SeaChange International is taking the wraps off a new storage system designed for broadcast video at IBC. The SeaChange Drawer of Drives supports up to 72 terabytes of storage, which amounts to more than 3,300-plus hours of HD content at 50 Mbps, in a 10-inch-high chassis. As broadcasters transition over to HD video, Drawer of Drives gives broadcasters a core storage system that can help meet the demands of HD video workflows.
SeaChange said the Drawer of Drives is compatible with a wide range of servers and that it will conserve broadcast operation space along with reducing power consumption. The storage expansion chassis is slated for release early next year.
“SeaChange is firmly committed to supporting broadcasters’ transition to HD with technology that increases efficiency and reliability while also scaling as operations inevitably evolve,” said Chris West, vice president of broadcast sales, SeaChange International, in a statement.