Orad’s Orbit storage product line provides real-time and near line storage, optimized for large workgroups with high bandwidth requirements, in broadcast environments.
Orbit is complimentary to Orad’s PlayMaker slow motion and VJ production server, providing a tested and certified turnkey solution that offers any storage capacity and number of real-time edit streams, while meeting budget requirements.
Optimized to work with PlayMaker and VJ servers
Maximizing on Orad’s server export capabilities, ingested files can be exported up to 6 times faster than real-time (100mbps files). This enables exporting 1 hour from 6 camera angles (a total of 6 hours of ingest) in just 1 hour, while the servers are still recording. When import is required, the server can view the folders and files available on Orbit, and select one for immediate import.
Orbit’s scalable design can enhance digital tapeless workflows, providing a reliable shared workspace and file collaboration between ingest, post production, and playout environments, speeding up the workflow while saving on hardware purchasing and maintenance costs.
Orbit Real-Time - low latency editing network storage
Orbit Real-Time is optimized for the instant export of multiple video channels from ingest servers to a shared edit workspace over IP. Orbit is certified to work with leading craft editing systems, including; Avid’s Media Composer, Apple’s Final-Cut Pro, Adobe’s Premiere and others, providing real-time editing of multiple streams in high resolution video formats like Avid’s DNxHD and Panasonic’s DVCPROHD.
For example, a mid-range 3U unit can provide 12 concurrent real-time video streams in DVCPROHD format. Orbit Real-Time provides scalable Ethernet connectivity options, from either multiple GBe connections to multiple 10GBe connections.
For Avid users, Orbit provides project level sharing at the PMR level.
Orbit Near Line - high throughput push/pull storage
Orbit Near Line is a network attached storage designed for fast media production, archive and distribution. Orbit Near Line provides high performance throughput, especially tuned for the broadcast industry, capable of intensive I/O and heavy disk read/write operations in a competitive “gigabytes per dollar” purchase and maintenance cost.
Orbit Near Line is accessible for multiple concurrent users from a variety of applications and different operating systems. In addition to video, Orbit can be used for graphics, animations, or any other digital media storage.
Flexible and scalable
The Orbit Real Time and Near Line storage units start from 16TB entry level solutions in a compact 2U form factor, up 72TB storage units, with several options in between. Depending on the need, multiple storage units can be clustered up to Petabytes of storage. This flexible design allows the system to grow according to the broadcaster’s needs and budget, and will not require replacing once its requirements are scaled up.
When multiple storage units are needed, they can be clustered on a 10GE backbone, providing high throughput between units, and allowing collaborating between the real-time and near line components.
Simple web based management
Orbit provides a web-based user interface for storage and user management.
Users can easily connect locally or from remote sites, create new workspaces with different capacities, and define users’ permissions with different read/write privileges according to the administrator’s rules.
Each user can log into his available workspaces from any remote computer, review, copy and delete files, etc.
Management tools also provide utilities such as system status warning and disk failure prediction via email or page notification.
For advanced management of multiple storage units, an optional cluster file manager can provide manual and automated processes of workspace transfer between arrays of the system, via internal system bus or over dedicated 10GE or GE backbone.
Understanding the need for the highest possible reliability, Orbit offers either RAID 5 or 6 configurations. Each Orbit unit runs on a dual SSD mirrored system drives, and a robust Linux operating system. Data drives are protected as either RAID 5 or RAID 6, and can be hot swapped. Users can keep working while the system automatically rebuilds the information on the replaced drives.