EVO v5.6 Preview of What’s Coming

As we wrap up our last day here at NAB 2014, we’re hoping you had a chance to visit us! If you missed NAB, here’s some information about our upcoming v.5.6 release of EVO…

EVO v5.6 introduces new hardware and software features, including cloud integration and enhanced asset management functionality.

The EVO v5.6 release brings new asset management features like proxy previews, tagging, and Dropbox, Hightail, and FileCatalyst integration, as well as finer permissions for NAS users. The 16 bay EVO now has the capability to scale to 80 disks per node, and new 16 bay systems can be ordered with up to 24 CPU cores and 512GB RAM for the largest environments.

EVO v5.6 includes ShareBrowser Desktop Client—a new rich client interface similar to Finder/Explorer, but we built it specifically to help media teams work and collaborate more efficiently.


ShareBrowser client is a unified file/project/asset management interface for OS X and Windows. It ties storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window, and enables teams to search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks. File metadata can be instantly indexed to the shared database, and users can more easily find, preview, and share media assets and projects. ShareBrowser is included with every new EVO Shared Storage Server.

When used together, EVO and ShareBrowser unlock features like project/bin/media sharing functionality for leading video applications like Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Blackmagic Design and others.

New Hardware/Software Features in EVO v5.6
  • Up to 24 CPU cores and 512GB RAM
  • Up to 80 disks per EVO node
  • Up to 28 GbE direct-connect users
  • Finer permissions for NAS users
  • Proxy previews of assets
  • Dropbox/Hightail/FileCatalyst integration – access cloud-based assets directly from within ShareBrowser
  • Tag assets with ShareBrowser comments
  • MD5 checksum enhancements

Additionally, the latest version of EVO introduces accelerated file transfers via FileCatalyst and the ability to directly access Dropbox/Hightail content via the EVO ShareBrowser interface, leaving one less window to navigate—further streamlining your workflow process.

EVO v5.6 gives professional media creation teams total flexibility with built-in SAN and NAS, more connectivity, more storage capacity, enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, proxy previews, asset tagging, RAID 5/6, NAS quotas, and remote monitoring and setup.

EVO-Prodigy-SmallAlso new to the EVO lineup is EVO Prodigy, a new 1U shared storage server and workflow appliance.

EVO v5.6 can be ordered in 4 bay, 8 bay, and 16 bay configurations.

Read more about EVO.

Eric Newbauer: April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am in Blog