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AIC and Ingram Micro Help Channel Partners Drive Success in Video Editing Environments with Avid Certified Xtore™ Storage Solutions


Powerful and cost-effective desktop Xtore™ StudioRAID™ subsystem optimized for video, audio, broadcast, film, and animation editing professionals

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., - February 23, 2010 - On the heels of debuting its Xtore ( Studio series of Avid Certified local storage subsystems, Advanced Industrial Computer Inc. (AIC), an industry leading storage and server OEM/ODM solutions provider, today announced that its Xtore StudioRAID™ 5Ti is now available in the U.S. through Ingram Micro Inc., (, (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company.

In support of the recent Xtore StudioRAID launch, Ingram Micro and AIC are working together to enable channel partners to effectively market, sell and support the new Xtore storage solutions which are proven interoperable with Avid Media Composer®, Symphony™ and NewsCutter® video editing solutions.

"Ingram Micro plays a pivotal role in helping our channel partners to accelerate the marketing and sales cycles around emerging technologies, solutions and services," said Tom Hogan, senior director, Ingram Micro Components Division, U.S. "AIC's Xtore storage solutions offer solid performance, reliability and scalability, as well as the assurance of Avid Certification. We are pleased to bring AIC's innovative Xtore storage technologies to market in the U.S. and help our channel partners take advantage of the growing sales opportunities within the professional video editing market."

Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti is a desktop RAID subsystem designed for high performance storage demand. With 12Gbps wide SAS bandwidth host and expansion interface supporting both SAS and SATA drives, Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti quadruples the standard data transfer rate of a conventional desktop SATA RAID subsystem. Ideal for digital video environments that requires a high level of data protection and performance, Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti utilizes the ATTO R380 leading RAID controller providing 3-Gb SAS/SATA II connectivity.

"Our long-standing relationship with Ingram Micro furthers our ability to provide a wider range of quality solutions for the professional video editing market at an unmatched value," said Gene Lee, senior vice president, AIC. "The Avid certification of the StudioRAID 5Ti means that it's rigorously tested and must pass strict design, inspection, performance and qualification criteria. Add in unique features and high performance and it becomes clear that Xtore is the optimum storage of choice for Avid editors around the world."

Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti will be available in late February with an MSRP of $4795 for a single unit of 5TB of reliable storage. Xtore StudioRAID 5Ti is part of a planned series of affordable Xtore Studio grade storage specifically optimized for content creators in film, video, audio, broadcast and animation.

About Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC)

Xtore™ is a brand of professional grade storage products created by Advanced Industrial Computer Inc., (AIC) ( AIC is a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions that meet the unique demands of a wide variety of markets. With in-house design, simulation, validation, and manufacturing, expertise along with an expansive selection of custom but off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, AIC is able to meet the tough requirements of high-mix but small-to-medium volume OEM customers. AIC is making the same storage technologies available to professional users by offering a line of Xtore branded storage solutions. Headquartered in City of Industry, California, AIC has offices and operations throughout the United States, Asia and Europe. For more information about Xtore products, please call (866)-800-0056 or visit

About Ingram Micro Inc.

As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit

Editor notes:

1. All Xtore and AIC news releases are posted on the AIC corporate website,

2. The Xtore, StudioRAID and AIC logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC)

3. Avid, Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc.

4. All other brands and names may be trademarks of their representative companies