Delivering Music and Inspiration to Young People All Over America With the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and OWC

Oct 14, 2014 | Woodstock, IL


OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac upgrade and storage technology company, is extremely proud to partner with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a non-profit, mobile recording, and video production studio dedicated to providing students with free hands-on opportunities to produce music and video projects. OWC is especially pleased to give direct equipment support to such a fantastic initiative, providing a suite of OWC's high-performance storage solutions to help give them greater capability to educate and inspire.

Teaching, Creating, Inspiring and Building - Nationwide.
The John Lennon Bus is a state-of-the-art mobile recording studio, soundstage, and video production facility providing opportunities for young people to create original music, videos, apps, and live broadcast productions. With the assistance of three on-board engineers and a parade of celebrity mentors, students learn how to write, perform, record and produce original songs, music videos and documentaries.

Making a Difference Through Technology.
Underpinning the latest Mac Pro powerhouse that drives the Bus's mobile studio are twelve OWC Mercury Electra 960GB SSDs in two lightning-fast RAID 0 configurations that work as the primary production drives to deliver reliable, rugged travel-safe operation, flexibility and outstanding performance.

According to engineer Bryce Quig-Hartman, using OWC SSD's gives them several advantages. "Sure, they're fast, but also we just can't use spinning disks while the bus is in motion and we need to be working while the bus is in motion" he says, "so having SSD's is a necessity and that's something that OWC has been able to provide."

Thanks to OWC, the engineers no longer need to shut down while the bus is moving, meaning they can get more work done, quicker and, ultimately, give greater opportunities to more students.

Alongside the Electra SSD's, the crew also utilizes the ultra-portable performance of the OWC Mercury Elite Pro mini portable storage solution, which Bryce describes as their "bread and butter." These give the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus team amazing flexibility to work anywhere. Bus-powered and robust, the Elite Pro mini is the perfect solution for mobile production workflows requiring capacity, speed, mobility, and reliability. The bus crew also uses the pocket-sized, bus-powered OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro as a portable work drive and for backup duty, when needed.

To cap it off, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is also using OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual minis in RAID 1 mode for reliable long-term backup as well as the awesome power of the ThunderBay 4 in projects requiring the high-bandwidth capabilities of Thunderbolt 2.

Read more about OWC's partnership with The John Lennon Bus here.
Find out more about the Bus's programs and schedule here.

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Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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