German integrator and distributor Starline Computer will be enabling cross-platform workflows in Hall 7 with an immersive demonstration of its networking products.

Designed to deliver flexible cross-system connectivity with remote workers, across both Windows and Mac platforms, the Starline stand will host a comprehensive demonstration to include backup and archiving procedures.


Starline will show a complete media workflow at IBC

With a 100GbE Netgear switch as a central hub, Starline’s TrueNAS backup appliance provides secure data backup with archived tasks protected by an Overland LTO library. Archiware P5 stocks up the archive, while a Windows server with a GPU-accelerated RAID card (GRAID) forms the local instance with NVMe performance. At the same time, two Mac Pro computers access the shared NVMe-storage from Infortrend via 32Gbps Atto Fibre-Channel.

Starline claims the Areca SAN can supply up to nine clients with Thunderbolt, providing all employees with 40Gbps connectivity to over 500TB “wherever they are”. This gives freelancers direct connectivity to the main switch via a remote computer to quickly synchronise individual projects.

Also on stand will be a mobile RAID system from Areca’s 8050T3U series that can provide mobile reporters with temporary storage and the ability to edit media on the move. It enables Thunderbolt storage with battery or solar power and is available with a 12v connection. LTO archiving is possible via an SAS expansion port.

Stand Number: 7.D15

Company: Starline Computer