Amsterdam, IBC, Booth 7.J15a – 13th September 2013 – Software Generation Ltd (SGL), a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment has announced an integration project with storage industry expert, Object Matrix.
SGL’s FlashNet archive and Object Matrix’s nearline storage platform, MatrixStore, will provide a seamless solution to allow broadcasters, post facilities and content owners to automatically move material from MatrixStore to the deep archive via the SGL FlashNet archive. Content moves will be based on rules defined by the operator. Object Matrix is carrying out the integration using SGL’s XML API with the combined offering slated for shipping in Q4 2013.
MatrixStore is an object-based, plug-and-play storage application that allows users to keep their digital information online and protected with minimal administrative effort. Taking advantage of commodity storage hardware it provides a secure, scalable online repository for digital assets. Not tied to proprietary hardware the software uses high-quality, off-the-shelf disk-based storage hardware.
Nick Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director, Object Matrix says, “With production storage at a premium, the need for integrated tiered storage platforms is booming, as such we’re delighted to announce this integration with SGL at IBC 2013. The combined solution will provide customers with an automated and seamless means of moving material to the most appropriate tier of storage in line with business requirements. As well as simplifying the storage workflow, this delivers a significant return on investment ensuring content can be used and re-used on demand regardless of where it resides. SGL is a well-respected company with an excellent track record and we’re looking forward to announcing our first joint customer in the very near future.”
Raj Patel, SGL’s Product Manager adds, “We’re very pleased to announce this integration with Object Matrix at IBC. SGL’s API provides third-parties with an open system architecture that allows easy integration with SGL FlashNet. Our products and services are designed and produced in conjunction with all of the leading broadcast vendors in all arenas, providing seamless operation in any broadcast environment. This ensures that the archive appears as a transparent storage area available to every user in all departments from within their day-to-day applications.”
Software Generation, Ltd is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989 and its flagship FlashNet product is installed in over 4,500 customer sites around the world. More information can be found at www.sglbroadcast.com.
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