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IBC 2014: R&S storage solutions offer maximum performance and capacity

September 02, 2014 --
DMN Newswire--2014-9-2--Hanover, September 2nd, 2014 ? At this year's IBC, the Rohde & Schwarz DVS's storage solutions will once again offer incredible performance. The storage systems have been further developed to store the increasingly more typical quantities of data from 4K and even 8K production environments.

Instead of the usual 24 disks, the new R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL now has 48 SATA drives each with 6 TB of storage capacity ? equaling 288 TB of capacity in a 4U chassis. The cost-efficient nearline solution comes equipped with dual 10 GigE interfaces as standard, making it perfect especially for mastering environments. The R&S SpycerBox family's high levels of performance and robustness are known across the industry. It is available in different versions and integrates seamlessly into any NAS or SAN storage infrastructure thanks to its vast array of optional interfaces.

Boasting 36 TB in just a single 1U chassis, R&S SpycerBox Cell represents an exceptional combination of performance and functionality. In this regard, the system's scalability plays a key role ? followed by a data throughput of up to 3 GB/s per unit and maximum reliability thanks to a unique failover system. R&S SpycerBox Cell is an excellent solution when rack-space restrictions and energy saving requirements are key considerations.

R&S SpycerBox Cell and R&S SpycerBox Ultra also complement each other perfectly. While R&S SpycerBox Cell supports formats up to 8K with ease, the main focus of R&S SpycerBox Ultra is its capacity to handle compressed formats. Customers who opt for a combination of R&S storage solutions will enjoy an extremely robust synthesis of density and stable performance in a tiny footprint.
The devices from the R&S SpycerBox family are all equipped with web-based management software. The SAN Remo GUI makes it easy and straightforward for users to configure their hardware and software components ? SAN Remo also enables the devices to be easily configured in clusters, allowing system-status monitoring as well as performance- and bandwidth-statistic analysis.

Jorge Ríos, Product Manager Storage Solutions at Rohde & Schwarz DVS: "With our latest developments, we are giving our post and TV-production customers a decisive technical edge. In turn, this further differentiates them from their competitors. With 288 TB of capacity, SpycerBox Ultra TL is an extremely powerful nearline storage solution. And in the case of SpycerBox Cell, customers will benefit from maximum storage density and robustness combined with easy scalability and redundancy."

Rohde & Schwarz DVS at the IBC: booth 7.E25

Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Rohde & Schwarz DVS
For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. R&S CLIPSTER was the first system in the world to make realtime 4K processing possible. The future-proof ingest and production server R&S VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. At NAB 2013, R&S VENICE won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award and was also a winner of the Trophée SATIS in 2013.
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