EditShare released XStream 6.0

EditShare, the technology leader in cross-platform collaborative
editing and shared media storage systems, is pleased to announce the
availability of Version 6.0 of its Storage Series and XStream shared
storage solutions. Part of EditShare’s Complete Collaboration product
line, the award-winning shared storage solutions are renowned for their
true project and media sharing for Final Cut Pro and Avid editors.
EditShare’s user management tools are designed specifically for post
and broadcast workflows, providing an ideal infrastructure for editing
workgroups. The 6.0 release boasts a variety of stunning performance and
workflow enhancements, including simplified media management,
optimizations for DPX workflows, and support for dual port 10-Gigabit
Ethernet cards.

"Version 6.0 makes EditShare a stronger player in every aspect of the
media industry," said Andy Liebman, Founder and CEO, EditShare. "Thanks
to phenomenal internal development, our Storage Series and XStream
shared storage solutions boast a variety of new features that will
tremendously increase performance, especially for high-bandwidth
resolutions. Also, for the first time, EditShare shared storage
solutions will be offered on Solid State Drives, paving the way for the
future of storage. We look forward to showing customers our cutting-edge
product advancements."

Highlights of the new Storage Series and XStream Version 6.0 release

NEW Optimizations for DPX Workflows
With Version 6.0, users can enable DPX optimizations on a per-Media
Space basis, and choose specific optimizations for HD-DPX or 2K-DPX

NEW User Groups for simplified administration
Version 6.0 allows for the definition of groups of users. Once a group
is defined, it can be added and removed from Media Spaces and Project
Spaces and managed the same way as individuals. Users can also belong to
multiple groups.

NEW Managed and Unmanaged Space Capabilities
Version 6.0 includes the ability to convert Managed Spaces to Unmanaged.

NEW Media Space Renaming Feature
Administrators now have the ability to change the name of a Media Space.

NEW Versions of Netatalk and Samba
By updating to the latest versions of Netatalk and Samba, EditShare
ensures the fullest compatibility with the latest versions of Mac OS X
and Windows 7.

NEW Graphical Interface
Version 6.0 features a sleek new look to bring it visually in line with
EditShare’s Flow, Ark and Geevs solutions.

NEW Integration of Solid State Drives
Version 6.0 allows EditShare to offer its first shared storage server
with Solid State Drives (SSD). A single set of 16 SSDs can support
multiple streams of 2K DPX files, 50 or more streams of video in formats
including ProRes or DNxHD, or hundreds of audio streams for mixing
applications. While SSDs are still much more expensive than spinning
disks, the cost difference is narrowing rapidly, and for some
applications, they are appropriate today. In addition, EditShare will
soon be implementing a new "data movement" capability that will allow
customers to intelligently move Media Spaces from SSDs to Spinning Disks
when usage patterns indicate that higher performance of SSDs is no
longer required for that media.

NEW Dual Port 10-Gigabit Card
About 80 percent of all EditShare systems ship with 10-Gigabit
networking. With Version 6.0, EditShare systems now offer a Dual
10-Gigabit option, providing facilities with greater bandwidth and


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