PowerFile, a developer of near-line optical storage and archival products, to implement Mac OS X support in its optical jukeboxes by fall. The move will let Mac OS X users store, manage, and archive their digital assets with PowerFile products, said Chris Stevens, CEO of PowerFile.
Plus, Mac OS X’s “robust” server platform will enable PowerFile’s products to further support companies’ Macintosh-based workgroup and enterprise environments, he added. Those products include the PowerFile Solo, a 200-disc DVD/CD jukebox designed for individual users. The new FireWire-based drive is available for US$899.
The PowerFile C200 Studio is a 200-disc DVD/CD jukebox that provides up to a terabyte of storage capacity for workgroups within enterprises and small offices. The dual-drive, FireWire connected system has a price tag starting at $1,799.
The PowerFile Enterprise Edition is a single drive letter access, networkable DVD/CD jukebox designed to give IT professionals a single-location from which to rapidly access and store digital files. The dual drive, $4,999 Enterprise Edition provides up to a terabyte of storage, holds 200 discs, and includes a host adapter card.
The PowerFile Solo Writer is a $2,999 read/write solution that combines the flexibility of a DVD/CD jukebox with the high storage writing capacity of DVD-RAM, for archiving, backing-up or writing large graphic files, video or corporate documents, Stevens said. The FireWire connected Solo Writer holds up to 200 discs and provides a terabyte of storage capacity.