Education app of the week: PureFlow for iPad

Education app of the week: PureFlow for iPad

If you’re looking for a really simple way to create flowcharts, you’d do well to take a look at PureFlow for iPad, which our Apple Education Trainers have recently been using in computing curriculum workshops.

What is PureFlow for iPad?

There’s nothing fancy about PureFlow (Aleksandr Kozlov, free); it’s simply a very easy way of creating flowcharts on iPad. Open up the app, tap to create a new flowchart and you have a blank canvas on which to create any kind of flowchart. Tap anywhere to create a start point, and branch out from there choosing different types of objects and dragging arrows to extend your chart outwards, drag elements around, and more. Once finished, you can share your flowchart via email, Facebook, Twitter, PDF, or save it as an image.


How can it benefit the classroom?

As mentioned, the team have been using PureFlow in computing workshops, helping to visualise ideas through mind maps and flowcharts (maths, design, even projects in creative subjects like English and drama). But it could really be used in any subject, both for presentation and in the concept and planning stages of a project to share ideas with teachers and peers, as having a visual aid is a great way to help people make decisions.

What’s the best feature?

We’ve tried a few different flowchart apps, but for basic flowcharting, PureFlow really can’t be beat. In fact, its lack of bells and whistles is probably its greatest feature (that, and the fact that it’s completely free too).

Where can I get it?

PureFlow (Aleksandr Kozlov, free) is completely free to download. You can get it on the App Store, or here on iTunes.

– Missed our last app review? Catch up with Videon for iPad here.

Find out more about our favourite apps and Apple iPad for the classroom. Get in touch with the team on 03332 409 306, email, follow @Jigsaw24Edu on Twitter or ‘Like’ our Jigsaw24 Education Facebook page for all the latest technology in education news, reviews and articles.

Win a Wacom Bamboo Spark by tweeting us your creations

Win a Wacom Bamboo Spark by tweeting us your creations

Want to win a Wacom? We have a Wacom Bamboo Spark with Gadget Pocket worth £118 up for grabs, and all you need to do to get your hands on it is tweet us a pic of the best work you’ve created using any Wacom tablets, before the 29th October.

How do I enter?

To be in with a chance of winning, send us any piece of creative work you have designed using a Wacom product via our Twitter account (@WeAreJigsaw24). This could be anything from a favourite illustration you’ve crafted with your Intuos Pro, your best Photoshop retouching work on a Cintiq, or simply a quick sketch made with your Bamboo tablet.

About the Wacom Bamboo Spark

The Bamboo Spark is a smart folio that enables you to save your handwritten notes and sketches digitally. Simply write or sketch by hand, press a button on the centre of the folio, and your ideas are saved digitally for editing, archiving, sharing and accessing anywhere. Read more here.

What’s the small print?

The only caveat to entering our Wacom Bamboo Spark competition is that you must be a UK resident, and we can’t ship the prize anywhere outside the UK. The competition closes on 29th October. We will then randomly choose the two winning designs and announce the two competition winners via our Twitter account (@WeAreJigsaw24) on Tuesday 10th November, as well as posting the winning creations here on our blog.

We look forward to seeing your great creative work!


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Buyers’ Guide: iPhone for business

Buyers’ Guide: iPhone for business

Using iPhone in business is nothing new. In fact, Apple’s iOS accounted for 66% of enterprise device activations for the third quarter of 2015. That’s compared to 31% Android, and just 2% Windows Phone.*

So clearly uptake is on the rise among business users. But with a range of different handsets available, and with the new iPhone SE joining the lineup as of Spring 2016, the question isn’t whether your business should go for iPhone, or whether to upgrade from older iPhone models, but just which model should you plump for?

Each iPhone comes with the same inherent benefits that make them attractive to enterprise – a secure iOS platform, built-in and third party apps for business, integration into the Apple ecosystem and your business systems, and fast, smooth deployment – but a few subtle differences between the hardware and internal architecture could sway your decision on which iPhone is right for your business. Below, we take a look at the current crop of iPhone models, including iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iPhone SE. As always though, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team for advice on iPhone in business, and the deployment services we can offer.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Ideal for: Businesses who want the fastest phone, with the best connectivity


iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are the latest additions to the iPhone stable, and add quite a few features and improvements worth noting, including a lighter, tougher build. Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, summed up the new models as “the most advanced iPhones ever, with 7000 series aluminum, ion-strengthened glass, the new 64-bit A9 chip, 12-megapixel iSight and 5-megapixel FaceTime HD cameras, faster Touch ID, LTE and WiFi.”

