Near-line archive solution enhances productivity and reduces production costs
City of Industry, CA – June 12, 2008 – Advanced Industrial Computer (AIC), an industry leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, announced today the implementation of its rack-mount server chassis technology with SeaChange International’s MediaLibrary near line storage system for television broadcasters, an innovative solution that has been deployed by Los Angeles PBS affiliate KCET-TV. The system provides KCET with an accessible, fast and scalable solution ideally suited to meet their growing production and play-to-air workflow needs.
KCET’s storage requirements were outgrowing the capabilities of their former system. The cumbersome workflow was dated and slow, with archiving data from on-line to near-line storage taking more than an hour to move larger, high-definition files. From an IT management standpoint, the excessive archiving time was inefficient and costly to the production process, prompting KCET to source a large-capacity, scaleable solution that would effectively meet their needs.
For its near-line storage solution, KCET selected the ML1G, which combines SeaChange’s archive technology and expansion unit with AIC’s customized server chassis and the XJ1100 series SAS/SATA storage solution. The new system eliminates the need for an intermediate software solution, now only requiring a GMT file to move data from on-line to near-line storage, minimizing time expenditures.
As one of the first ML1G users, KCET has found it to be a highly functional solution that provides the robust performance, user-friendly interface and time-saving requirements they were seeking, ultimately reducing archiving time by 75% and increasing productivity exponentially. The resulting system is a cost-effective, fault-resilient archive, ideally suited to meet the demands of the broadcast industry.
“The AIC and SeaChange solution has not only reduced KCET’s operational overhead, but also improved performance and lowered our production costs, said Gordon Bell, KCET’s Vice President of Engineering. “This new system is the ideal long-term solution we were looking for that will grow to meet our future needs.”
“SeaChange is committed to helping television operators transition to all-digital broadcasting and tapeless workflows through developments such as the ML1G,” said Sherry Zhu, director of server and storage solutions, SeaChange International. “Our technology integrates seamlessly with the AIC hardware and has delivered on our promise to provide KCET with a next-generation archive that addresses its current needs while providing the flexibility to expand alongside the entire operation.”
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KCET, the West Coast flagship station of PBS, is the public television station for Southern and Central California. KCET is watched by four million viewers a month in 11 counties, the largest broadcast reach of any public television station in the United States. Throughout its more than 40-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children’s programs, its outreach and community services, and its Web site, kcet.org
About Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc (AIC)
AIC is a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, ideally developed to meet the unique demands of a wide variety of markets. With expertise in in-house design, validation, manufacturing and production, our expansive selection of products are highly flexible and can be configured to any form factor or custom configuration. AIC leads the industry in all categories, with over 100 years of combined experience in mechanical, electronic, system-level engineering as well as a dedication to product innovation and customer support. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, AIC is ISO-9001:2000 and ISO-14001:2004 certified, and has offices and operations throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. For more information on Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC) and its products, please call (626) 581-4300 or visit our website: http://www.aicipc.com.
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