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NASCAR Media Group and Spectra Logic Cross Finish Line with SNW Award

Spectra T950 Customer Wins SNW Award for Best Practices in Video Storage

BOULDER, Colo.—May 1, 2008 –NASCAR Media Group has been honored in Computerworld’s Best Practices in Storage Awards Program, in the ‘Selecting and Deploying a Storage Network’ category at Storage Networking World (SNW). NASCAR Media Group’s Spectra® T950, combined with Front Porch software, will store more than 50,000 hours of video footage, including NASCAR-related events, TV programs, movies, commercials and other broadcast data.

 “The sport of NASCAR is filled with rich history, colorful characters, thrilling finishes and unfolding drama.  We are excited to now have the means for accurately preserving the sport's fascinating past along with the unforgettable moments being created each week," said Scott Rinehart, director of internal operations at NASCAR media group. "NASCAR media group selected the Spectra T950 due to its high storage density and low power consumption which meets environmental requirements in our facility.  We are now assured that the visual history of NASCAR as well as the great moments to come will be well preserved and accessible for all our fans.”


SNW hosts the "Best Practices in Storage" Awards Program bi-annually. Five categories are presented with five finalists and one top honoree recognized in each.


“Spectra Logic has enjoyed ‘riding shotgun’ with NASCAR Media Group throughout the product implementation, and is proud to offer a digital asset archiving service for a sport with such a rich history and exciting future ahead,” said Brian Grainger, VP of Federal and Southeast US sales for Spectra Logic.


NASCAR Media Group uses its new implementation to preserve and archive high-resolution video files that comprises the previously broadcasted history of NASCAR.


About Spectra Logic Corporation                                                                                                                     
Spectra Logic is the leading innovator in data archive and backup. We help customers all over the world protect data with power-efficient products that let users reduce risk, lower cost and save time. Spectra Logic’s archive and backup products are designed specifically for secondary storage needs and are compatible with every major tape and disk format.

About NASCAR Media Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                

NASCAR Media Group is the sanctioning body’s new business resulting from the merger of NASCAR Images and LA-based NASCAR Digital Entertainment. The single unit creates content for media and fans and develops new opportunities to expand the reach of the sport and bring additional value to its partners. NASCAR Media Group is a rights management, content production, distribution and entertainment company designed to better enhance the fan experience.


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