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September 19, 2008
CATAPULT SPEEDS DIGITAL FILM REVIEW & FRAME DATA TRANSFERS The system consists of an enterprise-grade server that delivers a maximum data rate of more than 1,000 Megabytes per second read or write via a local RAID5 protected array (up to 11TB capacity). This hardware platform is then exposed onto the LAN or Switched Fabric with XDT's Catapult software component.
XDT's cross-platform Slingshot client provides an intuitive interface to transferring frame data to and from Catapult. Point-to-point data rates of 600 MB/sec are achievable over six Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. XDT's cross platform Flipstream application enables customers with uncompressed film frames to review them from any standard workstation accessing a network attached Catapult system. This is in contrast to the currently used method, which requires frames to be transferred to locally attached storage on a dedicated review system.

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