Facilis Technology Delivers Multi-user Write for Mac OS X over Fibre and Ethernet
April 14, 2010

Facilis Technology Delivers Multi-user Write for Mac OS X over Fibre and Ethernet

Read/write access to project-based Virtual Volumes over high-performance 8Gbit Fibre channel and cost-effective 1Gbit Ethernet
Seamless integration between Windows and Mac OS X mixed environments
Simultaneous access (up to 100 users) to all media without the per-seat license fees normally associated with other SAN systems
Easy upgrades for existing TerraBlock customers, requiring no additional hardware purchases

TerraBlock 4.5 gives administrators the power to assign both file-level locking (Multi-user Write) and volume-level locking (Single-user Write) on a per-volume basis. Multi-user Write Virtual Volumes are available to workstations connected via Fibre channel and Ethernet, and updates of newly-created content are available immediately. This feature set has proven to increase the speed of production and raise the profitability of post-production facilities.

The Facilis demonstration at NAB (Both #SL3629) includes Autodesk Smoke, Assimilate SCRATCH, Final Cut Studio, Avid Media Composer, and CatDV Asset Management. With TerraBlock as the nucleus, these products combine to form a complete workflow from ingest to delivery.