BURLINGTON, MA, Nov. 15, 2010—Avid® today announced that Cimaglia Productions,  a full-service production company that creates content for national television, commercial and corporate clients, is one ofthe first customers in the Midwest to deploy the Avid ISIS 5000 real-time shared storage solution.  By upgrading to ISIS 5000, Cimaglia Productions is able to handle even more projects at one time to increase productivity and efficiency—making it possible to fulfill its clients’ needs even faster amidst rapid business growth.

In order to offer its customers the highest quality video available, Cimaglia Productions is continuously looking at how new technology can help advance its business and relies on a number of Avid solutions for its customer workflows that include: four Media Composer editing systems, one Media Composer Nitris DX and a 4 TB Avid LANShare system. Given its continued growth, the company was looking for a new, cost-effective shared storage solution that could easily scale to support increased client demands as well as enable them to collaborate more effectively. Cimaglia Productions selected the ISIS 5000 for its ability to help meet changing project requirements, with up to 24 TB (base model) available instantly in a real-time shared storage environment. In addition, with its tightly integrated Avid workflow, intuitive web interface, monitoring tools and compelling price point, the ISIS 5000 offered a fast path for this full service production company to get up and running quickly.

“Cimaglia Productions has been working with Avid and in shared edit environments for years. The increased collaborative capabilities and flexibility of the new ISIS 5000 were ideal for us as we continue to experience strong demand even through a more challenging economic climate,” said Matt Cimaglia, CEO and founder of Cimaglia Productions.  “The way the web interface is created is brilliant and the design really puts everything right in front of you, easing our learning curve and empowering us to open up online media. We are committed to leveraging the latest technology and creating a future with Avid, and this newest technology innovation allows us to advance our workflows and manage everything in one place.”

Designed to address the specific needs of local and regional broadcasters and post production facilities, the ISIS 5000 shared storage solution is fully tested and qualified with Apple Final Cut Pro, in addition to support for all Avid professional editors an end-to-end Avid Interplay workflow. The ISIS 5000 is built upon proven ISIS technology used in more than 750 major media enterprises, offering access to high-performance ISIS File System technology on lower cost hardware, support for 3rd party applications, and streamlined administration to create more content more affordably.

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