Tekserve Named Cache-A Top North American Reseller

NEW YORK--()--Tekserve, New York’s largest independent Apple retailer and consultancy for nearly 25 years, was named the leading North American reseller by Cache-A at the 2012 NAB Show. Offering localized support and consulting services, Tekserve is the top national retailer of Cache-A’s full suite of archiving appliances, specifically targeted at content creation professionals.

Tekserve was among the first companies to collaborate with HBO and Offhollywood to deploy Cache-A’s enhanced Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technology with their archive appliances. LTFS is particularly crucial for media and entertainment enterprises that need storage solutions that effectively safeguard their content, increase data mobility and share content organization-wide.

“LTFS is a great idea, but many early implementations need work,” said Pliny, CIO of Offhollywood in New York. “Cache-A’s solution is the rare exception; our Pro-Cache appliance handles LTFS beautifully. We recently started partnering with HBO to archive certain digital media assets to LTFS LTO-5, and we couldn’t be happier with the workflow.”

As the content creation community’s demands evolve to keep pace with emerging technologies, Tekserve recently expanded their solution set to offer enhanced support across all content creation solutions. Building on their existing capabilities as North America’s technology resource, professionals can now tap into the additional offerings behind vital areas of conception to completion;

  • Video Post Production
  • Live Video and Audio Production
  • Broadcast Automation
  • Studio Workflow and Design
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Workflow Design

“We understand the unique needs of content creation professionals facing an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Paul Chesek, vice president of sales, Tekserve. “Our relationship with Cache-A is vital to our creative community of digital professionals. Their high quality solutions are the cornerstone in digital archiving and complement our growing suite of solution offerings and consultation services.”

Content creation professionals have experienced the benefits of Cache-A’s solutions for their production, postproduction and broadcasting needs since 2008. Specific features included in the interface are:

  • File Manager Utility: File moving that avoids issues with Finder/Explorer
  • URL Encoding: Allows archiving of file names with illegal characters
  • Networked: LTFS volumes are made available across a LAN
  • Indexed: Every tape is searchable and can have additional metadata for every file, folder and tape
  • Easy Formatting of Media: No shell command line is required
  • Easy Mount and Unmount: No shell command line and no locked eject due to folders in use
  • No Client-side Software: Every computer can instantly work with it

About Cache-A Corporation

The expert in LTFS applications and the winner of Creative Cow’s Blue Ribbon Award for NAB 2011 for “Best Archiving System,” Cache-A is a leading supplier of network attached archive appliances for the media and entertainment industry. Cache-A’s archive appliances can easily archive source masters for production or entire projects for postproduction using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry standard LTFS or tar format on LTO-5 media. www.Cache-A.com

About Tekserve

Tekserve Business Solutions helps CIOs and technology decision-makers best integrate solutions into the complex heterogeneous IT environment in the enterprise and includes Tekserve’s renowned Pro solutions, rich media production, storage and advisory services. Our solutions practice is complimented by the Tekserve retail store, built specifically for consumers who want the best possible experience buying and using Apple products.


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Articulate Communications Inc.
Ashleigh Egan, 212-255-0080