SNS globalSAN receives PAR Excellence Award

St. Louis, Missouri, November 5, 2004 — At the 117th AES Convention held in San Francisco, Studio Network Solutions received the PAR Excellence Award by Pro Audio Review editors for the recently released globalSAN X-8 and X-16 storage systems. Each year at the convention, the judges at PAR examine the latest advancements in pro audio gear. Out of the thousands of new products introduced at the show, the editors nominate and vote to select the winners of the coveted PAR Excellence Awards based on innovation, value and performance.

“We are excited about the launch of our globalSAN line of products and we’re grateful that our peers have so quickly recognized its value to the pro audio industry,” stated Gary Holladay, president of Studio Network Solutions. “Pro Audio Review is one of the leading and most well-respected publications in the industry, so this is a true honor.”

globalSAN X-8, an eight-bay, four-user package with 2 Terabytes of high performance SATA storage and globalSAN X-16, a 16-bay, six-user package with 4 Terabytes of high performance SATA storage, are the first fully configured iSCSI SAN solutions to support Macintosh and Windows. globalSAN X-8 and X-16 employ iSCSI to enable an IP-based Storage Area Network. The easy-to-use, yet powerful technology enables a high-speed, lower-cost storage solution that is capable of spanning nearly any IP network. In order to take the globalSAN line of multi-platform products from concept to reality, SNS had to create an iSCSI initiator for the Macintosh. Currently, SNS is the only company in the world with this technology.

Studio Network Solutions is a storage technology company specializing in products and services for the entertainment industries. Founded in 1998, SNS has become a premier provider of storage area networking products and technologies for real-world media production. For more information, please visit

* Specifications based on RAID 1, a PowerMac G5 dual 2.0GHz, 1.5GB RAM, iSANmp and optional high performance Gigabit Ethernet adapter from SNS. Storage capacities shown are pre-formatted/raw capacity.

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.