Upgraded Solutions Now Offer Twice the Throughput, HD Video Support & MAC OSX Support

Los Angeles, California, October 5, 2002 – Studio Network Solutions (SNS) is introducing 2- Gigabit versions of its A/V SAN and A/V SAN PRO storage systems at AES 2002, Booth #2147. The new 2 Gb versions double the throughput of their 1 Gigabit predecessors from 200 MB/sec to 400 MB/sec, and offer even higher levels of storage/back-up capacity and redundancy.

“The original A/V SAN and A/V SAN PRO have established themselves as reliable commodities,” says Eric Newbauer, director of operations for SNS. “And they’ve provided incredible results for an array of producers and engineers. With the new 2 Gb versions, professional High Definition video record/playback is guaranteed to each HD user on the A/V SAN PRO network. Multi-user access to this kind of speed and reliability is simply not available on traditional SCSI systems.”

Used by such notable producers and engineers as Bob Rock, Tony Maserati, and Chuck Ainley, the A/V SAN eliminates DAE, disk-related and PCI bus errors and can deliver 128 tracks of 24-bit audio from one hard drive. The system also allows simultaneous data back-up while using the drives. The unit offers 56 tracks of 24/48 and 3:1 video record/playback, all from one drive. The A/V SAN PRO has all the features and performance of the A/V SAN, but provides anywhere from 2 to 25+ digital audio/video workstations concurrent access to centralized storage at blazing fibre channel speed.

Key features of the A/V SAN
– Form Factor: 1 U high, 19” standard rackmount
– Up to 400 MB/sec. sustained throughput
– Supports full duplex operation
– Strict adherence to ANSI FC-AL, Fibre Channel class 2, class 3 and intermix specifications
– Heavy duty steel construction, 18mm gauge
– Supports 4 x 3.5” LP (1”) SCA FC drives
– 4 Hot Swap Fibre Canisters included
– LED’s show Fibre Channel activity, unit ready and power status
– Dimensions: 19’’W x 18’’D x 1.75’’H
– Power: 110/230 VAC
– Two Fibre Channel ports

Key features of the A/V SAN PRO
– Form Factor: 3 U high, 19” standard rackmount
– Up to 400 MB/sec. sustained throughput
– Supports full duplex operation
– Supports up to 15 drives per enclosure
– Strict adherence to ANSI FC-AL, Fibre Channel class 2, class 3 and intermix specifications
– Heavy duty steel construction, 18mm gauge
– LED’s show Fibre Channel activity, unit ready and power status
– Power: 110/230 VAC

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.