VSN Integrates Explorer MAM with Microsoft Azure

​VSNExplorer, ​VSN’s Media Management suite is now integrated with Azure Media Services, the developer has announced. This, it says, creates an enhanced MAM on cloud solution that addresses the most demanding media needs of companies operating in the industry.

With the integration of the content delivery network, VSNExplorer can now work as a Video on Demand or live streaming platform “without bandwidth constraints.”

With the Azure Media Player, VSNExplorer incorporates MPEG-DASH support, multi-device and DRM management, protection and encryption provided by AES, PlayReady, Widevine and fairPlay.

“This way, VSN keeps integrating its media management solutions with the most demanded features in the market,” says Jordi Utiel, CEO at VSN. “These features enable advanced automatic cataloging, such as speech-to-text processes in multiple languages, allowing the user to run text searches on the audio layer. The system also delivers, together with the text, the segments with its mark-in and mark-out times, allowing for automatic generation of subtitles in several languages. All of that, indexed in the system so it can be easily searched and retrieved.”

Some other relevant features included in the product are: adult content automatic detection, advanced cloud transcoding in multiple formats, face blurring in videos, automatic detection of content (fingerprinting), and many others.

“We truly believe that VSNExplorer has taken a huge step ahead by incorporating so many new features, becoming an enhanced system that really solves nowadays needs and that is already prepared for what’s next to come,” said Utiel.

“The broadcast, media and entertainment work environments need, more than ever, to be capable of managing its content with all the advanced features that cloud technologies can provide,” declares Tony Emerson, MD, Worldwide Media & Cable Industry at Microsoft. “The integration of VSNExplorer and its modules with Azure Media Services allows its users to develop efficient, collaborative and flexible cloud workflows that highly improve efficiency and productivity.”

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