SpycerBox with Groundbreaking Performance for 4K Workflows

SpycerBox Flex provides groundbreaking performance for 4K or even 8K workflows

At NAB 2013 Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH will be showcasing an unprecedented performance increase in its compact SpycerBox storage solution: Cutting-edge SSD (Solid State Disk) technology enables SpycerBox to transfer data internally at a rate of up to 12 GByte/s, while the new web-based management GUI offers maximum ease of use.

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH (DVS) will be showcasing the unparalleled new features of its SpycerBox storage solution at booth SL6316. Here, NAB visitors will be able to take a close look at the benefits of the SSD-equipped SpycerBox: Unprecedented internal data-transfer speed performance of up to 12 GByte/s, extremely quick access times and maximum fail-safe operation. Furthermore, the new SAN Remo management GUI lets users configure and monitor data more easily.

The central SpycerBox storage solution, which is available in multiple versions, integrates into any storage environment thanks to its numerous optional interfaces. Customers with critical workflows will benefit from the high-availability feature set in SpycerBox. Now, thanks to SSD technology, SpycerBox also delivers a previously unattained level of speed and performance: The QuadPort 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel integrated as standard with additional 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink can be saturated with ease, without any drop in performance or other impairments – additional internal bandwidth is even available for further optional interfaces. Thanks to this considerable performance increase, SpycerBox is perfectly equipped to handle 4K and even 8K workflows. The constantly low latency times of the DVS storage solution also permit smooth handling of IOPS-intensive applications with hundreds of connected clients.


Users will find everyday data configuration and monitoring much easier thanks to the newly developed SAN Remo management GUI. SAN Remo, which can also be controlled remotely, offers convenient configuration of all hardware and software components among other features. Furthermore, users can monitor the system status, analyze performance and bandwidth statistics, and receive configurable e-mail or SMS notifications. This convenient toolset enables users to administer their production storage simply and flexibly.


Henner Steinwede, DVS Product Manager: "Particularly for critical workflows, it's extremely important to us that we don't just listen to users' concerns; but that we also provide them with practical solutions. This is why at NAB we'll be showcasing the fantastic performance, with industry-leading speed and latency, of our SpycerBox storage solution with its new SSD setup. We'll also be creating transparency for our users with the newly developed GUI which guarantees smooth operation."

About Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH
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.