SANTA ANA, CA — ProMax Systems (www.promax.com), the manufacturer of high-performance video storage servers and editing workstations, has acquired Cache-A (www.Cache-A.com), a supplier of network-attached video archive appliances. Synergies between the two companies’ product lines present opportunities for new advanced workflows.
Cache-A is a leading provider of archival solutions, especially within the media & entertainment industry. The company launched in 2008 and remains one of the only archival systems that equally supports TAR and LTFS formats.
“This acquisition builds on ProMax’s vision of developing technology solutions that enable end-to-end integrated workflows, and improve the video content creation process,” says Jess Hartmann, ProMax CEO. ProMAX will continue to sell the Cache-A appliance product line, including Prime-Cache, Pro-Cache, and Power Cache, as well as the associated libraries and expansion chassis. According to Hartmann ProMax’s plans include integrating Cache-A’s archival technology into the multi-functional capabilities of its Platform storage solutions.
"Both of our companies have been built with the focus of making workflows easier for video production, post production and broadcast applications,” notes, Phil Ritti, Cache-A president & CEO, and one of the firm’s original founders. “Cache-A has worked with ProMax for many years and we have a great deal of respect for the organization.”
Effective immediately, ProMax will provide ongoing support to existing Cache-A customers, honoring existing warranties, extended warranties and support contracts moving forward.