Ciphertex, a global provider of hardware-encrypted storage products, will unveil the CX-6K-AV at the NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. This new 24TB portable, highly-secure NAS server is ideal for backup, disaster recovery and business continuity, file sharing and virtualization. It will be showcased at booth #SL12510, along with the company’s full line of encrypted digital storage systems.
“The Ciphertex CX-6K-AV is a compact, lightweight, high-performance server designed for directors, producers, postproduction and archival facilities that need a secure, portable NAS server,” said Jerry Kaner, CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based Ciphertex. “More than any other market, media and entertainment demands performance. What is unique about the CX-6K-AV is that our AES 256-bit encryption engine provides the high level of security with no loss of performance.”
Kaner noted that the Motion Picture Association of America statistics point to piracy costs in the U.S. of $58 billion annually, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says that such piracy threatens 19 million American jobs. As digital picture capture dramatically increases across all production, secure digital storage of assets is a primary concern for on-set and near-set digital dailies and postproduction.
The Ciphertex CX-6K-AV server offers quick transfer of video dailies, high bit-rate audio files, 3D renderings and other high-resolution content. It serves as both IP-SAN (iSCSI) and NAS, offering advanced RAID configuration with hot-swap capability. The cost-effective server can store HD video footage and transmit fully encrypted data using AES 256-bt encryption at an incredibly fast 1,000 MB/s over a 10 GbE network.
Fit for the production ecosystem, the new NAS server is packed with security features to stop unauthorized data access and prevent data breach even if the hard drives or the device is stolen. The dual OS embedded on the DOM architecture ensure redundancy. If one of the two operating systems fails, the other will boot up and operate normally while repairing the failed system. The dual Gb LAN ports can also be configured for failover, which allows the Ciphertex CX-6K-AV to sustain the failure of one network port and still provide continuous service.
The CX-6K-AV is VMware certified, Citrix XenServer ready, and Windows Hyper-V compliant. With an advanced Intel Core i3-3220, dual-core processor with 3.3 GHz, 2 GB DDR3 memory, it enables fast data transfers directly to any workstation via its 1GbE or 10 GbE interface and connects to external devices over eSATA or USB-3. The server easily accommodates three streams of 1080p24 at 16-bit RGB, three streams of 2K x 1,556p24 at 16-bit RGB or one stream of 4Kp24 (RED) at 10-bit RGB.
“Multiple users, such as teams of editors in different locations, can aggregate two units and have access to the same files for postproduction efficiency, business continuity and asset protection,” Kaner said. “Data transfer to 4TB USB-3 also ensures fast movement of assets from location to location.”
The Ciphertex CX-6K-AV’s small footprint makes it quick and easy to set up and dismantle networks wherever they are required. The portable NAS server units are available with an air-tight, water-tight and shatter-resistant field kit to ensure reliability in all environments.
The CX-6K-AV is expandable with Ciphertex’s 20TB CX-Ranger RAID for a total capacity of 44TB of algorithm-encrypted storage. Additional CX-6K-AV units can also be networked together.
For under $5,000 the Ciphertex CX-6K-AV server is expected to ship in late spring 2013.