EditShare (http://www.editshare.com), maker of cross-platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems, has announced the the availability of version 6.0 of its Storage Series and XStream shared storage solutions.

Part of EditShare’s Complete Collaboration product line, the shared storage solutions offer project and media sharing for Final Cut Pro and Avid editors. EditShare’s user management tools are designed specifically for post and broadcast workflows. The 6.0 release boasts performance and workflow enhancements, including simplified media management, optimizations for DPX workflows, and support for dual port 10-Gigabit Ethernet cards, according to Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. He says highlights of the new Storage Series and XStream Version 6.0 release include:

° With Version 6.0, users can enable DPX optimizations on a per-Media Space basis, and choose specific optimizations for HD-DPX or 2K-DPX workflows.

° Version 6.0 allows for the definition of groups of users. Once a group is defined, it can be added and removed from Media Spaces and Project Spaces and managed the same way as individuals.

° Version 6.0 includes the ability to convert Managed Spaces to Unmanaged.

° Administrators now have the ability to change the name of a Media Space.

° By updating to the latest versions of Netatalk and Samba, EditShare offerse compatibility with the latest versions of Mac OS X and Windows.

° Version 6.0 features a new look to bring it visually in line with EditShare’s Flow, Ark and Geevs solutions.

° Version 6.0 allows EditShare to offer its first shared storage server with solid state drives (SSD). A single set of 16 SSDs can support multiple streams of 2K DPX files, 50 or more streams of video in formats including ProRes or DNxHD, or hundreds of audio streams for mixing applications.

° About 80% of all EditShare systems ship with 10-Gigabit networking. With version 6.0, EditShare systems now offer a Dual 10-Gigabit option.

EditShare will be exhibiting the new version of its Storage Series and XStream shared storage solutions at the NAB 2010 convention held in Las Vegas, NV on stand #SL4725.