LONGMONT, Colo., August 6, 2014
Dot Hill Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: HILL), a trusted supplier of
innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced that
Digital Film Technology GmbH (dft), is integrating Dot Hill AssuredSAN
Ultra48 “ultra-density” storage system as part of dft’s high dynamic
range Scanity HDR, film scanner solution. The new dft Scanity HDR
high-speed film scanner, with integrated Dot Hill AssuredSAN® Ultra48™
storage, captures maximum dynamic range from historical black-and-white
film without compromising speed or quality.
Headquartered in Germany, dft is a leading, global provider
of high-end film scanning equipment that preserves, manages, and
delivers high-quality images. Using proprietary, patented
triple-exposure technology, the Scanity HDR ingests difficult
black-and-white materials at real-time speeds, allowing content owners
to handle a wide range of problematic and historically aged film issues.
With the industry’s first ultra-density chassis design, the Dot Hill
AssuredSAN Ultra48 houses nearly 58 terabytes of data on small form
factor 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs), while utilizing 23 percent less
power in an efficient 2U footprint. Uniquely designed to deliver
high-performance, randomized sequential I/O optimization for demanding,
multiple-stream workflows like 4K film, the array can support any
combination of solid-state drives (SSDs) and HDDs in the same enclosure.
This compact footprint is 25 percent lighter than a comparable RAID
unit and JBOD chassis combination, making it sleek to integrate with the
Scanity HDR solution.
“The Dot Hill AssuredSAN Ultra48 was one of the few arrays we tested
that could meet our demanding performance requirements; the Ultra48 is
capable of sustaining 4K film ingest at 15 frames-per-second and
delivering digital output to an XFS file system with a 16 bit RGB
format,” said Hasenzahl Markus, head of research and development, dft.
“Furthermore, no other storage vendor provides this much capacity in
such a convenient and small compact footprint.”
Leveraging Dot Hill’s integrated AssuredSAN Ultra48 storage with 6.4
GB/second sequential reads and 5300 MB/second sequential writes, the dft
Scanity HDR delivers the levels of performance necessary for numerous
“In a class by itself, the Dot Hill Ultra48 ultra-density chassis
delivers twice the performance and twice the capacity per rack unit
compared to alternative products, making it an excellent choice for
customers such as dft who require extremely reliable and high-performing
storage,” said Garrett Wein, vice president of OEM sales, Dot Hill
Designed to take advantage of powerful on-board multiple processors,
the Ultra48 provides accelerated, predictable performance for randomized
sequential workloads, making it an ideal solution for high performance
computing, telecommunications data capture, media streaming, video
post-production, and broadcasting.
With fully redundant and hot swappable components, the Ultra48
provides easy serviceability resulting in lower support costs through
the life of the product. Also, as with all highly reliable AssuredSAN
solutions, the Ultra48 delivers proven 99.999 percent availability.
Backed by an industry-best 37-month “bumper-to-bumper” warranty, Ultra48
storage solutions are available with the latest, high-bandwidth
interfaces including 12Gb SAS, 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10Gb iSCSI or dual
personality 16Gb Fibre Channel/10Gb iSCSI.
Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot
Hill solves many of today’s most challenging storage problems – helping
IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations,
and reduce costs. Dot Hill solutions combine breakthrough software with
the industry’s most flexible and extensive hardware platform and
automated management to deliver best-in-class solutions. Headquartered
in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in
China, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the
For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.
dft(Digital Film Technology) has been at the forefront of film
scanning technology for over 75 years, supplying the film post
production market with a range of high quality, leading edge products
and services. With a reputation for quality, dft is head quartered in
Germany and has a network of sales, service and support centres
dft is a subsidiary of the Prasad Corporation Ltd, India.
For more information, visit us at www.dft-film.com.
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to update such statements to reflect changes in circumstances. Dot Hill
is not responsible for statements made by independent entities such as
Digital Film Technology GmbH.
Steve Sturgeon Lutz PR (for Dot Hill Systems)
Dot Hill Systems