Symply is at NAB New York providing tech previews of its SymplyWorkspace Thunderbolt 3-based SAN technology that uses Quantum’s StorNext 6.
SymplyWorkspace allows laptops and workstations equipped with Thunderbolt 3 to ingest, edit, finish and deliver media through a direct Thunderbolt 3 cable connection, with no adapter needed and without having to move content locally, even at 4K resolutions.
Based on StorNext 6 sharing software, users can connect up to eight laptops and workstations to the system and instantly share video, graphics and other data files using a standard Thunderbolt interface with no additional hardware or adapters.
While the company has not announced pricing it does expect to have systems for sale in Q4. The boxes are expected to start under $10,000 for 48TB and up to four users, making the system well-suited for users such as smaller post houses, companies with in-house creative teams and ad agencies.