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Apace Systems announces availability of CL Series a new Clustered Network Storage Platform for Large Scale Collaborative Video Editing of DVCPRO HD® and DNxHD targeting Broadcast and Post Production installations

Orange, Calif., April 13th, 2007 - Apace Systems Corporation®, a leading storage solutions provider for video, announced that it has started shipment of a new clustered network storage line targeting large scale broadcast and post production market in need of collaborative real-time video editing networked storage platform. CL Series serves particularly well for large scale DVCPRO HD and DNxHD video stream editing workgroups such as broadcast news and other similar workflows that need simultaneous multiple streams of ingest, edit and playback of video content. CL Series single Cluster unit comprises of two systems and offers up to 30 DVCPRO HD and 20 DNxHD video streams and 10 client machines. Customers can scale up by adding more clustered units to their network. Video editing workgroups in broadcast are embracing the DVCPRO HD high definition format and want to enable large staff of editors to collaborate on editing and preparation of time sensitive video material in a timely and productive fashion. As multiple captured content using HD cameras arrives from the field, it is safely ingested via Apace Systems end-to-end special capture agent software that converts any edit node with a capture card into a capture node. Intelligent throttling of data from client nodes enables large scale parallel ingest of content into CL cluster consolidated networked storage system, while the capture nodes are double tasking as edit nodes and/or other editing machines are working on incoming ingested content. As such, massive amount of material is concurrently captured, edited and quickly prepped for delivery to On-Air servers all in relatively demanding DVCPRO HD 100Mbits/s per video stream, DNxHD 145 or equivalent formats. Additionally, for users who have direct attach storage islands such as USB, Firewire, SCSI, FC, Apace Systems offers data migration tools such as vShare where existing content residing on these platforms can be migrated to CL networked storage for sharing and collaboration.

Offered performance, capacity, resilience and scalability of CL series systems allow low latency jitter free video edit and playback from its scalable network storage pool over LAN. PC and MAC based Heterogeneous workgroups with different editing and graphics applications can share and collaborate on the same storage pool and have their own storage partitions for data coherence and managed content synchronization. The platform offer a layer of content access right management at the project and file level offering virtual definition of users with different data manipulation read/write or read only access rights.

Apace Systems storage systems has been deployed in hundreds of installations worldwide that use a variety of editing platforms such as Avid Xpress Pro, Adrenaline, Nitris, Liquid, Chrome, Apple FCP, Grass Valley/Canopus Edius-Pro, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas and other popular editing workgroups.

Inherent to CL series architecture is high performance Raid- protected storage as well as system level redundancy over IP LAN, eliminating the need for SAN deployment. As such it avoids its hard to manage and not interoperable management software altogether. Each CL series cluster unit comes in 12TB or 24TB and the storage capacity is scaled by just adding CL cluster units to the IP network. CL series offers inter and intra system 10GE connectivity between cluster systems, offering a wide backbone, while enabling editing client nodes to connect to it storage via readily deployed GE connectivity. Each cluster unit offers twelve direct Gigabit Ethernet connections offering options for direct or through clients switch fabric connectivity.

Apace Systems will demonstrate its products at NAB 2007 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19th, 2007, at its booth #SL10326.

Apace Systems now offers its aggressively priced solution globally through its OEM and Video/Audio Reseller channel partners.

About Apace Systems Corporation

Apace Systems Corporation is a Network Storage Systems Manufacturer and Intelligent Media Content management workflow solution provider located in Orange, California. The company offers innovative high-performance network storage systems for video editing, archive, and distribution. Apace Systems leverages its system expertise in systems hardware and software to streamline media workflow management. Company serves high growth postproduction, broadcast, special effects, rendering farm, animation, game, media distribution, as well as other emerging media centric markets involving networked storage for Video, Audio, Graphics, Gaming and other Multimedia applications. For more information, visit the company's website at

Apace Systems Corporation
Jeanclaude Toma, 949-232-7092

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