Spectra Logic and Avid Team Up to Offer Data Archive Solutions

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LAS VEGAS—NAB2008—April 16, 2008– Spectra Logic, the leader in storage innovation, today announced  Avid Technology, Inc. will resell Spectra Logic products, offering its customers a fully integrated hardware and software solution to manage content from ingest to archive. Spectra’s TSeriesdata tape libraries and nTier data archive disk appliances will be sold to customers by Avid® in conjunction with Avid Interplay® solutions.  
Spectra’s TSeriesdata tape libraries and nTier disk appliances are available for purchase from Avid today.
“Spectra Logic nTier, coupled with Avid’s SGL media asset management software, provides a short term archive cache with quick and reliable access for near term on-air content,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri SVP of strategic marketing for Spectra Logic. “Our data tape libraries provide low-cost, long-term digital archiving to insure easy management and availability of content in the future when needed.”
Spectra’s TSeriestape libraries and nTier disk appliances offer industry leading power efficiency, storage density, and scalability. In addition to Spectra Logic’s worldwide support offerings, Spectra’s Assisted Self Maintenance program allows users to stock spare parts onsite for fast and seamless replacement, guaranteeing maximum uptime. 
“We’re excited to be able to offer a complete solution that enables our broadcast customers to manage hundreds of thousands of hours of video archives,” said Doug Hynes, product marketing manager for Avid’s storage and infrastructure product lines. 
Spectra Logic designs and manufactures a complete line of disk and digital tape archive 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 archives ensure maximum uptime through extensive component redundancy, failover, and proactive monitoring. With tens of thousands of digital 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.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign®, M-Audio®, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius®, Softimage® and Sundance Digital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid® Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.
CONTACT: Leigh Grace, 704-231-9789, leighg@spectralogic.com
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