Accusys’ ExaSAN Thunderbolt shared storage, A16T2-Share has been certified by Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, to provide content creators a better 4K workflow user experience across multiple Thunderbolt connected systems.
The A16T2-Share is a 16 bay rackmount storage array with 4 Thunderbolt host ports which allow 4 Thunderbolt computers to share the content distributed across 16 hard drives with a total capacity of 128TB, and may be further expanded to up to 512 TB1 with the extra JBOD system. Users can configure A16T2-Share as a Storage Area Network (SAN) storage pool when integrated with SAN software, or partition the storage array into several storage volumes and benefit from the high performance Thunderbolt ports as direct attached storage with immense capacity.
A storage area network is a crucial element that helps provide content creators with a more effective, high speed, and collaborative workflow. Workstations using Bluefish444 SDI and HDMI video IO solutions have been qualified to work seamlessly with the Accusys ExaSAN A16T2-Share. Multiple Editors, Color correctors and Visual Effects artists can access the same shared storage system simultaneously while Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron, and Epoch | Supernova provide the highest quality 4K/2K/HD 12-bit and 10-bit SDI/HDMI video within supported professional video applications.
Accusys has leveraged years of experience as a PCIe SAN designer and high performance transmission technology provider within the video post-production industry, and created the all-in-one A16T2-Share Thunderbolt network storage solution. Guaranteed to preserve the full performance of Thunderbolt 2.0 in a shared storage environment, A16T2-Share will be the perfect storage solution for use with systems based on Bluefish444 video IO and the burgeoning 4K video market when performance and quality are paramount.
1 When equipped with 8TB enterprise level HDDs.
Since 1995, Accusys Storage Ltd (accusys.com.tw) has been designing and manufacturing cutting-edge and innovative storage products in order to help customers around the globe to store, protect, and manage their most important media assets. In 2009, while eyes on the need of digital content creation professionals within the post-production industry, the Accusys ExaSAN product family and its wide range of robust workflow controllers, PCIe RAID storage and switches were brought to the market to support post production experts with their creative work. This year, with the innovative shareable Thunderbolt storage, Accusys looks to bring new energy to the market again.
Bluefish444 (bluefish444.com) is the manufacturer of the industry's highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its video cards are used in broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV applications.
Bluefish444 cards have been used on award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444's range of video cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche & mainstream applications.
Founded in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty Ltd, which is based in S. Melbourne, Australia. Its products are distributed via an extensive sales channel of OEMs, dealers, and system integrators globally.