SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced the first sale of its Interplay Web Services Plug-in with Partial File Restore (powered by Glookast) to WAPA-TV, an independent television station based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The partial file restore functionality is a key feature for WAPA-TV as it enables editors to easily select and restore elements of a clip directly from the archive in high resolution.
Larry Thaler, CEO of project consultant Positive Flux says, “We were impressed with the way that SGL handled this project and tightly coordinated their efforts with Avid. The installation was well planned and the partial restore feature is a big hit with the customer.”
SGL’s Interplay Web Service Plug-in provides WAPA-TV with drag-and-drop archiving using Interplay watch folders, without the need for Interplay | Archive. Prior to the launch of Interplay Web Service Plug-in, partial file restore functionality could only be achieved using the full Avid Interplay | Archive system. SGL’s support for Avid Interplay Web Services means that customers can use the archive capabilities that they currently require, but can employ Avid Interplay | Archive at any time in the future without the need to re-archive any content.
“We are very pleased to have partnered with SGL to empower the partial file retrieval capabilities in their Avid Interplay | Production Web Services plug-in says Edel Garcia, GLOOKAST’s EVP – Sales & Marketing. “We congratulate SGL on the first sale and look forward to working with them on many more successful installations.”
“We’re very happy to announce this sale to WAPA-TV,” adds Douglas Wynn, SGL’s VP Sales Americas. Our collaborations with major vendors in the media industry provides customers like WAPA-TV with leading archive management solutions utilising the latest technological advances.”
Software Generation, Ltd is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989 and the company has over 4,500 instances of its flagship FlashNet product running around the world. More information can be found at www.sglbroadcast.com.