Cardiff, UK, 27th July 2015: Object Matrix, the leading developer of object storage and archive systems to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that MatrixStore, the trusted and proven nearline storage platform, has been certified in GV STRATUS (MAM) workflows, from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.

Digital media production lifecycles require the ability to archive vast amounts of high resolution assets in a permanent archive or nearline storage system. The ideal solution is to have a seamlessly extended user interface coupled with content archiving capabilities. The openness of the GV STRATUS video production and content management system facilitates a choice of integration with mainstream archiving solutions, including the popular MatrixStore archive platform, offering a robust toolset and efficient archiving workflows.

Now the unified GV STRATUS framework with the Grass Valley K2 system infrastructure and MatrixStore storage platforms offer a complete toolset to efficiently archive and restore content between Grass Valley K2 storage and MatrixStore nearline storage.

“Our customers continue to push us to not only enhance the speed and functionality of our product portfolio, but to also integrate with best-in-class technologies from companies like Grass Valley, whom they also rely on in the production process,” stated Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix. “Working with Grass Valley in the process of certifying MatrixStore in GV STRATUS workflows has been an entirely positive experience. Their teams have shown an agility and propensity to work towards satisfying customer and market needs.”

MatrixStore is renowned for being a trusted, scalable and secure private cloud platform that is much more than just a file system. Certification with the impressive GV STRATUS platform enables organisations to keep content at their fingertips so that they can exploit the value of that data as and when required. Collectively, Object Matrix and Grass Valley are focused on solving the many challenges faced by organisations needing to collect, collate, process and distribute file-based content.

“In line with our openness and integration strategy for GV STRATUS, we are pleased to see a growing number of third-party technologies integrate seamlessly with our tools to offer a wider range of options for our customers,” commented Boromy Ung, vice president, digital media and workflow, Grass Valley. “Thanks to our work with Object-Matrix, we can provide users with an effective method to securely backup their media assets from within the intuitive GV STRATUS user interface.”

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.

About Grass Valley, A Belden Brand

The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers Future-Ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today—while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices.

Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.