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Quantum Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award for Pivotal Innovations in Broadcast Workflows
Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 01:19:36 PM

Hierarchical Storage Management Developments Highlight Quantum's Early Role as an Innovation Leader

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Corp. (OTCPK: QMCO) today announced it has been honored with a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for the company's contributions to the development of Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) systems. The award underscores Quantum's commitment to industry innovation, as well as its expertise in helping professionals in the media and entertainment industry manage their complex media workflows. Quantum's StorNext®, which combines a high-speed file system with data management software, incorporates HSM technology and has been widely adopted by the media and entertainment industry to address the growing problem of sharing, preserving, and analyzing massive volumes of unstructured data.

"StorNext products are the top choice of leading broadcast, post-production, sports production and corporate video entities around the world for efficiently managing today's fast-moving collaborative workflows," said Jamie Lerner, President and CEO, Quantum. "We're honored to be recognized by NATAS for our contributions to this vibrant industry. I look forward to accepting our award at NAB, where we'll be unveiling the latest innovations in StorNext."

"The Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949 and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come," said Adam Sharp, CEO & President, NATAS. "We look forward to honoring Quantum for the company's contribution to HSM system development at NAB Show, where the intersection of innovation, technology and excitement in the future of television can be found."

The Impact of HSM on the Broadcast IndustryHSM technologies fundamentally changed the way content is stored in the media and entertainment world and paved the path to today's modern workflows. The introduction of HSM into media customer sites started in 1996, fundamentally changing distribution workflows and creating an early platform for shared content. Today, shared storage is a requirement for collaboration and workflow enablement. With newer technologies such as NVMe, the same tiering fundamentals first used to tier to tape are now used to handle a modern migration of NVMe to lower-cost storage.

Other Recent Industry Accolades for QuantumQuantum has received numerous awards for its products, many of which incorporate StorNext as a central element. Recent honors include:

  • 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards
  • 2019 ProductionHUB Award of Excellence
  • 2019 TVB Europe Best of Show
  • 2019 CSI Award – Best Data Storage Solution
  • 2019 Digital Media World Awards, Special Merit – Post-Production Storage Category

About the Technology & Engineering Emmy AwardsThe 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards event will take place in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at the NAB Show at the Wynn Encore Hotel and Spa on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. The Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards are awarded to a living individual, a company, or a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies that either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected television. A committee of highly qualified engineers working in television considers technical developments in the industry and determines which, if any, merit an award.

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