New central storage system unveiled by GB Labs7 February 2014
GB Labs is launching the 8TB Mini Space 1RU shared storage at BVE. The system is aimed at digital imaging technicians, editing workgroups and remote production crews and niche playout departments. The RAID 6 device has dual redundant power supplies and 1 or 10Gb Ethernet connectivity.
Available with enterprise SATA hard drives or high speed SSDs, Mini Space 1RU can handle full HD and 4K environments respectively. As with all Space products, mixed OS environments are supported, with users able to share Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley Edius, Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro projects as standard.
As networked attached storage, files can be securely replicated or offloaded to secondary devices or LTO tape, as required. Space is also cloud-enabled, for sharing data with users on a global basis.
“The earlier Mini Space desktop unit is already very popular with broadcasters and news organisations including NHK, BBC and Reuters, who equip their broadcast journalists with the system to store media assets and edit programmes collaboratively in the field. The new product has a form factor which will also allow producers to integrate their storage with rack-based recorders, playout systems, and computer equipment,” said Ben Pearce, director of GB labs.