Ortana Expands Cubix Platform

Ortana Media Group has added capabilities to its Cubix asset management and media orchestration platform.

The new Cubix Taskflow Designer allows system administrators to build their own workflows and design task-specific user interfaces exactly matching their operational requirements. 

Also being introduced by Ortana is Cubix Tracker & Reporting. This provides visual displays allowing non-technical staff to review any Cubix taskflow and drill down into file-related information as well as corporate information such as service-level agreements. Content can be tracked through the entire process chain from licensing and ingest through to transmission.

With the new Cubix True Hybrid Cloud offering, Cubix can be operated in on-site servers, entirely in the cloud or as a hardware-plus-cloud hybrid. It provides native support for Amazon RDS and Microsoft Azure SQL. Remote Harness allows easy and agile control. The modular nature of Cubix and its Resource Groups gives administrators a migration path for their Cubix systems to and from the cloud.

A further new introduction is Cubix Shared SaaS. This costs just £199 ($250) per month with 'per-seat' licensing. It includes all the features of Ortana's Technical and Clips/Distribution Portals as well as access to virtual devices transcoding, file-based quality-control and storage.

Integral to every Cubix system is an asset management layer supporting a wide range of needs. These include the ability to configure content hierarchies and editorial schemas. Cubix also supports workflows based on discrete media such as tape and film. Incorporating selected market-leading third-party software, it can drive devices for applications ranging from bulk ingest and transcoding to OTT fulfilment and playout.

The orchestration layer within Cubix works both with the asset management and automation layers, allowing many different workflows to be quickly configured and re-configured as required. It provides support for fully automated operation as well as more complex creative processes. 

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