The 3D Touch feature, only available on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, senses pressure to enable new gestures like Peek and Pop, which lets you dip in and out of content like attachments without losing your place, and Quick Actions give you shortcuts to the things you do most – a handy boost for anyone who is constantly pinging off emails to the same people, for example.

It uses Apple’s third-generation 64-bit A9 chip, giving 70% faster CPU and 90% faster GPU performance than the A8 chip in the previous generation of iPhone and, in conjunction with iOS 9, will give you longer overall battery life. You can also enjoy advanced wireless technologies including faster WiFi and LTE Advanced, with support for up to 23 LTE bands – the most in any smartphone – for those international business jaunts.

As with the iPhone 6 before it, Apple have given the option of two different sizes for the 6s – the 4.7″ iPhone 6s, and the 5.5″ iPhone 6s Plus. Aside from the size of the screen and the resolution, the feature set is identical between the two, so which size you opt for depends very much on what kind of user you are. If you type a lot of emails and notes, and prefer to see content in a little more detail, then go for the 6s Plus; if you’d prefer something slightly more pocket-sized, it’s the 6s for you. This iteration of iPhone are also the only ones that are available in gold, and the new, fancy rose gold colours, should that sway your decision.

iPhone 6s Plus

– 5.5″ (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen next-generation Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology and Taptic Engine.

– 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi with 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.

– Available in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

Prices start from £515.50 ex VAT at Jigsaw24.

iPhone 6s

– 4.7″(diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen next-generation Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology and Taptic Engine.

– 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.

– Available in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

Prices start from £439 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Ideal for: Those who want the latest design, but don’t need all the extras


If the new advancements in iPhone 6s mentioned above like 3D Touch, A9 chip and an improved camera don’t exactly get you going, it could be worth looking at iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, launched in late 2014. Design-wise, you would be very hard-pushed to spot the difference – unless you’re looking at a gold or rose gold version – as iPhone 6 uses exactly the same sleek, machined aluminium design, featuring the Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.

You still get an A8 chip with 64‑bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor, which makes your iOS user experience smooth and speedy, plus an 8MP camera on the back, which is more than enough for taking quality snaps while on the move. Crucially, iPhone 6 is slightly cheaper, starting from £382 ex VAT for a 16GB handset, if the price of the iPhone 6s just nudges its way out of your budget.

iPhone 6 Plus

– 5.5″ (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.

– 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi with 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

– Available in silver and space grey.

Prices start from £449 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

iPhone 6

– 4.7″ (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.

– 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

– Available in silver and space grey.

Prices start from £382 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

iPhone SE

Ideal for: Businesses who want to move to iOS for the first time

iPhone SE at Jigsaw24
If having the hardware design of the iPhone 6 and 6s doesn’t bother you too much, a good – and ultimately more affordable – bet would be Apple’s new 4″ iPhone SE. Apple are positioning this as both an option for those users who prefer a smaller phone, and who want a more entry-level option. The small size and price tag doesn’t mean it skimps on features and specs though, matching up to iPhone 6 in most departments, but being more akin to the old iPhone 5 in design.

They’re calling it the most powerful 4″ phone ever, with a 64-bit A9 chip that’s great for graphics- and processor-intensive apps, and their most advanced camera system – 12MP iSight, Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, Live Photos and 4K video capture, plus a front-facing cam with Retina flash to help you get the perfect selfie. Hey Siri, Touch ID and Apple Pay are all present and correct too, with battery improvements and speedy LTE and WiFi.

iPhone SE

– 4″ (diagonal) LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display.

– 1136×640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with 800:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

– Available in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

– Prices start from £439 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.


Want to know more about iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iPhone 5s? Give us a call on 03332 409 306, email or just pop your details in the form below and we’ll be in touch. For all the latest news and tips, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

*Source: Good Technology Mobility Index Report

How to buy apps with VPP Credit

How to buy apps with VPP Credit

When Apple first introduced their Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) – it was great news for schools using iPad, letting you easily buy multiple copies of apps, and dish them out to pupils’ devices via managed distribution (as well as getting you bulk discounts of 50% off on many apps too!).

The only problem with VPP previously was that you needed a credit card to facilitate the purchase – not the best way to buy for some schools. But now, with VPP Credit, you can simply pay for credit to use in the VPP App Store with a purchase order, meaning more flexible payments. And you can do it really easily through us, without needing to go to anyone else.

