2018 #NABShow: Product Spotlight: Panasas ActiveStor

The Panasas ActiveStor high-performance storage solution for Media & Entertainment will be on full display at the 2018 #NABShow in booth SL12108.

ActiveStor increases efficiency for modern media workflows with a plug-and-play storage system that supports parallel creative activities, handles high resource demands from multiple sources, and delivers the raw speed and management simplicity required for everyone in the creative value chain to work faster and smarter.

At NAB, Panasas will demonstrate its latest advancement for storage solutions supporting AI, Production and VR workflows. Demos supported by Panasas ActiveStor include:

  • AI-powered content analysis with integer1 platform
  • Immersive non-linear editing of VR content with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and VR effects with Adobe After Effects CC
  • Color-grading VR content with Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Fusion
  • Powerful VR content stitching with Kolor Autopano Video

ActiveStor is delivered as a fully integrated scale-out NAS (network-attached storage) appliance, incorporating Flash/SATA storage nodes, the Panasas PanFS clustered performance-optimized parallel file system for true linear scalability, and the high-performance Panasas DirectFlow protocol for macOS and Linux. Industry-standard client-access protocols NFS and SMB are also supported. The modular architecture includes customizable, flexible components that can easily adapt to meet dynamic business needs, allowing users to grow quickly and within budget.

Media & Entertainment applications supported by ActiveStor include:

  • Visual Effects Rendering
  • Broadcast
  • Video Editing
  • Active Archive
  • Media Transcode
  • Content Delivery

For more information on ActiveStor in Media & Entertainment visit:

To download the ActiveStor Architecture White Paper go to:

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7th-12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, 2018 #NABShow  is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


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