NAB 2012: JMR Electronics
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JMR Electronics unveiled a new suite of cloud-ready servers and workstations at NAB 2012. All the servers and workstations featured dual Intel or AMD processors with 16 and 32 core computing, on-board JMR storage technology with 6 Gb/s SAS and SSD, multi GPU ready with PCIe 3.0 and cloud-ready with support for multi-card acceleration, processing and high-connectivity as well as up to five PCIe devices including multi GPU capability and multi-slot PCIe expansion with native cross platform support.
New at NAB 2012 were the latest additions to JMR's BlueStor and SilverStor product families of cloud-ready RAID solutions, servers and workstations. The new products are the SilverStor Desktop/Rackmount Workstation and Server, SilverStor 3 and 5 Slot PCIe Extenders, BlueStor 1U Cloud Server/Metadata Controller, BlueStor Modular Appliance, BlueStor Rapid Encode Video Server, and BlueStor 3U Networked Storage Server.
"All these products speak to today's increasing need for versatility,accessibility, connectivity and now the cloud," said Guzik, who pointed out that since 1982, RAID systems have been manufactured entirely from JMR's Chatsworth, California facilities.
These products are designed to scale from the smallest to the largest facility and/or project. The SilverStor Desktop/Rackmount Workstation is targeted at video and DCC applications, and is configurable for workflows from HD to 3D, 4K and beyond. To enhance scalability and cloud computing, JMR introduced two new SilverStor 3 and 5 Slot PCIe Extenders.
For those intent on a cloud-based workflow, the BlueStor 1U Cloud Server is a high-speed metadata controller or cloud server. The BlueStor Modular Appliance is a "virtual traffic cop" to manage a studio's infrastructure and ensuring the highest security protocols. The upgraded BlueStor Rapid Encode Video Server, DigiLab is a high performance encoder and video server to manage any digital intermediate needs using Digital Rapids multi-format professional encoding and transcoding software.
The BlueStor 3U Networked Storage Server is a robust high-speed NAS for today's ever-increasing high bandwidth source material. JMR Electronics new BlueStor and SilverStor products will be available Q2 2012 and start at $5,000.
JMR Electronics also unveiled its sponsorship of RED Digital Cinema's Camp RED, which will take place August 1st to the 20th, at RED Studios in Hollywood, CA.
During Camp RED's three one-week sessions, children ages 9 to 15 will learn production and post-production from top professionals in the film and video industries. Campers will have the opportunity to turn their own original ideas into scripts, make short films, television shows, commercials and music videos.
JMR will provide four of its newest SilverStor 10-Bay solutions running Adobe Creative Suite 6.0 Production Premium, which includes Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Campers will also utilize JMR's latest media storage solutions to store, render and playback all footage that they shoot with RED One and Epic cameras. JMR's BlueStor PCIe Extender will power the 4K projection of the campers finished projects in RED's 4K theater.