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Globalstor Unveils the Industry’s First Turn-Key 4K Server/Storage Solution at NAB

ExtremeStor-4K Provides Sustained Data Rates in Excess of 1430MB/sec. with RAID 5 for Real-Time 4K Image Playback

LAS VEGAS, NV April 12, 2005 NAB Booth #SU9363:

With another first for the broadcast and video professional industries, Globalstor Data announced today, the new ExtremeStor-4K, the industry’s first turn-key 4K server/storage solution providing sustained data rates (read) in excess of 1430MB/sec with a 50 MB file using RAID 5 for real-time 4K image playback, will be unveiled next week at NAB.

Capable of supporting a stream of uncompressed 4K video, ExtremeStor-4K is a fully scalable, high-performance, server designed to accommodate the manipulation and playback of uncompressed 4K video content.

“Traditionally, post production facilities edit and color correct 4K content by down grading a copy of the material to either 2K, or some other lower-resolution format.” said Scott Leif, President of Globalstor Data.  “Editors then apply their corrections to the master copy and apply those changes to the 4K copy.  With ExtremeStor-4K,” Leif continued, “content can now be modified and viewed real time from its original 4K format.  By working with the content in a 4K format, colors and artifacts are far more visible, thus improving the accuracy of the job at hand.  ExtremeStor-4k also saves time and money by eliminating the conversion processes; it saves the storage space normally required for storing additional version copies, and it improves the overall work flow.”

Base solutions incorporate a CPU with a 4K capable video play back card, a highly tuned file system, a meta-data controller that is scalable to support additional client and either 18TB or an optional 28.8TB of usable storage under RAID 5.  ExtremeStor-4K utilizes Windows XP-Professional or Windows 2003. With the addition of a Fibre Channel switch, ExtremeStor-4K can be configured to support heterogeneous clients such as SGI, Solaris and Linux.

Pricing and Availability
Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor-4K is available now with three-year factory warranties. Pricing starts at $150,149 MSRP.

About Globalstor Data
Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers.  Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a full range of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, as well as high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage in excess of 28TB.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.