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April 24, 2017

ProMAX Adds Full SSD Workflow Servers with up to 64TB per Unit and 3.2GB/sec Performance


New Workflow Servers open up new opportunities for collaborative editing and multi-user image sequence finishing.  

(April 24th, 2017; Santa Ana, CA) ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, has released a new lineup of Platform workflow servers focused on very high-performance – 4K and higher – finishing workflows.  These systems, based on 3D NAND SSD technology offer massive performance combined with high capacity storage for image sequence workflows in the media creation space.

“Collaborative Finishing Workflows for 4K DPX or other image sequences are particularly difficult to handle in a Shared Storage Environment” said Jess Hartmann, CEO of ProMAX.  “Each of these video streams requires over 800 Megabytes per second throughput to each workstation.  When you have multiple artists pulling these kinds of streams at the same time, traditional Shared Storage systems just can’t keep up.  But with our new Platform Online SSD systems, we can deliver up to 4 streams, or 3.2 Gigabytes per second, to a team of content creators”.

The new Platform Online SSD product line starts at 32TB, 48TB or 64TB and can be used in conjunction with standard disk Platform servers to create an unmatched multi-tier multi-node workflow system.  As important, the new systems are fully integrated workflow servers allowing companies to offload CPU intensive work like proxy generation, rendering, transcoding.  They also provide data management capabilities like backup and replication, all built into a browser based interface.

The Platform Online SSD was designed as the perfect add on product to the existing ProMAX Platform Online workflow servers.  Managed to together through a simple to use browser interface, users can move projects from Online to Online SSD for finishing with a simple click request.

New Hardware Features

*New* Platform Online 2000 SSD

  • 16 x Bay, 12G Enterprise Class Server
  • 64TB 3D NAND SSD Storage
  • 3200MB/s of shared performance
  • 40 Cores of processing
  • Fully supports Shared Storage + MAM + Backup/Archive

*New* Platform Online 1500 SSD

  • 12 x Bay, 12G Enterprise Class Server
  • 48TB 3D NAND SSD Storage
  • 2400MB/s of shared performance
  • 12 Cores of processing
  • Dual expansion bays available for internal LTOs and other accessories
  • Fully supports Shared Storage + MAM + Backup/Archive

*New* Platform Online 1000 SSD

  • 8 x Bay, 12G Enterprise Class Server
  • 32TB 3D NAND SSD Storage
  • 1200MB/s of shared performance
  • 12 Cores of processing
  • Dual expansion bays available for internal LTOs and other accessories
  • Fully supports Shared Storage + MAM + Backup/Archive

 

The ProMAX Platform Online SSD model line is available and shipping as of April 24th 2017.  For more on ProMAX Platform V5 Workflow Servers visit www.promax.com

About ProMAX Systems:

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.