Object Matrix Enables Transatlantic Storage for MEDIAPRO
Barcelona, Spain and Cardiff, Wales, 30th November 2017
Spanish content provider, MEDIAPRO, has implemented MatrixStore, a Digital Content Governance and Object Storage Platform from Object Matrix to improve efficiency and global collaboration.
Tasked with delivering 12 channels, as well as live coverage of La Liga football, MEDIAPRO turned to UNITECNIC to help unite its global offices to introduce new, seamless efficiencies. UNITECNIC implemented MatrixStore, which keeps content secure whilst ensuring well-defined access controls, audit trails, and business continuity. Crucially for MEDIAPRO, MatrixStore means that people in disperse locations can have instant access to the same content, even across the Atlantic.
“We are extremely confident in our new object storage system provided by Object Matrix. We identified that we needed to consolidate our various legacy storage pools into a more robust and scalable unified platform. Managing multiple silos of storage not only takes time and resource but also makes finding and accessing content very difficult. MatrixStore has allowed us to overcome our previous infrastructure challenges and also enable us to audit access and operations on data that was not possible before. This is our first phase of implementing a Digital Content Governance platform with Object Matrix, and we look forward to continuing to work with them,” commented Xavi Verd, CTO and Head of Barcelona’s Office, Unitecnic, the integration arm of the MEDIAPRO group.
UNITECNIC, European Object Matrix reseller with certified engineers, worked closely with IVORY, the representative for Object Matrix in Spain. IVORY has extensive knowledge and understanding of both the product and of media workflows, and was able to help with the qualification process, whilst also being on hand throughout UNITECNIC’s commissioning.
MatrixStore is a Digital Content Governance and object storage solution platform that provides its customers with intelligent workflows that can securely store, audit and track content. It fits seamlessly into MEDIAPRO’s multiple workflows, offers a high level of efficiency and easy expansion as needs grow.
“As the media industry evolves, content providers are challenged with increasingly complex and global workflows,” added Nick Pearce-Tomenius, Sales & Marketing Director, Object Matrix. “Our solutions aim to reduce some of that complexity and enable simple and efficient global collaboration.”
In this initial phase, MatrixStore has been integrated for its entire production storage and will also become the parking area for the playout department to improve overall security of media as well as enhanced collaboration between departments. The next phase will see the MEDIAPRO US and European facilities connect, leveraging the native replication function inside MatrixStore for efficient business continuity projects.
About Object Matrix
Object Matrix provides digital content governance and object storage platforms. The company was built on the philosophy that archive systems should be scalable and interoperable, as well as ensuring instant access to data and metadata. Its flagship product, MatrixStore, is an integrated object storage software solution providing protection and governance for the lifetime of any digital content. It’s used by global organisations that create, curate, and distribute video content, including NBC Universal, TV Globo, the BBC and BT.
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.
IVORY, set up in 2011, is a European media industry service provider with two activities: a strategic and operational consulting practice and a commercial representation service for foreign technology brands.
Unitecnic was set up in 1995 as a company specialising in broadcast engineering and multimedia systems integration.
The audiovisual engineering company of the MEDIAPRO Group designs, develops and executes turn-key engineering projects from the initial advisory and consultancy stages through to the integration, installation and maintenance of implemented systems.
The company acts as a distributor for the leading international broadcast industry brand names and has offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Miami, Buenos Aires and Dubai