EVO Shared Storage Servers

Models and Specs

The SNS EVO shared project/media storage server is a beautiful blend of simplicity and performance, with just the right options to make it perfect for your collaborative workgroups.

 

EVO includes easy-to-use project and media management apps, plus 8K-ready performance and scalability for production teams of any size.

 

 

All EVO systems include ShareBrowser.

ShareBrowser is easy-to-use media management software designed by SNS to tie all of your storage and project/media management into a single app.

ShareBrowser enables your users to collaborate, preview media, export XML, tag & comment files, and search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks.

Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser are included, so everyone on your media team can instantly work more effectively.

 
 

EVO At-a-Glance

EVO is available in 16 bay, 8 bay, and 4 bay configurations.


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Choose the perfect EVO for your team.

Choose a complete SAN+NAS shared storage system, built for your post production workgroup.

Every system includes the storage server running EVO OS, ShareBrowser asset management software, multiple SSD or HDD, and direct-connect Ethernet ports. Upgrade options are available to easily add more capacity or increase the number of connectivity ports.

EVO 16 Bay

  • Large workgroup, up to 960TB
  • 3U
  • Up to 80 disks

EVO 2U 8 Bay

  • Medium workgroup, up to 288TB
  • 2U
  • Up to 24 disks

EVO 8 Bay Live

  • Medium workgroup, up to 288TB
  • Short-depth 4U
  • Up to 24 disks

EVO 4 Bay

  • Asset management appliance
  • Prodigy 1U
  • Up to 4 disks

EVO Desktop

  • Small workgroup, up to 48TB
  • Prodigy Desktop
  • Up to 4 disks

EVO Nearline

  • Nearline, scale to Petabytes
  • 3U
  • Up to 80 disks

 

The EVO OS, systems, and all included software are designed by SNS, specifically for professional media teams.

 

 

EVO 16 Bay

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More storage, more speed, more flexibility

With this EVO, you can:

  • Add up to sixteen drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add EVO Expansion Units for a total of 960TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 26 GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb, 25Gb, or 50Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 16 bay system expands to a total of 80 disks and up to 26 clients without an Ethernet switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • High performance SAN and NAS subsystem
  • 16 x SATA/SAS drive bays (Expandable)
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app
  • Redundant power supplies

Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 1300W Redundant (3 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 20-10A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~1297 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (110lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U
  • SPL: Base chassis with 16 disk drives, at idle, <60db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted
  • EVO connects to standard 120v mains power. Each base unit has 3 power supplies and therefore 3 mains power cables using standard NEMA 5-15 plugs. The base unit will draw about 10A at 120v.

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 26
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 12
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 8
  • Maximum 25GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 50GbE Optical Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA or SAS Disks per Chassis: 16
  • Maximum Disks per System: 80

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10

Available Drives

  • SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • 12Gbps SAS drives also available

 

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EVO 8 Bay (2U)

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High performance, affordable shared storage

With this EVO, you can:

  • Add up to eight drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for a total of 288TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eighteen GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb, 25Gb, or 50Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 8 Bay system expands to a total of 24 disks and up to 18 clients without an Ethernet switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • High performance SAN and NAS subsystem
  • 8 x SATA/SAS drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 650W Redundant (2 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 9-4A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 3.625″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (90lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 2U

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 18
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum 25GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 50GbE Optical Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA or SAS Disks (base unit): 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10

Available Drives

  • SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • 12Gbps SAS drives also available

 

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EVO 8 Bay Live

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High performance shared storage in a short-depth enclosure

With this EVO, you can:

  • Add up to eight drives in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for a total of 288TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 24 GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 8 Bay system expands to a total of 24 disks and up to 24 clients without an Ethernet switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 4U storage server
  • High performance SAN and NAS subsystem
  • 8 x SATA/SAS drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 4U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 650W Redundant (2 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 9-4A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 18″ (21.5″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 7″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (90lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 4U

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails using included mounting rails. Available 2-post mounting using only front rails
  • Included mounting rails for 4-post racks
    • 4RU required
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 21″-27.5″ (53cm – 69.85cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 13.75″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.
  • Optional mounting for 2-post racks
    • 6 RU required
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Chassis depth 21″ (18″ chassis plus 3″ cable clearance)

Expansion Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 24
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum SATA/SAS Disks (base unit): 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24 (16 bay expansion chassis requires standard-depth rack)

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10

Available Drives

  • SSD: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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4 Bay EVO Prodigy

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An intelligent, multi-purpose shared storage server and workflow appliance

This compact system features a 16” deep 1RU chassis that accommodates four 2.5” enterprise edition disks and is ideal for DSLR workflows, mobile/field artists, and studios with limited rack space. As a workflow appliance, Prodigy is the perfect solution for users of aging SAN systems who will now be able to affordably gain the project sharing, asset management, and collaborative workflow benefits offered by EVO and ShareBrowser.

With this EVO, you can:

  • Add up to 4 drives in EVO Prodigy Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eight GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Prodigy expands to a total of 4 disks and up to eight clients without an Ethernet switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 1U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 4 x 2.5″ SATA drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app

Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 1U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 60-50Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 250W, non-redundant
  • Maximum Load: 2.5-1.04A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~512 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 16″ (18″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ with rack tabs x Height 1.75″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 22.5″ x Width 22″ x Height 7.5″ (21lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 1U

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 8
  • Maximum 10GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA Disks per Chassis: 4
  • Maximum Disks per System: 4

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10

Available Drives (2.5″)

  • SSD: 1TB, 2TB
  • HDD: 1TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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4 Bay EVO Prodigy Desktop

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A small and quiet multi-purpose shared storage desktop server and workflow appliance

This compact system features a small and quiet desktop enclosure that accommodates four 2.5” or 3.5″ enterprise edition disks and is ideal for compressed workflows, mobile/field artists, and studios without rack space. The EVO Prodigy Desktop enables centralized network storage workflow, project sharing, and asset management for two user workgroups, and workstations can be directly connected to Prodigy — no Ethernet switch required.

