Symply WORKSPACE technology demonstrates company’s innovative Thunderbolt™3 shared storage platform capable of 4K editing and 8 simultaneous Thunderbolt™3 clients
Symply, a Global Distribution brand, will be demonstrating SymplyWORKSPACE, the first Thunderbolt™3 based SAN technology using StorNext®6, at NAB New York (booth N237). With the high adoption rates of Thunderbolt-equipped workstations and laptops being used in media production, being able to connect high-speed shared storage has not been easy and requires expensive and bulky adapters. SymplyWORKSPACE allows laptops and workstations equipped with Thunderbolt™3 to ingest, edit, finish, and deliver without the need to move content locally, even at 4K resolutions with a direct Thunderbolt™3 cable connection, and with no adapter needed.
Based on industry-leading Quantum StorNext®6 sharing software, users can reliably connect up to 8 laptops and workstations to the system using a standard Thunderbolt with no additional hardware or adapters, and share video files, graphics and other data files instantly.
One of the early limitations of Thunderbolt™3 has been the short cable length from storage to workstation. With the introduction of Corning® optical cable technology, users can now be tens of metres away from the SymplyWORKSPACE.
While the company has not announced pricing or availability, the systems are expected to start under $10,000 USD for 48TB and up to four users, making the solution perfect for smaller post-production houses, in-house creative, houses of worship, sports teams, ad agencies, and any creative user facility with more than one user looking for high-speed sharing at an affordable price.
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Symply, a Global Distribution brand, is an innovative developer of high-speed digital storage solutions, designed for media professionals. As a privately-held company, with locations in the United States, Culver City and New York, in the UK Cambridge, In Germany, Munich and in Sweden, Stockholm. Our philosophy is simple – build real products that people need to make media production and delivery true to art and not just your job. The Symply team has been building on over 20 years of developing industry-leading media solutions and embracing the latest technologies, we’ve brought together some of the best storage and workflow architects, technicians and engineers to give life today to the workspace of tomorrow…fast, efficient, lower cost, and above all easy to use. This rare combination makes it Symply Better Storage for media professionals.