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Globalstor to Demonstrate Iridas-Infused 2K DI Solution at NAB Post+


NEW YORK, NY November 15, 2005:

Globalstor Data Corporation today announced that the ExtremeStor-DI PRO featuring IRIDAS’ SpeedGrade DI and FrameCycler Digital Daily System (DDS) 3.5 will be presented at the Globalstor booth (#125) during the NAB Post + tradeshow and exhibition being held at the Javits Convention Center in New York, November 15-17.  Featuring a Bluefish444 HD|Lust capture card to ensure the highest 10 bit uncompressed video quality, the ExtremeStor-DI PRO offers professional colorists and postproduction facilities a complete Digital Intermediate solution with 1000MB/sec. sustained performance.

Showcasing the ExtremeStor-DI PRO, IRIDAS’ FrameCycler DDS 3.5 provides 2k and 4K playback for film-resolution digital video dailies and client review sessions. Features include A/B channels, analysis tools, and support for 3D LUTs and SpeedGrade .look files for color graded playback.  SpeedGrade DI is a software-based color grading and film finishing application offering real-time playback at HD and 2K resolutions. With the SpeedGrade product family, IRIDAS has introduced the first complete color pipeline connecting each part of the filmmaking process from production through postproduction and DI.

A complete Digital Intermediate solution, ExtremeStor-DI PRO provides up to 900MB/sec. sustained performance using 16 Ultra320 drives Running RAID 0, and offers scaleable capacities up to 4.8TB (using 300 GB drives).  Integrating the latest NVIDIA PCI Express Professional Graphics card, the standard version of the ExtremeStor-DI PRO features Dual Gigabit Ethernet, 3 GB DDR2 RAM, Bluefish444 HD LUST card, Windows XP, Optional Fire Wire 800 and Optional Fibre Channel interfaces on a Dual Xeon server.  For truly demanding environments, Dual Core AMD Opteron configurations are also available.

The featured Bluefish444 HD|Lust card offers a rare ability to capture uncompressed HD directly to the industry trusted Cineon file standard; allowing users to retain all of the original film information during the Digital Intermediate processes. The card offers a 10 bit uncompressed Dual Link and Single Link multi format I\O solution, supporting real time input and output of full band width uncompressed SDTV and HDTV video in 10 bit and 8 bit RGB 4:4:4, 10 bit and 8 bit YUV 4:2:2, 8 bit RGB 4:4:4:4 data streams.  Bluefish444 HD|Lust also offers 8 channels of AES/EBU/SPDIF digital audio and real time broadcast quality HD to SD down conversion.

Paired with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 by PNY Technologies, ExtremeStor-DI is a fault-tolerant high definition DI solution providing real-time playback at HD and 2K resolutions. Bundled with Windows XP pro, this DI solution can alternatively be configured with either Windows 2003 or Linux.  Featuring dual Intel Xeon processors with 2GB of RAM, ExtremeStor-DI writes at a sustained data rate in excess of 350 MB/Sec and plays back/reads in excess of 1000 MB/Sec. under RAID 5.

NAB Post + tradeshow and exhibition press and attendees are invited to experience Globalstor’s ExtremeStor-DI PRO in their booth (#125).

Pricing and Availability
Available for direct sale through Globalstor Data or to OEMs for development into specific applications, ExtremeStor-DI PRO is available now with a two-year factory warranty.  Pricing for 2.3TB solutions start at $36,500.

IRIDAS first introduced uncompressed real-time playback in 2001. It continues to be the leading developer of resolution-independent playback and non-destructive color grading technologies for film, broadcast, entertainment, and scientific research. IRIDAS’ SpeedGrade, FrameCycler, DDS (Digital Daily System), and others applications are used by most major animation and post-production houses including Warner Bros. Feature Animation, Industrial Light and Magic, The Moving Picture Company, ReelFX, Lowry Digital and many others. IRIDAS was founded in 2000 and is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Munich, Germany. For more information visit www.iridas.com

About Globalstor Data
Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers.  Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad spectrum of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD-R Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 9.6TB.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas resellers.