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Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: NAB 2014 – The new SpycerBox Cell modular storage solution delivers data rates for formats up to 8K

April 8, 2014

At booth SL1605, a premiere will be taking place at NAB. With the launch of SpycerBox Cell, Rohde & Schwarz DVS will be presenting an unprecedented level of performance and density: 30 SSD, SAS or SATA drives mounted on a tray-based carrier system and housed in a single chassis measuring just 1U high. In addition, the powerful drives can be maintained and even hot-swapped during live operation.

SpycerBox Cell is a powerful SAN for uncompressed and compressed post production and broadcast formats – whether for SD, HD, 2K, 4K or 8K. The vast quantities of data produced at higher resolutions can be stored effortlessly as SpycerBox Cell’s redundant architecture is scalable and cascadable.

A single SpycerBox Cell offers a guaranteed data throughput of over 3 GB/s and a capacity of up to 36 TB with SAS which is scalable using multiple SpycerBox Cell systems. The incredible storage density and scalability is especially advantageous to post production studios, digital cinema mastering houses, and broadcast studios that want a future-ready and flexible storage environment. Rohde & Schwarz DVS designed the SpycerBox Cell to be modular and redundant so the storage solution can be expanded easily when requirements become more demanding.

The integrated SAN Remo web-based user interface offers convenient configuration of the hardware and software components. It also lets users monitor the system status, bandwidth levels, and the system’s performance.
Jorge Ríos, Product Manager at Rohde & Schwarz DVS: “With SpycerBox Cell, we are offering our post production and TV production customers maximum storage density and robustness combined with easy scalability and redundancy.”

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