Official Archiving solution for Xinet Digital Asset Management

In any business where massive files are part of the daily work, they need to be managed by a system that is powerful, easy to use and reliably protects the valuable assets. The ideal combination to achieve this is a Digital Asset Management System (DAM) and an Archiving solution.

Advantages of the Xinet/OnFile/P5 Solution:

  • Cross-platform solution for Mac, Linux and Solaris
  • Seamless integration through InPress OnFile
  • Archive and restore using Archiware P5, triggered from Xinet interface

  • Automated, rule based archiving processes
  • Economic use of precious online storage space
  • Professional long-term storage on LTO tape
  • Tape cloning for offsite storage
  • Parallelization for higher performance (multiple drives only)

Xinet - Streamline your creative workflow

Xinet by North Plains is a Digital Asset Management System aimed primarily at media and design companies. Their files are managed in a visual database and can be organized according to individual requirements. This database can be access from any web browser and mobile device, with the possibility
to preview, download, share and distribute assets 24/7.
The DAM system offers features for multi-site collaboration and automated workflows as well as version tracking, approval processes and quality control.

To make sure that assets remain safe even when they are not currently used, Xinet can be combined with Archiware P5 Archive. Connected with Xinet through the middleware OnFile by InPress Systems, P5 takes control of migrating unused assets to a Disk or Tape Archive.
Using the combination of Xinet, OnFile and P5, Archiving can be done automatically or manually, either directly from the Xinet Portal basket or through hot folders. It is even possible to add an approval process before archiving files.
Restore processes can equally be scheduled or triggered manually, with e-mail notifications for completed processes.

Archiving from Xinet using the InPress OnFile middleware and Archiware P5 Archive

LTO - The ideal Archive Media

P5 Archive is compatible with products from most major storage vendors and all manufacturers of Tape drives and libraries including Tandberg/Overland, Spectra Logic, Quantum, Oracle and IBM.

Archiving assets on LTO Tape is the most secure and cost effective long-term storage there is, with a certified 30 year life span and the lowest price per TB of any storage media.

LTO Facts


Speed up to 400 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 18,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective


Speed up to 360 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 12,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective