NAB 2016: Scale Logic’s Storage Solutions to Support Ross Video Xpression
Scale Logic’s (StudioXperience’s Booth: SL2425) storage solutions now support Ross Video’s XPression Clips production server, providing customers with access to powerful content creation tools. Scale Logic qualified a number of products to work with the XPression server, including the Scale Logic Genesis NX server class NAS, Genesis Unlimited shared SAN appliance, and Scale-Out NAS Gateway, allowing users to tailor their storage for the particular application and performance requirements.
XPression is Ross Video’s premier line of real-time graphics systems, virtual reality rendering engines, production servers, and comprehensive workflow tools. There is almost no limit to the graphics tasks that XPression solutions can handle. With multiple hardware platforms, software applications, and workflow tools, along with connectivity to many other products, XPression fits into almost any environment imaginable. XPression delivers complete solutions that are comprised of multiple components for a range of applications including: news, elections, sports, entertainment, branding, touchscreen, social media, virtual sets, and augmented reality.
Scale Logic was inspired by their consultative approach to workflow management to test XPression integration with not one, but three different products. Scale Logic certified the Genesis NX, a server-class NAS, the Genesis Unlimited, a shared SAN appliance, and Scale-Out NAS Gateway for use with XPression, which will allow end users to tailor their storage to fit their needs without sacrificing performance.
“As we continue to diversify XPression solutions, finding high quality storage partners is an important step to meet the needs of media organizations requiring real-time graphics,” said Brian Olson, Director of Marketing Product Management for XPression at Ross Video. “Scale Logic’s storage systems and tools are a natural extension to production workflows by offering the necessary flexibility and performance for fast access and high availability with media assets.”
This newly certified storage solution provides large-scale direct-attached Gigabit Ethernet connections to XPression from Scale Logic’s Genesis line with the bandwidth and performance that offers more streamlined workflows between creative service workgroups and playout, and can scale all the way to multi-channel enterprise environments.
“Our lab certification of the XPression and Genesis products represented seamless integration, great reliability, and impressive performance as extension storage for the Ross solution,” said Daryl Heinis, CTO at Scale Logic, “The pairing of our server class products with the XPression represents a valuable long term investment combination and offers the flexibility of choice that is our hallmark.”