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Apace Systems Launches World First Tiered Network Storage Appliance "fxStor" Targeting Collaborative Real-Time Editing for Graphics, Animation and Special Effects

ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) August 16, 2007 -- Apace Systems Corporation, a leading managed storage solutions provider for video, graphics and other media content, announced immediate availability of its fxStor network storage appliance offering real-time collaborative storage for graphics, animation and special effects workflows.

fxStor is an intelligent storage that offers two key needed services for graphics editing. One is the ability to access a large pool of small and large files randomly with low latency and second is the need to collaborate on projects and be able to offer file locking and project sharing.

System architecture allows for a tiered storage platform with Solid State RAM paired with fast 15krpm SAS and SATA II hard disk to offer a balanced 3-tiered system for low latency, fast access with intelligent data management software between fast and large capacity storage pieces of the appliance. In addition fxStor offers the benefit of interoperating with most popular applications software such as Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, After Effect, Smoke, Maya, Flash, motion jpeg and other popular software for large scale collaborative graphic editing and animation projects.

To balance the system access with high connectivity throughput, in addition to its multi-GE connectivity, fxStor can also accommodate multi-10GE NIC cards from 10GE vendors like Chelsio. As a result, the platform can support multi-port 10GE CX-4 copper and XFP Fibre connectivity and be used in end-to-end 10GE workgroups or connect to 10GE core switches (e.g. Fujitsu) and reside directly on the network backbone.

The goal of Apace Systems is to bring to market the same collaborative editing storage to the graphics world as it has done for the last several years in the video space. But the technology has been tailored to be applicable to the requirements of graphics and animation workflows.

Apace Systems will demonstrate its products at Siggraph 2007 in the San Diego Convention Center, August 7-9th, 2007, at its booth #651.

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

About Apace Systems Corporation

Apace Systems 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 and graphics content creation, archive, and distribution. Apace Systems leverages its system expertise in systems hardware and software to streamline media workflow management. The 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, Animation, 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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