Booth no: 7.J15a
SGL’s FlashNet content management solution is designed to integrate seamlessly with MAM or automation control systems to provide significant improvements to workflow efficiency without intruding on the users’ familiar desktop. SGL’s Open System Architecture provides broadcasters, post production facilities, and news/sport organisations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.
At IBC 2015 SGL will showcase new technology and third-party integration projects for the first time in Europe:
• Full archive demonstration via GV STRATUS MAM: SGL will demonstrate a full archive using GV STRATUS, hosted by a Grass Valley presenter. A highly intuitive solution, GV STRATUS includes full search, archive and restore integrated directly with FlashNet. The presentation will include FlashNet’s control of job queues directly from GV STRATUS.
• Direct Connect for Avid ISIS environment: Direct Connect allows Avid ISIS users to quickly transfer high resolution material providing significant benefits when working with longer form content. The advent of 4k and 8k formats has made a huge difference in terms of clarity of image but the sheer size of files can cause bottlenecks, reducing transfer times and hindering system performance. Now, using Direct Connect, clips or sequences over several GBs in size can be archived and retrieved significantly faster, as can shorter clips with high bit rates such as HD trailers and commercials.
• Asset Migration Service: The migration of tape assets from one platform to another, or from one generation to another, is a costly and time-consuming process. The FlashNet Migration Service enables a whole migration to be set up as a single background task that optimises the use of available archiving equipment and speeds up processes, reducing migration times by half.
• Cloud-based archiving to Amazon S3 and Sony Ci Cloud: Cloud storage is playing an increasing role within archiving workflows. SGL, working closely with both Aspera and Data Expedition, enables broadcasters and content owners to transfer media to AWS and Sony cloud services at a guaranteed speed, providing an additional means of storage and disaster recovery workflows.
• New entry-level FlashBox: SGL is unveiling its new, entry-level FlashBox system. The most effective content storage management system ‘in a box’ FlashBox provides all elements of an integrated Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) archive. There is no requirement to purchase any additional hardware or software and the new entry-level version enables smaller broadcasters and content owners to have a fully expandable archive.
• Avid Web Services integration: Whilst the fully implemented Avid Interplay Archive provides a seamless user experience, smaller work groups may require a paired down version. SGL’s support for Avid Web Services means that customers can use the archive capabilities that they currently require, but can employ Avid Integrated Archive at any time in the future without the need to re-archive any content.
• Full archive demonstration via Avid Interplay PAM: SGL will show a full archive demonstration via Avid’s Interplay PAM system.
• Support for LTFS: Material can be acquired directly to disk and then dragged and dropped to data tape and transported back to a facility, removing the need to re-ingest content to the archive and enabling large amounts of data to be transported and archived on a single LTO tape.
• New version of FlashWeb: The latest version of FlashWeb includes enhanced search capabilities and simplified navigation allowing broadcasters and content owners to easily archive and restore material to any configured FlashNet disk or tape group. This can be achieved without the need for a controlling MAM or automation system.
• Enhanced API with support for REST via new SGL web service: SGL will highlight the latest version of its FlashNet API, which supports REST, via its new web service. This will further simplify FlashNet integration for partners and is the beginning of key new developments that will be revealed later in the year.