Media Health Tracking Software and TranScale Libraries on display for Broadcasters for First Time
LAS VEGAS—NAB2008—April 14, 2008– Spectra Logic, the data storage innovator, is showcasing its complete suite of tape and disk-based data storage products this week at NAB 2008. Spectra Logic’s disk- based archive cache products coupled with Media Asset Management software provide quick and reliable access for near term on-air content. Spectra data tape libraries provide low-cost long-term digital archiving to ensure easy management and availability of content in the future.
For the first time, broadcasters can view a live demo of Spectra’s new Media Lifecycle Management
(MLM) software. MLM monitors and tracks information about individual data storage tapes, and uses it to report the health and utilization of each data tape, proactively identifying cartridges that pose a threat. This not only prevents potential data loss, but maximizes data tape utilization. MLM is a critical feature for broadcasters storing thousands of hours of video on hundreds or thousands of tapes.
“As broadcasters move into digital workflow and store content on data tapes for long-term archiving, it becomes crucial that they proactively monitor, manage and protect assets on these data tapes,” said Joe French, EVP of sales at Masstech. “The introduction of MLM, a standard feature of Spectra Logic’s tape libraries, is a giant leap to help broadcasters better manage and protect long-term archive content.”
NAB also marks the first public display ofTranScale productsto media and entertainment users. Spectra’s TranScale TSerieslibraries –the T200, T380, T680 and T950—contain interchangeable components, which can be moved to the next-largest library with a simple frame change, preserving customer investments in near-line and long term archive platforms. TranScale growth is a superior alternative to and offers better investment protection than comparable stackable libraries.
About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic designs and manufactures a complete line of disk and data tape storage products that integrate all major Media Asset Management (MAM), Digital Asset Management (DAM) and traditional data protection solutions. Supporting the industry-leading LTO format, SDLT, and Sony’s AIT and SAIT formats, Spectra digital archives emphasize “Ease of Use”, availability, flexibility, and scalability— expanding from a few hundred hours to hundreds of thousands of hours of content through Spectra’s seamless upgrade programs. Spectra solutions ensure maximum uptime thro ugh extensive component redundancy, failover, and proactive monitoring. With tens of thousands of data tape archives installed worldwide and backed by more than 28 years experience in digital advances, Spectra Logic is fully committed to serving the storage needs of the broadcast market.
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