Reno, NV (June 10, 2009)–SAN Solutions has announced ArtiSAN, a new entry-level small workgroup storage solution for audio and video post.
“SAN Solutions storage infrastructures are designed to provide reliable, robust operation in the background, leaving the creative team to focus on their work,” said Harry Aine, president of SAN Solutions. “Borrowing advanced features from our enterprise class solutions, we engineered ArtiSAN to meet both the performance requirements and budgets of small workgroups requiring professional quality on a smaller scale.”
The ArtiSAN small workgroup storage solution provides a secure, centralized shared streaming environment required for collaborative audio and video post production work. The system is suited to audio post work in feature film sound design, editing and mixing; recording studios; television entertainment production; and video game production. Integrated with digital audio workstations including Pro Tools, Nuendo, and Pryamix, ArtiSAN supports up to six workstations with 1,000-track playback, 96-track record/dub capacity, and usable storage options of up to 32 TB.
For video users, the ArtiSAN solution supports up to six workstations equipped with Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid or Sony Vegas editors, with up to 16 streams of 100 Mb ingest and 32 streams of 100 Mb playback. Configured for video applications, ArtiSAN is available with up to 32 TB of usable space. Straightforward, GUI-based job provisioning simplifies allocation of storage across multiple projects, whether for audio or video post-production.
Each ArtiSAN system offers cross-platform support for Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista. ArtiSAN features RAID 6 protection, dual active-active controllers, multi-pathing, two hot spare HDDs, and dual power supply units. Automatic call-home repair and SAN Solutions’ standard three-year support maximize system uptime and productivity.