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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR Storage At Cabsat Sonnet Technologies showcased the Fusion Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Flash Drive, its first product to feature Thunderbolt 3 technology. The pocket-sized solid-state drive (SSD) storage device is capable of transferring data at speeds of over 2,000 MB/s and is equipped with 512GB of flash storage. It is said to be an ultra-fast alternative to portable SATA-based hard disk drives, SSD storage devices, and USB thumb drives. The Fusion drive, which connects to any Windows computer with a Thunderbolt 3 port via an attached 0.5-meter Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) cable, measures 2.8 inches wide by 4.1 inches deep by 1.25 inches tall and features a fanless aluminium enclosure. The device is bus-powered and therefore requires no power adapter. The xMac Pro Server and Echo 15+ Thunderbolt 2 Dock will also be on show. Software-based QC London post house Roundtable Films is using Baton from Interra Systems on its film, documentary, short form and TV work, it has been revealed. The automated, file-based QC software is being used to ensure the integrity of content across the entire post-production process from ingest to editing, colour grading and archiving. “Automation has become a vital part of the production and post-production environment,” said Ben Coulson, managing director at Roundtable Films. “During our recent expansion to finishing services, we looked for a product that offered a wide range of capabilities beyond being DPP compliant, such as resolution independence and the ability to cover various deliverables like 4k Digital Cinema and UHDTV.” MAM Suitcase MediaStor has been made available as a stand- alone product. Due to be demonstrated for the first time in the US at NAB (booth SL5826), the storage platform now includes support for archiving to spinning disk using new SMR disk technology combined with MAID architectures. The Archive enclosure provides up to 128TB of usable storage in a 1RU enclosed with an idle power consumption of only 10W. Additional enclosures can be added as storage requirements increase. MediaStor is built on Microsoft Windows. Asset management TMD has signed an agreement that will see it implement the transcoding capabilities of Telestream’s Vantage Media Processing Platform within its Mediaflex-UMS (Unified Media Services) product. The combination will allow browse-resolution proxy files to be created without the need to call external devices. Jon Maynard, the chief technology officer of TMD, said: “Mediaflex Unified Media Services is a service-oriented approach to content and workflow orchestration, and means we can create real operational and efficiency benefits through close integrations of other advanced software products like Vantage.” TMD will also embed Vantage proxy encoders into its Paragon Archive Management product. 24 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 111 MARCH 2016 TV-BAY111MARCH_Book.indb 24 11/03/2016 17:17