BASINGSTOKE, UK — EditShare (www.editshare.com), an intelligent shared storage and media management solutions company, is showcasing its recently released XStream ST model at IBC2015. Configured for cost-conscious creative teams who are unwilling to sacrifice performance, collaboration features and fault tolerance, XStream ST is EditShare’s entry-level high-performance shared-storage solution with integrated Flow production asset management and Ark backup and archiving. XStream ST is the only solution at this low-cost price point to include advanced NLE project sharing, ingest, transcode, remote editorial, back-up and archive tools in one seamlessly integrated platform. Straightforward administration allows users to be up and running quickly, while the robust expandability of the XStream ST enables facilities to scale their system as business and production needs grow.
“With starting configurations of 24TB and 48TB plus an integrated production asset management and archiving toolset, XStream ST is purpose-built for smaller productions or facilities,” says Bill Thompson, storage product manager, EditShare. “Many of these productions and facilities not only have smaller budgets and storage needs, but they also have limited technical resources — and this is where XStream ST stands out from the rest of the pack. Because it’s a turnkey system that incorporates all the great features of EditShare shared storage, Flow asset management and Ark backup and archiving, users can really concentrate on the creative and not worry about keeping track of their assets, transcoding or dealing with ad-hoc backup strategies. XStream ST’s easy-to-use tools enable the fast completion of projects. This type of comprehensive offering is unique — it’s unlike anything else on the market.”
The EditShare XStream ST shared storage platform is easily expandable, so users can simply connect additional XStream ST storage to their network and manage all as one integrated system; features a highly fault-tolerant platform with built-in RAID 6, redundant power supplies, fans and OS drives; has no per-seat storage client licenses, so users can connect as many NLEs and creative clients as a project requires; and offers Flow production media asset management and AirFlow for remote editing and review and approve workflows.
For a limited period, the EditShare XStream ST will be available in Europe from participating reseller partners with special finance packages, plus an additional free hardware switch. Contact the company for more details.