Scalable SAN System delivers data rates for formats up to 8K.

Press Release Summary:

Targeting post production and TV production applications, SpycerBox Cell provides 30 SSD, SAS, or SATA drives – mounted on tray-based carrier system and housed in 1U high chassis – that can be maintained and hot-swapped during live operation. Redundant architecture ensures data rates for all uncompressed and compressed formats from SD to 8K and beyond. With integrated SAN Remo Web-based UI, single SAN solution offers data throughput of >3 GBps and capacity of up to 36 TB with SAS.

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NAB 2014: The New SpycerBox Cell Modular Storage Solution from Rohde & Schwarz DVS Delivers Data Rates for Formats up to 8K

At NAB 2014 Rohde & Schwarz DVS will present its new, scalable storage solution for the very first time. SpycerBox Cell offers maximum performance at an unprecedented density. Measuring just 1U, it boasts 30 hard drives which can even be hot-swapped during live operation, such as in TV or post production. With its redundant architecture, SpycerBox Cell delivers guaranteed data rates for all uncompressed and compressed formats in SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 8K, and beyond.

Hanover/Las Vegas – At booth SL1605, a premiere will be taking place at NAB. With the launch of SpycerBox Cell, Rohde & Schwarz DVS will be presenting an unprecedented level of performance and density: 30 SSD, SAS or SATA drives mounted on a tray-based carrier system and housed in a single chassis measuring just 1U high. In addition, the powerful drives can be maintained and even hot-swapped during live operation.

SpycerBox Cell is a powerful SAN for uncompressed and compressed post production and broadcast formats – whether for SD, HD, 2K, 4K or 8K. The vast quantities of data produced at higher resolutions can be stored effortlessly as SpycerBox Cell's redundant architecture is scalable and cascadable.

A single SpycerBox Cell offers a guaranteed data throughput of over 3 GB/s and a capacity of up to 36 TB with SAS which is scalable using multiple SpycerBox Cell systems. The incredible storage density and scalability is especially advantageous to post production studios, digital cinema mastering houses, and broadcast studios that want a future-ready and flexible storage environment. Rohde & Schwarz DVS designed the SpycerBox Cell to be modular and redundant so the storage solution can be expanded easily when requirements become more demanding.

The integrated SAN Remo web-based user interface offers convenient configuration of the hardware and software components. It also lets users monitor the system status, bandwidth levels, and the system's performance.

Jorge Ríos, Product Manager at Rohde & Schwarz DVS: "With SpycerBox Cell, we are offering our post production and TV production customers maximum storage density and robustness combined with easy scalability and redundancy."

Rohde & Schwarz at NAB: booth SL1605

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Phone: +49 511 67 80 70, Fax: +49 511 63 00 70

Rohde & Schwarz

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH

For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. CLIPSTER® was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof ingest and production server VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. At NAB 2013, VENICE won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award and was also a winner of the Trophée SATIS in 2013.

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