Avid Technology, Inc.
Apr 5, 2014

Avid Extends Proven and Trusted Storage Suite With New Nearline Storage Solution

ISIS | 2500 Streamlines Media Production, Increases Storage Capacity, and Makes it Easier to House and Monetize Media; ISIS Family Also Now Supports Collaborative 4K Workflows

LAS VEGAS, April 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) today introduced the new ISIS® | 2500 nearline shared storage system to the Avid Storage Suite, offering greater storage capacity and performance for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. The next-generation ISIS | 2500 represents the continuing innovation of the company's industry-standard storage systems. ISIS | 2500 makes it easier to house and monetize media, helping broadcast and post organizations achieve the streamlined and accelerated workflows they need to create, deliver, and monetize higher-quality, inspiring content. In addition, Avid announced that the entire ISIS Storage family now supports collaborative 4K workflows.

ISIS | 2500, the successor to ISIS 2000, is part of the Avid Storage Suite, a new grouping of products that includes the company's proven and trusted online storage, nearline storage, and ingest/playout solutions. Operating on the open, extensible, and customizable Avid MediaCentral Platform, ISIS | 2500 provides exceptional scalability, performance, media access, sharing, and protection.

"Broadcast and post-production organizations are facing relentless pressure to accelerate content production while simultaneously increasing operational efficiency and controlling costs," said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. "ISIS | 2500 offers increased storage capacity and performance over the ISIS 2000, helping customers to streamline media production and easily house and monetize media, even in the most demanding environments."

Key features and benefits of ISIS | 2500 include:

New ISIS 4.7 Software—Now shipping with the latest ISIS systems and available to existing ISIS customers through a simple software upgrade, ISIS 4.7 software offers the following new capabilities:

Availability and Pricing

ISIS | 2500 and ISIS 4.7 will be available worldwide in May 2014. Pricing for ISIS | 2500 (with 160 TB ISIS Engine, System Director with Software License, and ExpertPlus Hardware Support) starts at $139,000 USD. Customers with an Avid Advantage ExpertPlus or Elite support plan can upgrade to ISIS 4.7 software by logging in to their Avid Master Account.

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedInGoogle+; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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