Avid Extends Best-in-Class Shared Storage to Broader Content Creation Market with Entry-Level ISIS 5000-16


New offering addresses customers’ needs for a proven and open workgroup-enabling storage solution at lower cost

Last Updated: April 11, 2011 11:20 pm GMT
(NAB Booth #SU902--April 11, 2011) Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced an expansion of its market leading open ISIS® shared-storage platform with Avid ISIS 5000-16—a 16TB entry point that offers the same performance as the Avid ISIS 5000-32 range, and delivering exceptional stability, performance, and flexibility to budget-conscious customers.

ISIS 5000-16 is ideal for small- to mid-size postproduction facilities, rental houses, broadcasters, educational institutions, and government agencies. In addition to offering superior workflow and interop with Media Composer®, NewsCutter®, Symphony®, Avid DS video editors, and Avid Interplay® Production asset management, ISIS 5000-16 also delivers full support for the Apple Final Cut Pro editing software. The ISIS 5000-16 system comes standard with Avid NewsVision™ 2.0, a complete entry-level newsroom solution for local and regional broadcasters (announced today in a separate press release).

”More media professionals in networked production environments rely on Avid shared storage solutions than from any other manufacturer, and now this capability – that’s transformed production facilities everywhere -- is more accessible than ever before,” said Christine Viera, vice president, Media Enterprise Marketing. “Unlike competitive solutions, Avid ISIS 5000-16 uses advanced, self-balancing intelligent storage, backed by comprehensive reliability and workflow testing. It’s also based on software that is proven daily by the most demanding broadcast and media enterprise customers in the world.”

ISIS 5000-16 Features
The benchmark for affordable real-time open shared storage, Avid ISIS 5000-16 has the flexibility to handle changing production needs and shared access through dynamically scalable workspaces that can span storage engines. With this latest version, workgroups and facilities of any size can further gain productivity-enabling performance, reliability, and flexibility. Additional capabilities include:
  • Rigorous testing and verification with Avid professional editing systems, Interplay Production asset management system, and AirSpeed® Multi Stream video server.
  • Continued openness with full compatibility with Final Cut Pro and mixed Avid/FCP workgroups.
  • Performance efficiency to deliver media in real-time over the supported client and resolution matrix with fewer drives than any other storage system.
  • Superior storage and performance with capacity from 16TB to 96TB (6 ISIS 5000-16 Engines) and bandwidth to 1.8GB/sec.
  • Intelligent, self-balancing data architecture and linear and predictable scalability.
  • A comprehensive yet simple set-up, administration, diagnostic user interface.
  • Availability with Force10 S25N, S25P, S60N, Cisco 4948E, or 4900M Ethernet—switch included.

Avid ISIS 5000-16 is expected to be available Q2 2011. Pricing will start at $37,500 GRP which includes Force10 S25N 24-port switch, a one-year Priority Support (5x8), and 90 client licenses. ISIS 5000-32, which was launched last year, starts at $54,500 GRP and also includes 24-port switch, a one-year Priority Support (5x8), and 90 client licenses. All configurations support Mac or PC clients. For more information, please visit http://www.avid.com.

About Avid
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer, Pro Tools®, Interplay, ISIS, VENUE, Oxygen 8, Sibelius®, System 5, and Pinnacle Studio™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit http://www.avid.com


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