ProMAX Challenges Avid ISIS 1000 with the Introduction of the Platform Online 1000
Platform Online 1000 Transforms Traditional Shared Storage into a Powerful Workflow Server at an Affordable Price
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, IBC Conference, Hall 7, Stand 7.A04 (September 11, 2015) — ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, today announced Platform 1000 Workflow Server, a High-Performance shared storage system with built in native Avid Project Sharing (Bin Locking), Transcoding, Rendering and Asset Management. ProMAX Platform Online 1000 brings the speed, reliability and expandability of Enterprise Storage, enabling video professionals to accelerate and improve their creative process at an affordable price.
As an entry point into ProMAX’ highest server class product line, Platform Online 1000 Workflow Server is the superior alternative to Avid ISIS 1000. ProMAX Platform Online 1000, now with the recent 4.6 software update including Avid Project Sharing (Bin Locking), beats Avid ISIS 1000 in every category, including streaming speeds, storage capacity, scalability, connectivity and price.
Platform Online 1000 has single node capacity up to 96TB and the ability to expand the system to multiple Petabytes with additional nodes. The 1000 also boasts two 5.25″ drive bays that can be optionally filled with LTO drives, Drive Swaps, Card readers or a 4TB SSD RAID for additional high speed scratch drive.
“The release of the Platform Online 1000 really changes the game for the small to medium Avid user base,” stated Jess Hartmann, CEO, ProMAX Systems. “With 85% faster streaming speed than the Avid ISIS 1000 (650 MB/sec vs. 350 MB/sec), and the ability to scale out into petabytes, this server sets a new bar for performance and scalability.”
Additionally, with built in Asset Management, Transcoding, Rendering and the ability to connect existing storage devices, the Platform Online 1000 is a true workflow server that goes way beyond traditional shared storage. Platform Online 1000 Key Features
- Media Composer Project Sharing (Bin Locking)
- 650 MB/sec Streaming Speeds per Chassis
- 9 Direct Connect 1GbE ports
- 6 Direct Connect 10GbE ports
- 25TB Usable Capacity per chassis
- Unlimited Multi-Node Expansion
- Native and Embedded Asset Management
- Automatic Proxy Generation
- Offload Rendering
- 3rd Party Storage connect (Thunderbolt, USB, FireWire)
- Active Directory Integration (LDAP)
- Built in Mirror/Replication
- Drive Swap Option
- 3 Year Hardware Warranty
- 1 Year ProCARE Support
Platform Online 1000 will be shipping worldwide September 30, 2015 with MSRP starting at $17,995 US for the 32TB version. For more information on pricing and availability, visit www.promax.com
About ProMAX Platform
Designed for video professionals who want to accelerate and enhance the creative process, the Platform Server family is the only purpose-built, truly scalable workflow server system that grows as needs grow. From the field-ready Portable to the powerful Online, Platform lets video professionals easily add processing power, storage capacity and user connectivity at any stage – building on, rather than throwing away, their previous investment. The entire Platform family features powerful shared storage that is optimized for video workgroups using Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and other creative software applications. Platform scales easily for workgroups of all sizes, is simple to deploy, and with Native Support for Active Directory, integrates seamlessly with existing IT infrastructure. For more information on ProMAX Platform visit www.promax.com
ProMAX is the world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations. For over 20 years, we’ve built a worldwide client base of tens of thousands of customers, helping them find the most efficient, cost effective and reliable solutions to their production challenges with our range of workflow servers, workstations and archiving technology. From ingest to edit, from playout to archive, we’ve evolved our thinking to focus on the real needs of our customers – bringing everything they need together in a truly integrated solution. Whether they are creatives working in Film/TV, broadcast, postproduction, education, government, corporate or other industries, our customers trust ProMAX to be at the heart of their creative process. Visit www.promax.com for more information.