VISTA Installs Front Porch Digital’s CSM, Migration Suite

Front Porch Digital (Booth SU3602, SU3605) has announced that media-solutions–service provider VISTA Worldlink (formerly VISTA Satellite Communications) has installed a complete content-storage–management (CSM) and migration suite, including an advanced DIVArchive CSM system, a DIVAdirector media-asset manager (MAM), a SAMMAsolo migration appliance, and access to the LYNXSM cloud-based disaster-recovery (DR) and media-asset–storage service. With the new system in place, VISTA includes online archival service and management in its portfolio of services available to clients around the world.

VISTA serves a wide variety of clients with many types of content and differing CSM requirements. Using Front Porch Digital’s CSM, VISTA’s service enables the customer to digitize and archive each individual asset in a single pass, preserving the value of the content and the original asset. The SAMMA process moves the unprotected content from videotape to digital files, creating preservation and intermediate (edit) masters as well as proxy and XML metadata files. SAMMAsolo delivers the files to DIVArchive for management and protection and, at the same time, delivers proxies and content metadata to DIVAdirector for online access.

The DIVAdirector MAM offers a browser-based search interface for keyword searching of client archives. Search results are viewable using the archive proxies, allowing authorized users to see the video before ordering restoration. Clients order the content for restoration via DIVAdirector, which triggers DIVArchive to deliver the restored content to FTP sites or to specific areas within VISTA for copying to hard drives or other physical media.

With LYNX, VISTA offers clients an additional level of library protection via hosted, off-site content-protection service. Content that has been migrated by VISTA’s SAMMAsolo and managed by its DIVArchive CSM can be automatically replicated to LYNX, or VISTA can ship data tapes to the LYNX site. Depending on client requirements, VISTA can also use LYNX and DIVAdirector together as the access and distribution point for client content.

Front Porch Digital’s CSM system integrates with VISTA’s existing MAM system and provides a customizable, intuitive interface with processes and actions familiar to clients. The technology is backward-compatible and flexible enough to evolve and grow with VISTA’s needs. 

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