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Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking

Facilis Technology and Marquis Broadcast Announce Extended TerraBlock Compatibility with Project Parking

Integrated Shared Storage, Media and Metadata Workflow Fuels Productivity

At IBC 2015, shared storage provider Facilis Technology (stand 7.C10) and Marquis Broadcast (stand 2.A58), specialists in content workflows and media integration software, will announce further integration qualifying Project Parking products with TerraBlock shared storage. As a result of this strategic partnership, Project Parking can utilize TerraBlock storage within Avid-centric workflows, processing projects and media seamlessly. If required, Project Parking can also use the TerraBlock system as the destination storage device within an Avid workflow.

With the ever increasing file-based workflow demands there is a growing need for organizations to optimize shared storage resources. Recent research by Marquis has shown that broadcasters are typically wasting up to 20 percent of their shared storage capacities due to duplicate files or orphaned media. The enhanced functionality offered by Marquis and Facilis enables customers take advantage of Project Parking’s intelligent media and metadata tracking features for enhanced project management in Avid environments.

Project Parking offers an intuitive toolset to analyse and manage media to optimise shared storage utilisation. In one single application Project Parking analyzes all Avid projects and media to identify which projects are using up most space and take appropriate action to transfer, archive or delete. It allows the analysis of all Avid projects and workspaces on shared edit storage by size, age and location. Projects can be copied to any storage device, taken offsite to re-edit and then later merged back on-line.

TerraBlock is Facilis’ multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage solution that facilitates highly collaborative workflows in post production and content creation environments. Supporting 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet through the Facilis Shared File System, TerraBlock delivers advanced performance with industry-standard creative applications.

The Facilis Shared File System included with every TerraBlock easily accommodates the most complex multi-platform environments and enables collaboration among diverse applications and image formats. With TerraBlock, users can tackle any post challenge - from 4K film color grading to collaborative craft editorial.

“Our customers live in a world where multi-vendor architectures are a fact of life and third party interoperability is a requirement,” commented James McKenna, VP of Marketing, Facilis Technology. “Project Parking provides an elegant project management workflow for post production facilities and broadcasters. With these products working together, our customers with Avid products can now opt for an integrated toolset that will streamline project management and efficiently organize storage capacity.”

“Storage management and content retrieval is a key challenge for broadcast facilities,” explains Simon Fearn, Product Manager, Marquis Broadcast. “The combination of Facilis’ TerraBlock content storage management solution and Marquis’ Project Parking gives editors greater control over their digital assets.”

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