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TOLIS Group Announces A New Ingest, Edit, And Archival Solution: ArGest

TOLIS Group has announced 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 Mac Book 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 or Thunderbolt connectivity in a highly portable and affordable package for both Mac Pro and all Thunderbolt-enabled Mac systems.

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, the road is no longer a dangerous place for projects generating large amounts of data. No more stacks of Firewire drives or long FTP sessions.

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 solutions.

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 Thunderbolt cable that all integrate into the travel cases.

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