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for the Volume Purchase Programme

The first thing you’ll need to do, if you haven’t already, is enrol onto Apple’s Volume Purchase Programme (if you’ve done this already, you can happily skip to Step 2). You’ll need to set up an Apple ID for your institution by entering your details and your institution’s details before verifying your contact details and Apple reviewing your application.

Sign up for VPP here.

2. Buy your VPP Credit

Once you’re enrolled, you can now actually buy your VPP Credit. Just send us, as an Apple Authorised Reseller, a purchase order from your school with the following information, so we can begin to process your order:

– Amount of VPP Credit required (please only use increments of £1).

– First and last name of VPP account holder (the one you set up in Step 1).

– Email address on VPP account.

– School name (if the order comes from the LA, they need to state your school name).

– The part code you need to order for VPP Credit is: D6701Z/A – VPP Credit for Education.

We’ll then process your order, and when it’s ready, you’ll receive an email from Apple sent to the email address registered to your VPP account, with a link to a secure inbox which you can use to access VPP Credit for your institution.

3. Use the secure inbox to purchase apps
You can now sign in to the secure inbox with your Apple ID and, after signing in, download a spreadsheet with a redemption code for each VPP Credit order. Now, use this code to start buying apps and books from the VPP Store. You’ll have four weeks to download VPP Credit from the secure inbox. After that time, you (or we) can resend the VPP Credit.
 4. Distribute apps to devices

Once you’ve bought your apps, it’s now time to distribute them to your iPad deployment. VPP makes it easy to push out content to student and staff devices, letting you distribute to selected devices either through USB with a Mac and Apple Configurator or over the air via a mobile device management (MDM) solution. MDM solutions will let you control the entire distribution process, assigning apps to users, and revoking and re-assigning unused app licences.

Of course, if you do have any trouble at any step of the process – from setting up VPP to purchasing credit to distributing content – don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for help on the details below.

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Last chance to save when you move to Adobe Creative Cloud!

Last chance to save when you move to Adobe Creative Cloud!

We really mean it this time. If you’re still on old versions of Creative Suite, you only have until 27th November 2015 to migrate over to Adobe Creative Cloud (and save a cool £543 over three years). After that, you’ll only be able to buy new, full price seats, so it’s definitely time to make the move!

Adobe have been offering discounted migration pricing ever since they first launched Creative Cloud (way back in 2012!), so the fact that it will no longer be available is a really big deal for anyone who hasn’t moved over to Cloud yet. And they’re making migration an even more enticing prospect by also reintroducing their three year price lock.

Calculating Creative Cloud costs

Now for the money bit. Adobe migration pricing costs £455 ex VAT per seat for a 12 month term, but with the three year price lock taken into account, seats purchased now at £455 will be locked in for the next two renewals – which all saves you a whopping £543 per seat. After 27th November, however, new licences can only be purchased at the standard cost of £636 ex VAT for a 12 month term. It’s a massive opportunity for anyone who hasn’t yet migrated, as well as anyone who is looking to expand their estates, especially when you consider everything you get in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams

Why migrate to Creative Cloud?

We don’t really need to tell you that using legacy versions of software means you’re missing out on all the new features and workflow improvements that have come out since Adobe moved to Creative Cloud, not to mention the issue of file compatibility. For more info on how it works, check out our handy Adobe Creative Cloud infographic here, or for more on the new features, Adobe tutorials, customer stories and tons of other Adobe resources, head to our Adobe Creative Cloud hub.

Migrate to Creative Cloud now

To migrate to Adobe Creative Cloud and take advantage of this limited time offer, you’ll need to get your orders in before 27th November. Just give us a call on 03332 409 251 or email and we’ll sort you out!

Interested in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams? Give us a call on 03332 409 251 or email For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Jigsaw24 scoop Blackmagic Design Outstanding Achievement award

Jigsaw24 scoop Blackmagic Design Outstanding Achievement award

It’s official – we’re excellent. Or at least, that’s what Blackmagic Design think, handing us an Outstanding Achievement award for excellence in distribution. We’re really proud of being honoured with such an achievement, so we want to say a big thanks to everyone at BMD!

