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Siraj Syed

Siraj Syed is the India Correspondent for and a member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. He is a Film Festival Correspondent since 1976, Film-critic since 1969 and a Feature-writer since 1970. 



ConnecTech Asia/BroadcastAsia 2018, I: Promises to keep

ConnecTech Asia/BroadcastAsia 2018, I: Promises to keep

Promise Technology Inc., a leading developer of open storage platforms, showcased its latest rich media storage technology innovations, tailored for the entire rich media workflow, at BroadcastAsia 2018, SunTec City, Singapore, June 26-28.

Highlights included the newly launched SANLink3 N1 (Thunderbolt 3™ to SAN bridge); the TD-300 (high speed Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock with power delivery), and the VTrak D5800 (unified storage systems deliver uncompromising scalability, flexibility, and affordability). Promise also presented the Atlas NAS shared storage solution that is ideal for small group sharing, viewing and saving digital media.

The Promise Atlas series features easy and fast NAS connectivity over Thunderbolt™3 and 10G Ethernet to offer massive capacities and great value. The Atlas S8+, an 8-bay desktop includes Enterprise-class features with a simple-to-use GUI, which makes them perfect for the growing small-workgroup shared storage market.

The SANLink3 N1 revolutionises how creative professionals connect Thunderbolt 3 devices to an existing Ethernet infrastructure. The high-speed NBASE-T technology maximizes the available line rate of Thunderbolt 3 to provide portable and desktop systems with high-speed Ethernet connectivity at 1, 2.5, 5 and up to 10G speeds that streamlines creative and high demand workflows with plug and play ease. The bus-powered, pocket-sized, whisper quiet and lightweight SANLink3 N1 with no power adapters or big bulky boxes, and a plug and play approach makes it incredibly easy to transport and use.

The Thunderbolt 3 Dock TD-300 allows you to expand the connectivity of your Thunderbolt 3 device. Add a HDMI 4K display, charge your device, daisy chain Thunderbolt 3 hard drives, connect USB devices and transfer SD card content all over a single connection.

For large post-production studios, Promise showcased its latest additions; the VTrak D5000 series unified storage systems deliver uncompromising scalability, flexibility, and affordability for the mid-tier while providing simplicity and efficiency for minimizing total cost of ownership. The new enterprise solutions deliver outstanding performance for multi-user workflows with high resolution (4K, 5K, 6K, 8K) footage for Post-Production and Broadcasting, House of Worship, Sports and Education environments.

“Promise designs blazingly fast post-production storages that simplify and accelerate the workflow of creative professionals,” said H.C. Chang, General Manager, Promise Technology APAC (excluding China). “From incredible Thunderbolt 3 band-width capabilities to robust unified storage systems to enterprise, we are excited to showcase such a wide range of new solutions as a part of the intelligent rich media workflow that enables faster access, editing, sharing and distribution of all file sizes and formats.”

Representing Promise's Indian connection was Yogesh Sardana, who is based in Mumbai.

Promise demonstrated its full range of solutions, including its complete shared storage solution, featuring Thunderbolt 3, for 4K environments, through its Pegasus3, SANLink 3, Atlas, TD-300 and VTrak D5000 offerings.

Promise Technology is a recognised global leader, with 30 years of experience in the storage industry. Promise creates innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of the IoT, Cloud, IT, Rich Media and Surveillance markets. From personal cloud appliances, to scalable enterprise IT Infrastructure, blazingly fast post-production tools, video security solutions and hyper-converged systems.

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
(Siraj Associates)

Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.

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