Press Releases

September 09, 2016

ProMAX Systems Releases New Storage Servers to Meet Demand of 4K and 6K Content 6K Content

ProMAX Introduces Two New Hardware Products at IBC 2016 and a Major Upgrade to its Platform Online Series

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IBC Conference, Hall 7 Stand 7.A04 (September 9, 2016) — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced two new hardware products to their flagship Platform server line, the Platform Online 2500 and the Platform Online 1500. With these new additions delivering up to 192TB in a single 24 bay server unit, ProMAX Platform is the only complete end to end solution poised to meet the increasing demands of 4K, 6K and beyond. 

ProMAX Platform Workflow Servers are end-to-end ingest to archive solutions combining High Performance Shared Storage, Asset Management, Backup and Archive all in one single server with one interface at one price. The Platform Online 2500 and Platform Online 1500 add even more capacity and superior performance to the already powerful Platform Online series. Designed for video professionals to accelerate and improve their content creation process, the Platform Online is the most robust media server on the market. Boasting huge CPU power, Platform Online is capable of ingesting, editing, transcoding, rendering and archiving simultaneously. Platform scales easily for workgroups of all sizes, is simple to deploy, and integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure.

“Our vision has always been to develop solutions that allow creatives to do what they do best, create,” stated Jess Hartmann, CEO, ProMAX Systems. “By increasing speed, performance and connectivity options, there’s virtually no limits to what you can do whether you’re working in 6K or 8K. And now smaller workgroups have the ability to substantially increase their product infrastructure at an affordable price.”

Platform Online 2500 offers up to 192TB in a single 24 bay server with expansion capacity of up to 5.7B. This new server representing higher capacity and faster speeds was designed to accommodate the rising demand of 4K, 6K and beyond video resolutions. The Online 2500 includes Platform’s integrated Asset Management and Backup software, as well as integrated LTO options for low cost Backup and Archive.

Platform Online 1500 has 12 Bays and up to 96TB in a single unit. The new Platform Online 1500 is perfect for smaller workgroups looking to expand their infrastructure, giving them superior performance at an affordable price. Platform Online 1500 has the options of adding up to two (2) internal LTO 7 drives, and also includes integrated Asset Management and Backup software, integrated LTO options for low cost Backup and Archive.

In addition to the new hardware products, ProMAX is introducing a major upgrade to the Platform Online 1000. Maintaining the popular built in expansion bays for integrated Backup and Archive, the Platform Online 1000 gets a significant performance boost with an all new 12 core 3.70 GHz processor, an additional PCIe expansion slot for greater connectivity options and Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 type C) connectivity which doubles the speed from its existing Thunderbolt 2 connectivity.

 

New Hardware Features

2500

*New* Platform Online 2500

  • 24 x Bay, 12G Enterprise Class Server
  • 40 Cores of processing
  • Up to 192TB in a single 4U chassis
  • 1500MB/s of shared performance
  • Expandable to 5.7 Petabytes
  • Fully supports Shared Storage + MAM + Backup/Archive

 

*New* Platform Online 1500

  • 12 x Bay, 12G Enterprise Class Server
  • 12 Cores of processing
  • Up to 96TB in a single 3U chassis
  • 900MB/s of shared performance
  • Dual expansion bays available for internal LTOs and other accessories
  • Expandable to 896 Terabytes
  • Fully supports Shared Storage + MAM + Backup/Archive

 

1000

*Updated* Platform Online 1000

  • 8 x Bay, 12G Enterprise Class Server
  • 6 Cores of processing
  • Up to 64TB in a single 3U chassis
  • 650MB/s of shared performance
  • Dual expansion bays available for internal LTOs and other accessories
  • Expandable to 768 Terabytes
  • Fully supports Shared Storage + MAM + Backup/Archive

 

ProMAX Platform Online 2500 and the upgrades to the Platform Online 1000 will be available as of Sept 15, 2016. The Platform Online 1500 will be available in Q4 2016. For more about ProMAX Platform Workflow Servers visit www.promax.com 

 

About ProMAX
ProMAX is the world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations. For over 20 years, we’ve built a worldwide client base of tens of thousands of customers, helping them find the most efficient, cost effective and reliable solutions to solve their production challenges with our range of workflow servers, workstations and archiving technology. From ingest to edit, from playout to archive, we’ve evolved our thinking to focus on the real needs of our customers – bringing everything they need together in a truly integrated solution. Whether they are creatives working in Film/TV, broadcast, post production, education, government, corporate or other industries, our customers trust ProMAX to be at the heart of their creative process. Visit www.promax.com for more information.

