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Antex launches 'Media Director'

Antex Electronics Corp. has introduced the "Antex Media Director," a TiVo Inc.-like device for reviewing and manipulating dailies in digital. The system has a 100-gigabyte
internal hard drive, along with a digital audio- and video-playback system.
Because it's disk-based, users have random access to clips.

The system works by first encoding the video into digital form so it can be
transferred to a central media server. Users who have permission to access the
video will be connected via a broadband connection that allows for the
downloading of material.

Each Media Director unit costs a little under $2,000.