|[December 03, 2012]
TOLIS Group Announces a New Ingest, Edit, and Archival Solution: ArGest™
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. --(Business Wire)--
TOLIS Group is pleased to announce its new ArGest™ line of storage and
archival solutions for producers of creative art.
Now, editors, videographers, music production/front-of-house teams,
photographers, and other creative professionals in the field have a
portable, high-performance tool to enhance their workflow and output:
using an integrated unit.
ArGest - a concatenation of Archival and Ingest - units are
self-contained, portable solutions providing both edit system-expanding
disk storage and LTO-5 or LTO-6 (starting in January/13) tape
archival/backup in an easy-to-use road warrior configuration - just add
MacBook Pro. The right-sized travel cases (desktop or rack) are also
available. The ArGest technology is an expansion of TOLIS Group's
popular BRU PE™ bundle solution set.
ArGest units are available in HDD and SSD capacity configurations
providing ~500MB/sec read and write for the HDD and ~800GB/sec read and
write for the SSD versions via SAS (News - Alert) or Thunderbolt connectivity in a
highly portable and affordable package for both Mac Pro and all
Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems.
"In developing the ArGest solution, we wanted to bring storage and
archival together in an easily accessible package," said Tim Jones,
president and CTO of TOLIS Group. "To be able to deliver a product that
provides performance and proven data reliability in a portable package
was our ultimate goal. We've succeeded with ArGest on all fronts."
With sustained media ingest speeds of over 800MB/sec (SSD systems),
500MB/sec (HDD systems), LTO-5 archive write speeds of 140MB/sec
(.5TB/hour) and LTO-6 speeds of over 180MB/sec (.65TB/hour) using your
choice of included BRU Producer's Edition™ or BRU Server™ software, te
road is no longer a dangerous place for projects generating large
amounts of data. No more stacks of Firewire drives or long FTP sessions.
"Location shooting for commercial projects takes the Tallgrass team all
over and the need for an easily portable storage and archival solution
became more important as our shoots grew from 100's of GB to 10's of TB
of data," said Jeffrey Lamont Brown, Director and Executive Producer at
Tallgrass Pictures. "In our tests with the ArGest Cube HDD 20, we were
able to simultaneously ingest from a USB-3 REDMAG reader at full speed,
archive data to LTO-5 tape using BRU Server, and playback RED 5K shots
in REDCINE-X at 24fps on a Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro. All from an
easily portable wheeled case that is as at home in a hotel room as in a
studio. Being able to archive our dailies to LTO tape makes it much
easier to sleep at night."
In addition to being incredibly fast, these systems are incredibly quiet
- more than 40% quieter than a standard external LTO-5 tape drive.
Additionally, the performance of both the SSD and HDD solutions, as well
as their extremely quiet operation, make editing on the road very
responsive and pleasant - especially when compared to USB or Firewire
All ArGest units are 6GB SAS and come with the listed disk storage,
LTO-5 or LTO-6 (beginning Jan/13) tape drive, ATTO Technologies
ExpressSAS H680 HBA (R680 RAID configuration also available), SAS
cables, Media, Cleaning Cartridge, BRU PE 3.x or BRU Server Basic
Edition license, 3-year hardware warranty and 1-year software support
and maintenance. Thunderbolt connectivity kits also include the Sonnet
Echo Express Pro Thunderbolt to PCIe chassis and 2M Apple (News - Alert) Thunderbolt
cable that all integrate into the travel cases.
Prices start at $6,199 for SAS and $6,898 for Thunderbolt 2TB of HDD and
LTO-5 tape drive. Capacities available to 4.5TB of HDD and 3TB of SSD.
About TOLIS Group, Inc.
TOLIS Group is dedicated to provided leading edge native Unix, Linux and
Apple OS X data backup, archival and restore software, tape drives and
automation, and backup appliance solutions that deliver unparalleled
reliability and excellent value to organizations and OEMs. 100%
homogeneous Windows environments are supported by our proven bruAPP
technology. The service marks of "Backup You Can Trust" and "BRU ...
Because it's the Restore That Matters" guide every aspect of TOLIS
Group's business. Contact TOLIS Group at PH: 1.480.505.0488, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or on the Web at: www.tolisgroup.com.
View the specialized BRU Producer's Edition solutions specifically
designed for the broadcast, film, and music industries on the Web at: www.productionbackup.com.
BRU, BRU Producer's Edition, BRU Server, bruAPP, ArGest, TOLIS Tape
Tools, bruCLONE, BRU Desktop and BRU Workstation are trademarks of TOLIS
Group. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their
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