​Imagina US Upgrades with MatrixStore

Imagina US, a production company for the US Hispanic and Latin American markets, has integrated Object Matrix’s MatrixStore to provide consolidated nearline storage at its HQ in Miami.

The solution was designed, implemented and supported by systems integrator Unitecnic US.

Imagina performs content production, post, management, acquisition, distribution and broadcast of TV channels. In line with the company’s strategy to boost its original content production for the Hispanic Market, Imagina US needed to implement a storage strategy that would scale into future workflows and eliminate potential inefficiencies.

"Satisfying our growing market requires innovation not only in content creation but also in the production processes,” said Marc Andreu, Media Manager at Imagina US. “That growth, coupled with the move to higher definition formats, emphasized the need to make efficiencies in our workflows and of course, called for more storage. We knew we had to find a central storage system that would also allow us to use different attributes for each one of our partitions in order to offer a large variety of broadcast services tailored to the needs of our clients. We also looked carefully for a system that could easily adapt to our delivery, ingest, quality control and post-production systems and workflows. Object Matrix was the vendor that offered the most versatile solution to meet our current needs as well as the needs we may have in the future. “

Unitecnic US, is the US division of Spain-based system Integrators Unitecnic SL. Since 2008, they have been providing consultancy and technical services in the US and LATAM for a wide range of broadcasting projects.

"As a SI, we are always focused on fulfilling our customer needs by carefully choosing the most suitable technology for every particular case,” said Ismael Marcer, CTO at Unitecnic US. ”We found in MatrixStore the most reliable, scalable and efficient way to provide our customers at Imagina US with the best solution for all their workflow needs.”

The solution platform chosen by Imagina consists of:

  • 528 terabytes net of 10gigE connected nearline storage
  • InterConnect (for Avid Interplay) for parking, archiving and business continuity
  • Vision (with glooport) for browsing and sharing content
  • MXFS (MatrixStore file system) and SMB file system interfaces.

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