(Amsterdam--September 19, 2013) At IBC 2013, Quantel demonstrated one of the first deliverables from its revolutionQ project - storage expansion for Enterprise sQ. This development enables Enterprise sQ news and sports production system users to benefit from the economies of extending their systems with generic storage without compromising workflow. It means that online workspace can be increased by a factor of 10, bringing on-line the kind of storage capacity previously only found in traditional Archive systems - and blurring the distinction between online and archive.
Uncompromised workflow means that the extra storage is transparent to the Enterprise sQ system users. The media management software is totally integrated, so users do not need to know where their media is stored; they simply continue reviewing, selecting, editing and publishing in exactly the same way. This storage provides an alternative infrastructure to the SDI performance storage of Enterprise sQ. The result is a unified fast-turnaround workflow across two storage infrastructures, all delivered at a much lower cost than has previously been possible in high performance, large-scale online applications.
The first phase of the project will be shipping before the end of this year - giving Enterprise sQ customers the option to add thousands of hours of 100 Mbit HD storage to their systems.
"When we launched revolutionQ, we promised fast-turnaround performance from off the shelf storage," said Ray Cross, Quantel CEO. "This is one of the first deliverables from that project and naturally we have aimed it at users of our Enterprise sQ systems - all part of our commitment to supporting their investment in Quantel over the long term. Further developments will follow over the next few months."