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Avid ISIS | 5500

Avid ISIS | 5500
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Accelerate workflows

Experience unrivaled performance
Get the same simultaneous media access, dynamic storage allocation, and reliable linear scaling as ISIS | 7500 in a smaller, more affordable system. Experience fast, real-time editorial workflows. And benefit from the highest level of media management and protection only Avid systems can provide. Plus, ISIS File System software keeps even the most intensive media production schedules running round the clock.

Collaborate in real time
As content demand increases and priorities change, collaboration is key. With ISIS | 5500, up to 90 content creators and contributors can collaborate in real time together. Access, share, and edit HD and high-res media to turn around projects faster. And expand collaboration to include remote editors through Media Composer | Cloud. It’s the only system that provides a highly scalable, highly protected, real-time collaborative editorial workflow.

Maximize production efficiency
ISIS | 5500 was built with the entire media production workflow in mind. Experience the tightest integration with AirSpeed ingest/playout, Interplay asset management, Media Composer, and Pro Tools workflows. Plus, with support for third-party applications and servers—including Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, and Red Hat Linux—you can easily integrate ISIS into existing infrastructures.

Centralize your media
With support for real-time SD, HD, Ultra HD, 2K, and 4K workflows, ISIS | 5500 enables you to create a centralized media repository that houses a vast variety of readily available content. Accommodate a massive increase in source footage while retaining current and prior material. Park projects temporarily. And maintain a library of historic clips, stock footage, and other commonly used assets.

Work with what you want
No need to ditch your favorite editing and asset management tools to accelerate your workflow. With ISIS | 5500, you can work with the products you already know and love. This includes products from Avid, Adobe, Apple, Sony, Blackmagic, FilmLight, Autodesk, DVS, Digital Vision, Telestream, SGL, StorageDNA, NewTek, EVS, Grass Valley, Marquis, Quadrus, and many others.

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Store and protect your media

Get exceptional scalability and protection
Need to handle a huge influx of media? ISIS | 5500 makes it easy. Scale workspaces and storage on the fly. Increase your capacity from 16 TB up to 768 TB of raw storage—or over 500 TB with RAID 5 protection. As you add storage engines, the system provides efficient, linear bandwidth scaling to sustain real-time performance. And with patented data distribution technology and automatic drive rebuild, performance is maintained if a disk goes down.

Get easy system management
Create workspaces to suit your needs, whenever and wherever you want. With secure user credentials, you can keep projects separate and scale workspace capacity up or down as needed—on the fly. Plus, you can configure and adjust storage from anywhere, using any web browser, thanks to the intuitive management console and FlexDrive technology.

 64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system
 Enables real-time access to the storage blades
 Distributes file system management among clients, storage blades, and System Director
 Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 64-bit
 Rackmount-ready; 3U rack height
 Sixteen 1 TB, 2 TB, or 4 TB SATA II (7,200 rpm) media drives
 Three 4+1 RAID 5 ranks, plus hot spare
 Automatic drive failure sensing and rebuild
 Lockable front bezel
 Dual power supplies and fans
 Internal ISIS System Director metadata management
 Redundant, mirrored SATA II system drives (rear accessible, hot swap)
 Width (mounting): 17 in (432 mm)
 Height: 5.25 in (133 mm)
 Depth: 29 in (737 mm)
 Max weight (shipping): 112 lb (50.8 kg)
 Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C
 Non-operating temperature: -40°C - 70°C
 Relative humidity (operating): 10% to 85% non-condensing
 Power consumption: 460 W (typical) - 1569.5 BTU/hr. 1000 W maximum
 Cisco Catalyst
 4948E: Rackmount 1RU stackable 48-port 1GigE; 48 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports; two 10GigE uplink interfaces
 4900M: Rackmount 1GigE and 10GigE; eight 10GigE ports, plus two modules; 20 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports and/or four 10GigE port add-in modules
 4500-X: Rackmount 16x or 32x 1GigE/10GigE; optional 8-port 10GigE uplink module
 Nexus 7000
 Dell Networks
 Rackmount 1RU stackable 24 or 48 port
 N3024: 24-port RJ45 Copper 1GigE switch
 N3048: 48-port RJ45 Copper 1GigE switch
 S60: 44 10/100/1000Base-T ports; four SFP optical 1GigE ports; two slots for 10GigE and/or switch stacking
 S4810: 48 1GigE/10GigE SFP+ optical interfaces, unpopulated
 S4820: 48 - 10 GBASE-T ports, 4 - 40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP+ ports
 Arista Networks
 7048T: 48 x 1Gb ports, four 10GigE SFP+ ports
 For more details about qualified and approved switches, please refer to the Avid Network and Switch Guide.
 Operating Systems
 Windows 8 (64-bit)
 Windows 7 (64-bit)
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite (64-bit)
 Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (64-bit)
 Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (64-bit)
 Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (64-bit)
 Red Hat Linux 6.2, 6.3, and 6.5 (64-bit)
 Network connections
 1 Gigabit Ethernet
 Dual Gigabit Ethernet
 10 Gigabit Ethernet
 Dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet
 Files/folders: 8 million
 User accounts: 5,000
 User groups: 1,000
 Supported Avid products
 Interplay | Production
 Media Composer | Cloud
 Media Composer
 Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
 Media Composer | Symphony Option
 Pro Tools
 File Gateway access
 Access ISIS workspaces using CIFS and FTP connections
 Dynamic workspace set-up and monitoring
 FlexDrive dynamically adjusts storage workspaces without editing interruption
 User administration: View, create, define workgroups, and delete and assign passwords
 Active Directory (LDAP) integration for user account synchronization with IT systems
 User workspace access controls
 Pictorial system component health monitoring and status notification
 Error warning and informational logging
 Monitoring: User status, workspace status, comprehensive event log, read and write bandwidth usage
   Remote notification of system events
 10G Ethernet NIC XFP+
 4-port 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T)
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