Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking

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Integrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity

Last Updated: September 3, 2015 6:39 pm GMT
(HUDSON, Massachusetts--September 3, 2015) At IBC 2015, shared storage provider Facilis Technology (stand 7.C10) and Marquis Broadcast (stand 2.A58), specialists in content workflows and media integration software, will announce further integration qualifying Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. As a result of this strategic partnership, Project Parking can utilize TerraBlock storage within Avid-centric workflows, processing projects and media seamlessly. If required, Project Parking can also use the TerraBlock system as the destination storage device within an Avid workflow.



With the ever-increasing file-based workflow demands there is a growing need for organizations to optimize shared storage resources. Recent research by Marquis has shown that broadcasters are typically wasting up to 20 percent of their shared storage capacities due to duplicate files or orphaned media. The enhanced functionality offered by Marquis and Facilis enables customers take advantage of Project Parking’s intelligent media and metadata tracking features for enhanced project management in Avid environments.

Project Parking offers an intuitive toolset to analyse and manage media to optimise shared storage utilisation. In one single application Project Parking analyzes all Avid projects and media to identify which projects are using up most space and take appropriate action to transfer, archive or delete. It allows the analysis of all Avid projects and workspaces on shared edit storage by size, age and location. Projects can be copied to any storage device, taken offsite to re-edit and then later merged back on-line.

TerraBlock is Facilis’ multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage solution that facilitates highly collaborative workflows in post production and content creation environments. Supporting 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet through the Facilis Shared File System, TerraBlock delivers advanced performance with industry-standard creative applications.

The Facilis Shared File System included with every TerraBlock easily accommodates the most complex multi-platform environments and enables collaboration among diverse applications and image formats. With TerraBlock, users can tackle any post challenge - from 4K film color grading to collaborative craft editorial.

“Our customers live in a world where multi-vendor architectures are a fact of life and third party interoperability is a requirement,” commented James McKenna, VP of Marketing, Facilis Technology. “Project Parking provides an elegant project management workflow for post production facilities and broadcasters. With these products working together, our customers with Avid products can now opt for an integrated toolset that will streamline project management and efficiently organize storage capacity.”

“Storage management and content retrieval is a key challenge for broadcast facilities,” explains Simon Fearn, Product Manager, Marquis Broadcast. “The combination of Facilis’ TerraBlock content storage management solution and Marquis’ Project Parking gives editors greater control over their digital assets.”

For more information about Facilis and TerraBlock, visit www.facilis.com and Marquis see: www.marquisbroadcast.com




About Marquis Broadcast

Founded in 1998, Marquis Broadcast provides a range of media integration products designed for the data-intensive and challenging requirements of today's fast-paced broadcasting environments, enabling broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. The company has considerable experience in integrating an extensive range of broadcast systems and devices, providing easy to use workflows via Medway, its widely installed interoperability engine. www.marquisbroadcast.com


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 professional 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-sized or large – and have been installed in more than 2000 facilities worldwide.

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