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World NEWS Boosting archive productivity C Integrating with ICE Channel- in-a-Box Q uantum Corp., a proven global expert in data protection and big data management has signed a partnership agreement with Snell, a leading technology innovator in media and broadcast market. As part of this agreement, Snell has integrated Quantums StorNext File System along with StorNext Q-series Storage to power its ICE Channel-in-a-box, Snell’s feature-rich and flexible Channel in a Box solution that provides broadcasters with a cost effective, reliable and scalable route to playout of anything from a single SD channel to multiple HD channels.  ache-A Corporation manufacturer of award- winning archiving appliances, has released its powerful v3.1 software that dramatically boosts the productivity of LTO-5 tape archiving. The new v3.1 release includes significantly enhanced LTFS capabilities and a host of new operational features, enabling users to archive, copy, access and exchange archived content faster, and more easily, than ever before. The v3.1 upgrade is available across all Cache-A archive appliances the desktop Prime- Cache5, flagship Pro-Cache5, high-performance Power-Cache, and flexible Library 24/48 automation systems. Launching X2Pro M arquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, have announced the launch of X2Pro LE and X2Pro Professional, its cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing. X2Pro uses Marquis Media Highway, the core technology employed by Marquis media integration products to integrate Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, delivering seamless integration between the two applications, said Chris Steele, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. The new version of X2Pro Professional includes a number of enhancements designed to improve functionality and increase ease of use. We also introduced a lightweight version, X2Pro LE, that makes powerful audio conversion even more affordable.  A cut above with frame-accurate editing A ctus Digital, a developer of web-based media monitoring, content repurposing and verification solutions for broadcasters, have announced an update to the company’s Clip Factory application. Designed to integrate with the flagship Actus View solution, Clip Factory offers broadcasters and media organizations tools for editing, repackaging and sharing broadcast media. The new Clip Factory release enhances the overall processing reading/extracting/playing/examining of MPEG4 and H264 formats so it is fully frame accurate. Clip Factory includes tools to splice, annotate, and accurately trim and repackage video clips in a synchronized manner. 24 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 24 07/12/2012 15:14