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products Signiant's Media Shuttle at IBC BURLINGTON, MA — At IBC, Signiant ( is introducing the Media Shuttle, which provides a simple way for users to move large media files anywhere. Media Shuttle gives any size work- group or enterprise the convenience and ease of use of public cloud-based file-sharing services, but without file size AJA software speeds SR transfers G RASS VALLEY, CA — AJA ( has released SRExpress software, which controls the fast transfer of files from Sony SR-R1 digital recorders to RAID storage con- nected to a Mac computer. The company's Kona 3G card, or an Io XT for Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, serves as the intermediary device for file transfer between the recorder and the computer with RAID stor- age. Once transferred, the files can be used on a variety of editing systems. SRExpress is free to Kona 3G and Io XT customers. Within SREx- press, users can select files in batches or indi- vidually, enable file transfers via 3G SDI or Thunderbolt connec- tions at faster than real-time transfer speeds, and enable optional preview during the transfer. limits or security risks associated with storing high-value assets in the cloud. The system can be configured in minutes and pro- vides a simple-to- use, branded inter- face in the cloud while content stays within the secure control of the enter- prise network. Media Shuttle is available in two sub- scription-based packages: the "stan- dard edition" is instantly download- able to any server, while the "enterprise edition" provides a scalable file transfer solution for enterprise teams, including del- egated admin, band- width and storage management. 54 SRExpress offers 5X faster than realtime transfer capabilities. The release is available now for Mac customers as a free download, and AJA says a PC version is coming soon. In other news, AJA has released a software update supporting Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, including Gatekeeper certification. The new V.10.3.2 software is available for AJA's latest Kona, Io XT and Io Express. Matrox showing Dual- Head2Go, Avio at IBC ONTREAL — Matrox's DualHead2Go Digital Mac Edition (ME) external mul- tidisplay adapters are designed for video editors, design artists and compositors. DualHead2Go Digital ME lets users add two DVI monitors to a Mac notebook to double desktop space, spread out proj- ects, better organize a Final Cut Pro time- line, and multitask. The Matrox DualHead- 2Go Digital ME is simple to set up and con- nects to the Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt video output of the notebook, working with the system's existing GPU. M The Matrox Avio is a fiber-optic KVM extender for graphics-intensive design, visual effects, and editing apps. Avio lets users sep- arate the computer from the working environ- ment and place it in a secure, climate-con- trolled machine room. Avio consists of a trans- mitter and receiver pair that captures dual dig- ital video, keyboard, mouse, analog stereo audio, and USB signals from the host system and extends them, uncompressed, up to 2,000 meters over a single fiber-optic cable. The solution maintains the system's perfor- mance and delivers high image quality and smooth HD video playback without any frame- rate drops or color degradation. Miranda's loudness fix MONTREAL — Miranda Technolo- gies (www.miranda. com) will have sev- eral new products at this year's IBC show in Amsterdam, including Intelligent Audio Loudness Correction (ALC), which offers end-to- end loudness moni- toring, logging and correction. Intelli- gent ALC uses info fed from a broad- caster's traffic sys- tem to identify whether content has been corrected already — and avoids processing content that has already been through loudness correction. The end-to-end solution uses seg- ment-aware loud- ness monitoring and logging, and has been added to Miranda's Kaleido series multiviewers. It's also used in con- junction with Miran- da's iControl system. Cache-A offering archiving solutions at IBC M ORGAN HILL, CA — Archiving appliance manufacturer Cache-A (www.cache-a. com) will present an "Archiving Made Easy" theme at the IBC show in Amster- dam in September. Cache-A's desktop Prime-Cache (pictured) , flagship Pro-Cache5, high-performance Power-Cache and flexible Library 24/28 automation systems will all be on display. The solutions can manage hundreds of Terabytes of data, and each appliance has a built-in catalog database making it easy for users to track, search and retrieve content. This year Cache-A has integrated its line of archive appliances with storage systems from manufacturers such as Facilis, Studio Network Solutions, StorNext and Archion. This development helps customers simplify their workflows, while ensuring safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions for archiving, access and interchange. Cache-A has also extended its support of the Linear Tape File System format. All of Cache-A's LTO-5 based products deliver LTFS capability. Post • August 2012

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