Avid Continues Proven and Trusted Shared Storage Innovation with New ISIS 5500

  Avid Continues Proven and Trusted Shared Storage Innovationwith New ISIS

Streamlines and accelerates media production in the most complex environments;
 doubles storage capacity; offers breakthrough value for small- to mid-sized


Business Wire

AMSTERDAM -- September 13, 2013

IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) -- Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today introduced the new Avid
ISIS® 5500 online shared storage system, offering unprecedented value for
small- to mid-sized post production, broadcast, education, and corporate
facilities. The next-generation ISIS 5500 represents the continuing innovation
of the company’s industry standard storage systems. It provides critical new
capabilities to help small and mid-sized media organizations more easily and
efficiently deliver higher quality, inspiring content – by streamlining and
accelerating editorial workflows.

“Media organizations of all sizes are facing relentless pressure to increase
content production while simultaneously improving operational efficiency and
controlling costs,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and
Services at Avid. “With double the storage capacity and a host of new software
features, ISIS 5500 brings both critical capabilities and breakthrough value
to small- and mid-sized facilities.”

ISIS 5500, the successor to ISIS 5000, provides exceptional scalability;
performance; media access, sharing, and protection; and real-time
collaboration. The new 64 terabyte (TB) engine doubles storage capacity at the
same price point as the ISIS 5000 32 TB system, delivering the value that
media organizations urgently require. Further, Avid will continue to offer a
32 TB system at a 25 percent reduced rate. Specific features and benefits

  *Exceptional scalability – A new 64 TB capacity that complements the
    existing 16 and 32 TB engines provides efficient, linear bandwidth scaling
    to sustain performance, making it easy to scale workgroups, bandwidth, and
    capacity. Media organizations can connect up to 90 content contributors at
    the same time, and scale workspaces and storage from 16 TB to 384 TB of
    raw storage, with up to six ISIS Engines and 1.8 GB per second of
  *New ISIS 4.5 software – Also available to existing ISIS 7000, 5000, and
    2000 customers via a simple software upgrade, ISIS 4.5 software provides:

       *Real-time access, editing, and sharing ISIS-stored media using Red
         Hat Linux 6.2-compatible applications
       *Connectivity to ISIS online and nearline storage using Windows 8
       *Increased file count, with up to eight million files for ISIS 5500
       *Enhanced File Gateway service to share all workspaces
       *ISIS 2000 scalability - to five engines for up to 1.2 PB of nearline
       *Failover protection with support for dual System Directors in ISIS

  *Real-time collaboration – Allows media organizations to connect their
    creative professionals in distributed and complex workflow environments,
    enabling contributors throughout the facility—or around the world using
    Interplay Sphere—to work together using the same media assets.
  *Tight integration and more open workflow – Provides maximum production
    efficiency and flexibility with tight integration with the AirSpeed®
    ingest and playout server, Avid Interplay® asset management, and Avid
    editing workflows. With support for many third-party applications,
    including Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere, users can easily
    integrate ISIS 5500 into existing infrastructures.
  *Reliable performance – Delivers the same simultaneous media access,
    dynamic storage allocation, and reliable linear scaling as ISIS 7000,
    while intuitive, web-based system management tools provide an easy,
    reliable way to store assets, accelerate editorial, and scale capacity,
    access, and bandwidth.
  *Support for HD and high-res files – Enables media organizations to house a
    vast amount of SD, HD, and other high-res content from a variety of
    sources and make it readily available everywhere.
  *Interoperability – ISIS 5500 family of products use the industry proven
    ISIS file system and is backward compatible with existing ISIS systems.
    ISIS 5500 engines can be added to existing ISIS 5000 storage systems
    providing investment protection.

Availability and Pricing

ISIS 5500 will be available worldwide in September 2013 with pricing starting
at $27,000 USD.

ISIS 4.5 software will be available on September 17, 2013. Customers with an
Avid Advantage ExpertPlus or Elite support plan can upgrade to ISIS 4.5
anytime by logging in to their Avid Master Account.

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative
and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with
collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most
listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most
prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television
shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions
include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For
more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com,
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© 2013 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features,
specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change
without notice. All prices are USMSRP for the U.S. and Canada only and are
subject to change without notice. Contact your local Avid office or reseller
for prices outside the U.S. and Canada. Avid, the Avid logo, AirSpeed,
Interplay, and ISIS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid
Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other
countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay
Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other
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Amy Paladino, 617-733-5121
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