(September 22, 2020) Symply
, a Global Distribution brand, has announced the availability of an upgraded version of the SymplyWORKSPACE, now with embedded axle ai 2020 media asset management, to enhance collaboration and provide more efficiency in media production. SymplyWORKSPACE is the first shared storage system using industry leading StorNext®6 for high-speed collaboration over Thunderbolt™3, supporting up to eight simultaneous, combined Mac or Windows clients and featuring advanced RAID protection for content safety.
The unique product features effortless and reliable collaboration, working with extreme bandwidth allowing multiple streams of 4K ProRes. Its built-in AI-based MAM and thunderbolt connectivity allow for a complete shared production solution without a big investment in hardware infrastructure. The compact desk-side design is ideal for smaller post-production houses, in-house creative, houses of worship, sports teams, ad agencies, or any creative house with smaller workgroups; it is a hassle-free high-speed sharing solution at an affordable price. The small footprint and elimination of rack requirements make it ideal for on-set and remote production. Fast and easy setup is a hallmark of the solution and is made possible using the included SymplyWORKSPACE Assistant software management tool.
“With the addition of axle ai 2020, the SymplyWORKSPACE is even more powerful and can be a real asset to smaller post, in-house creatives, and other content creators, looking for fast, easy and inexpensive shared storage. Thunderbolt connectivity, easy setup and now the capabilities of axle ai 2020 make the SymplyWORKSPACE an invaluable solution for today’s smaller workgroups,” states Nick Warburton, director, Global Distribution. “SymplyWORKSPACE was already a remarkable product, but the addition of axle ai 2020 delivers even greater value.”
With the built-in Media Asset Management from axle ai, AI-driven content searches add another layer of speed to what is already a super fast platform. SymplyWORKSPACE is an easy to deploy and manage production workspace that provides more than just storage, equipped with everything you need for slick, dependable and frictionless media production. Attaining a production-ready storage workflow that’s equipped with a fully integrated asset management has never been faster, easier, or more affordable.
“We are very excited to be working with Symply and see the combination of SymplyWORKSPACE with embedded axle ai 2020 as the perfect solution for the growing number of smaller post users,” states Sam Bogoch, chief executive officer, axlevideo. “The ability to run in a Linux virtual machine on the powerful Xeon processor of the SymplyWORKSPACE is incredible. We get the speed and power we need to manage and transcode large numbers of assets on the fly. The virtual machine design and solid-state disk architecture in such a low-priced SAN is truly game changing.”
Complete SymplyWORKSPACE solutions including five seats of axle ai 2020 start at $15,495 US MSRP for 48TB of RAID protected storage and four simultaneous Mac users. Four additional users (up to eight total) can be added at any time. Several other configurations with up to 366TB supporting multiple 4K streams, and any combination of up to eight Mac and/or Windows users are available.
The upgraded SymplyWORKSPACE is available now through better resellers worldwide. For COVID-safe working environments, Thunderbolt connections can use optical cables allowing users to be dispersed within a 50-meter range. Users with greater needs should look at the company's SymplyULTRA line of workflow storage solutions specifically designed for larger post and broadcast facilities. For more information or to find an authorized reseller near you, please visit www.gosymply.com
Symply, a Global Distribution brand, is an innovative developer of high-speed digital storage solutions, designed for media professionals. As a privately-held company, with locations in Cambridge, UK, Culver City, US, Munich, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden, our philosophy is simple – build real products that people need to make media production and delivery true to art and not just your job. The Symply team has been building on over 20 years of developing industry-leading media solutions and embracing the latest technologies, we’ve brought together some of the best storage and workflow architects, technicians and engineers to give life today to the workspace of tomorrow - fast, efficient, lower cost, and above all, easy to use. This rare combination makes it Symply Better Storage for media professionals.
About Global Distribution
Global Distribution, headquartered in the university city of Cambridge, UK is a specialist distributor for digital content acquisition, production, storage, management and archival solutions within the Media and Enterprise industries. With additional offices in Culver City, US, Munich, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden, Global is dedicated to delivering class-leading products and solutions with support and development that is second to none. Global works closely with its vendors, partners and extensive North America & EMEA reseller network to meet the growing needs of these industries. With a clear focus on understanding the ever-changing requirements in each industry, Global is excellently placed to provide technology to fulfill the current and future demands of users. Read more at www.globaldistribution.com