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LTO7 arrives with the SXL

Data tape backup used to be the preserve of IT and database admins, seeking to manage a so called ‘tier3’ backup and offsite repository for their material. In those days data tape systems were expensive, complicated, and generally uncommon outside of large corporates and government organisations. Fast forward to the modern world of file based [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

XenData X2500-USB LTO Impresses at NAB

Impressing at NAB was the X2500-USB archiving system from XenData which looks great for media professionals in need of a reliable and easy-to-use archive system for data wrangling applications or to create a managed offline LTO archive. Connecting to notebooks and workstations via USB 3.0, it’s an LTO-6 archive system that includes an external LTO-6 [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:50+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Categories: Products|Tags: , |0 Comments

root6 shows how the ability to Work Anywhere streamlines operations & cuts costs

Stand H.16 “Work. Anywhere” is the theme of the root6 stand at BVE this year, where we’ll demonstrate how a combination of old ideas and new technology can free facilities from the traditional constraints of capacity and location, streamlining operations and importantly, cutting costs. […]

BVE 2013 – "Managing file-based workflow"

root6: Stand D12 Visitors to BVE contemplating the implementation or expansion of file-based workflows shouldn’t miss the much-enlarged root6 stand where the theme will be ‘Managing file-based workflow.’  The stand, shared with equipment manufacturer Rhode & Schwarz DVS, will feature demonstrations of the entire workflow chain from live capture to delivery. Integrating key technologies from [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:30+00:00 January 15th, 2013|Categories: BVE, Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

LTFS – what’s not to like?

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) was introduced just over two years ago and, during that time, has provoked considerable discussion within our industry. I guess the first question to ask is what was the idea behind it? I don’t think it’s fair to say its introduction was to replace .TAR and .PAX file formats which [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:30+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Categories: Opinion, Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

NAB, the smaller announcements!

There’s been quite a few announcements at this years NAB, some have been well reported (Blackmagic’s cinema camera, Smoke for $3,495 /£2,207 running on a MacBook etc) and some that haven’t. Maybe they’re aren’t as big but worth a mention… […]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:41+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

root6's SI team off to Lagos

Engineers from the Systems Integration arm of root6 will travel to Nigeria in January to commission the installation and provide training at a new facility in Lagos, set up to digitise the extensive tape archive for the state broadcaster. The installation for Tier Tech was designed and pre-built at the root6 SI facility in Primrose [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:50+00:00 January 13th, 2012|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

XenData – X1500

The XenData X1500 was released in the summer of 2010 and since then we’ve seen a large number of users choosing the effective standalone archiving device. It boasts a simple user interface which is intuitive to users who are used to copying files to and from folders on a Windows machines. The simplicity of how [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:51+00:00 January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

IBC 2011, 9-13 September

IBC, Europe's biggest event for media content creation, will be kicking off in just over a month. Both our sales team and product specialists will be on hand to provide advice and arrange demos so if you'd like to meet up or would like some help navigating the wealth of technology on show please contact [...]

By | 2017-05-31T09:00:24+00:00 August 3rd, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

NAB Roundup 2011

The NAB show is always a daunting and slightly bewildering experience. There is always an overwhelming amount on display, and one always has the sneaking feeling of potentially missing the next big thing tucked away in some some little stand somewhere. I wouldn’t say that the last point was unlikely this year, but NAB 2011 [...]

Save the Children chooses root6 to upgrade its video production facilities

Save the Children has just upgraded its internal video production facility and implemented a file-based workflow supplied and supported by UK reseller root6. Adam Robertson, Save the Children’s Video Production Manager said: “We are delighted with root6’s upgrade. The XenData technology they’ve installed means we now have an easily accessible archive of 90 years of [...]

By | 2011-03-07T12:36:00+00:00 March 7th, 2011|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Automatic tapeless content archiving with XenData

With the XenData archive solution we can setup up an automatic workflow which enables you to archive your tapeless camera rushes as soon as they are connected to a workstation. This will provide you with the peace of mind that your valuable rushes are written to LTO tape within a few moments of being copied [...]

By | 2011-02-14T10:59:21+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

All aspects of file-based workflow covered by root6 at BVE2011

15th – 17th February, Earlscourt 2, Stand G.30 Visitors to BVE contemplating the implementation of file-based workflow should make a point of visiting the root6 stand where all aspects of the process will be covered. Through ingest, editing, storage and delivery, the latest technologies from leading suppliers will be demonstrated and explained. Visitors will also [...]