SANTA ANA, CA — ProMax Systems (www.promax.com) introduced the new Platform Online 1000 workflow server at IBC. The high-performance, shared-storage system offers built-in, native Avid Project Sharing (Bin Locking) capabilities, along with transcoding, rendering and asset management features. ProMax Platform Online 1000 brings studios the speed, reliability and expandability of enterprise storage at an affordable price.
The company is positioning the Platform 1000 as an entry point into its highest server class product line, and believes it competes directly with Avid’s ISIS 1000. The new 4.6 software update provides Avid Project Sharing and provides performance that is said to exceed the ISIS 1000 in terms of streaming speeds, storage capacity, scalability, connectivity and price. With a single-node capacity up to 96TBs, the Platform Online 1000 has the ability to expand to multiple Petabytes with additional nodes. The 1000 also boasts two 5.25-inch drive bays that can be filled with LTO drives, drive swaps, card readers or a 4TB SSD RAID.
“The release of the Platform Online 1000 really changes the game for the small to medium Avid user base,” says Jess Hartmann, CEO of ProMax Systems. “With 85 percent faster streaming speed than the Avid ISIS 1000 (650 MB/sec vs. 350 MB/sec), and the ability to scale out into petabytes, this server sets a new bar for performance and scalability.”
Platform Online 1000 will begin ship worldwide September 30th with an MSRP starting at $17,995 for the 32TB version.