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A Unifying Approach to the Storage Demands of Media & Entertainment

Today’s Challenges for Post Production, Visual Effects and Playout Workflows Today’s broadcast and post production environments are faced with a multitude of challenges, from complex and difficult to integrate ecosystems to increased pixel depth/frame rates to the evolving IP-video landscape. Chief engineers and IT administrators in many cases must integrate MAM, VFX, grading, transcoding, rendering/compositing workflows with make do cobbled ...

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Upcoming Creative Storage Conference to Feature Digital Storage Needs for DITs Session

The Entertainment Storage Alliance announces that it will feature a session on the digital storage needs of Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs).  Following are details on this session, which is moderated by Larry Jordan from Digital Production Buzz. The Front Lines of Media and Storage Announced Tom Coughlin, the conference creator/founder and lead analyst at Coughlin Associates, “We all know that ...

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Earns Prestigious Awards at 2018 NAMM Show

HARMAN’s Vanessa Mering honored with 2018 She Rocks Award; JBL Intonato 24 and AKG C636 win NAMM TEC Awards; JBL Professional recognized for Sound Reinforcement Line of the Year  HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced that it earned the following awards at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, ...

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EditShare Heads to BVE 2018 with Award-Winning Storage Products and Media Workflow Solutions

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, for the first time at BVE 2018 will showcase its award-winning QUALES QC file verification and quality check solution while gearing up for a major announcement for the solution at the show. EditShare’s Soho-based team will be on hand to showcase its comprehensive suite of production tools on ...

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The Audio Engineering Society debuts The AES Inside Track Monthly Online Publication Highlighting Topics of Importance to the Professional Audio Community

— New monthly publication available in the AES Member Portal features topical online research, videos, resources, and more — The AES has announced a new monthly online publication, The AES Inside Track, featuring expert industry curators highlighting an AES topic of choice, with editorial insight as well as links to related research topics, videos, important innovators in the field, and ...

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Allen & Heath’s New SQ Compact, 96kHz Digital Mixing Powerhouse at NAMM

With their 96kHz XCVI FPGA engine, Allen & Heath’s new SQ Series Digital Mixers bring the high-resolution audio performance of the company’s highly acclaimed dLive Digital Mixing System to a compact, cost-effective, multi-application platform that’s both easy-to-use and highly customizable. Jeff Hawley, Marketing Manager for Allen & Heath USA, commented, “Since its introduction in October, we’ve seen interest in SQ ...

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ITV Employs Spectra Logic Modern Archive Solution for Long-Term Preservation of Digital Content

Spectra’s Solution Simplifies ITV’s Workflow, Eliminating Costly, Third-Party Data Movers Spectra Logic today announced that ITV, the UK’s largest commercial television network, has selected two Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage Systems and two Spectra® T950 Tape Libraries to protect and preserve the organization’s digital assets long-term. The solution enables ITV to send digital assets to dispersed data center locations on differing ...

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Caringo Sales Accelerate, Industry Veterans Added to Capitalize on Significant Opportunity in 2018

Q4 2017 Grows 50% compared to Q4 2016 with 40%+ Year-over-Year Growth Caringo, Inc., a Scale-Out Hybrid Cloud company that pioneered Object Storage technology, today announced sales growth of 50% in the fourth quarter of 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016 and upwards of 40% year-over-year growth. This was achieved through a mix of existing customer expansion ...

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Twelfth Annual Creative Storage Conference Seeking Speakers and Panelists

Coughlin Associates, Inc. is seeking media and entertainment professional questions and discussion topics to ask storage companies at the 2018 Creative Storage Conference.  M&E professionals can submit their top three questions or topics at: Separately Coughlin Associate, Inc. is conducting a survey of digital storage requirements and practices for media and entertainment professionals with results presented at the 2018 ...

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Caringo Selected 2017 Product of the Year Finalist in TechTarget’s Data Storage Management Tools Category

Caringo, Inc. announced that Caringo FileFly 2.0 Secondary Storage Platform has been chosen as a finalist in TechTarget’s Storage magazine and 2017 Product of the Year awards in the Data Storage Management Tools category. Caringo FileFly enables the efficient migration of data from Microsoft® Windows® Servers or NetApp® Filers to a limitless secondary pool of self-healing storage on commodity ...

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Eight Groundbreaking Products to be Inducted to NAMM TECnology Hall of Fame

At the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards), eight products and technologies inspired by a series of global sound pioneers will find their place in audio history when they are inducted into NAMM’s prestigious TECnology Hall of Fame. The ceremony, and later the awards show, will take place Saturday, January 27, as part of The 2018 ...

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2018 Creative Storage Conference Coming to Los Angeles

The 2018 Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) is now taking submissions for presentations as well as sponsorships and exhibits The 12th Annual Creative Storage Conference (CS 2018) will be held Thursday June 7, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel West Los Angeles in Culver City, CA (   For the 2018 conference we are seeking media and entertainment professionals who can add ...

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Multi-Cloud Data Management with SwiftStack

Earlier this month, I wrote an article on Object Cloud Storage and featured Caringo, a pioneer in the marketplace. There are a great many players vying for the M&E market due to its forecasted data growth in the coming decade. The competitive landscape is fierce, and I can see consolidation coming in the years to come, but for the moment, ...

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Caringo SWARM – A Storage Platform for Production, Distribution and Collaboration at Massive Scale

  The Challenges for Immediacy The overwhelming access to on-demand media, anytime and anywhere via Internet broadband, handheld devices, streaming services, smart television and evolving IoT (Internet of things) devices has forever changed the time-to-market and monetization model for content providers, cloud OTT (over-the-top) service providers, cable companies, broadcasters, streaming media providers, carriers and the like. All companies that are ...

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Caringo’s Swarm Hybrid Cloud Object Storage Platform Now Integrated with Reach Engine by Levels Beyond and Microsoft Azure

  Caringo recently announced the integration of its Swarm Hybrid Cloud Object Storage Platform with Reach Engine by Levels Beyond intelligent content platform and to Microsoft Azure. The seamless integration with Reach Engine is designed to power a new era of content creation and curation by ensuring digital assets are instantly available on-demand while securely tracking, preserving, and rapidly scaling ...

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ICS Merges with JMR Electronics to Develop New Line of Disruptive Duplication, Acquisition and Recovery Solutions

Intelligent Computer Solutions Inc. (ICS), the pioneering leader of disk drive duplication and computer forensic systems, announced this week its merger with JMR Electronics Inc. (JMR), a global leading provider of scalable data storage solutions. The merger combines ICS’s 27 years of established market dominance in developing award winning disk drive duplication and computer forensic acquisition and analysis systems with ...

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