Suitcase TV showcases stand-alone MediaStor at NAB 2016

Suitcase TV, a leading broadcast technology developer, is showcasing a stand-alone version of its tried and trusted storage platform MediaStor at NAB 2016, on booth SL5826. Demonstrated for the first time in the US, MediaStor aggregates multiple storage servers into a single unified structure and includes optional HSM functionality to enable a range of storage levels from ultra-fast SSD-based RAID down to LTO data tape. Designed specifically for broadcast media operations, MediaStor provides tracking and auditing of file histories as well as powerful metadata handling capabilities to empower even the most complex of broadcast workflows.


MediaStor also now includes support for archiving to spinning disk using new SMR disk technology combined with MAID architectures. This provides a more flexible, fast access storage solution. The new MediaStor Archive enclosure provides up to 128TB of usable storage in a 1RU enclosed with an idle power consumption of only 10W. Additional enclosures can easily be added as storage requirements increase.


In addition to managing storage, every MediaStor server can offer resources to perform media related tasks. Unlike other storage platforms, which may be built upon proprietary or Linux based operating systems, MediaStor is built upon Microsoft Windows, significantly simplifying integrations with third-party processing and file transfer software.


Suitcase TV’s award-winning iphrame Vision Remote centralised production system is also being shown for the first time in the US. Part of the iphrame suite, iphrame Vision Remote is a range of software based solutions that enable combined SDI and IP-based operations. The solution facilitates centralised outside broadcast and live events production and enables broadcasters to significantly reduce their costs by allowing key personnel to operate the system from virtually any location where there is an internet connection. Additional cost savings can be achieved due to reduced travel and transport costs of personnel and equipment. Only the cameras and associated technical teams need to be deployed on-site.


Throughout NAB Suitcase TV is highlighting its support for the Advanced Media Workflow Associations’ (AMWA) NMI project. Launched as a long-term initiative to support the industry’s move towards IP-based systems, NMI brings together broadcasters that share a vision to adopt IP infrastructures and industry suppliers who wish to provide interoperability. The continued goal of AMWA’s NMI is to solve important business problems and to help media companies achieve business agility and flexibility.


Fraser Jardine, Commercial Director at Suitcase TV, says, “2016 is key for Suitcase TV as the company is growing rapidly in size and product development. We’re delighted to bring MediaStor and iphrame Remote to this year’s NAB and to show the US market how Suitcase TV is leading the IP revolution with a rich portfolio of solutions that media companies can use to deliver live streams across IP networks, store and repurpose media assets and maintain records of transmissions.”

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