Avid continue to develop their ISIS stable of products and have recently released their anticipated ISIS v3.5 “Universal” client which works as a conduit for owners of both Avid ISIS 7000 (Classic ISIS) systems and ISIS 5000 systems.
The following new features are introduced in this release which as well as filling some gaps for owners of ISIS 5000 systems delivers 64 bit compatibility for the shared storage client for owners of Mac platforms running Avid editing applications.
– Avid has qualified dual client connections with two ISIS infrastructures and the following list summarizes the support:
- Single client connections to two ISIS 5000 infrastructures
- Single client connections to two ISIS 7000 infrastructures
- Single client connections to an ISIS 5000 and an ISIS 7000 infrastructure
- Mixing media from two ISIS infrastructures.
– The ISIS System infrastructures that have been qualified for use with this release are as follows:
- ISIS 5000 v3.2
- ISIS 7000 v2.2.2
- ISIS 7000 v2.3
- ISIS 7000 v2.4
– This release adds support for Macintosh Lion clients, both 32 bit kernel using Symphony/Media Composer 5.5.3 and 64 bit kernel using Symphony/Media Composer 6.0.
– Avid has not yet qualified Final Cut Pro software with Macintosh Lion (v10.7) and ISIS v3.5 client software however FCP running on Snow Leopard (v10.6.x) is supported.
– Auto-Connect Feature for Mac clients.
– Support for Avid ProTools 10 as a realtime client for multi-track audio.
– Data Migration utility for moving data from Unity MediaNetwork systems to ISIS 5000 or ISIS 7000 systems.
– Zone 3 client connections to an ISIS 5000 core – that is to say connections to the ISIS chassis from outside the Subnet that the ISIS chassis is located in via an Avid qualified L2/L3 switch – even dual connected Zone 3 clients are supported (as long as the two connections from the client are both in the same subnet – for example a client with IP addresses 192.168.10.31/24 and 192.168.10.32/24 can dual connect to an ISIS 5000 with IP address 192.168.121.251/24).