IBC 2013: Front Porch Digital to showcase management systems

Front Porch Digital, the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content, are set to display LYNX, DIVAdirector V5.2, DIVArchive V7.1, and DIVASolutions SAMMA Migration Systems at IBC 2013.


LYNX— Cloud Content Storage Management System

LYNX from Front Porch Digital is the industry’s first enterprise-scale cloud implementation of content storage management (CSM). LYNX leverages the latest cloud and Web technologies to provide a range of networked and distributed solutions. The company will show LYNXdr and LYNXlocal at IBC2013. LYNXdr is a hosted disaster recovery service that allows global media enterprises to centralise critical assets and consolidate operations, and LYNXlocal is a simple extension to LYNX that operates locally as an appliance, caching cloud content, and providing integration to specialised systems if needed. LYNXlocal is billed as a service element at a low monthly rate. 

DIVAdirector V5.2 — Easy and Efficient Media Asset Management System

DIVAdirector V5.2 is the latest version of Front Porch Digital’s DIVAdirector media asset management (MAM) system, a permission-based Web application that enables complete access to file-based content stored by DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) systems. DIVAdirector’s latest enhancements make the MAM more stable than ever before. With support for multiple audio channels for different language tracks, users can provide multiple language options for a given video file. Behind the scenes, the change from a Linter to PostgreSQL database offers increased stability. DIVAdirector V5.2 also gives users more quality control options in the form of graphical metadata charts from Front Porch Digital’s SAMMA ingest system. The charts show graphical representations of metadata for video files in order to show visual information such as color, brightness, and luminance. The charts are a good way to uncover imbalances and undesirable effects in video files to ensure quality. In addition, a new QC import and analysis feature allows users to import and analyze third-party quality-control metadata.

DIVArchive V7.1 — Now for a Broader Array of Applications

At IBC2013, Front Porch Digital will showcase its DIVArchive V7.1 content storage management (CSM) system. New features and capabilities make the system ideal for a broader array of applications. The new AXF Explorer offers an interface for parsing Archive eXchange Format (AXF) objects, with straightforward operations that are performed using drag-and-drop procedures, just like in the Windows operating system. DIVArchive V7.1 also enables a complete range of video transcoding and workflows and is directly integrated with Telestream’s Vantage Transcode and Vantage Transcode Pro. The enhancements to DIVArchive extend its applicability to media operations of every kind — broadcasters, educational and heritage institutions, the film industry, and government entities. With its ability to interconnect every element of operations, from archive to production to transmission, DIVArchive V7.1 becomes the highly effective foundation on which to base file-based workflows.

DIVASolutions SAMMA Migration Systems

Front Porch Digital will also showcase its SAMMA product lines at IBC2013. These solutions are the first of their kind to automate the digitization of videotape, moving content into secure, accessible, and searchable digital storage. SAMMArobot and SAMMAsolo take content from videotape on the shelf into the digital environment, using an automated workflow that’s tried and tested in high-profile installations. The SAMMAsolo product line offers a range of migration solutions built to meet specific archive migration needs. From a single SAMMAsolo to a multiple-stream SAMMArobot, these DIVASolutions systems maximize efficiency by encoding to multiple formats while also analyzing content to ensure the quality of the migration.

“IBC stands at the forefront of technological innovation and draws creative, technical, and business professionals from more than 160 countries,” says Rino Petricola, SVP and General Manager of Front Porch Digital, “We are looking forward to networking and exchanging ideas with talented individuals in the electronic media and entertainment industry.” 

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