At NAB 2015 the ProMax Platform Portable recieved the ProductionHUB 2015 NAB Award of Excellence and was named a StudioDaily Prima Award Finalist. Platform Portable lets you turn your exisiting attached hard drvies into shared storage. It is the perfect solution for migrating your shop from each editor using their own exernal drives like G-Tech, Lacie, Western Digital, Cal Digit etc. and now being able to share them with each other. The ProMax asset management software lets you catalog and log every drive in your facility, and makes finding the media you need so much easier.
Initially announced at IBC in Amsterdam 2014, Platform Portable distinctively allows creative groups to connect their existing locally attached storage devices and transform them into a simple, yet sophisticated shared editing environment. ProMAX has established an entirely product category with the Platform Portable that turns existing drives into shared storage and accelerates the efficiency of video production and post-production workflows both in studio and on location. Platform Portable is cross-platform compatible (OSX, Windows, Linux) and supports all common attached storage interfaces including Thunderbolt, USB, FireWire, SAS and eSATA. Portable also reads all common file systems including, HFS+, FAT32 and NTFS. It can connect clients up to 5 x 1GbE or 2 x 10GbE ports, copper or fiber. Storage expansion ports include 2 x Thunderbolt 2.0, 8 x USB 3.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 2 x FireWire 800, 1 x FireWire 400, 2 x eSATA and an optional SAS controller. "Platform Portable enables workgroups to share any content, from any device, in any format, with any user in the group, anywhere they choose to take it," summarizes Jess Hartmann, CEO, ProMAX. "We have had an overwhelming response from the community about this product and are excited about what it offers our clients." As affordable shared storage solution for smaller video workgroups, Platform Portable offers an accessible 'bridge' in moving from attached storage into more robust shared workflows. Portable can be configured with an optional, built-in 2TB SSD storage module featuring 2x1TB drives in RAID-0 for fast access to media, and supports up to 20 simultaneous ProRes streams. The Portable base configuration has an MSRP of around $5,995, before options for expanded network connectivity, transcoding, or onboard storage are added and there are no per seat licensing costs. Portable is available in X and Y models with the more powerful Y model featuring an onboard transcode engine with proxy generation to further increase the efficiency of digital workflows.