Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, will share with NAB attendees the latest version of its iTrax portable audio file storage device, which is now shipping. Offering audio engineers in the broadcast industry reliable redundant data storage and multi-user access to consolidated, centralized and fully searchable data, this latest version of iTrax operates over a standard LAN or WAN network and comes in a highly portable “lunchbox”-style casing.
Ideal for audio and video professionals working on broadcasting projects requiring audio recording, editing and playback, the latest version of iTrax is compatible with ProTools, Fairlight, Sound Forge and similar post environments where storage space is often at a premium. Equipped with a solid-state 64-bit iSCSI operating system, it utilizes an iSCSI initiator to appear as a local disc drive on any computer connected to the LAN or WAN. Once the user plugs it into a network port or switch and the iSCSI initiators are loaded, every host system on the network can see and share all stored data.
“Designed to address the storage challenges of today’s digital broadcast environments, the latest version of iTrax, like its predecessor, is great for any audio engineer working in content produced for TV or radio,” says Scott Leif, president, Globalstor. “In many facilities, there is no room for a fibre channel controller or similar device. With iTrax, the user simply plugs it into a network port or network switch, and has all the benefits of an additional hard drive without taking up space, including redundant data storage, something traditional FireWire solutions do not offer.”
With iTrax, broadcast professionals have centralized storage and retrieval of multiple sessions at their fingertips. In addition, users can remotely log into sessions from anywhere in the world using any Internet Protocol-based GUI.
This version of iTrax comprises a standalone tower with a handle, and includes five drives with optional RAID 5 redundancy. Storage capacity ranges from 2.5 TB to 10 TB (five-drive unit). Other iTrax servers are available in various configurations, ranging from an eight-drive solution with RAID protection on board to a 36-drive version with multiple levels of RAID redundancy on board.
The latest version of iTrax is available now through Globalstor Data authorized partners. To find an authorized partner in your area, visit www.globalstor.com. Prices start at $3,395 (MSRP) with 5TB of usable storage.
About Globalstor Data
Globalstor® Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad range of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD-R Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance high definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 36TBs in a single server. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of overseas authorized resellers. For more information regarding Globalstor Data Corporation, visit www.globalstor.com.