With this EVO, you can:

  • Add up to 4 drives in EVO Prodigy Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eight GbE ports
  • Add up to two 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Prodigy expands to a total of 4 disks and up to eight clients without an Ethernet switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, desktop storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 4 x 3.5″ SATA drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app

Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, Desktop Storage Server
  • Power Requirement: 115-230VAC 60-50Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 300W, non-redundant
  • Maximum Load: 2.72-1.36A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal @ Idle: ~225 BTU/hr
  • Thermal @ Max Load: ~300 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 13″ x Width 8.75″ x Height 9.25″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 23″ x Width 21″ x Height 12″ (35lbs loaded)
  • Rack Height Requirements (Stacked on Shelf): ~6U
  • SPL: Idles at approximately 45db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted, on the slow (averaging) response time. (The predominant audible component is semi-broadband noise from cooling fans, and secondarily from the spinning disk drives. Fan noise may be higher during system boot-up, and possibly during periods of sustained, very high data transfer rates. There is also an audio beeper built into the system that is intended to function as an alert when particular fault conditions occur, such as a failed disk drive.)

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 8
  • Maximum 10GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA Disks per Chassis: 4
  • Maximum Disks per System: 4

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10

Available Drives (2.5″)

  • SSD: 1TB, 2TB
  • HDD: 1TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

Available Drives (3.5″)

  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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EVO Nearline

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Nearline storage for use with EVO and other systems

EVO Nearline is an affordable server for teams that need a secondary networked-storage tier to accommodate large reference libraries, completed projects, and related media before deep archive. Install alongside your in-place storage and easily access it from workstations or other servers, using normal utilities like macOS Finder or Windows Explorer.

With EVO Nearline, you can:

  • Add up to sixteen drives in EVO Base
  • Add EVO Expansion Units for a total of 960TB per node or use clustered mode for scaling to multiple petabytes in a single namespace.
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 6 GbE ports
  • Add up to two 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Nearline expands to a total of 80 disks.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • SAN and NAS subsystem optimized for transfers
  • 16 x SATA/SAS drive bays (Expandable)
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app
  • Redundant power supplies

Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 860W Redundant (2 860W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 13-6.5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (110lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U
  • SPL: Base chassis with 16 disk drives, at idle, <60db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted
  • EVO Nearline connects to standard 120v mains power. Each base unit has 2 power supplies and therefore 2 mains power cables using standard NEMA 5-15 plugs. The base unit will draw about 10A at 120v.

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 6
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA/SAS Disks per Chassis: 16
  • Maximum Disks per System: 80

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6

Available Drives

  • 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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60 Bay + EVO Prodigy

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High density nearline storage combined with EVO Prodigy and ShareBrowser media asset management

This high-density system packs 60 disks into a 4U chassis, making it an economical choice for large nearline storage capacities up to 600TB, with a smaller footprint. This bundle includes an EVO Prodigy 1U server to add the intelligence of the EVO OS and ShareBrowser media asset management software to your nearline storage tier.

Bundle specs:

  • Includes 1 x EVO Prodigy server
  • Includes 1 x 4U 60 bay nearline enclosure
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser client and web app
  • Accommodates up to 600TB
  • NAS subsystem optimized for transfers
  • 60 x top load SATA drive bays
  • 2 x 10 Gb/s Ethernet ports
  • Redundant power supplies

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User Spotlight

Maday Upgrades to EVO Shared Storage and a New MacOS

Maday Productions is an Emmy-winning group of storytellers based in Chicago, IL. As a self-described “boutique” production studio, they take great pride in their ability to deliver gorgeous visuals and strong narratives for clients all over the world. Staying true to those values, Maday has produced incredible work for brands like ESPN, General Electric, Sony, IBM, Bank of America, and many more. Maday travels the globe creating incredible content like this behind-the-scenes documentary of Tommy’s Honour (2016).

Abstrakt’s Workflow Starts and Ends with EVO

Music videos, branded content, documentaries, and narrative films—Abstrakt does it all. From their Brooklyn studio, Abstrakt delivers carefully crafted cinematography and elegant edits for brands like New Balance, Nespresso, and Johnnie Walker. In a particularly dreamy project, Abstrakt created a multi-episode commercial series featuring properties from Chicago to Costa Rica to Catalonia for Autograph Collection Hotels, now part of Marriott International. They’ve also produced stunning video content for artists A$AP Ferg, CJ Fly, and the legendary David Bowie. A diverse clientele is a bit of an understatement, and Abstrakt trusts EVO as the engine that keeps their entire workflow running day in and day out for each new creative opportunity that comes their way. Abstrakt creates bold, artistic commercials for brands like Johnnie Walker, pictured above.

MediaSource Crafts Branded Content from Anywhere with EVO and Nomad

MediaSource is an award-winning communications agency based in Columbus, Ohio. They specialize in video post production, public relations, social media, and strategic insights, making them experts at developing stories that grab and retain the attention of target audiences. For 20 years, MediaSource has been a trusted leader in communications for clients such as the Ohio State University Medical Center, Abbott, and UCLA Health.