Facilis VP Jim McKenna to Present on Data Redundancy for 4K Workflows at CCW 2013


Last Updated: November 7, 2013 7:55 pm GMT
(Hudson, Massachusetts--November 7, 2013) Today Facilis Technology, a leading provider of shared storage and archiving solutions, announced that company Vice President Jim McKenna is set to present on data redundancy for 4K workflows at Content and Communications World (CCW) 2013 – a premier communications technology conference held annually in New York City. Taking place November 13-14, 2013, CCW draws well-respected leaders and experts from around the world to discuss the latest trends in media, entertainment and communications technology; business solutions for content creation, management and delivery; and more.

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 4:15-4:45pm EST in Hall 1C of the Javits Convention Center in New York, McKenna will provide CCW attendees with an overview of workable data resiliency strategies to secure sensitive file-based media – from proxy encodes and RAW 4K to uncompressed DPX – in modern-day post production and content creation environments. Throughout the presentation he’ll give attendees an inside look at the hardware backend of a resilient shared storage workflow, offer tips on tracking media through various phases of production and cover restoration practices for data recovery or as a part of the finishing workflow.

“Constantly evolving file-based camera acquisition formats have made data management more complex than ever before, and CCW provides an excellent forum for the industry to address the new set of challenges brought on by these changes,” said Jim McKenna, VP, Facilis. “As a storage developer with experience researching and configuring systems, I look forward to sharing my personal experiences with CCW attendees and offering up advice on best practices for managing their most important assets. I’m excited to show attendees how they can create a simplistic storage hierarchy to obtain real data resiliency.”

CCW serves as a forum for professionals in the content development and delivery space to gather and share first-hand experiences and insights on emerging trends, forecasts, and technologies. The conference’s elite speaker lineup will include presentations on a range of topics including: advances in video streaming technology, the convergence of multi-platform production, and the modernization of routing systems. A complete list of CCW’s speakers can be found at: http://www.ccwexpo.com/speakers.asp.

About Jim McKenna
Jim is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of post production experience, on both the creative and engineering sides of the business. As chief product evangelist and Vice President of Facilis, Jim has built an extensive network of resellers, partners and distributors and driven the adoption of Facilis systems worldwide. He provides expert advice and guidance to help facility managers expand their business. Prior to Facilis, McKenna was Director of Engineering at PostWorks NY, LLC where he also served as an Avid Symphony and DS artist. Previously, McKenna was a product designer for Avid Technology Workgroup Solutions.

About Facilis Technology
Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds affordable, high-capacity, turnkey shared storage and archiving solutions for post production and content creation professionals working in the film, television, education and audiovisual markets. Its production-proven solutions are fast and intuitive – making it easier for creative professionals to collaborate and work more efficiently. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any studio environment – boutique, mid-size or large – and have been installed in more than 2000 facilities worldwide to date. http://facilis.com/

About Content & Communications World (CCW)
Content & Communications World (CCW) is the fall's premier conference and exhibition for media, entertainment and communications technology. CCW features business solutions for content creation, management and delivery, along with a range of satellite, fiber, and IP communications solutions. Attendees enjoy end-user panels, meet leading vendors and explore the strategies, tactics and technologies leading the way in this rapidly changing market.


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