Initial details of our debut product the SolidStore are now available on our website.
The SolidStore aims to serve as a flexible on-set data transfer/backup device - allowing for hassle-free transfer of media from RED CF or RED Drive to redundant removable hard drives. It is faster and easier than using a laptop on set, and a lot easier. All files are coped two the two drives and verified as they are copied.
We're currently working on prototypes, and expect to be able to offer a production model in Q3 2008 (hopefully sooner). Our hardware platform is very flexible and has been spec'd to allow future support for XDCAM EX and P2 media, and to be expandable to support other flash and drive based professional acquisition formats as they arrive.
We are very open to suggestion, and will be providing more information as we finalise more details of the product.
The SolidStore is not intended to replace a laptop for things like shot review but instead intended to work alongside those tools, but also allow for an easy data offload workflow in situations where a more involved on-set DIT setup isn't required. Featuring Gigabit Ethernet, the SolidStore allows for easy file access from on-set computers.
So, let us know what you think. What do you need to see in an device like this?