 

September 09, 2016

ProMAX Releases Support for Groundbreaking Thunderbolt LTO Devices

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Platform Workflow Servers adds support for mTapeⓇ Thunderbolt LTO streamlining integration of LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IBC Conference, Hall 7 Stand 7.A04 (September 9, 2016) — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced expanded support for a full array of 3rd party LTO hardware, including mLogic’s industry first Thunderbolt LTO, mTape, making it easier and more cost effective than ever to integrate LTO with Shared Storage and Media Asset Management.

Designed for video professionals to accelerate and improve their content creation process, Platform Workflow Servers are end-to-end  solutions capable of ingesting, editing, transcoding, rendering and archiving simultaneously — all in one unit. Platform’s superior performance and capacities give media professionals the power they need to work with today’s 4K, 6K+ driven production workflows.

As Thunderbolt is supported natively on almost all ProMAX Platform workflow servers, the addition of the mTape and mRack devices expand the flexibility of adding tape to systems without the need for adding PCIe cards to an existing server. Platform’s already effortless integration with existing IT infrastructure just got easier. Enabling Thunderbolt LTO tape drives on Platform makes archiving a plug and play operation, simply connect Platform directly to LTO devices via Thunderbolt cable, and you’re ready to archive.

“Adding support for mTape and mRack units creates a unique opportunity to easily add Archival tape capabilities to any system, including our Platform Portable,” said Jess Hartmann, CEO, ProMAX Systems. “Users no longer need to choose 10GB connectivity over LTO, now they can have both. It’s never been easier”.

Platform Portable was designed to help on-the-go creative groups be more organized and efficient, enabling real-time sharing of media and greater collaboration no matter what the content and where it is located. Now with added support for Thunderbolt LTO devices, Platform Portable users can create, Backup and Archive all on the same system, in the studio or in the field.

 

LTO functionality includes full integration with the Platform Asset Management software including customized metadata tagging & searching, offline/archive video preview, TAR and LTFS support, support for previous Cache-A database files, automated backup, incremental backup, scheduled archives, and a myriad of additional feature sets.

 

New Supported 3rd Party Hardware Devices:

  •      HP LTO Tape Drives
  •      HP LTO Tape Libraries/Library Drives
  •      mTape Thunderbolt
  •      mRack Thunderbolt
  •      IBM LTO Tape Drives
  •      Quantum LTO Tape Drives

License keys are available for a cost of $995 per drive for single drives or $2,995 per drives for library drives.  The Platform LTO integration includes both backup and archive functionality.  This requires both hardware connectivity from your server and Platform V5 software. LTO devices can be purchased thru ProMAX or separately.  

For more on ProMAX Platform Workflow Servers and supported LTO devices, Shared Storage, Media Asset Management and Archive and Back up please visit www.promax.com

 

About ProMAX

ProMAX is the world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations. For over 20 years, we’ve built a worldwide client base of tens of thousands of customers, helping them find the most efficient, cost effective and reliable solutions to solve their production challenges with our range of workflow servers, workstations and archiving technology. From ingest to edit, from playout to archive, we’ve evolved our thinking to focus on the real needs of our customers – bringing everything they need together in a truly integrated solution. Whether they are creatives working in Film/TV, broadcast, post production, education, government, corporate or other industries, our customers trust ProMAX to be at the heart of their creative process. Visit www.promax.com for more information.

 

April 18, 2016

ProMAX Systems Unveils Next Evolution of Cache-A Archiving Appliances

ProMAX Platform Pro-Cache Delivers Full LTO Archiving and Backup Unit in a Fully Loaded Shared Storage Server

Las Vegas, Nevada, NAB Show Conference, Booth SL3825 (April 18, 2016)

ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform Pro-Cache 50, which marks the next evolution in the ProMAX acquired, Cache-A archiving line. As the newest addition to the Platform Family of Workflow Servers, the Platform Pro-Cache will include all the functionality of Platform giving creatives the ability to render, transcode, manage and share media assets, and backup and archive all in one simple-to-use, workflow server unit.

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April 18, 2016

ProMAX Introduces Groundbreaking Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

ProMAX Platform Version 5 Adds Functionality and Media Management Capabilities within Adobe Premiere Pro CC Editing Environment

Las Vegas, Nevada, NAB Show Conference, Booth SL3825 (April 18, 2016)  ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5 with integration for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud®. This customer-focused enhancement leverages the capabilities of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Platform, providing a seamless and more efficient workflow for the end-user.

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April 18, 2016

ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow Solution

ProMAX Platform Version 5 Introduces Integrated Archiving, Superior Asset Management and Accelerated Transcoding Capabilities All in One System

Las Vegas, Nevada, NAB Show Conference, Booth SL3825 (April 18, 2016)ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5, a game changing release in the award winning Platform Workflow Server line. With robust, user managed features from ingest to archive, all in one single unit, Platform Version 5 sets a new standard of efficiency for production workflows.

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