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Overview

Unity Media Network

Shared storage solutions for facility-class environments

Designed specifically for storing, accessing, and sharing media in collaborative workgroup environments, Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems offer significant advantages over simple storage area networks (SANs). Avid Unity MediaNetwork solutions integrate seamlessly into your production process to deliver real-time, high-resolution media to creative workstations. In addition, Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems offer stable performance in demanding environments; ease of administration; flexibility and scalability; and seamless interoperability with a powerful suite of asset management, media transfer, transcoding, and archiving tools.

Ideal for small workgroups and mid- to large-sized post and broadcast facilities, fifth-generation Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems have been re-engineered to provide increased power in a compact, cost-effective storage solution. The Avid Unity Media Engine all-in-one server and storage chassis simplifies installation and supports both high-bandwidth 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel and low-cost Gigabit Ethernet interfaces along with proven Avid Unity software and modular MEDIArray XT storage expansion hardware. Built on Avid's highly optimized file system architecture, Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems deliver a full range of uncompressed and compressed media in real time, including mastering-quality, high-efficiency Avid DNxHD and uncompressed high-definition (HD) media. Editing, finishing, audio, and graphics work can all take place at the same time, using the same media files and projects, in a dynamic, shared workspace.

Key Benefits

  • Enables improved workflow efficiency through true simultaneous sharing of media assets, right down to the file level
  • Supports collaborative HD workflows using uncompressed HD media and high-efficiency Avid DNxHD encoded media
  • Huge storage capacity of up to 128 TB with MEDIArray XT storage
  • Supports a mix of real-time clients: Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Macintosh® OS X applications via Fibre Channel or via Gigabit Ethernet
  • Optional Interplay workgroup services provide integrated asset, production, and system management, background media transfer, and archival storage
  • Openness and Interoperability with real-time support for leading 3rd party editing solutions

Reliable
The reliability of Avid Unity MediaNetwork systems is proven every day in over 4,000 installations around the world. Advanced engineering ensures your media network is always optimizing your productivity. UnityRAID protection exceeds that of standard RAID schemes by providing protection at the workspace or drive level while actually increasing system performance. The MEDIArray XT storage system provides enhanced diagnostics to identify problem drives and enable hot failover to a designated spare drive, allowing the system to ride through a drive failure.

Powerful Foundation
Avid Unity MediaNetwork shared storage solutions continue to set the standard in real-time performance, configuration flexibility, and ease of use. Enabling high-resolution sharing of HD and SD media, and featuring user-friendly administration; time-saving productivity tools; the proven Avid Unity File system architecture; and unmatched support for Avid editing systems, Avid Unity MediaNetwork solutions are a powerful foundation on which to build your facility's HD, SD, and DV editing and finishing workflows. And your solution is backed by Avid, the industry leader in shared storage technology.

Note: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.