SOURCE: Promise Technology

PROMISE Technology

February 11, 2014 10:00 ET

NBC Universal Chooses PROMISE VTrak Storage Solution for 4K Post Production

LX.TV, a Division of NBC Universal, Increased Its Raw Disk Space by More Than 1,700 Percent With VTrak, for a Total of 912TB in One Rack

HSINCHU, TAIWAN and MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - LX.TV, a division of NBC Universal which produces lifestyle and entertainment programming including the Emmy Award-winning home improvement show "George to the Rescue," needed to upgrade their storage solution to be ready and flexible for 4K post production. Requiring a solution that delivered massive capacity and high bandwidth, LX.TV turned to PROMISE Technology and the VTrak J930s.

PROMISE develops high-performance solutions, including VTrak Fibre Channel storage and Pegasus Thunderbolt drives, which are optimized for the video bandwidth requirements in big data, rich media and the media and entertainment market. LX.TV boosted its raw storage capacity to a total of 912TB with three ultra-dense VTrak J930s, two VTrak E830 RAID subsystems, multiple SANLink Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel bridges and multiple Pegasus enclosures, plus they added a Media Asset Management system from LevelsBeyond to interact with Final Cut Pro X. The solution increased LX.TV's storage capacity by 1,700 percent in one rack and was largely achieved through the ultra-dense VTrak J930s, which delivers up to 240TB of raw capacity from a single unit. Additionally, VTrak delivered a clear speed increase in drives and performance which is crucial as LX.TV transitions to a 4K workflow with new Blackmagic cameras.

"We want to be set up to be 4K ready and future proof our workflows, especially with the upcoming Blackmagic 4K cameras, and looked to the VTrak J930s high density solution for higher bandwidth in less than half the rack space, Final Cut Pro X for 4K video editing and leveraging LevelsBeyond for a digital asset management," said Mike Fernandes, post production manager for LX.TV.

"4K+ workflows present countless new challenges to broadcasters, producers and editors, but with PROMISE's capabilities to ingest, edit and create HD/4K+ content, storage is no longer the biggest obstacle," said Elaine Kwok, product marketing manager, PROMISE Technology. "The VTrak, Thunderbolt and SANLink solution at NBC Universal demonstrates the versatility throughout PROMISE's product lines whether it is for mobile, desktop or enterprise editing."

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About PROMISE Technology Inc.
PROMISE Technology is a recognized global leader with 25 years of experience in the storage industry. PROMISE has developed its own enterprise-class hardware and software storage architecture, in addition to complete SAN, NAS and Unified storage platform product lines. PROMISE is also committed to providing dynamic software defined storage solutions for vertical markets, including cloud and IT storage solutions, video surveillance storage solutions, rich media storage solutions and much more. With industry leading technology and research and development capabilities, combined with highly experienced global sales and after sales service teams, PROMISE is at the forefront of the industry with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. PROMISE Technology is an ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-14001:2004 certified manufacturer with operations and sales and support teams throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions providing unparalleled service and support to customers around the globe.

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