SAN Solutions' ArtiSAN Brings Features of High-End SAN Systems to Small Workgroup Storage

New Entry-Level Storage Solution Supports Audio and Video Post-Production on Smaller Scale and at Lower Price Point

RENO, Nev. — June 9, 2009 — SAN Solutions, a leading architect of enterprise-class network storage infrastructures for the media and entertainment markets, today announced the release of its new ArtiSAN small workgroup storage solution. ArtiSAN is a direct descendant of the high-end systems found in leading production environments. The entry-level ArtiSAN solution offers a full range of features for audio and video post-production on a smaller scale.

"SAN Solutions storage infrastructures are designed to provide reliable, robust operation in the background, leaving the creative team to focus on their work," said Harry Aine, president of SAN Solutions. "Borrowing advanced features from our enterprise-class solutions, we engineered ArtiSAN to meet both the performance requirements and budgets of small workgroups requiring professional quality on a smaller scale."

The ArtiSAN small workgroup storage solution provides the secure, centralized shared streaming environment required for collaborative audio and video post-production work. The system is ideally suited to audio post work in feature film sound design, editing, and mixing; recording studios; television entertainment production; and video game production. Integrated with leading digital audio workstations including Pro Tools, Nuendo, and Pryamix, ArtiSAN supports up to six workstations with 1000-track playback, 96-track record/dub capacity, and usable storage options of up to 32TB.

For video users, the ArtiSAN solution supports up to six workstations equipped with Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid, or Sony Vegas editors, with up to 16 streams of 100-Mb ingest and 32 streams of 100-Mb playback. Configured for video applications, ArtiSAN is available with up to 32TB of usable space. Straightforward, GUI-based job provisioning simplifies allocation of storage across multiple projects, whether for audio or video post-production.

Each ArtiSAN system offers cross-platform support for Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista. To ensure reliability, ArtiSAN features RAID 6 protection, dual active-active controllers, multi-pathing, two hot spare HDDs, and dual power supply units. Automatic call-home repair and SAN Solutions' standard three-year support maximize system uptime and productivity.

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About SAN Solutions
SAN Solutions Inc. architects, implements, and supports enterprise-class network storage infrastructures that revolutionize the workflow and management of media throughout a studio, newsroom, or post-production facility. With its proven methodology, the Reno, Nev.-based company develops best-of-breed solution sets tailored and tested to meet the requirements of ingest, production, post-production, media transformation, digital asset management, content delivery, and archive applications. SAN Solutions has implemented solutions for leading media companies including CBS, Fox, Lucasfilm, NBC, and Sony.


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