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Resolution, Inc. integrates maximum throughput sledgehammer and fujitsu XG 10-Gigabit ethernet backbone for hi-def production


Fujitsu and Maximum Throughput Enhance High-Definition Post Production Capabilities

Sunnyvale — The transition from Standard Definition to High-Definition (HD) media production requires a network upgrade to edit HD content in real-time. Traditional 1-Gigabit networks do not have the necessary bandwidth to move large HD video files in a timely manner. A subsidiary of Union Editorial, LLC, resolution, Inc., has built a 10-Gigabit Ethernet backbone to produce HD television commercials, music videos, film trailers, promos and montages at its production facility in Los Angeles, CA. Technology from Maximum Throughput Inc. (Max-T), developers of ultra high performance software-based solutions for networked storage infrastructure, and a 10-Gigabit Ethernet switch from Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. are being used by resolution.

“We faced some real challenges in deciding how to evolve our network and shared storage capabilities in order to deal with the huge increase in image sizes when moving to an HD capable layout. We looked at a lot of options, but the Sledgehammer proved to be the absolute best choice for us, especially when coupled with the Fujitsu 10GbE switch. We’re now able to move uncompressed HD video in real-time,” said Todd Iorio, president, resolution.

Sledgehammer is Max-T’s shared storage solution designed specifically for the post-production and broadcast markets. It is one of the world’s fastest network attached storage (NAS) systems, and is also concurrently a dual stream capable HD digital disk recorder (DDR). Video-based material can be digitized to, played back, or recorded out from the system even while it continues to serve the stored content as file-based image and audio sequences. The Fujitsu XG700 10GbE switch is an integral part of this 10GbE network due to its ultra low-latency, an absolute requirement when moving HD video.

“Moving large HD media files in real time is a daunting task. There are various approaches to this problem but the one consistent requirement is that transferring large files demands increased network throughput,” said Vic Herring, senior director of new products, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “The Fujitsu XG series’ link aggregation, ultra low latency, IGMP snooping and port security capabilities are ideally suited for resolution’s requirement that data arrives quickly and predictably for real-time HD production.”

John Miller, vice president of worldwide sales, Max-T states, “In this new digital era where numerous facilities are transitioning to HD, it is critical that our company is able to meet the many demanding industry requirements. We’re extremely pleased that Sledgehammer was chosen by resolution amongst the many technology choices available.”
About resolution, Inc.

A high-end picture and audio finishing company based in Los Angeles, CA, resolution is a top-tier talent working in a relaxed and creative environment, providing visual effects, design, and mix for commercials, music videos, and film.
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About Maximum Throughput

Maximum Throughput Inc. is a media management tool developer and networked storage provider. Max-T’s media aware storage solutions deliver extremely high performance over commodity networks, using smart software that runs on industry standard hardware. Software-based, media management tools are tightly integrated within the product line, delivering enriched functionality in a single, versatile solution. Having pioneered the development of shared storage solutions that can be simultaneously accessed over both data and video networks, Max-T offers products with unparalleled performance, capacity management, and capacity availability, as well as having the lowest total cost-of-ownership in their class.
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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, palm vein recognition technology, 10Gb Ethernet switches and degaussers. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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