Frame Thrower (www.digitalordnance.com)
is a network attached realtime playback system for film and HD content. The
turnkey hardware and software system allows multiple users to simply load frames into the solution
using a web browser on their workstation. Frame Thrower provides administration
tools over its Web interface to easily manage the system and disk space. It
also reads frame-based images and audio from either Windows, Macintosh, or Unix
file servers using gigabit ethernet.
According to Laika director of R&D, John Pierson, the
studio had initially considered building its own solution, but realized Frame
thrower came in at a lower cost and met their needs. Artists at the studio are
pleased with the system's jog/shuttle control panel.