New Thunderbolt certified desktop and rackmount adds enhanced durability, RAID capacity expansion
and I-O flexibility to Mac mini – Ideal for DI carts and studio workflows
JMR Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of scalable storage solutions, announced this week the general availability of their latest ThunderboltTM certified desktop and rackmount workstation for the Apple Mac mini®. The innovative one-of-a-kind workstations will prove to be a performance, convenience and time savings boon for DITs, DPs and studio personnel alike.
“Our newly released Lightning Desktop and Rackmount units for the Mac mini adds enhanced durability, RAID storage and I-O flexibility expansion for workflow applications ranging from DI carts to studio operations,” said Josef Rabinovitz, president and CEO of JMR Electronics. “Digital imaging technicians, cinematographers, and studio personnel are now able to have a completely self-contained desktop or rackmount workstation to utilize the full power of the Mac mini from ingest at on-site shoots to studio workflows, saving significant cost and time.”
The JMR Lightning™ model LTNG-XD-8-MMDT is a unique, all new desktop/DI cart complete workstation. The Mac mini installs via an easy slide-in sled from the rear, and the Lightning desktop provides front-panel USB3, audio I-O and media card reader, while the rear panel provides all other Mac connections. An internal Thunderbolt controller and 2-slot PCIe (x8 full-height slots) expander with an internal 6Gb SAS RAID controller are standard, as well as eight 3.5” hot-swappable disk drive bays to provide up to 64TB of native disk storage capacity (RAID 0/1/4/5/6/40/50/60). The desktop/cart unit will have an optional 9” LCD flip-up monitor (available in late November) which connects to the Mac mini and may be added or removed in the field without tools – perfect for ingest and dailies. The Lightning desktop is very portable and quiet in operation, cooled by a whisper quiet, low-speed centrifugal blower in a removable module. The unit also has an attractive locking, ventilated and hinged front door to prevent accidental disk drive removal or theft, and a Kensington lock slot. Measuring only 7” H x 11” W x 16” D, the new Lightning desktop for Mac mini is highly portable. MSRP for the unit starts at $3,499, including internal ExpressSAS RAID controller.
More details at jmr.com/product/jmr-mac-mini-lightning-ltng-xd-8-mmdt-new/
The JMR Lightning model LTNG-XD-8-MM2U is a special, all new 2U rack mount work station ideally suited for DI carts or machine room operations. The Mac mini installs after removing the easy slide-off top cover, and the Lightning rackmount provides front-panel I-O connections for USB3, audio, GbE and HDMI, as well as a media card reader, while the rear panel provides all other Mac mini connections. The Mac mini’s on-off power switch is remotely operated from the front panel. An internal Thunderbolt controller and 2-slot PCIe (x8 full-height slots) expander with an internal 6Gb SAS RAID controller are standard, as well as eight 2.5” hot-swappable disk drive bays to provide up to 32TB of native SSD disk storage capacity (RAID 0/1/4/5/6/10/40/50/60). Five internal cooling fans keep everything cool, at very low noise levels; only 19” deep to fit any mobile or stationary rack providing 20” mounting depth. MSRP for the unit starts at $3,299, including internal ExpressSAS RAID controller.
More details at jmr.com/product/jmr-mac-mini-lightning-ltng-xd-8-mm2u-new/
Both of these innovative products are fully Thunderbolt Certified after exhaustive testing by the Intel-Apple Thunderbolt engineering group. The products are available from the JMR web store and all authorized national resellers.
JMR, an award winning provider and systems integrator of scalable storage systems for high performance and capacity driven applications for multiple markets including; video and post-production, military and government, education, VOD, DCC, gaming, security, medical imaging, HPC and Web 2.0. Since 1982, JMR’s reliable and innovative RAID systems are proudly made in the U.S.A., manufactured entirely from their Chatsworth, California facilities. JMR’s complete line of affordable Lightning™ storage products; SilverStor™ SMB focused products, and BlueStor™ Cloud-ready rackmount and desktop solutions are built to handle the most demanding project needs for A/V centric markets. For further information, please visit www.jmr.com, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call them at 818-993-4801, x190.
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