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Apace Systems and Small Tree Communications offer 10GbE Ethernet End-to-End Uncompressed HD Video Editing & Archive for Final Cut Pro MAC-Based Workgroups

Orange, CA, and Chippewa Valley, WI, January 9th, 2006 - Apace Systems Corporation, a leading video storage manufacturer and solutions provider, and Small Tree Communications, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance networking products for Mac OS, have announced offering of a certified and interoperable end-to-end 10GbE connectivity solution for Final Cut Pro MAC-based video editing workgroups. At 2.5x the speed of the fastest Fibre Channel link, 10GbE is the fastest LAN connectivity for MAC. Apace Systems will be the solution provider of 10GbE Network Attached Storage systems (NAS) and will deploy Small Tree's 10GbE products in serving MAC-based workgroups for post-production and media imaging customers.

"10-bit Uncompressed HD collaborative video editing workflows, mandate 10GbE connectivity to migrate workgroups from Direct Attach Storage to Network Attach Storage. Also, our collaboration with Small Tree has enabled us to offer higher performance and simpler file based workflow as an alternative to complex XSAN Fibre Channel topology," said Jeanclaude Toma, Apace Systems Executive Vice President.

"Small Tree's 10 GbE products provide superior performance, low latency, availability and compliance with MAC OS X platforms," said, Corky Seeber, president of Small Tree Communications. "Our expertise of the MAC platform paired with the Apace Systems network storage systems, have enabled us all to better capture video editing and post-production markets."

"Apace Systems is focused on supporting MAC FCP-based video workgroups by offering network storage system that ensure the fastest network content sharing optimized for high bit rate video workflows. This was achieved with Apace's leading edge technology and with help from business partners such as Small Tree Communications," said Dr. Lee Hu, CEO and President of Apace Systems Corporation.

About Apace Systems Corporation

Apace Systems Corporation is a video network storage systems manufacturer located in Orange, California. The company offers innovative high-performance network storage for video creation, archive, and distribution. The company serves high growth post-production, broadcast, as well as other emerging media centric markets involving networked storage for video and audio. For more information, visit the company's website at

About Small Tree Communications

Small Tree Communications is dedicated to providing unique leading edge enterprise networking solutions to the Mac. With world-class high performance computing experience from its team of networking and kernel developers, Small Tree brings new technology peripheral products to meet the demanding application requirements of Mac Customers. Small Tree offers copper and optic-based multi-port gigabit Ethernet cards and 10Gb Ethernet adapters for the Mac. For more information, please visit


Jeanclaude Toma

Apace Systems


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