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Flagship Nexis storage system unveiled

12 September 2016

Nexis E5, the new top of the line system in Avid’s software-defined Nexis storage line, was unveiled at IBC.

According to Avid, the enterprise-class storage system provides 40GbE connectivity and 80 – 480TB of storage capacity per engine, with the ability to scale up to 1.4PB of capacity and 9.6GBps of bandwidth, supporting more than 2000 DNxHR HD streams or 500 DNxHR 4K streams across over 300 connected clients in 17U of rackspace.

Avid is also offering Nexis High Availability options including a redundant storage controller, redundant system director, redundant networking and media mirroring.

Also unveiled were new tools to enable “story-centric” newsroom workflows, aimed at speeding up how teams find and access media and information.

Avid added that content could be pushed across various platforms as the story evolves, including on-air, online, and on mobile devices – helping audiences to get their information and contribute to live broadcasts through social media interaction.

MediaCentral UX is the hub in this workflow and several new panes within MediaCentral UX facilitate the workflow and integrate with other platform-connected systems such as iNEWS and Interplay Production.

The new panes include the Assignment Pane, Elements Pane, Calendar Pane, and Trending Pane, as well as panes for Maestro and Social Media Hub.

Continuing its emphasis on openness at IBC, Avid also announced that the newest members of its Avid Alliance Partner programme, include Glookast, StorageDNA, Digital Film Tree, Atto and Filmlight.

In audio, Avid is showing Pro Tools 12.6 and a new standalone version of Pro Tools HD software.

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