Dega Broadcast Systems Protects over 16,000 Live Streams at Rio 2016 with MatrixStore Object Storage

Dega Broadcast Rio

Cardiff, September 8th 2016

Object Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Dega Broadcast Systems, one of the UKs most trusted broadcast systems integrators, implemented over 500 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide nearline storage in EVS and Avid workflows for the BBC Sports production centre in Rio De Janeiro this summer.

Following the successful design and implementation of the production centre for the London 2012 games, Dega Broadcast Systems were again chosen to provide systems and services for the 2016 Rio summer games. Working with partners HyperActive Broadcast, UK technical specialists in live broadcast environments, Dega required a nearline storage solution that:

  • Ensures content ingested via 9 XT3 servers and 15 EVS XTAccess transfer engines was guaranteed to be secure and verified.

    • 36 High Definition streams
    • 36 Proxy streams

  • Supports growing files so that clips can be accessed as they are being stored in the nearline solution
  • Shares content across teams
  • Protects content from more than one workflow
  • Compliments their existing Avid ISIS environment

Given the high profile of the event Dega Broadcast Systems also a high level of commitment to support the solution during the design, test, implementation and during the games themselves. After much research working together with Hyperactive Broadcast, Dega decided to implement MatrixStore object storage from Object Matrix:

“Object Matrix provided excellent support throughout the project and were very responsive to our and our clients, needs” stated John Cleaver, Director, Dega Broadcast Systems.

The MatrixStore platform implemented by Dega Broadcast Systems at the IBC in Rio consisted of:

  • 528 terabytes net of 10gigE connected nearline storage
  • 4 Object Matrix high hub+ servers providing secure SMB access to the content
  • MXFS (MatrixStore file system) for 3rd party transcode workflows

The system delivered successful storage of over 16000 streams, nearly 3000 log sheets, over 1000 playlists, and almost 2000 competed for edits. It was a pioneering use of MatrixStore in such a large fast moving and complex operation, and OM engineers provided both the responsive support and software enhancements that ensured the very demanding requirements were met.

Object Matrix object storage and integrated workflow solutions are trusted by the global broadcast community to protect digital assets in a manner that allows them to be protected, tagged and shared on demand. Providing highly secure and self-managing platform ensures customers can perform important, time critical tasks and not waste time managing storage.

“Without gushing too much, it has been a complete honour to be involved in this prestigious project and humbled that the Dega Broadcast team trusted Object Matrix to be part of its implementation for the BBC Sports team, stated Nick Pearce, co-founder Object Matrix. “We are incredibly proud to have been given the opportunity to play a part in the Rio games this summer and more so with the level of support we provided from the design phase through to the closing ceremony”.

EVS and MatrixStore Diagram

Rio Games Datasheet

Rio Games data sheet

Object Matrix will be present at the IBC Expo on Stand 6.C28b and also 12.A10 (Sony) from 10th September. Appointments with sales and technical teams can be booked by contacting Object Matrix: sales@object-matrix.com or +44 (0) 2920 382308.

About Dega Broadcast Systems

Established in 1988 Dega Broadcast Systems have been providing technical installation services within the industry for over twenty five years. The company is fully independent and self-financing. The directors wholly own the company and are all involved in the day to day functioning of the organisation. Our focus is on delivering a quality service to our customers and establishing long term working relationships.

www.dega.co.uk

About HyperActive Broadcast

Hyperactive Broadcast has been operating in the Broadcast TV and Feature Film market for over 25 years from our UK headquarters near Farnham, Surrey.

Our team is founded on an eclectic mix of seasoned industry professionals, technical engineers and support staff providing a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge in all areas of live and post production for both television and film. Combined with an exemplary team of hire co-ordinators and admin staff we pride ourselves in being known for our exceptional level of service and the highest standards of equipment and care.

www.hyperactivebroadcast.com

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the trusted storage partner to the media & entertainment industry providing proven object storage and integrated nearline archive solutions. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few.

Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search, and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.

www.object-matrix.com