Archion Storage Continues On-Going Prominence Via New Deals With City Edit, Craig Murray Productions, And BSF Film

By June 12, 2007News

Burbank, CA, June 12, 2007 – Archion’s highly successful new Synergy HD&trade storage solution continues its successful and on-going prominence via a number of new sales deals. The joint announcement was made by Mark Bianchi, CEO and Reuben Lima, COO, Archion.

Archion has sold a Synergy HD&trade system to City Edit, Inc., based in Los Angeles. George Legaspi, partner of City Edit, said, “I purchased Archion to expand my Unity capability and to extend the life of my AVID hardware without costly upgrades. Synergy HD has been performing exceptionally well and it’s priced to sell.”

City Edit, Inc., was formed to meet the needs of post production professionals looking for a one stop post production solution. The company’s primary focus is providing Value Added sales of high-end solutions, from needs analysis to facilities design, integration, delivery and installation. The goal for City Edit is to have its customers identify them as providing the highest quality, sales, installation, service and support in the broadcast, post productions, and corporate video industries. The City Edit Team provides over 35 years combined experience in the areas of world class manufacturing, facilities development, technical sales, marketing, and services.

One of Hollywood’s top motion picture advertising companies, Craig Murray Productions, has also purchased several Synergy HD&trade storage systems. Stuart Boone, Vice President of Operations for Craig Murray Productions, said, “By using Archion, we were pleased to find affordable storage with the performance and compatibility required for our Avid Unity server.”

And Archion has also sold a Synergy HD&trade system to BSF Film, based in Santa Monica, CA. Alexander Buono, producer of BSF Film, said, “With over 1,000 hours of source material, cutting in HD on three Avids&trade, and working with the new P2 format, our feature documentary presented a huge storage challenge. The Synergy HD&trade has performed flawlessly and is the perfect solution to our complex workflow.”
BSF Film (“BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER,”) is a feature documentary film slated for theatrical release during Summer 2007. The film is being directed by Christopher Bell, with producers Jim Czarnecki, Alexander Buono and Tamsin Rawady.


According to James Tucci, Archion’s CTO, Archion’s Synergy HD&trade is certified for Avid Unity MediaNetworks&trade 3.X through 4.x and Interplay&trade.

Synergy HD&trade was engineered to expand the storage requirements of existing Unity&trade clients without the need to replace or upgrade their current Unity infrastructure. The sophistication and intelligence of Synergy HD&trade extends the usable life of current Unity MediaNetworks™ while providing a greater ROI for Storage and Unity&trade. Synergy HD&trade is fully compatible with Archion’s Alliance&trade and Synergy&trade products. Unlike Unity MediaNetworks&trade, Synergy HD’s Hardware RAID protects media in the event of a drive failure without the need to mirror. Synergy HD&trade is rapidly becoming the storage of choice for existing AVID Unity&trade clients during 2007.

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