01/10/2022

Polar Graphics to showcase brands’ latest innovations at IBC 2022

Polar Graphics, a UK leading distributor for the broadcast, post and pro-AV industries, has announced that it will be showcasing the latest developments from brands including StorageDNA on its stand (6.C28b) at IBC 2022.

The show takes place at the Amsterdam RAI from 9-12 September.

With more than 25 years’ experience of representing leading media brands, Polar Graphics is excited to be exhibiting at the first in-person IBC Show since 2019.

Among the solutions to be presented on its stand is DNAfabric 2.0, which is the latest release to StorageDNA’s cloud-optimised, unstructured data management toolset.

With this new update, StorageDNA maintains its long-term strategy of adding new tools that help clients meet the growing challenges of data backup, ransomware recovery, archiving and collaboration.

The highly scalable DNAfabric also continues to add greater connectivity options for workflows based in the cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google, Wasabi, Backblaze, LyveCloud) and on-premise (e.g. Avid Nexis, Quantum StorNext, Isilon, Qumolo, LucidLink, SNS, EditShare).

Key capabilities of DNAfabric 2.0 include cloud cost modelling, NAS scanning, multi-cloud transfers, object compression and acceleration, storage analysis, duplicate analysis and cleanup, and accelerated/automated Frame.io transfers.

The release provides a host of tools to detect early signs of hardware failure with the ability to backup or migrate to a new storage platform or cloud.

In addition to StorageDNA, Polar Graphics will be there to discuss the latest developments from Bluefish444, which manufactures a wide range of uncompressed video I/O cards, ingest appliances, capture & streaming software, and mini-converters for professional applications; and MagStor, a manufacturer offering Thunderbolt 3, SAS and FC desktop LTO tape drives and libraries scaling up to 280 slots.

Other brands distributed by Polar Graphics can be found elsewhere on the IBC show-floor, including image signal processing equipment specialist Apantac (10.A30); broadcast and IP monitoring, analysis and compliance software company Mediaproxy (7.B38); and live broadcasting hardware and software innovator Nagasoft (7.D45).

Peter Rowsell, managing director of Polar Graphics, comments: “It’s been three years since we have been able to meet our partners and customers at IBC in Amsterdam, so this show does have the sense of a long-awaited reunion!

“All of the brands that we represent have been extremely busy in the interim, pushing their innovation to new heights as broadcast & media workflows have continued to evolve at a remarkable rate.

“We look forward to many of the resulting new solutions being showcased to IBC visitors on our stand, 6.C28b, and those of our partners.”