially, our new partnership with MediaPros will allow SNS to focus on strengthening our position in Europe as the leader in shared storage solutions for the broadcast media and entertainment industries. Now we can guarantee to our existing reseller channels a greater level of service and support, and users will get faster turnaround times on purchases, quick online pricing in Euros, locally-stocked service parts and technical support during their normal business hours.”

James Dancer, business manager at MediaPros, commented, “SNS manufactures a range of outstanding collaborative hardware and software solutions, that are highly-valued by their existing customers. Adding their products to our existing portfolio, means customers across the UK and Europe now have even easier access to a comprehensive set of workflow solutions to suit their varied needs.”

SNS is attending IBC 2011 (stand 7.A08), and will launch EVO v3, the next generation of its multi-user write, high-performance shared storage system. The company will also showcase iSANmp, an iSCSI-only version of its popular SANmp for $199.

MediaPros specialises in the supply of creative solutions to the design, broadcast, film and TV post-production, multi-media and music recording industries. The MediaPros team is dedicated to offering the best technical advice and the highest level of customer service based on a thorough understanding of ‘real-world’ production scenarios. The team has a proven track record in delivering a range of highly complex solutions to the creative industries, and as a result has a very close working relationship with all leading manufacturers.

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) is a leading developer and provider of technologies for production storage, networking and workflow efficiency for the media and entertainment industries. The company offers proven software and hardware solutions for digital artists working in production companies, studios, and corporate media production. Products include EVO, SANmp, iSANmp, Ellipse, Ellipse Enterprise, and globalSAN.