SGL’s technology is built on its open system philosophy, which allows its content archive and storage management solutions to work seamlessly in media environments that consist of multiple systems and require interoperability between an array of standards and technologies. SGL’s partners include industry-leading companies representing every facet of the media arena: media/production, MAM, editing, video servers, automation, transmission and disk/tape/optical/cloud storage. SGL provides media companies, post facilities and news/sport organisations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.
At Broadcast Asia 2017 SGL will showcase the latest version of its flagship FlashNet content archive and storage management system, which includes the following key features:
• Integrated Amazon Cloud Archiving: Amazon’s S3 and Glacier platforms can now be used seamlessly as archiving destinations. FlashNet’s powerful life-cycle rules engine easily moves assets between each platform.
• Support for Sony Ci: SGL supports Ci, Sony’s cloud-based service that allows media professionals to collaborate on the creation and sharing of high quality, high resolution content. Both workspaces and archive destinations are supported.
• FlashNet Infinity User Interface: SGL will highlight the latest developments to its FlashNet Infinity User Interface. Providing media companies with an elegant dashboard that simplifies the management of media archives, Infinity delivers a sophisticated toolset for archive and restore functionality, system health, monitoring, analysis and more. New features include: A Navigator tool to explore the entire set of archived assets in their original folder format; support for watch folder projects; advanced metadata support; and capacity analysis. FlashNet Infinity is available as a free upgrade to all SGL FlashNet users covered by a current support contract who are running FlashNet 6.6 or later.
• A Major Revision to the FlashNet Watch Folder Service: The Watch Folder Service now manages projects, offers efficient Incremental Archiving, monitors vast numbers of watch folder files and supports Mac and camera storage workflows.
• Full Support for Sony’s latest Optical Disk System – ODS 2: FlashNet’s ODS 2 support provides speeds that approach 2Gb/sec writing and 1Gb/sec reading.
• Support for AXF: FlashNet can read and process AXF objects providing greater flexibility for customers, ensuring long term availability of content in the future regardless of technology evolution.
SGL is also highlighting:
• Pre-defined drives for specific archive roles: FlashNet allows customers to allocate a pre-defined number of drives within their library for a specific role, such as archiving Avid jobs only, or restoring/archiving material at a certain time of day.
• Support for DPX Format: FlashNet supports DPX-format assets – a standard format for cinema-oriented media. DPX media has one file per frame. Support includes partial file restore.