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

Category: NAB
Hudson, Mass – Facilis Technology, maker of shared media storage technology for postproduction and content creation, announced the availability of new software that improves the collaborative power and flexibility of the TerraBlock product. The Facilis Shared File System offers content creators:

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.

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