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EditShare Ships New Ark 2.0 Media Archiving System

EditShare has announced the availability of its new Ark 2.0 backup and archiving solution. Fully integrated with EditShare’s award-winning shared storage solutions, Ark 2.0 offers superior media file protection for broadcast and post, providing digital and tape-based options for creating backups and archives. Ark 2.0 boasts a full array of media protection enhancements, most notably its complete integration with EditShare Flow.

“Ark 2.0’s flawless integration with Flow and broader support for tape loaders and libraries elevates it to a new level of asset protection,” says Andy Liebman, Founder and CEO, EditShare. “In an integrated Ark and Flow environment, archived material is made part of the content repository. Archived clips are automatically scanned and added to the Flow database in proxy format, providing instant access to low-resolution versions of all archived materials. From the Flow Browse interface, users can search and retrieve archived media, organize clips into bins, assemble clips into sequences, and restore high-resolution versions for editing. Thanks to these enhancements, Ark 2.0 is now one of the most reliable asset protection systems in the industry.”

Highlights of the new Ark 2.0 release include:

• NEW Integration with Flow for Complete Backup
Integration between Ark and Flow ensures that all archived clips now have a record in the Flow database prior to being copied to Ark. Flow scans all clips to ensure that proxy files have been created. Ark updates the Flow database to keep a record of exactly where each archived clip is located. Flow users can then search and browse all clips stored on Ark.

• NEW Integration with Flow for Complete Restoration of Files
Having a record of all archived or backed up clips in the Flow database makes restoration of files from Ark easier than ever. It is now possible to search or browse for clips even though high-resolution versions are “offline” and stored only on Ark. Through Flow Browse, users can play low-resolution proxy versions, incorporate them into sequences, and then restore the desired high-resolution versions to any EditShare Media Space. From within Flow Browse, authorized editors are able to set up Restore jobs to occur instantly or at a later, scheduled time.

• NEW Support for Multi-Drive Tape Libraries
Ark 2.0 supports a range of tape loaders and tape libraries. Autoloaders and libraries with multiple tape drives can now be used.

• NEW Activation Feature for Ark Disk
A new activation feature allows customers to utilize their Ark Disk system as a rapid failover should one of their main shared storage systems fail.

• NEW Improved Tape Management
The new Ark user interface graphically shows which tapes are currently loaded into a Tape Library and in exactly which slot they can be found.

EditShare will demonstrate Ark 2.0 at NAB booth # SL4725.

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