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JPL Sees Huge Efficiencies in Productivity with Small Tree Technology

December 10, 2009 by Joe DiBenedetto

Location: Harrisburg, PA
Industry: Integrated communications
Working Environment: Final Cut, Adobe After Effects, Pro Tools

A strategic, integrated communications company, JPL helps businesses and organizations with their branding and marketing, web development, video production, e-Learning solutions and meetings and events. The company’s diverse client-base includes Hershey Company, Harsco and Giant Food Stores. 

CHALLENGE

With six video editing suites, three Adobe After Effects workstations for 3D motion graphics, two full Pro Tools suites, an encoding center for digital media distribution, two full production studios and a control room with linear editing capabilities JPL was in desperate need to migrate from working off of “sneaker net” drives from suite to suite to a single, cost-effective shared storage solution to meet tight deadlines imposed by its corporate clients.

SOLUTIONJPL Office

To streamline its workflow, JPL installed Small Tree’s GraniteSTOR shared storage technology with its unique OS X networking capabilities supporting multiple Ethernet ports, tightly integrated with Apple’s built in file sharing system. The GraniteSTOR solution incorporates Small Tree’s PEG6, a 6-port Ethernet card with the Edge-corE ES4524D, a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch certified to work with Small Tree’s technology. Small Tree’s system works seamlessly with JPL’s Final Cut Server and the company is seeing huge efficiencies in productivity.

MAXIMIZING WORKFLOW

Small Tree is the Mac Networking Expert specializing in affordable Ethernet-based networking and shared storage products for the Media and Entertainment industry. Consisting of networking developers who have extensive experience in high performance computing, Small Tree’s team knows how to achieve the demanding application requirements of Mac customers.

Respected throughout the creative industry, Small Tree’s customers include many of the industry’s leading facilities, as well as a growing number of smaller production houses who require greater throughput while paying close attention to their bottom line. Additionally, a number of the industry’s giants, including Apple and Intel, often look to Small Tree to support their existing technology.


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