Cache-A Debuts Archive Appliances at NAB 2009
Quantum Veterans Extend Award-winning A-Series Heritage
The founders of Cache-A --
"Our new line of archive appliances -- starting with Prime-Cache -- extends the rich heritage of A-Series technology into future-generation LTO tape drives," said
Prime-Cache writes data on secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTO-4 cartridges using a standard TAR format at a cost of approximately only
"Film and video professionals like us never cease our quest for new and better tools to improve our productivity, and we are very excited about Cache-A and its stunning new product line," said
An early adopter and innovator, Offhollywood has been regularly tapped both by major studios and independent producers to tackle the most challenging projects. A leader in 4K digital cinema services, Offhollywood has been providing RED One 4K cameras, technical support, workflow and postproduction services since the first RED cameras were released.
As an existing LTO-3 A-Series customer, Offhollywood has hundreds of LTO-3 cartridges stored at its facility, according to John "Pliny" Eremic, director of post/ops at Offhollywood. He found the technology easy to deploy and highly reliable, with a file system on each cartridge making the cartridges easily exchangeable and transportable.
"Based on our experience, we are really looking forward to Cache-A's new products, starting with Prime-Cache," said Pliny. "It is a very well thought-out product that truly looks at how digital professionals work and addresses their needs now and for the future. It builds on the existing technology while offering many new and very useful features, such as that content written on the LTO-4 can be read by any drive and will be forward compatible for two generations."
Pliny noted that they are also particularly excited that the capacity of each cartridge has doubled from 400GB to 800GB and that the fast 50MB/s transfer rate now makes it practical to constantly move material to nearline storage. He added that the built-in searchable database, which enables the appliance to remember all of the tapes it has seen, will save them a tremendous amount of time manually looking for a particular tape or scene.
About Cache-A Corporation
Cache-A Corporation is a leading supplier of network-attached archive appliances for the digital film and professional video industry. Cache-A's archive appliances provide source masters for digital acquisition and project archives for postproduction in easy-to-deploy, low-cost configurations based on industry-standard LTO tape drives. Visit Cache-A's website at http://www.Cache-A.com.
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