SNS Announces Upgrade to EVO Shared Storage System at IBC 2010

OS Version 2.2 Now Available for Download

St. Louis, Missouri, September 10, 2010 – Studio Network Solutions (SNS), a premier provider of post-production storage products for video and audio workgroups, today announced immediate availability of EVO version 2.2, which brings new capabilities and performance enhancements to its popular SAN + NAS shared storage system.

Digital content producers all over the world are choosing the EVO shared storage system. It is deployed to hundreds of customers across more than 15 countries, and is used every day in a variety of TV, film, video and audio productions. Customers include The History Channel, BBC, NHL, Johns Hopkins University, Irwin Entertainment, McKinsey and many others.

EVO’s integration of SAN and NAS enables multiple users to edit, share and review projects, media and other large files using the most appropriate connection type for each task. The system allows direct-attach and switch-based connection of Fibre Channel, Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet computers.

The OS upgrade to version 2.2 includes several SAN and NAS performance enhancements, most notably for multipathed Ethernet environments, as well as stability improvements. This version also prepares for support of upcoming hardware advancements. This service release is a free upgrade for all existing EVO customers.

“We’ve been relentless in the development of EVO; we’re releasing full upgrades about every six months. One of the great advantages to EVO customers is that we keep adding more value to their storage system long after they buy it,” states Eric Newbauer, Vice President of Studio Network Solutions. “This latest version is a great example – there’s a big spike in interest for using several Gigabit Ethernet links per workstation, and we’ve just made a huge improvement to that multipathing capability. And we have no plans to slow down our pace. In fact, we already have several major customer-requested features in the works for the next two upcoming releases.”

EVO is unique in that it natively includes Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS connectivity. It is a complete “SAN in a box” multi-user shared solution and is capable of handling formats up to 4K. The system is priced competitively and exceeds the capabilities of many existing storage solutions in terms of performance, expandability and connectivity.

EVO is designed for and compatible with Final Cut Pro, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Pro Tools, Smoke, and most similar applications for Mac and Windows. It is also compatible with SANmp, Xsan/StorNext or metaSAN, most popular Fibre Channel HBAs, as well as the free SNS globalSAN iSCSI initiator for Mac OS X and Microsoft iSCSI initiator.

For more information, visit SNS at IBC 2010 in booth #7J15e (co-exhibiting with Square Box Systems in the UK Pavillion) and in its partners’ locations at booth #13.A30 (Marquise Technologies) and booth #7.B35 (Cintel). Square Box Systems will be demonstrating the workflow benefits of its popular CatDV media asset management software running directly on an EVO shared storage system shared by SANmp. Marquise Technologies and Cintel will be showing EVO and SANmp in a DPX 2K and 4K DataCine workflow.

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.