Burbank, CA, October 9, 2008 ÜArchion Technologies, the Media and Entertainment industry’s leading provider of intelligent storage for content creation, today announced that New York based post house Full Circle Post NYC has acquired the company’s award winning “NODE 800™” Storage Area Network system for their growing post demands.
“Archion’s NODE 800 is working out great for us,” said Rob Burgos, Owner/Senior Editor, Full Circle Post NYC. “Our editors here are very happy with its performance. We are currently cutting 26 episodes of a lifestyle reality TV series for HGTV, and the NODE is handling the large demand for storage capacity perfectly.”
He adds, “Archion has also provided us with really great customer support. During our initial acclimation period, all we had to do was get on the phone and talk with the experts at Archion, and they walked us through the process, every step of the way. NODE was the best product that fit the need for the work flow of our current projects. We will be integrating NODE as well for numerous future projects.”
Virtual Media was the NY based Archion authorized reseller that implemented NODE™ at Full Circle Post. “When Full Circle Post approached me with their need for a robust, fast and affordable shared storage solution,” said Spencer Wolfe, Virtual Media’s Strategic Account Manager, “the Archion NODE was the first product that came to mind. Its ease of use, flexible configurations, and unmatched throughput made this the perfect solution for Full Circle. With the NODE’s performance and Archion’s attention to the customer, it was an easy choice.”
“We are very pleased to support Full Circle Post with their increased demand for high performance shared storage,” said Dan Stern, Executive VP of Sales for Archion. “They represent a growing number of post facilities looking for a high performance SAN solution at an affordable price. The NODE 800 and NODE 2400, which earned the 2008 Broadcast Engineering ïPick Hit’ Award, deliver a tremendous value proposition for facilities requiring throughput, flexibility, scalability and low cost.”
Archion’s NODE™ systems are available in two models, NODE 800™ and NODE 2400™, and are available through the company’s extensive network of authorized resellers. Among the features of the NODE 800™:
- Offers eight drives with independent SAS channels supporting up to 8TB of storage, with four 4-gig ports. All drives are SMART capable for status analysis.
- Supports multiple RAID sets, multiple hosts, LUN masking and storage provisioning of all VDiscs on both ports for switch-less file sharing.
- Upgradeable to 8 GIG Fibre Channel; provides 800 Megabytes per second.
- Each Node™ 800 has the ability to support multiple clients simultaneously; combining Node™ boxes increases client support.
- Mac and PC Client compatible. Provides 1 Gig of cache RAM tuned for digital video applications.
- Comes with complete system software.
In addition to those cited above, the features of the NODE 2400™ also include:
- Configured with up to 24 drives through 4 ports, supporting capacities of up to 24 TB’s of RAID storage. All drives are SMART capable.
- Upgradeable to 8 Gig Fibre Channel.
- Provides multiple streams up to 1200 MB’s per second.
- Full compatibility with 1, 2 and 4 Gig fibre channel architecture.
ABOUT FULL CIRCLE POST NYC:
Based in New York City and owned/operated by Rob Burgos, Full Circle Post NYC provides a broad array of post services to its diverse clientele. These services include Avid off-and-on-line editing, Avid HD editing, duplication, standards conversion, CD/DVD authoring, Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects, 3D/2D graphics and design, digital sound mixing/sound editing/sound design, MD/digital betacam/DA-88 laybacks, and many others. For more info, please see: www.fullcirclepost.com
Full Circle Post’s clients include Universal Pictures, CBS, HBO, PBS, ABC News, NBC, Saatchi and Saatchi, Sony Music, TNT, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, IBM, Conde Nast, MTV, Disney and Columbia Pictures. The company specializes in finishing and color correction of documentary programming for broadcast. Their work ranges from 30-second TV spots to two-hour feature documentaries and all other forms of programming across all genres. These include drama, music videos, concerts, commercials, dance, opera, biography, infomercials industrials, sports, nature and adventure programming.
ABOUT ARCHION TECHNOLOGIES:
Based in Burbank, CA, Archion Technologies is the entertainment industry’s premiere, turn-key digital media storage solution company, providing its clients with systems that are seamless in operation. Founded by a team of technology and entertainment industry entrepreneurs, technicians and post-production professionals in l999, Archion’s products have now been utilized on hundreds of major Hollywood feature films and TV shows.
The Archion family of storage products is comprised of: the award-winning Synergy HDu™, Synergy HDLS™, Synergy HDδ™ (delta), Alliance Pro™, NODE™ 800 and NODE™ 2400. Archion regularly designs and delivers expanded technology systems based on the ever-growing demands of its diverse, global clientele. For more information about Archion Technologies, please visit: www.archion.com or call 818/840-0777.
Contact: Dan Harary