The award was dished out at the Blackmagic Design dealer briefing on 10th September by Director of Channel Sales at Blackmagic Design, Tim Siddons, and our very own solutions and business development guru Jamie Allan went up to receive it. There were no Gwyneth/Kanye-style speeches, but Jamie and everyone at Jigsaw24 was very chuffed to be recognised by Blackmagic Design (just check out that proud dad look in the pic below). Now we just need to find somewhere to display the shiny statuette!


Jigsaw24 and Blackmagic Design

We like to think our close relationship with Blackmagic Design stood us in good stead for the award. As well as excelling in distribution (we were the first in the UK to get our hands on their Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera), we’re also the UK’s sole provider of the DaVinci Resolve for Linux systems, as well as the leading provider of DaVinci Resolve for Mac, so it’s safe to say we know Blackmagic Design pretty well.

On top of all that, we now have our Soho service and customer experience centre, featuring our Steampunk demo room which is completely kitted out with the Blackmagic Design Resolve panel, as well as the Avid Pro Tools | S6 surface, and more.

Exclusive Resolve 12 and Cintel Scanner launch

To further boost our Blackmagic Design credentials, we’re even playing host to the official Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 launch at our place in Soho. During the day we’ll be showing Resolve 12 running on Linux, Mac and Windows, with stations set up to show project collaboration, editing and grading. We’ll also be showing the latest versions of the Cintel Film Scanner and Fusion Studio fresh from IBC. During the evening, we’ll be welcoming a series of special guest speakers to present on their experiences using these products in the real world. Just pop your details in the form below to RSVP!

Want to know more about Blackmagic Design products? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email For all the latest news, follow @Jigsaw24Video on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

NewTek expand lineup with new TriCaster Mini HD-SDI

NewTek expand lineup with new TriCaster Mini HD-SDI

A little over a year after releasing the original TriCaster Mini, NewTek are at it again with a brand new HD-SDI model. TriCaster Mini HD-4 SDI gives users a choice between professional SDI I/O and the HDMI version of TriCaster Mini, meaning professionals have even more scope to transform presentations into engaging multimedia content that looks like network-style TV. 

“The SDI version of TriCaster Mini is a direct response to feedback we’ve received from SDI camera owners who like the form factor and small size coupled with its comprehensive capabilities,” said Dr Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek.

“We’re pleased to offer customers a choice of models to support either their SDI or HDMI equipment depending on preference. Not only professionals, people in every industry are seeking to deliver their messages like seasoned television professionals in order to engage their audiences. No other system in the world makes it as easy for them to create sophisticated broadcast content, webcasts, and presentations and stream them live, publish to social media or upload to a website from the office, an event, or any location with an internet connection.”

Why TriCaster Mini HD-4 SDI?

Just as with the original TriCaster Mini, the new SDI version features a whole host of features and creative tools for producing multi-camera content from anywhere. It lets you:

– Mix different visual sources.

– Overlay logos, presentations, charts, titles, media files and animations.

– Import your own branding elements and have them appear in transitions and animations.

– Incorporate a slideshow and web pages from another computer.

– Replace solid backgrounds with a simulated environment.

– Webcast programmes on a live video stream.

– Post clips to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and your own website.

– Have guest speakers call in from their webcams.

– Record the programme so people can watch it on demand.

– Record all camera footage simultaneously so you can edit the programme.

– Make keyboard shortcuts for sophisticated sequences with one touch.

Where can I get it?

NewTek’s TriCaster Mini HD-4 SDI is available to pre-order now from Jigsaw24, with stock arriving soon. Just click on the banner to scope out specs and put an order in.



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IBC 2015: Excitement in Amsterdam as Sony unveil the PXW-FS5!

IBC 2015: Excitement in Amsterdam as Sony unveil the PXW-FS5!

Amsterdam, September 11th 2015: Sony has today announced the PXW-FS5, the latest addition to its rugged range of professional camcorders with superior creative features and flexible shooting. The versatile “grab and shoot” style PXW-FS5 provides unsurpassed on-the-go shooting in the most demanding of conditions, with stunning image choices and creative features. Complementing the successful PXW-FS7, this compact camcorder delivers high quality imagery suitable for a range of professional applications from event videography to corporate and online video production.

The PXW-FS5 is ergonomically designed with the user in mind; the 0.8kg lightweight body has excellent weight balance ensuring reliability and all-day comfortable handheld shooting, for almost any location, even airborne mounted on a drone. Ease of use for a variety of shooting applications is possible with the one-touch rotatable grip; all of the key controls are at the user’s fingertips allowing for ultimate shooting flexibility and instant switch between low or high angle shooting. In response to users demand for more ergonomic flexibility, the 3.5-inch type LCD panel can be attached to different positions on the handle or the compact camera body, further supporting easy handheld operation and offering customisable shooting.

