Symply Introduces Sports And News Workflow Accelerators

Symply, which describes itself as a global provider of high-performance digital storage solutions, has two workflow solutions for sports and news markets. The Symply SPORTS and Symply BUREAU products are both based on the SymplyULTRA platform. It is also introducing an integrated high-speed transfer and sync application.

SymplySPORTS was developed in partnership with Dissemino and was tested with a Major League Baseball team over the course of two seasons, according to the vendor.

The product’s workspace is said to offer sports teams a simple way of managing sports assets throughout the workflow process from acquisition to delivery, archive and reuse, assisting teams in the creation and monetization of content.

As with SymplySPORTS, SymplyBUREAU is designed specifically for the 24/7 fast turnaround of a news gathering and broadcast environment. As a integrated hardware and software solution, SymplyBUREAU is claimed to be easier to deploy and maintain than other similarly intended products.

“Built around the SymplyULTRA workspace appliance and a custom version of the Dissemino asset management system, SymplyBUREAU has been designed to offer a significantly powerful solution with a dedicated set of capabilities in a single low-cost appliance that rivals much more complex and expensive workflow solutions,” says the developer.

SymplyBUREAU enables content gathering from remote locations with metadata tagging, voice annotation, and remote upload and review. Users can capture content and livestream events locally or remotely. It provides flexibility of a custom solution and the reliability and low-cost of a dedicated bureau focused solution.

“Today both sports and news gathering organizations are experiencing significant changes and requirements in their media production needs,” said Alex Grossman, CEO and president. “Beyond the need for faster, more cost effective, and increasingly higher resolution collaborative workflows, they need to manage a greater number of assets in a shorter period of time. Often, they do not have the resources or funds for expensive and complex non-integrated products. We designed these solutions to meet their requirements, and more, at a very affordable price point.”

Jacoub Josef, VP of Development at Dissemino, said, “Our asset management engine combined with the rich Symply API and running on the SymplyULTRA platform under a virtual machine provides a robust environment and greatly simplified development that benefits everyone.”

Both products are begin shipping December. Pricing is based on configuration.

Symply also has an integrated high-speed transfer and sync application.

SymplyConveyor addresses a growing problem faced by facilities that are dealing with a greater amount of digital acquisition and delivery across various media formats and different locations. SymplyConveyor helps resolve these issues along with sharing of content and maintaining file synchronicity between locations, and delivering larger and high-resolution content remotely.

SymplyConveyor was originally developed for system imaging and software updates across many systems simultaneously. The company is now making it available to all SymplyULTRA users to improve workflow efficiency and reduce manual copy and sync operations.

Additionally, SymplyConveyor connects SymplyULTRA to the firm’s cloud-based health-monitoring and analytics server infrastructure and third-party S3 based cloud services, dubbed SymplyNEBULA.

“Our goal with SymplyConveyor was simple; we wanted to give users to ability to deploy smarter workflows with no hassle and at a lower cost, while allowing eco-system partners to leverage the power of SymplyULTRA and SymplyNEBULA” said Grossman. “This is especially important to smaller post facilities facing increasing content movement challenges while dealing with limited budgets.”

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