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GLOBALSTOR TO LAUNCH NEXT GENERATION OF

EXTREMESTOR-DI AT IBC 2009

 

Burbank, California, 4 November, 2009:

Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, proudly announces that its ExtremeStor-4K video storage and playback workstation is driving a series of 4K demonstrations at HD Expo this week. The demonstrations, to be conducted simultaneously by Globalstor (Booth 410) and ASSIMILATE (Booth 713) at their respective show booths, will feature the ExtremeStor-4K running the SCRATCH® Digital Process Solution version 5.0, ASSIMILATE’s data workflow and post-production software, outputting to IGI’s PowerWindow | 4K display solution.

Thanks to the powerful processing and playback capabilities of Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-4K, HD Expo attendees will be able to experience a full 4K DI workflow in real-time, from conform, to color grading, playback, finishing, client reviews and output. This level of performance is made possible in part due to Globalstor’s use of new SSD drive technology, which can process extremely large, uncompressed file sizes in real time and requires fewer individual drives.

“ASSIMILATE has been working with Globalstor for several years on cutting-edge solutions for our industry, so the ExtremeStor-4K was a natural choice for the HD Expo demonstrations,” says Lucas Wilson, director of business development for ASSIMILATE. “Combined with IGI’s 4K display technology, ASSIMILATE and Globalstor are giving attendees a glimpse into the successful deployment of true real-time 4K solutions for the growing market of 4K digital cinematography.”

Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-4K, incorporating the NVIDIA® Quadro® Plex 2200 D2 supported by PNY Technologies, is the latest generation of the company’s acclaimed ExtremeStor-DI video storage workstation. It is the first system of its kind to offer native, uncompressed 4K, stereoscopic 2K and R3D (RED) real-time playback in a single system.

“We’re thrilled to showcase the muscle of the ExtremeStor-4K at such a prestigious event as HD Expo, side-by-side with ASSIMILATE and IGI, two leaders in the field of digital cinema,” says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor Data Corporation. “Together, we are helping to usher in the new era of DI post, one where professionals can create flawless deliverables with tools that allow them to view content at its highest possible resolution in real time.”

Unlike any approach offered by the competition, the ExtremeStor-4K offers its robust architecture, scalability, reliability and ease-of-use in a compact tower design that can also be rack-mounted. It features a capacity range of 1.4 TB to 9 TB.

About Globalstor Data
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 broad range of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD-R Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance high definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 36TBs in a single server. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of overseas authorized resellers.