​Facilis Shows New Tracking

Facilis used its presence at CCW to showcase a new tracking product that combines search, management and access to project assets in a simple interface.

Visitors to the Facilis booth were able to see the newly shipping TerraBlock software Version 6.5 that includes new scalability features for volumes and workgroups. New features include Cascading Volumes to enable seamless expansion of storage capacity among multiple drive groups and servers, all without moving or copying data. Windows Growing File Support to help customers incorporate capture and encode automations, along with popular edit-during-ingest workflows on Windows as well as OSX and Increased User Count with up to 250 connected multi-platform users with no per-seat fees through the Facilis Shared File System.

“New York was our first and still one of our largest markets,” said James McKenna, VP Marketing and Pre Sales. “Our location, our knowledge of the post environment here, and our feature set that’s custom built for boutique post has helped us improve workflow for several hundred facilities across the NY area.”

Coming soon: The Facilis FastTracker is designed for cataloging, searching and viewing many media types within a Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system, including all major QuickTime, MP4 and MXF codecs, along with DPX and TARGA image sequences, to name a few. This system includes custom metadata tagging, catalogue user permissions, Boolean search capability and incremental indexing functionality.

Also on display, TerraBlock 24D Hybrid Array includes a drive group of 8 SSDs, alongside a larger drive group of traditional 4TB SATA drives for up to 80TB combined capacity. Since TerraBlock is a virtual volume system, facility administrators can create unique volume configurations that make the best use of the capacity and scalability of HDDs, and the consistency of speed and bandwidth inherent in SSDs. Performance derived from the SSD group can power multi-stream uncompressed 4K workloads, while the 16 drive group delivers the collaborative experience for compressed HD editorial and content creation workflows.

The TerraBlock 8D is an 8-drive, 16TB turnkey content creation system. Like Facilis’ larger servers, this 2U rack mountable server combines the Facilis Shared File System with virtual volume workflow and performance for under $10K.

The TerraBlock 24D/HA, TerraBlock 8D, and TerraBlock software Version 6.5 is currently shipping. Facilis FastTracker software is currently in beta and expected in Q4 2015.

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