SOURCE: Rorke Data

Rorke Data

April 20, 2009 11:00 ET

Rorke Data's Galaxy HDX RAID Platform Approved for the Latest Film, Video and Audio Post and Edit Solutions

Galaxy HDX Systems Approved and in Use on the NAB 2009 Show Floor by Class Leading Companies Including Solid State Logic, AJA Video Systems and da Vinci Systems

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - NAB SHOW -- Rorke Data Inc., a data storage solutions provider to the film, video and post production industry, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Microproducts (PINKSHEETS: BELM), today announced several new industry OEM approvals for its award winning Galaxy® HDX RAID platform. The Galaxy HDX family features high performance capability of over 1200 MB/s, as required by industry leading post production application and hardware suppliers such as Solid State Logic (SSL) for both high-end audio post and media asset management, da Vinci Systems for professional film color correction workflows and AJA for the company's highly regarded Kona 3 and Xena HD capture and edit product lines.

According to Robert Herzan, Rorke Data's vice president of sales, "The Galaxy HDX RAID family is unique in that it is approved by and supports a wide range of post production workflows. Galaxy HDX represents a fifth generation RAID platform and has kept pace with the rigorous performance requirements of the digital post production industry since the early 1990s. We continue to earn the recommendation of industry leaders for our data storage solutions. AJA, SSL and da Vinci represent three different types of high-end professional product sets, each with specific, data-intensive workflows including film, HD video, audio post, and media asset management."

"We're excited to be partnering with Rorke Data to offer their storage solutions, including the Galaxy storage line to our clients," noted Dean Lyon, vice president of marketing at da Vinci Systems. "Rorke Data's multi-generation technology, global presence and longevity in the market, as well as their ability to keep pace with a value-based price performance ratio make them an ideal partner, allowing us to offer our clients the ability to maximize their equipment investments while streamlining their product infrastructure."

"We've partnered with Rorke Data and its Galaxy product line for our Kona and Xena video post systems because of their great support and longevity in the market along with a wide variety of solutions that meet the demands of our customers," said Paul Weiser, vice president, sales and marketing for AJA Video Systems. "The reliability and maturity of Rorke Data and its fifth generation RAID products, along with the proof point of over 8000 units installed in the field, make us confident that our customers are getting the best product for their application with a path for support in the future."

Shaun McTernan, product manager, media production services for Solid State Logic, added that, "SSL has worked with Rorke Data for years, and we are recommending that our clients purchase a complete product line of disk, SAN and archive solutions based on Rorke's HDX and DVA product sets. Rorke's storage product line is a perfect match with our Gravity system. Rorke's Galaxy RAID and DVA provide scalable storage and extended support options, which are crucial for the workflow in all of our media asset management solutions -- from smaller, cost-based implementations on up to the enterprise level. Rorke can design a solution to meet the requirements of our clients."

The Galaxy HDX brings a new level of speed, simplicity and cost savings to the post production industry. Offering superior performance and connectivity to the professional content creator's desktop application environment, the Galaxy HDX enables shared content creation and media asset management and provides secure storage for today's higher resolution workflows and larger media files.

Rorke Data's solutions are available with a complete suite of professional service options, including onsite installation and 24 x 7 support. For more information or to purchase Galaxy products, please visit or call 1-800-328-8147. Galaxy products are also available through Bell Microproducts at

About Galaxy

Galaxy is a registered trademark of Rorke Data. The Galaxy family of products provides customers with the most cost-effective, scalable and easy to use purpose-built RAID and NAS storage solutions available.

Galaxy RAID and NAS solutions are manufactured at our ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485-2003 certified integration facilities. All Galaxy solutions undergo a rigorous test and approval process preformed by trained technical teams. This process ensures that products arrive at the customer pre-formatted and ready to install, with a broad range of services including interoperability testing, pre-sale engineering consultation, complete system integration, and post-sales support. Over 8000 Galaxy storage appliances have been successfully installed in rich content media applications ranging from video post production and film to healthcare imaging and digital surveillance. Galaxy RAID is an FDA registered device.

About Rorke Data

Founded in 1985, Rorke Data is both an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003 certified data storage-centric, end-to-end solutions provider with expertise in primary and tiered storage architecture, integrating RAID, NAS, SAN, DVD, tape, and optical libraries. Rorke leverages certified expertise in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms to deliver high bandwidth storage and network solutions for fixed and content-rich media application environments. Rorke's products are backed with comprehensive global professional services. Rorke Data is composed of four divisions: Healthcare & Diagnostic Imaging, Digital Video & Broadcast, Digital Surveillance and Security & Publishing, as well as a Technical & Professional Services division. More information about Galaxy products or to how purchase Galaxy products can be found at or at 1800-328-8147 and also through Bell Microproducts, please visit for more information.

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