Superb creative expression is visible through the inclusion of 4K XAVC high-definition shooting, with the Super35 ExmorTM CMOS sensor incorporating 11.6 million pixels and 8.3 million effective pixels, capturing detail and image texture that even HD sensors cannot see. The high sensitivity and large size of the sensor delivers background defocus, increased low-light sensitivity and lower image noise coupled with stunning picture quality. High quality imagery is further ensured by High Frame Rate cache recording at 10bit 4:2:2 Full HD and an incredibly high frame rate of up to 240fps, in 8 second bursts, which makes 1/10 times Super Slow Motion possible without sacrificing bit depth or loss of image quality.

The PXW-FS5 is the world’s first* Super35mm camcorder to feature built-in electronic variable ND filters, further expanding the depth of field representation by the large-format sensor and enabling flexible exposure control, encouraging the user to reach their full creative potential. Professionals can push their work to the next level with a high-end cinematography feel to footage, coupled with the mobile feel of the camcorder. Get the exact shot needed for a project, even in difficult shooting locations; as the compact power zoom E lens PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS( SELP18105G), provided in the PXW-FS5K kit model, enables zoom operation with one hand.

Integrating easily with other camera lenses, α Mount System offers unsurpassed compatibility with both Sony and third-party lenses. The PXW-FS5’s E-mount can take virtually any lenses, such as SLR lenses via an adaptor, as well as Sony’s E-mount and A-mount lenses; ensuring the camcorder adapts to multiple environments. Sony’s α Mount System and its enhanced interfaces include 3G-SDI, HDMI output and SD dual card slots. Also equipped with Wi-Fi and a Wired LAN terminal, the PXW-FS5 features enhanced network functions such as file transfer and streaming transmission.

Furthermore, the future firmware update will provide RAW output.

“Last year we launched the PXW-FS7 at IBC, which changed the way broadcast programmes and documentaries were made. With that in mind and building on the success of the PXW-FS7, we’re introducing a lighter more compact camcorder, the PXW-FS5,” said Claus Pfeifer, Strategic Marketing Manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe.

“The PXW-FS5 presents unrivalled flexibility coupled with complete creative control, equipping professionals with all the tools needed to exceed any brief. It stands apart in the current market as a comfortable handheld, lightweight camera, which at the same time delivers high quality imagery for content creation spanning; cinematic wedding videography, corporate footage, online and event videography. Professionals have all the practical and creative functionality at their disposal, leaving them without any limits to realise their full potential.”

Want to find out more? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email For all the latest IBC news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

IBC 2015: Blackmagic Design announce DeckLink Quad 2

IBC 2015: Blackmagic Design announce DeckLink Quad 2

IBC 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 11, 2015 – Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Quad 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution that puts the power of 8 DeckLink cards onto a single circuit board that plugs into a single PCI Express slot. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Quad 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Quad 2 will retail for $995.

DeckLink Quad 2 will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2015 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20.

This new model of DeckLink Quad 2 features 8 independent 3G-SDI connections so it can now work in high HD frame rates and it supports SDI formats in SD and HD up to 1080p60. Each SDI connection is completely independent, meaning that each of the 8 connections can input or output entirely different video standards and content streams, all at the same time. DeckLink Quad 2 can also capture and playback at the same time, and also includes a reference connection for black burst/tri-sync. Developers can use the SDK to configure the eight SDI connections to be any combination of inputs and outputs.

Featuring the latest, high performance 8 lane generation 2 PCI Express, DeckLink Quad 2 takes up only one single PCI slot in the computer, which makes it the perfect solution for system integrators and developers that need completely customizable, flexible I/O configurations on a single card. DeckLink Quad 2 appears as 8 independent SDI cards to the host computer, even though it only uses a single PCI Express slot and is ideal for use in servers that need to handle multiple video streams for both simultaneous capture and playback.

“Developers building playback servers have been asking us for ways to reduce equipment size,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “The new DeckLink Quad 2 is exciting because it’s like getting 8 independent SDI capture and playback cards in one! Best of all, the new SDK lets OEMs and developers control each SDI connection independently for incredible flexibility. This means customers can have any combination of inputs or outputs and for example they could have 8 inputs or 8 outputs or 1 input with 7 outputs or simply 4 inputs and 4 outputs. It’s really their choice and they can use the one card even when the systems they are building could vary from customer to customer.”

