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BoB National Provides 2M TV & Radio Programmes Online Supported by Infortrend's RAID

July 14, 2015, 9:00 UTC+3
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LONDON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BoB National is an innovative, shared online off-air TV and radio recording service by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) for the UK's education sector. With over 3,000 user sessions a day, it provides 2M TV and radio programmes through 60 TV and radio channels for users to choose and record from. Infortrend's EonStor DS RAID arrays were chosen as the ideal storage platform to sustain the task of content downloads, uploads, capture, edit and review.

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Specialised in providing educational, convenient access to television and radio programmes post-transmission, BUFVC attached a high importance to BoB's video/radio platform and storage hosting. They needed to be able to accommodate a high volume of views and downloads; the main storage requirements were high speed file access to deliver the content to end-users, fast write speed for capturing broadcast data, and high scalability for future expansion.

BUFVC adopted the proposal provided by Cambridge Imaging Systems, who have been developing media archive management systems for over two decades, and Infortrend's EonStor DS series was deployed as the main storage system for BoB. Infortrend's RAID systems have a proven track record and have been deployed by Cambridge Imaging Systems in several high profile projects.

"Infortrend's robust and reliable storage platform forms the bedrock of this high profile educational resource used for teaching and research across the UK. It was easy to deploy and has been dependable from day one," said Richard Wassall, Technical Project Manager at Cambridge Imaging Systems. 

Mr Wassall added: "I think the most important value of Infortrend's RAID storage solution is that it delivered piece of mind that the storage structure could support hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users at any one time. It enabled off-air content to be automatically repurposed for education without any major administrative overhead."

For more details about the BoB project, please click here

About BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

BoB National is a shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. It enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programmes from 60+ TV and radio channels. For more information, please click

About British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)

BUFVC is a representative body which promotes the production, study and use of moving image, sound and related media in higher education, further education and research. For more information, please click here:

About Cambridge Imaging System

Cambridge Imaging Systems have been at the forefront of media management for more than 20 years, initially developing platforms to deliver mission critical services to the Ministry of Defence. Later, the software systems have been deployed in large-scale projects for corporate and government organisations including: BBC, Channel 4, British Library, British Film Institute, The Imperial War Museum, Endemol, IMG Sports Video Archive, the ATP World Tour Archive and many, many more. For more information, please click here:

About Infortrend

Infortrend (Public TPE: 2495) has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions for businesses and organizations since 1993. Innovation joins impeccable quality thanks to a passionate team of professionals and an emphasis on in-house design, testing, and manufacturing. Infortrend storage delivers performance and scalability with the latest standards, backed by user friendly data services, personal after-sales support, and unmatched value. Core product families are EonStor DS, EonNAS, and ESVA.

Infortrend®, EonStor®, EonNAS®, and ESVA® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc., other trademarks property of their respective owners.

Infortrend Europe Ltd.
Agnieszka Wesolowska

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