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Avantcam deploys system for real-time 4K playback at Paris show

Paris, France, 22 October, 2009:

Globalstor® Data Corporation, a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, is lending the storage might of its ExtremeStor-4K to demonstrations showcasing the SCRATCH® data workflow and post-production tool suite from ASSIMILATE™ at this week’s SIEL SATIS 2009 show in Paris. Avantcam Di-dea, ASSIMILATE’s French distributor, has been holding the demonstrations at its booth during the show (Booth G42, Hall 7.3).

Avantcam is demonstrating the SCRATCH workflow on an HD SDI monitor using the Globalstor ExtremeStor-4K workstation incorporating an NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 5800 SDI by PNY graphics board and ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Version 5.0 software. The ExtremeStor-4K is handling the real-time playback of uncompressed 4K image content for the demo. Globalstor’s use of new SSD drive technology, which can process extremely large, uncompressed file sizes in real time and requires fewer individual drives, enables this groundbreaking level of playback performance in a small-form factor.

The ExtremeStor-4K system specified by Avantcam for the demos runs on Windows 7 at 64bps and comes preconfigured with either 12 or 24 SSD drives in hot swap trays. It offers 10 slots on the chassis, with seven actual PCI-E x16 slots on the board, all of which can be accessed and utilized. This unprecedented number of card slots, combined with a patent-pending chassis design, puts the ExtremeStor-4K in a class of its own. The Globalstor workstation enables support of more graphics and i/o boards than ever, including the NVIDIA® Quadro® FX by PNY series, RED Rocket and Bluefish444, among others.

“The innovative design of the ExtremeStor-4K is going to change the way the industry works with 4K content,” says Scott Leif, president of Globalstor Data Corporation. “Not only does it offer uniquely robust architecture, scalability and reliability, but it does so with the ease-of-use of a compact tower design that can also be rack-mounted. It is going to make 4K much more accessible to a wider range of users.”

“Thanks to Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-4K, visitors to our booth at SIEL SATIS have the opportunity to experience firsthand what can be achieved with 4K and the SCRATCH workflow software,” says Basile Glaize, CEO and Founder of AVANTCAM Di-dea. “The ExtremeStor-4K’s flawless real-time playback of high-resolution 4K files and its muscular hardware design gives us the high-quality, high-impact visuals to truly make this demonstration at hit for show attendees.”

ExtremeStor-4K, the next generation of Globalstor ‘s acclaimed ExtremeStor-DI REDe video storage workstation, is the first to offer native, uncompressed 4K resolution playback for professionals who work with digital intermediate (DI) and RED digital cinema content. Featuring a capacity range of 1.4 TB to 9 TB, it is available in rack and tower versions.

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.