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19/02/2014

Maryland Public Television Installs Facilis Terrablock

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Maryland Public Television (MPT) has installed a 144-TB Facilis TerraBlock shared storage environment in its post production facility.
The systems will play an integral role in MPT's creation of weekly programming for the state of Maryland.
"With the volume of work our team handles every week, we have to be able to collaborate quickly across the promo, graphics, audio, online and offline departments. We looked at a lot of solutions, and TerraBlock hit all the marks at a price we could easily manage," said MPT Post Production Supervisor Bill Dukes. "Since installing our TerraBlock network, we're already running smoother and faster than before, even though we now have more clients connected. It's really streamlined how we work across departments."
The installation required the transfer of 60TB of data from MPT's former storage solution to the TerraBlock environment.
The TerraBlock network is connected via 8Gb Fibre Channel to eight Avid® Symphony® workstations, six Avid® Media Composer® suites, two Avid® Pro Tools® stations for audio post and two Avid Deko® graphics systems. A Mac system running the Adobe® Creative Suite®, Storage DNA for digital archiving and a Digital Rapids encoder are also linked to the TerraBlock environment.
"It's been easy to transition to; our editors have logged on and started working instantly," said Dukes.
"I love watching our Media Composer clients light up when they pull project information from Facilis, something they couldn't do before," he said. "TerraBlock's file emulation mode makes it easy to handle files like we did with our previous system. I can't wait to see what other new benefits we'll uncover in the coming months."
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