SGL to Debut Entry Level FlashNet

SGL is introducing FlashNet Lite, an entry-level software solution for content management at IBC. Details of this new launch are pending but SGL has a number of European launches up its sleeve for the show including a new user interface for its Infinity product.

At IBC 2016, SGL will demonstrate its new User Interface for the first time in Europe. The UI, which SGL says is being incrementally rolled out over the next six months, provides customers with an elegant dashboard that further simplifies archive procedures with sophisticated tools for archive and restore functionality, system health, monitoring, analysis and more.

The company will show support for reading and restoring from SMPTE’s Archive eXchange Format (AXF). FlashNet, SGL’s flagship content management storage system, can now read and process AXF objects providing greater flexibility for customers, ensuring long term availability of content in the future regardless of technology evolution.

In addition there's a first European market look at SGL's Support for Sony cloud system Ci. The SGL integration with Ci means that broadcasters and content owners can quickly and easily transfer material directly to the cloud from their MAM system using SGL FlashNet. As well as Ci, SGL also supports Amazon S3 via Aspera and ExpeDat Gateway.

There will be new pre-defined drives for specific archive roles with the new version of FlashNet. This allows customers to allocate a pre-defined number of drives within their library for a specific role, such as archiving Avid jobs only, or restoring/archiving material at a certain time of day. It allows larger broadcasters with multiple drives to further improve operational procedures.

SGL is also highlighting a plug-in for Avid Interplay Web Services with Partial File Restore powered by Glookast and enhanced API with support for REST Integration to further simplify FlashNet integration for partners.

While many media files require large amounts of storage, projects also often require much smaller files to be stored such as JPEGs, XMLs, and so on. If each file is archived separately the process of writing to tape becomes much less efficient. The new FlashNet Amalgamation Service resolves this problem by consolidating multiple small files into one set of files, which will be archived at the same time without additional tape positioning.

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