Facilis and VSN Announce Collaboration

As the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2014 draws near, shared storage provider Facilis Technology and broadcast solutions developer VSN announced that they are teaming up to qualify TerraBlock 6.0 for VSNEXPLORER – VSN’s Production Asset Management (PAM), Media Asset Management (MAM) and Business Production Management (BPM) products. The integration will bring broadcast professionals a powerful, cost-effective end-to-end shared editing and production solution, which is anticipated to be available this winter.

TerraBlock 6.0 is Facilis’ multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage solution supporting 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet. The system features a customizable GUI and facilitates powerful multi-stream camera RAW playback for ARRI, F65 and RED EPIC, as well as support for 2K and 4K DPX. TerraBlock 6.0 with LDAP/Active Directory user account synchronization enhances usability, collaboration and performance. VSNEXPLORER is a state-of-the-art solution for managing multimedia content and provides an open, flexible and scalable architecture to guarantee maximum freedom and autonomy for creative professionals.

“TerraBlock is one of the highest performing cross-platform shared storage systems available on the market; it’s easy to use and affordable, which makes it an ideal complement to VSNEXPLORER,” shared Roberto Duif, International Channel Manager at VSN. “Together, the two products will offer a dynamic workflow solution to enable fast and efficient shared production and post in Avid environments.”

“VSN has made huge technological strides in asset management with a robust solution that offers advanced functionality for production and post production professionals in broadcast,” said James McKenna, VP of Marketing, Facilis Technology. “We are excited to be working with VSN to make TerraBlock available to VSNEXPLORER customers, and look forward to seeing future customer applications of the integrated solution once it becomes available.”








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