News: New ProMAX Tech PartnersFuel New Connected Workflows at NAB
Shared Storage System Manufacturer Announces New Platform Software Innovations, New Technology Partners, and Platform Studio Giveaway
(Santa Ana, California--April 3, 2014) ProMAX Systems, manufacturer of multi-functional, high-performance shared storage servers and editing workstations continues to add smart improvements to their Platform shared storage systems, with new feature previews and new technology partnerships launching at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 7th- 10th.
New Platform Software Innovations
Headlining news for the next release of ProMAX Platform software is the all new web-based GUI. Moving the management controls off servers, to a browser based interface, offers users numerous advantages. System administrators will now have the ability to control all Platform functions, across all Platform Spaces, across all groups, from any machine they choose. Examples include managing permissions, file moves, copies, replications and more. Other significant software upgrades include new asset management searching and retrieval functions that provide full video playback previews. ProMAX will present live demos of the new software each day at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 & 4:00 p.m. in SL5422.
Technology Partner Announcements
Topping recent industry announcements is ProMAX’s Platform series joining the NewTek Developer Network, filling the need for high-performance shared storage support to NewTek’s TriCaster™ and 3Play™ multi-camera production and instant replay systems. Now TriCaster™ and 3Play™ can directly record multiple streams to the Platform Shared Storage System, extending total recording time and storage capacity. This integration enables users of TriCaster™ to store up to 256TB of content per Platform server node and simultaneously playback that media through the TriCaster™. All users and devices on your IP network can access the shared content enabling a more efficient and collaborative workflow.
Jess Hartmann, CEO of ProMAX said, “The combination of NewTek’s TriCaster™ and 3Play™ solutions with a shared storage system like ProMAX Platform allows for virtually unlimited content recording time and greatly improved collaboration for NewTek customers. The ability to directly record multiple streams simultaneously to a Platform Server while at the same time playing back content from that server, opens up endless possibilities for dynamic content sharing and collaborative workflows that simply did not exist before.”
ProMAX and NewTek will also be collaborating at NAB in the StudioXperience™ technology showcase and live broadcast studio featuring innovators in state-of-the-art live programming and content production. As part of NewTek’s Tech Zone, ProMAX Platform shared storage solutions will be demonstrating their integration with NewTek’s TriCaster™ and 3Play™ systems. In addition, ProMAX Platform servers will be providing shared storage support to the StudioXperience’s™ Live Broadcast Studio programming. The StudioXperience™ is located at SU621, on the upper floor of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. See more at http://studioxperience.com.
ProMAX is equally proud to announce a new Platform system integration with Bluefish444. Through the partnership, ProMAX now supports the direct capture of up to 4 HDSDI signals directly to the ProMAX Platform Shared Storage system. Capabilities include recording SD, HD, 2K and 4K directly to a Platform Space, making media available immediately to creative users for editing. Now users have the ability to record and convert directly to DNX Codec (DNX36 8bit to DNX220 10bit) into an Avid compliant MXF file for immediate ingest into Avid Media Composer ®. Or they can record to Quicktime V210 and AVI. This solution eliminates waiting to copy media from a camera to a shared system, shortens workflows by recording directly to the Platform, and provides immediate access to footage. AVID pure DNX workflows can record directly to AVID supported media files allowing immediate import and editing without transcoding. Multiple configurations are available including 4 SDI inputs. DITS are expected to embrace this efficient functionality which will first be available for demos in the Platform systems at ProMAX’s booth at NAB (SL5422).
20th Anniversary Giveaway
ProMAX is celebrating 20 years of business with a Grand Prize giveaway of a Platform Studio shared storage system at NAB. By entering at the ProMAX booth (SL5422), NAB attendees are eligible to win a 16TB Platform Studio complete with connectivity, remote installation, and one full year of Preferred Support. It’s an amazing chance to win a high-performance system valued at $9,500.
About ProMAX Systems:
ProMAX develops and manufactures innovative media technology solutions; specializing in shared storage servers, high-end editing workstations and storage devices for video and media content creators around the world. ProMAX has been providing expertly devised and supported end-to-end workflow solutions to the media and entertainment, corporate, education, house of worship and government sectors since 1994. CEO Jess Hartmann acquired ProMAX in 2008, and rapidly expanded the company’s product development and manufacturing operations; breaking into new areas of industry leadership by building powerful systems to meet the performance needs of collaborative media creation and demanding post production processes. Recent customers including The American Film Institute (AFI), FOX Telecolombia, the Emmy® webcast; Backstage Live!, Music Choice, Honeywell, Titleist, NHRA, and Chapman University all know the value of ProMAX’s scalable and multi-functional systems. For more information, visit http://www.promax.com/platform , follow @ProMAX Systems on Twitter, and see more ProMAX happenings on Facebook and YouTube.