SNS and Ross Video Announce Strategic Partnership

SNS EVO Becomes Ross Video’s First Certified SAN + NAS Solution for XPression Real-Time Motion Graphics System

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth SL12413 (April 13, 2015) — Studio Network Solutions (SNS), leading manufacturer of shared storage solutions for broadcast, film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced a strategic partnership with Ross Video (BOOTH N3906) making SNS EVO the first certified SAN + NAS solution for Ross Video’s XPression clip servers and real-time graphics engines.

EVO is a complete networked server solution that combines a high-performance storage array with extensive connectivity options and a fully video-centric tool set including native Avid bin and project sharing, cloud integration, and easy-to-use asset management via EVO’s ShareBrowser application. EVO is available in 16 bay, 8 bay, and 4 bay configurations, with scalability up to nearly half a petabyte per node.

XPression is Ross Video’s premier line of real-time graphics systems, virtual reality rendering engines, production servers, and comprehensive workflow tools. There is almost no limit to the graphics tasks that XPression solutions can handle. With multiple hardware platforms, software applications, and workflow tools, along with connectivity to many other products, XPression fits into almost any environment imaginable. XPression delivers complete solutions that are comprised of multiple components for a range of applications including: news, elections, sports, entertainment, branding, touchscreen, social media, virtual sets, and augmented reality.

This newly certified storage solution provides large-scale direct-attached Gigabit Ethernet connections to XPression from SNS EVO with the bandwidth and performance that offers more streamlined workflows between creative service workgroups and playout, and can scale all the way to multi-channel enterprise environments.

The XPression + EVO combination is already being used by a major cable network with high-volume clips and graphics requirements, allowing them to fully leverage the leading-edge strengths of this certified storage solution for real-time motion graphics.

“As we continue to diversify XPression solutions, finding a high quality storage partner was an important step to meet the needs of media organizations requiring real-time graphics,” said Brian Olson, Director of Marketing Product Management for XPression at Ross Video. “SNS storage systems and tools are a natural extension to production workflows by offering the necessary flexibility and performance for fast access and high availability with media assets.”

“Ross Video is at the top of their game, producing the most high quality products for live production and motion graphics on the market today,” stated Ryan Stoutenborough, President of SNS. “Our partnership with Ross is a great fit — we share the same philosophy that creating content should be limited only by imagination, not by a limited workflow. Combining EVO and XPression, allows for complete and immediate access to media assets, something that could only be achieved prior by costly workarounds.”

EVO gives professional media creation teams total flexibility with built-in NAS and SAN, more connectivity, more storage capacity, high performance, and enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, proxy previews, asset tagging, RAID 5/6, XML exports, LDAP, and cloud integration.

Visit SNS in Booth #SL12413 at NAB 2015, April 13-16, Las Vegas Convention Center to learn more.


About Studio Network Solutions (SNS)
For over 16 years SNS shared storage hardware and software solutions have been advancing workflow efficiency for Mac, Windows, and Linux workgroups for content creators worldwide. EVO, SNS flagship shared storage server combines high-performance with extensive connectivity options and cloud-based services. With EVO’s included ShareBrowser Desktop Client, users can search, index, preview, tag, and protect assets with no additional software required. NAS, SAN, or both at the same time, EVO is designed for online real-time use with leading applications including Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, and Blackmagic.

About Ross Video
Passionate about live production, Ross Video designs, manufactures and delivers dependable technology and services that power exceptional live video productions seen by billions of viewers around the world every day. Ross Video’s goal is to make it easy for customers to create compelling news, weather and sports broadcasts, engaging material for sports stadium screens, legislative assemblies, entertainment shows and rock concerts, and inspiring content for houses of worship.