Quantum will introduce new, smaller alternatives with increased storage capacity at the upcoming NAB2007 that are specifically designed for professional video and today's increasingly popular file-based workflows.
The company's new SuperLoader 3A autoloader data tape system holds 16 tape cartridges, providing up to 4.8TB of removable networked storage in a compact 2RU chassis. Fully automated, each 300GB cartridge, which can hold more than six hours of 100Mb/s HD content, is accessible simply by navigating the file directories with any browser or FTP tool of choice. MXF-aware capabilities permit video tape-like access to subclips by time code and provide a unique level of interoperability between applications and environments.
Quantum's ProVideo A-Series data tape drives combine the established benefits of data tape archiving with videotape's convenience and accessibility. Offering a built-in GigE port, A-Series drives are network-attached, so they can be directly connected to any network and accessed by every edit workstation, networked server, graphics devices and other computer-based video equipment on the network.
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