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Inline powers Al Hurra

Al-Hurra, the new, US-backed Arabic-language all-digital satellite television network is powered by high capacity MorStor TF465 array servers from Inline Corporation. All the components of the TV station were chosen, built and integrated by TGS, a Chantilly, VA integrator.

Al-Hurra, the new, US-backed Arabic-language all-digital satellite television network is powered by high capacity MorStor TF465 array servers from Inline Corporation. All the components of the TV station were chosen, built and integrated by TGS, a Chantilly, VA integrator.

Part of the requirement for Al Hurra was that it must be able to handle 24/7 operations. Inline’s MorStor TF465 storage array servers were chosen to handle the video and data because of their storage capacity. Each Fault Tolerant MorStor TF465 Fibre Channel storage array can handle up to 35T/bytes and provides the customer with more than 40 GB/sec of throughput -- more than enough to handle the performance requirements of this fully digital station. The arrays are expandable and can handle Al Hurra's planned expansion into other Arabic speaking countries.

"We are proud to be a part of this historic all digital satellite TV station," commented John Tibbitts, CEO, Inline. "We are also proud to be supporting the State Department's mission by providing a superior performing and reliable product. We have designed our entire MorStor family for this purpose -- to operate in mission critical situations where failure is not an option."

Based in Virginia, Al Hurra has a complete TV production facility built from scratch. The facility accommodates camera feeds, editing stations, animation design, and other functions -- all feeding into the Inline storage array. The output of the array is than beamed via satellite to the Middle East.

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