News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces New Compact Shared Storage and Workflow Appliance
EVO Prodigy Offers Robust and Affordable Shared Media Storage for Compact Spaces and for Content Creators On-the-Go
(NAB 2014, Booth #SL10827--April 7, 2014) Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced EVO Prodigy. This latest addition to the EVO product family is an affordable, flexible, SSD/SATA shared storage server and workflow appliance for compact spaces and field use.
EVO is a complete shared media storage server that includes project/asset management functionality, quota features, and storage scalability for production teams of any size. The “All in One Box” EVO system combines a 4K-ready high-performance storage array with extensive connectivity options including 10Gb Ethernet and Fibre Channel. EVO Prodigy is a robust 1U shared media storage system ideal for studios with limited rack space, smaller teams, on-location, and mobile/ENT/DIT use.
EVO Prodigy features a 16” deep 1RU chassis that accommodates four 2.5” enterprise edition SATA disks in a RAID 0, 5, or 6. The system also supports SSD disks, and includes two GbE ports for NAS and SAN access. Additional ports of GbE, 10GbE, or Fibre Channel are optionally available.
“We’re excited that EVO Prodigy will be able to reach a deeper segment of video and digital imaging artists,” commented Ryan Stoutenborough, President, SNS. “Prodigy is the perfect solution for DSLR workflows and mobile/field artists due to its aggressive price point, compact size, performance and overall collaborative nature.”
This new compact system will travel on-set to a shared editing environment in studio, to delivery and playout. As a workflow appliance, Prodigy is the perfect solution for users of aging SAN systems who will be able to affordably gain the project sharing, asset management, and workflow benefits offered by EVO and ShareBrowser.
ShareBrowser is a unified file/project/asset management interface for OS X and Windows. It ties storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window, and enables teams to search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks. File metadata can be instantly indexed to the database, and users can more easily find, preview, and share media assets and projects allowing content creators to collaborate more efficiently. Together EVO and ShareBrowser unlock features like project/bin/media sharing functionality for leading video applications from Adobe, Apple, Avid and others.
“As video continues its domination as the world’s method of choice for effectively communicating powerful stories and messages,” said Stoutenborough. “SNS continues to architect the perfect blend of innovative workflow, affordability and collaboration with ground breaking software/hardware tools for creative content artists world over.”
EVO v5.6 can be ordered in 4 bay, 8 bay, and 16 bay configurations. ShareBrowser is included free with every new EVO, including EVO Prodigy. Contact SNS for pricing and information, 314-733-0551.
Visit SNS in Booth #SL10827 at NAB 2014, April 7-10, Las Vegas Convention Center to see the new EVO Prodigy shared media storage server and workflow appliance in action.
About Studio Network Solutions (SNS)
For over 15 years SNS shared storage hardware and software solutions have been advancing workflow efficiency for Mac, Windows and Linux workgroups for content creators worldwide. EVO, SNS flagship shared storage server combines high-performance with extensive connectivity in a single product including 16Gb/s Fibre and 10Gb/s Ethernet. With EVO’s ShareBrowser desktop client, you can search, index, preview, protect and verify assets with no additional software required. SAN or NAS, or both at the same time, EVO is designed for online real-time use with leading applications including Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, and Blackmagic Design. For more information visit http://www.studionetworksolutions.com