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Bringing flexibility to post file sharing

A German company has developed a range of SAN and NAS servers that allow post producers to share files natively across all platforms, even when proprietary software and hardware applications such as Avid editing systems are involved.

By simulating an ISIS shared storage environment, Elements’ family of servers enables Avid clients that are connected to shared storage to collaborate, including when working on a StorNext 5 file system.

The technology is available as Elements One, an all-in-one server with 360TB of storage space in a 4RU-size, and Elements Gateway, a Linux-based gateway server. Elements Cube is for mobile deployment.

Customised SAN and NAS infrastructures are also available.

At IBC Elements is showing an updated version of the One SAN/NAS server. Like its predecessor, the upgraded unit includes Elements’ workflow enhancement tool set and offers the company’s Media Library MAM tool as an option.

André Kamps, chief executive, Elements, said, “Elements One is not only a high-performance server-storage unit but the ultimate collaboration booster.”

“The full set of practical tools and intelligent functionalities embedded in One, all fully intuitive to use, provide everything one needs in the daily business, rendering the deployment and training of various complicated software applications obsolete.”