SeaChange Debuts Groundbreaking Broadcast Video Storage System with 72 TB in a Single Box

Ultra-dense Drawer of Drives scales to a terabyte with MediaCluster reliability


This week at IBC 2007, SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is introducing another innovative new storage solution, this time addressing broadcasters' requirements for massive amounts of video storage to fit within a dramatically low-profile footprint. The SeaChange Drawer of Drives supports up to 72 terabytes of storage (3,300+ hours of High Definition content at 50 Mb/s) in a remarkably compact 10-inch-high chassis, giving broadcasters a core storage system that can accommodate today's demands, particularly as broadcasters shift to HD video workflows.

As a storage expansion chassis that is compatible with a wide range of servers, the unit radically conserves broadcaster operations space and power consumption. SeaChange customers can combine the company's nearline ML1G storage server with the offline Drawer of Drives to establish a petabyte storage facility in support of today's increasingly demanding and tapeless content management and production workflows. Further, every file stored on each of the 72 hot-swappable drives is protected by SeaChange's patented and widely proven RAID2 (raid squared) technology. SeaChange customers gain this unprecedented capability in the smallest physical footprint achievable today.

"SeaChange is firmly committed to supporting broadcasters' transition to HD with technology that increases efficiency and reliability while also scaling as operations inevitably evolve," said Chris West, vice president of broadcast sales, SeaChange International. "We have always prided ourselves on our significant investments in research and development, and the exciting new technology that we are demonstrating at IBC is proof positive that those investments continue to pay off."

    SeaChange Drawer of Drives storage system highlights

    --  72 TB in a 5 RU chassis

    --  Up to 1 petabyte (combined with SeaChange ML1G nearline

    --  Industry's smallest form factor

    --  72 hot-swappable drives

    --  Low cost per terabyte

Planned for delivery in early 2008, the SeaChange Drawer of Drives will be on display along with the company's complete systems and software for high definition, IPTV and VOD at IBC 2007 (Stand 1.435) in Amsterdam, Sept. 7-11.

About SeaChange

SeaChange International, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end and best-of-breed solutions for the world's television industry. Its powerful video-on-demand and advertising software and scalable hardware enable broadband and broadcast television operators to provide new on-demand services and to gain greater efficiencies in advertising and content delivery. SeaChange customers are increasing their revenues and reducing churn based on the value-added video services from SeaChange's Emmy Award-winning and patented technology. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange has product development, support and sales offices around the world. Visit

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