Ethernet-Based Shared Storage Offers Higher Work Efficiency

Ethernet-Based Shared Storage Offers Higher Work Efficiency


Location: Tempe, AZ
Industry: Production
Working Environment: Final Cut, DVCPro HD

A government access station operated by the City of Tempe, Tempe 11 features a variety of self-produced programs to keep residents informed of local events, notable people and interesting places.


CHALLENGE

A government access station operated by the City of Tempe, Tempe 11 features a variety of self-produced programs to keep residents informed of local events, notable people and interesting places.

Solutions

To help save hours of production time per show, Tempe 11 installed Small Tree’s turnkey GraniteSTOR shared storage solution and unique OS X networking technology, which supports multiple Ethernet ports tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system, AFP. With the GraniteSTOR solution, consisting of Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card and Edge-corE ES4524D, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology, Tempe 11 substantially improved its workflow while simultaneously switching from SD production to HD production – working exclusively in DVCPro HD. An Ethernet-based solution, GraniteSTOR enabled Tempe 11’s production team to achieve the results it required without having to make a huge capital investment.

MAXIMIZING WORKFLOW

Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.