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Rorke Integrates Tandberg LTO-5 Tape Automation

Tandberg Data and Rorke Data announced that Rorke will integrate Tandberg’s LTO Ultrium 5 tape automation systems into its line of Digital Content Archive (DCA) products for the broadcast and entertainment industries.

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Tandberg Data and Rorke Data Partner to Provide Bundled Digital Content Archive (DCA) Solutions for Content Creation and Workflows

Tandberg Data LTO-5 tape automation systems enable Rorke’s DCA solutions to provide efficient, high capacity and low-cost archival storage for post-production, film workflow and broadcast environments

Westminster, Colo., (May 25, 2011): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection solutions, and Rorke Data, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company and a leading provider of computer storage and archive systems, today announced that Rorke will integrate Tandberg Data’s LTO-5 tape automation solutions, from entry-level to midrange StorageLibraries, into its line of DCA solutions for the broadcast and entertainment industries.

“Tandberg Data’s LTO-5 tape libraries, with their small, medium and large configurations, provide creative people with enhanced storage and archive functionality for the video, film and broadcast industries,” said Joe Rorke, vice president of marketing for Rorke Data. “Digital content archive (DCA) demands scalable and cost-effective solutions to allow for the manipulation, sharing and archiving of thousands of gigabytes of data a day. Rorke Data designed the new bundled DCA solutions for growth and expansion to meet the ever-increasing storage requirements of this exacting industry.”

The features of Rorke’s DCA solutions bundled with Tandberg Data tape automation products include:

• Multiple Media Tiers – Supports disk and tape for short- and long-term retention
• Tape-to-Tape Migration – Allows clients to maintain data when technology changes
• Automated Vaulting – For easy replication of content for offsite storage
• Media Agnostic – Compatible with LTO-4 or LTO-5 media
• Common File Type – System presentation allows open interface to many applications
• Varied Tape Library Support – Scalable tape expansion reducing nearline storage requirements
• Ease of System Integration – Network-attached or SAN-based
• Software compatibility – Works seamlessly with media asset management software and integrated system software

“We are very excited that Rorke has chosen Tandberg Data LTO-5 tape automation solutions as the key medium to archive digital workflow content,” said Scott Petersen, senior vice president of U.S. sales for Tandberg Data. “Our long history of providing world-class tape automation solutions and the fact that tape still provides the most reliable and affordable archive medium, truly demonstrates that these products are ideally suited for media and entertainment markets.”

Tandberg Data Tape Automation
Tandberg Data LTO automation and tape solutions enable customers in the media and entertainment arena to significantly reduce the cost of video content management. With flexible capacity, high performance and scalable configurations, the Tandberg Data LTO-5 family of automation solutions provides capacities ranging from 18TB to 240TB (native), making them ideal for broadcast and video archival needs.

Rorke Data DCA solutions are available now through Rorke Data and authorized Rorke and Avnet resellers. For more information on this product line, please contact Joe Rorke at For questions regarding Tandberg Data’s portfolio of tape automation devices and LTO media, please visit the Tandberg Data website at