SpycerBox for 4K Broadcast Workflows

SpycerBox offers groundbreaking performance for 4K and even 8K workflows

At this year's IBC, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH (DVS) will present its flexible SpycerBox storage solution which offers unparalleled performance for broadcast and post production environments. The web-based SAN Remo management GUI simplifies the administration and configuration of storage architectures like never before.

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On booth 7.E25 at IBC 2013, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH (DVS) will present an unprecedented level of new features for its modular SpycerBox storage solution. Thanks to its openness, high level of accessibility and incredible performance, the SpycerBox is perfectly suited for broadcast and post production workflows. The integration of LTO drives combined with the proven content control software Spycer® supports users in administering their data.

Available in a range of versions, SpycerBox integrates seamlessly into any NAS or SAN storage environment thanks to its wide range of optional interfaces. Mission-critical workflows which demand reliable and parallel mirroring of all data benefit from the high-availability feature set of SpycerBox. SpycerBox's mirrored design ensures continuous operation, guaranteeing performance is upheld even in the event of an outage.

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The solid state drives integrated into the SpycerBox Flex SSD enable the device to deliver an unparalleled level of speed and performance, achieving bit rates of over 12 GByte/s. Thanks to this considerable increase in performance, the SpycerBox is perfect for 4K and even 8K workflows. The low latencies of the DVS storage solution also allow effortless handling of intensive IOPS applications with hundreds of connected clients.

Users will find it easier to configure their hardware and software components thanks to the newly developed and highly user-friendly SAN Remo management GUI. Furthermore, they can monitor the system status, as well as analyze performance and bandwidth statistics. The Spycer® content control software also assists users in browsing and administering their data across the entire network. In addition, metadata searches and an offline proxy preview enable users to find data quickly.

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Henner Steinwede, Product Manager at DVS: "With its performance increase, SpycerBox Flex SSD is the ideal solution for 4K and even 8K workflows in broadcast and post-production environments. Thanks to our SAN Remo storage management solution, it's now also possible to carry out highly complex processes in just a few mouse clicks."

For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. CLIPSTER® was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof Media Production Hub VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. At NAB 2013, VENICE won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award.

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