Mary Esther Florida, March 29, 2006
QStar Technologies, ASM GmbH, Hitachi-Maxell, and InPhase Technologies today announce that they will be exhibiting a 30 terabyte video archive management solution that features a QStar Data Protection archive appliance, an ASM storage library, and InPhase’s Tapestry™ holographic drive with Maxell media. The system will be shown at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas from April 24 – 27, 2006.
More and more videos, audio tracks, and photographs, are being created or migrated to digital formats in order to improve the management and protection of these valuable assets. QStar provides a centralized storage system that presents the content as a single volume sharable across a LAN or WAN. This provides access to thousands of files in a matter of seconds. The user-defined policies determine where files are physically stored, the allocation of content across specified groups of media, content replication conditions, and retention periods. QStar can provide additional data protection by mirroring the content within one or multiple libraries and RAID systems.
“QStar is very pleased to provide tiered storage management system support for ASM libraries using InPhase holographic technology,” said Todd Deveney, Vice President of Sales for QStar. “Holographic storage offers a significant jump in capacity and performance by being competitive against tape and offering fast data access like optical or disk. We see InPhase on the forefront of high performance archive technology. “
An ASM library, equipped with TapestryTM write-once holographic drives from InPhase and Maxell media provides a permanent and secure archive for many hours of high definition content. Tapestry equipped ASM libraries are scalable offering 6 TB, or 134 hrs of HD @100mbps on 20 pieces of media, and as much as 390 TB or 8,671 hrs of HD @100mbps on 1300 pieces of media.
“ASM intends to integrate the Tapestry technology throughout the entire product line”, said Johann Deters, Managing Director for ASM. “The integration will be done as a parallel process while InPhase continues to move toward developing the drive device. When InPhase releases the drives and media, ASM will be ready to deliver libraries with the new technology already integrated, so units are expected to be available in 2007.”
Holographic data storage is an optical technology that breaks through the density and performance limits of conventional storage by recording hundreds of pages of data through the depth of the material, not just on the surface like all other recording technologies. Fast transfer rates are achieved by recording and playing back over 1 million bits in a single 2 millisecond exposure. The combination of high storage densities, fast transfer rates, and durable, reliable, low cost media, makes holography poised to become a compelling choice for next-generation storage. The first generation product will hold 300 GB on a 130mm disk with a data transfer rate of 160 mbps, followed by 800GB, and 1.6TB with a 960 mbps transfer rate.
“InPhase is very excited to be partnering with QStar and ASM to provide a complete solution for customers so they can cost-effectively manage, access, and protect, their large data archives,” said Liz Murphy, vice president of marketing for InPhase Technologies. “QStar’s leadership in information management systems and their wide range of supported operating systems will enable our technology to fit into any storage environment. We are very pleased to know that QStar currently supports the ASM library line, allowing for an even easier adoption of Tapestry.”
A demonstration of the system will be shown at NAB2006 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 24-27, at the Maxell stand, central hall C6932. In addition QStar will be available in the Las Vegas Convention Center central hall at stand C10835. To schedule a meeting with QStar at NAB, please contact Jim Wheeler at +1-408-253-9130.
ASM is one of the leading European manufacturers of optical storage libraries. Founded in 1993 in Westerstede / Northern Germany, ASM develops and manufactures libraries for all optical storage media including CD/DVD and Blu-ray. Libraries are available from a capacity of 750 GB up to currently 120 TB. Up to 5000 slots and 70 drives can be integrated into a single system. The libraries are also available tailor-made and scalable with many add-ons such as iSCSI, fiber channel, integrated server / appliance or barcode-scanners. ASM is currently expanding their sales activities to the US market. For more information on ASM, please visit the company’s homepage at www.asm-jukebox.com.
About InPhase Technologies
InPhase Technologies is the leading developer of holographic data storage (HDS) recording media and systems. Based in Longmont, Colorado, InPhase was founded in 2000, as a Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) venture, and is comprised of some of the storage industry’s leading executives, scientists and engineers. InPhase is backed by venture capital investors including New Venture Partners LLC, Signal Lake Ventures, Madison Dearborn Partners, Newton Technology Partners, Yasuda Enterprise Development, Japan Asia Investment Company, and Mr. B.J. Cassin. Corporate investors include Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), and ALPS Information Technology Fund. For more information on InPhase, please visit the company’s Web site at www.inphase-tech.com.
About QStar Technologies, Inc.
Headquarter in Mary Esther, Florida with sales and development offices in Europe, QStar Technologies is a leading storage management software company that provides sophisticated, large-scale client/server archive and data protection solutions for UNIX, Linux, and Windows operating systems. QStar provides tiered based storage solutions that allow every level of the corporation to organize and manage data storage resources of even the most heterogeneous networks. The world’s leading companies increasingly rely on QStar for the secure, cost effective and reliable storage of their critical data. QStar software supports a wide range of hardware platforms and storage devices, incorporating new technology, as it becomes available. For more information, QStar can be contacted at: (850) 243-0900 fax: (850) 243-4234, Web Site: www.QStar.com.
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