Twentieth Century Fox Utilizes Archion's Synergy HDu Storage Solution for "The Tooth Fairy" - Creative Planet Network

Twentieth Century Fox Utilizes Archion's Synergy HDu Storage Solution for "The Tooth Fairy"

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Burbank, CA, Oct. 30, 2008 – Archion Technologies, the leading provider of intelligent storage solutions for content creation, today announced that Twentieth Century Fox Studios has once again turned to the company’s Synergy HDu™ storage solution, this time for their feature film “Tooth Fairy.� The studio first reached out to Archion during the production of “The Day the Earth Stood Still� and has utilized Archion’s Synergy HDu™ storage technology for several new films. Archion is the only digital media storage company that seamlessly performs with Avid Unity™. “We are currently using Archion’s Synergy HDu storage systems for our new film ‘Tooth Fairy.’ Utilizing two 4TB units running a RAID 5 configuration, we’re able to support multiple clients cutting DNxHD36�, said Kory Voxen, Director, Digital Editing Operations, Twentieth Century Fox Studios. “We also enjoy the expandability of the product, having added as much as 28TB of Synergy HDu to a single Avid Unity. This is our fifth feature film using Archion. Their products have really stood the test of multi-client, multi-stream HD editing.� “The Synergy HDu does more than increase the protection and performance of their Avid Unity,� said Dan Stern, Executive Vice President of Sales at Archion. “The Archion storage significantly reduces the cost per Terabyte and allows the studio to get more usable storage than they otherwise would get. We are absolutely delighted to be able to help enhance Twentieth Century Fox Studios’ workflow�. Archion Technologies Synergy HDu™ is certified for Unity™ versions 3.5x – 5.x and the Synergy HDLS™ is certified for LANShare™ EX and LP. Archion has designed these systems so that there is no change to the Unity™ users’ workflow. ABOUT “TOOTH FAIRY:� Dwayne Johnson is “The Tooth Fairy,� also known as Derek Thompson, a hard-charging minor league hockey player whose nickname comes from his habit of separating opposing players from their bicuspids. When Derek discourages a youngster’s hopes, he’s sentenced to one week’s hard labor as a “real� tooth fairy, complete with the requisite wings and magic wand. At first, Derek “can’t handle the tooth�—bumbling and stumbling as he tried to furtively wing his way through strangers’ homes…doing what tooth fairies do. But, as Derek slowly adapts to his new position, he begins to rediscover his own forgotten dreams. Twentieth Century Fox releases “The Tooth Fairy� everywhere June 19, 2009. ABOUT SYNERGY HDu™: Synergy HDu™ is Archion’s storage solution for use with Avid Unity™ and the latest entry in Archion’s Multi Award-winning line of “Synergy HD™� FC Raid storage products for digital video systems. After digesting a good deal of client feedback and input, Archion developed Synergy HDu™, which is twice as fast as Archion’s previous Synergy HD system, and offers clients a number of new features, including loop-out capability, a removable controller and complete compatibility with all Avid Unity™ systems, including Avid MediaEngine 5.0.™ Synergy HDu™ provides a full 400 MB/sec bandwidth with its dual FC ports and has increased its single chassis capacity to 16TB. According to Archion executives, its compatibility with Avid Unity™ is unmatched by any other storage vendor. Keeping with the Synergy™ standard of legacy compatibility, Synergy HDu™ is fully compatible with 1gig, 2gig and 4gig Unity, and, of course, with Archion's own previously released Synergy Plus™ and Synergy HD™ products. ABOUT ARCHION TECHNOLOGIES: Based in Burbank, CA, Archion Technologies is the entertainment industry’s premiere, turn-key digital media storage solution company, providing its clients with systems that are seamless in operation. Founded by a team of technology and entertainment industry entrepreneurs, technicians and post-production professionals in l999, Archion’s products have now been utilized by hundreds of major Hollywood feature films and TV shows. The Archion family of storage and SAN systems is comprised of: Synergy HDu™, Synergy HDδ™, Synergy HDLs™, NODE™ and Alliance Pro™. Archion regularly designs and delivers expanded technology systems based on the ever-growing demands of its diverse, global clientele. For more information about Archion, please visit:

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