Atempo Signs root6 to Resell its Digital Content Archiving Platform to UK Film and Post-Production Firms

Richmond, LONDON- Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced that it has signed root6, a supplier of technology to the UK broadcast, film and post-production communities, to resell its Atempo Digital Archive (ADA) and Atempo Time Navigator (ATN) solutions to data-intensive environments across the media and entertainment industries.

The partnership supports Atempo's growing momentum in the creative industry. It gives root6 customers the benefit of Atempo's backup, recovery and file archiving software solutions that are designed to simplify the data management process and integrate into their project workflows. root6 will feature Atempo's cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions in its state-of-the-art post-production demonstration facility in Soho, central London.

root6 boasts an impressive customer list including, among others, The BBC, Channel 5, MTV, The Moving Picture Company, The VTR Group, The Farm, Molinare and London South Bank University. File-based workflow experts in film and television environments, root6 has partnered with facilities of all sizes to enable them to achieve operational and commercial objectives.

Mark Jackson, sales director at root6, said: "There is a growing need among our larger customers for a robust, richly-featured and fully-integrated data protection and digital content archiving platform that supports complex and expanding data-intensive workflow processes. After extensively evaluating the Atempo platform, we were impressed with how it suited many of our customers' cross-platform environments where the protection of high-value digital assets is a business imperative."

"As one of the UK's most experienced technology consulting firms for the film and post-production industry, root6 offers a high degree of technical competence and a deep understanding of its customers' priorities and processes. As such, partnering with such an established player represents a major milestone for Atempo and emphasizes our commitment to deliver best of breed data protection and archiving solutions to our media customers such as Deluxe Digital, Efilm, Reelz Channel, National Film Board of Canada and new prospective customers," said St├ęphane Kirchacker, managing director, Northern Europe and business development at Atempo.

About Atempo Digital Archive (ADA)
ADA goes beyond preservation and hierarchal storage management (HSM), to play a particularly active role in the day-to-day workflow. Today, more organizations require creative data to be retained at different stages in its lifecycle. Raw data, edited files and final projects need to be stored, as any version may need to be leveraged for future projects.

ADA's critical integration with Final Cut Server and transparency to end-users allows those individuals to easily archive at various steps in the content creation process and pull information into and out of the archives as needed. This integration enables users to transfer fixed-content media assets stored in Final Cut Server into a wide number of long-term storage devices by simply using the native Final Cut Server interface.

About Atempo Time Navigator (ATN)
Atempo Time Navigator ensures that valuable data is backed up and fully protected. In the event of lost or damaged files, the powerful software allows users to easily recover their project data through the simple Time Navigation restore interface. Both products are fully compatible with Mac, Windows and UNIX environments, and support the widest range of storage media in the industry.

About root6
Formed more than ten years ago by a group of senior ex-Avid employees, root6 complements its reseller activity with facility-wide technical support, a systems integration arm and the product development division, ROOT6 Technology. More details at: www.root6.com

About Atempo
Atempo enables organisations to protect, manage, archive, and recover digital information simply and effectively, across any infrastructure, on any platform, over any period of time. Atempo provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated software solutions, including backup and recovery of servers, continuous data protection of workstations and laptops, and long-term archiving of files and email messages. Atempo simplifies the management of data throughout its entire lifecycle by providing unprecedented visibility and control over data growth, infrastructure cost, and risk mitigation. Atempo serves thousands of customers around the world through a sales and support network of over 200 resellers and partners. Learn more about Atempo at www.atempo.com.

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