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Leitch to Serve as ASACA FireFly OEM
Posted Apr 4, 2003 Print Version   Page 1of 1

ASACA Corporation, a high density storage solutions leader, has announced an OEM agreement with Leitch Technology Corporation, a global leader in the design, development, and distribution of high performance audio and video infrastructure to the professional video industry.  According to the agreement, Leitch will begin integrating ASACA's new FireFly DM series digital virtual libraries into their broad portfolio of server products and will provide worldwide distribution and support to the broadcast and professional video production industries.

Integrating new Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) disk drives, FireFly delivers up to 48 terabytes of data per library at an unprecedented 400MB/s.  Paired with Leitch's main product lines including Video Processing and Distribution, Video Servers, and Post Production solutions, FireFly will be fully equipped to address every aspect of  the professional video production process.

Incorporating as many as 192- 200GB or 250GB Serial ATA drives within a single ASACA library, FireFly provides high speed transmission of data on demand, similar to an online RAID, but is uniquely capable of remaining in a quiet state until needed. As a result, FireFly is an electronic library based on hard disk drives, offering superior performance and tremendous capacities, without the price tag of traditional online storage.

Those interested can visit ASACA at booth #SL521 at NAB 2003 (April 7-10). Leitch will demonstrate a broad range of high performance audio and video solutions at booth SU4525.

ASACA's FireFly DM Digital Virtual Library systems integrating 200GB Serial ATA drives will be available in first quarter of 2003 and 250GB Serial ATA drives will be available in second quarter of 2003. FireFly users can cluster as many as 10 cabinets together for up to 480TB of data storage. FireFly DM is expected to have a starting price of $100,000.00.

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