Proavio Introduces New 3G SAS Expander Desktop Storage Solutions
04/15/2010

Proavio introduces the new EditBox EB8Sx, the first 3G SAS expansion solution for video to combine ease-of-use, rock-solid system reliability and the freedom to scale available capacity as needed.

Online PR News – 15-April-2010 – – Santa Fe Springs, CA – Proavio, U.S.A., a leading developer of storage systems and tools for digital media production, proudly introduces the new EditBox EB8Sx, the first 3G SAS expansion solution for video to combine ease-of-use, rock-solid system reliability and the freedom to scale available capacity as needed. Featuring a native internal 3G SAS design, the EB8Sx offers users the choice to use cost-effective SATA disks for most media applications or enterprise SAS hard disk for DI, VFX and full resolution grading requirements.

Designed for today’s commercial post facilities in mind, the EB8Sx is capable of scaling capacity to over 100TB or RAID-5 protected storage in a simple yet elegant desktop solution. Powered by a next generation 8x PCI-Express storage controller, the EB8Sx is designed to fully support editing, grading and VFX environments where performance, high data reliability and expandability are essential. A high-performance Intel RAID core (*Solution models only) delivers an excess of over 750MB/s of storage bandwidth (requires compatible PCI-e RAID controller), ideal for the most demanding 10-bit HD and 2K workflows. EditBox EB8Sx supports DVCPro HD, Pro Res 422(HQ), ProRes444, uncompressed 8-bit 1080i HD, uncompressed 10-bit HD (4:4:4) and 2K DPX/TGA file sequences.

In addition, the EB8Sx offer a unique wide-port SAS expansion design that accommodates various connection and configuration modes, allowing users to quickly optimize their storage needs. Equipped with three 4x SFF8088 connection ports, the EB8Sx can be customized to support one 4x host and two 4x data channels for full expansion capabilities up to 12 additional EB8Sx arrays. The EB8Sx can also be setup with two 4x host channels and one 4x expansion data channel capable of up to 6 additional EB8Sx arrays.

Some of the new key features that EB8Sx offers are:
• Integrated SAS expansion controller supports up to six additional EB8Sx units in series
• Simple and powerful design with automatic port configuration supports various connection options
• Industry-leading cooling & power components deliver ultra-quiet operation & increased reliability
• Supports full resolution HD, VFX & 2K post production workflows
• Connects to existing EB8MS desktop disk arrays for instant storage expansion
• Powerful expansion capabilities supports up to 128 disks

About Proavio, U.S.A.
Proavio is a developer of high performance storage products & tools designed for professional digital media production. Proavio is committed to offering high-quality, cost effective workflow solutions for post, film, and broadcast and digital music production. Founded in July 2004, Proavio is quickly becoming the new leader in low-cost, storage solutions for digital media production, and has become the premium brand of choice for many demanding users working in the broadcast and entertainment industries. Headquartered in Southern California, Proavio has become one of the fastest growing media solution companies in the United States, with expanding global representation through a selected group of authorized dealers and distributors worldwide.

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Media Contact:
Luis Rodriguez
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Email: luis@proavio.com