Medea Ships VideoRaid RTS

Reprinted from a Medea press release:

Medea Corporation, a leading storage solutions provider to the digital content creation (DCC) and Internet streaming media markets, today announced shipment of its new VideoRaid RTS disk arrays.

The Medea VideoRaid RTS is the industry’s lowest cost fail-safe disk array, designed specifically for DCC applications including non-linear video editing (NLE), 2D/3D animation, compositing and game development.

“Medea’s new VideoRaid RTS disk arrays are now shipping to content creation professionals worldwide,” said Roger Mabon, vice president of channel marketing at Medea. “VideoRaid RTS provides full RAID data protection and industry leading performance at prices as low as $7/GB — Affordable fail-safe storage is now a reality with VideoRaid RTS.”

Medea RTS disk arrays are available in a compact 5-drive desktop tower with capacities up to 480 GB. The arrays feature a high-performance Ultra160 SCSI interface that enables the VideoRaid RTS to sustain a data transfer rate of up to 100 MB/second. VideoRaid RTS is the ideal fail-safe storage solution for long form DV and real-time uncompressed productions.

In addition to offering digital content creators a high bandwidth storage solution, VideoRaid RTS disk arrays also provide data protection. In the unlikely event of a disk drive failure, the system will continue to operate with no loss of data and no degradation in data transfer rate. The ability to operate at full performance with a “downed drive” enables the user to complete work in real-time environments without requiring immediate service.

VideoRaid RTS is optimized with Medea’s proprietary Multi-Stream Technology (MST). MST is a sophisticated caching algorithm that enables VideoRaid RTS disk arrays to support the playback of complicated NLE time-lines with up to two real-time uncompressed video streams.

Pricing and Availability
The 5-drive VideoRaid RTS is available in 160 GB, 320 GB and 480 GB capacities with list prices starting at $2,799. VideoRaid RTS is available now from Medea’s authorized dealers and distributors. Call Medea toll-free at (888) BY-MEDEA for a list of these resellers.

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