Las Vegas – EditShare has announced the availability of its new Ark 2.0 backup and archiving solution. Fully integrated with EditShare's shared storage solutions, Ark 2.0 offers superior media file protection for broadcast and post, providing digital and tape-based options for creating backups and archives. Ark 2.0 boasts an array of media protection enhancements, most notably its complete integration with EditShare Flow.
Highlights of the new Ark 2.0 release include:
New Integration with Flow for Complete Backup
Integration between Ark and Flow ensures that all archived clips now have a record in the Flow database prior to being copied to Ark. Flow scans all clips to ensure that proxy files have been created. Ark updates the Flow database to keep a record of exactly where each archived is located. Flow users can then search and browse all clips stored on Ark.
New integration with Flow for Complete Restoration of Files
Having a record in the Flow database of all archived or backed clips makes restoration of files from Ark easier than ever. It is now possible to search or browse for clips even though high-resolution versions are "offline" and stored only on Ark. Through Flow Browse, users can play low-resolution proxy versions, incorporate them into sequences, and then restore the desired high-resolution versions to any EditShare Media Space. From within Flow Browse, authorized editors are able to set up Restore jobs to occur instantly or at a later, scheduled time.
Support for Multi-Drive Tape Libraries
Ark 2.0 supports a wide range of tape loaders and tape libraries. Autoloaders and libraries with multiple tape drives can now be used.
Activation Feature for Ark Disk
A new activation feature allows customers to utilize their Ark Disk system as a rapid failover should one of their main storage systems fail.
Improved Tape Management
The new Ark user interface now graphically shows which tapes are currently loaded into a Tape Library and in exactly which slot they can be found.
EditShare is exhibiting the new Ark 2.0 release at the NAB 2010 convention held in Las Vegas in Booth #SL4725.