Availability and Price

The new DeckLink Quad 2 will be available in Q4 from US$995 from all Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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IBC 2015: G-Technology add brand new products to their Evolution Series

IBC 2015: G-Technology add brand new products to their Evolution Series

2015 IBC, Amsterdam (Hall 7, Stand 7.J31), September 9, 2015 – G-Technology, a leader in delivering premium storage solutions, today announced four new products in its Evolution Series, a flexible ecosystem of docking stations and interchangeable and expandable external hard drives and accessories that makes transferring, editing and distributing content more efficient, scalable and reliable.

The new products include the G-SPEED Studio XL with two ev Series Bay Adapters, ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition, G-DOCK ev Solo and the ev Series FireWire™ Adapter. Designed with creative professionals in mind, the new Evolution Series products provide the ultimate flexibility and customization for all workflows.


G-SPEED STUDIO XL with two ev Series Bay Adapters

The G-SPEED Studio XL with two ev Series Bay Adapters is a flexible, eight-bay Thunderbolt 2 storage solution, which comes with six enterprise-class hard drives and two integrated ev Series Bay Adapters. It offers professional content creators colossal capacity and huge performance. The integrated ev Series Bay Adapters accommodate all ev Series drive modules, enabling cross-functionality with the Evolution Series for enhanced workflow and productivity.

Configurable in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, & 10, it supports multi-stream compressed 4K workflows with extremely large volumes of data at transfer rates of up to 1,200MB/sec and has the ability to daisy-chain via dual Thunderbolt 2 ports. Complete with a three-year limited warranty and sleek black enclosure, this modular, enterprise-class solution provides optimal storage for demanding workflows. The G-SPEED STUDIO XL with two ev Series Bay Adapters will be available in October. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing for 18TB is $2,799.95, 24TB is $2,999.95, 36TB is $3,999.95 and 48TB is $4,999.95.

ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition

Designed to optimize and simplify a RED camera workflow, the ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition leverages high-performance connectivity for fast RED footage transfers and backup. Users can transfer content quickly from a RED MINI-MAG media1 card onto any G-DOCK ev docking station or G-SPEED Studio XL with ev Series Bay Adapters. When shooting on-the-go, simply slip it into the watertight protective ev Series All-Terrain Case3 for added protection. The ev Series Reader RED MINI-MAG Edition will be available in October. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $199.95.

G-DOCK ev Solo

For those who already have several G-DRIVE ev modules, the G-DOCK ev Solo is a convenient and flexible USB 3.0 docking solution for shared environments, including studios, labs and classrooms. Simply insert an existing Evolution Series hard drive module into the G-DOCK ev Solo to transfer, edit and backup with ease. When paired with the G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev RaW, G-DRIVE ev 220 or the G-DRIVE ev SSD, the G-DOCK ev Solo can easily store up to 2TBs of data and transfer content at rates up to 400MB/s, making it is ideal for a variety of workflows. The G-DOCK ev Solo will be available in October. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $99.95 with ev Drive modules sold separately.

ev Series FireWire Adapter

The ev Series FireWire Adapter easily attaches to your ev Series drive, enabling you to connect to an existing FireWire 800 port on your computer. Connect your G-DRIVE ev RaW, G-DRIVE ev, G-DRIVE ev 220 or G-DRIVE ev SSD to your computer via one of two FireWire 800 ports or daisy-chain them with ease so you can access personal and/or professional files, photos, videos, music and more. The ev Series FireWire Adapter is available today. Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $49.95.

“Our goal at G-Technology is to create reliable and cross-functional products that meet the needs of all creatives, and we’ve done just that with our Evolution Series,” said Mike Williams, vice president and general manager, G-Technology. “Whether on set or in the field, as capacity or performance needs grow, our customers can simply expand and scale by using more external hard drive modules with G-DOCK ev docking station solutions or the G-SPEED Studio XL to easily separate and organize projects, shuttle dailies or proxies, or deliver final work to clients.”

“I’m constantly working in different environments around the world, and I need products that will adapt to my dynamic workflow,” said Aaron Lieber, surf cinematographer and filmmaker. “The Evolution and Studio Series were crucial in helping me win the 2015 REDirect Surf competition and these new additions will make my workflow even easier, allowing me to focus on making more great films.”

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