TOLIS Group has released end-to-end solutions for the media and entertainment industry that provide a single source solution for the ingest, storage, management, and archival of media assets.
Combining connectivity from Sonnet Technologies and ATTO, storage from Seagate and Samsung, asset management from Square Box, tape technologies from HP, and archival from DAX and TOLIS Group, TOLIS Group’s ArGest solutions provide a single source for all components required to manage and archive assets — from standalone videographers to large studios supporting multiple projects and long term archival, says Tim Jones, TOLIS Group president and CTO.
By combining TOLIS Group’s existing ArGest disk and tape storage technologies with CatDV and DAX Broadcast Archive, TOLIS Group is able to provide hard drive and SSD storage, LTO standalone and library tape solutions and all of the software required to manage and archive an organization’s deluge of digital content, he adds. Solutions range from a single LTO-5 or LTO-6 standalone tape drive to 500TB of RAID disk and multi-LTO library configurations ranging to 144 tape slots.
Pricing for a standalone LTO-5 drive starts at US$5,387 including a single CatDV Pro Desktop license, DAX Broadcast Archive Lite/20, BRU Server M&E Edition, ArGest LTO-5 Desktop Cube, ATTO ExpressSAS H680 HBA, LTO-5 tape, Cleaning Cartridge, and SAS cable. The Sonnet Echo Express SE Thunderbolt to PCIe bridge chassis is available for $399 more and includes the Thunderbolt cable. Other Thunderbolt solutions are also available.
A midrange solution providing 32TB of rack mounted disk, a 24 slot LTO-6 library, xMac Mini Server 1U Chassis, a 5 seat license for CatDV Desktop Pro and CatDV Server, DAX Broadcast Archive Pro, and BRU Server M&E Edition is $33,946.
Packages including desktop and 1U rackmount HD or SSD drive capacities of 2TB to 4TB, multiple LTO tape drives, and larger slot capacities are available. For more info go to www.tolisgroup.com .