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Object Matrix Updates its Interplay Archive Application

Object Matrix, a leading developer of scalable nearline archive systems today announce updates to InterConnect, the integration of its flagship disk-based archive product MatrixStore with Avid’s production management suite Interplay. InterConnect allows editors to move content in and out of a nearline archive without needing to leave the comfort of the AVID environment. This one­‐click archive and restore functionality enables more cost-­effective and efficient workflows whilst also enabling editors to find, use and re-­use archived content.

Version 1.0 of InterConnect has been very well received since its launch in August 2011 with sales to national broadcasters, academic institutions and post-­production facilities across Europe. Customers have been choosing the solution simply to solve the main problem in their Interplay workflow, namely, freeing up space on their Avid ISIS storage platform. By moving the master clips onto MatrixStore storage space has been liberated on the ISIS allowing new project work to commence. InterConnect customers receive the new features free of charge.

The new features included in v1.2 of the InterConnect application include:

  1. Archive of all project assets, including sequences and subclips(1)
  2. All Interplay bin columns are added to assets in the archive as searchable metadata
  3. Multiple MatrixStore vault support
  4. Archive of unchecked-in assets

Nick Pearce, co-­‐founder, Object Matrix: ”Object Matrix work closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive roadmap of new functionality and improvements for all of our products. Our ability and agility to take on board new requirements and turn them into product features in a timely fashion is of great benefit to our customers. We are committed to delivering on the InterConnect roadmap and today we are releasing functionality that most if not all of our customers have deemed important in their Avid Interplay Workflows. ”

MatrixStore acts as a pre-­production, nearline or long-­term disk-­based archive, allowing content to move smoothly through any digital workflow from ingest to delivery. Implementing a tapeless or file-­based workflow has been highlighted as one of the top challenges facing creative organizations. With no tape to put on the shelf broadcasters, post-­production facilities and creative agencies are looking for a solution to keep their assets secure and more importantly available throughout the production process. A single MatrixStore cluster acts as rushes/dailies, nearline or local archive allowing content to move seamlessly through any digital workflow from ingest to delivery.


InterConnect v1.2 is available for demonstration and purchase in February from Object Matrix and its worldwide network of business partners.

1 Does not include rendered effects or titles. Archiving these is on the InterConnect Roadmap