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Apace Systems and Fujitsu 10GbE Technologies Make Collaborative Uncompressed HD Multi-Streams Video Editing & Archive a Reality

Orange, Calif., December 7, 2005 - Apace Systems Corporation®, a leading video storage system manufacturer and solutions provider, and Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, announced that they are offering an end-to-end 10GbE connectivity solution for multi-platform video editing and post-production workgroups. At 2.5x speed of the fastest Fibre Channel link, this is the fastest interconnectivity available for local computers and storage. Apace Systems will be the solution provider of 10GbE Network Attached Storage systems (NAS), and will deploy the Fujitsu XG700 multi-port 10GbE switch products along with its own storage technology for Apace's post-production and media imaging customers. Additionally, Apace Systems will enable deployment of 10GbE installation for video, leveraging from its established 10GbE card suppliers to offer an end-to-end 10GbE connectivity for video editing and archive PC, MAC and Linux based workgroups.

High resolution of uncompressed video and its ever increasing high stream bit rates have started to saturate the single Gigabit Ethernet connectivity pushing the market to consider other connectivity solutions out of necessity. With the commercial availability of 10GbE technology applied to video space, Apace Systems and Fujitsu are taking the necessary steps to bring together and offer an end-to-end integrated 10GbE workflow for throughput hungry video editing and archive markets.

"Shared and low latency video access, editing, archive and real-time playback of uncompressed High Definition video is an issue for post-production market, forcing the user to consider video editing tasks only in the confines of individual workstations with dedicated SCSI or Fibre Channel storage, hampering collaborative editing," said Jeanclaude Toma, Apace systems Executive Vice President. "We at Apace believe that the solution is not dedicated storage or still limited and proprietary SAN connectivity, but to scale up the GigE LAN to 10GbE connectivity and offer a 10X access of end-to-end high performance connectivity for all video centric applications. The 10GbE access from editing client nodes to the Apace's shared file based network storage systems is now available paired with the unique Fujitsu multi-10GbE switching technology at the heart of the network, where these beefed up PC, MAC and Linux editing client workstations with 10GbE connectivity of their own can truly collaborate with each other," Toma added.

"The Fujitsu 10Gb CX-4 XG700 switch has continued to enable the deployment of 10GbE connectivity in the video marketplace," said Joel Hagberg, vice president of marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "High throughput video sharing over the network is a natural fit for our technology and with the expertise of system partners such as Apace Systems, we are further enabling the reach of our technology into video editing and post-production workflows."

"Intelligently managed and collaborative video creation, archive and distribution are at the core of Apace's business. The emerging simple and cost-effective 10GbE technology fundamentally changes the interconnectivity landscape for video content sharing, to be local or wider area. Apace Systems' ability to offer complete 10GbE based solutions to address video editing and archive market pain points with the help of its technology partners is key to meeting our customer needs. We appreciate the Fujitsu 10GbE switch fabric technology as a complimentary piece in support of our customer base," said Dr. Lee Hu, CEO and President of Apace Systems Corporation.

Video editors can use Apace's network storage systems with up to 14TB per chassis of RAID protected s-ATA HDD based storage and 10GbE connectivity, for push/pull and real-time playback of content via the 10GbE fabric for uncompressed HD streams including 2K and up to 4K resolutions with a distance up to 10km radius. In addition to post-production workflows film and image scanning solutions can make use of the immense storage and network throughput offered through this solution.

A complete 10GbE work flow demonstrating Apace Systems, Fujitsu and 10GbE NIC partners will be on display at DV Expo West 2005 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, December 7th-9th, 2005, at Apace Systems booth #251.

About Apace Systems Corporation

Apace Systems Corporation is a Network Storage Systems Manufacturer located in Orange, California. The company offers innovative high-performance network storage systems for video creation, archive, and distribution. Apace Systems leverages its system expertise in systems hardware and software to streamline media workflow management and scalability. The company offers two key product lines called vStor and eStor that target for video editing and video archive, distribution space respectively. The company serves high growth post-production, broadcast, special effects, rendering farm, media distribution, as well as other emerging media centric markets involving networked storage for Video, Audio, Graphics, Gaming, graphics, simulations and other Multimedia applications. Apace Systems now offers its aggressively priced solution globally through its OEM and Video/Audio Reseller channel partners. For more information, visit the company's website at

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.  For more information, please see:


Jeanclaude Toma

Apace Systems Corporation


Eileen Young

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc


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