Broadcast Beat Magazine September, 2015 - Page 31


Facilis to Debut New Shared Storage and Asset Tracking at #IBC2015

Facilis Technology will be introducing a number of dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and audio visual markets at IBC2015 The highlight of the IBC2015 launch/announcements will be a co-operative partnership agreement with Adobe, Telestream, VSN and Marquis Broadcast which will simplify the integration of the Facilis product into plant operations.

The following products will make their debut at IBC2014:

TerraBlock 24D/HA Hybrid Array includes a drive group of 8 x SSDs for ultra-high performance, alongside a larger drive group of traditional 4TB SATA drives for 72TB or 80TB combined capacity. The 24D /HA is designed to deliver the performance required for uncompressed 4K finishing, along with scale-out collaborative editorial, in the same system. Using the TerraBlock Virtual Volume system, project-based SSD and HDD allocations can be created on the fly to meet various format and workflow requirements.

TerraBlock 8D is an 8-drive, 16TB turnkey content creation system. Like Facilis’ larger servers, this 2U rack mountable server combines the Facilis Shared File System with virtual volume workflow and performance. The 8D includes 4 x 1GbE Ports and can be upgraded to support Fibre Channel and 10Gig E connections. The TerraBlock 8D can be expanded by connecting to additional TerraBlock’s as the workflow requirements increase.FAC-TErra-block-400x244.

Facilis FastTracker is a comprehensive application for cataloguing, searching, viewing and accessing many media types within the Facilis TerraBlock Shared Storage System, including all major QuickTime, MP4 and MXF codecs, along with DPX and TARGA image sequences, to name a few. This easy-to-use system includes custom metadata tagging, catalog user permissions, “Boolean” search capability and incremental indexing functionality.

“These new products are a response to customer feedback and meet real customer needs – from a system capable of concurrent editorial and finishing workflows, to an easy way to track the terabytes of media they use, and an entry-level system for deploying in smaller workgroups,” commented James McKenna, VP of Marketing at Facilis, “Equally important is our partnerships with other leading technology vendors. We don’t operate in isolation – our aim is to ensure that our products and systems enable our partner products to work at their highest potential for our cooperative customers.”

Visit Facilis at stand 7.C10

Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology Inc. designs and builds affordable, high-capacity, turnkey shared storage and archiving solutions for post production and content creation professionals working in the film, television, education and audiovisual markets.

Broadcast Beat's Ryan Salazar discussed the latest from Facilis in this video interview.

IBC Issue September 2015