EADS Foundation Wales choose Object Matrix as collaborative R&D partner

26th January 2015, Cardiff, UK.

Digital preservation and analytics company Object Matrix have been selected to lead an innovative big data project in partnership with EADS Foundation Wales.

The project, which includes the Welsh Government and University of Wales Aberystwyth, is focused on meeting the increasing storage and analysis demands of the video surveillance industry. With a 10 year pedigree in delivering robust digital preservation platforms for the broadcast industry, there was a natural alignment between the project aims and the core competencies built up by Object Matrix over this period.

Government agencies across the UK not only support the collaborative process but also provide significant assistance to nurture collaboration between industry and academia. The aim of this type of collaborative R&D is to develop market disrupting, innovative technology. The partnership announced today by Object Matrix typifies this approach bringing together specialist expertise in digital preservation, taxonomy, academic research in the field of data simplification and military systems integration and development.

Jonathan Morgan, CEO, Object Matrix, stated:

“Object Matrix has over 100 years of collective experience in developing solutions to preserve digital content. We provide solutions and expertise that allow for the exploitation of both the content essence and the associated metadata thus bringing value to otherwise static information. Being able to bring our expertise to this project in partnership with Airbus Group makes perfect sense both from a commercial and R&D perspective.”

Gary Clayton, Operation Manager, EADS Foundation Wales, says:

“Airbus Group established the research initiatives in Wales to help build the new knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of the Digital Age. It recognises that innovation into digitalisation, the ability to mine and master big data, is will be an increasing part of what success looks like in the future. Collaborative research undertaken with a flexible and agile supply chain is a vital component of the innovation strategy.” 

About EADS Foundation Wales

EADS Foundation Wales is a Welsh Government, Cardiff University and Airbus Group (formerly EADS) Research Foundation designed to fund and deliver high-value research in communications,security,power management, systems design and related technologies for the benefit of Wales and its economy. Cardiff University, representing the Universities of Wales, ensures that programmes maintain the highest standards of research and technology development while minimal overall governance is applied and flexibility maintained.

Eads Foundation Wales

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media/entertainment industry. 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.