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Bitcentral’s FUEL Revolutionizes On-Line News Production and Delivery Paradigm

  Linear on DemandTM personalized digital streaming brings viewers and revenue back to content owners This month’s company highlight features Bitcentral, a well-recognized award winning manufacturer of news content production, distribution, aggregation and publishing provisions to broadcasters and content creation companies. The pioneering company, founded in 1980 as Miralite Communications, a provider of satellite networks worldwide, changed its name to ...

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Industry Veteran Chris Fenton Joins Wasabi Advisory Board

Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, announced that Chris Fenton, recent President & North American General Manager of Shenzhen-listed DMG, has joined their advisory board. In this role, Fenton will bring his expertise and experiences in the media and entertainment world to the cloud storage industry – which is set to top $11.1B annually in 2022, nearly double the current ...

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IABM introduces new industry model – The BaM Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer

New model maps content supply chain to today’s creative, technical and business processes IABM,  the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, announced this week that it  has introduced a new industry model – The BaM™ Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer. It is designed to model the new structure of the broadcast and media industry and provide a ...

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Caringo Certifies with Pixit Media to Broaden Storage Choices for M&E IT

Software-Defined Solution Pairs High-Performance and High-Capacity Storage for Every Stage of the Media Workflow Caringo, Inc. has announced a technology partnership with Pixit Media, certifying Caringo Swarm with the Pixit Media suite. The combined software-defined approach pairs Pixit Media’s PixStor and PixStor Ngenea Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) solutions with the Caringo Swarm scale-out object storage platform—delivering performance, protection and access ...

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Quobyte Eliminates Content Silos with Modern Hyperscale Storage Software for M&E Collaboration

Parallel distributed file system challenges industry incumbents to match its massive scalability, blazing speed, and fault tolerance while minimizing administrative resources across unified storage Quobyte® Inc., a leading developer of hyperscale storage system software, announced today the availability of Quobyte’s parallel distributed file system to meet the performance, scalability, and collaboration challenges of the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. Quobyte ...

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Go Soft or Die – How a Software Defined Infrastructure Enables Studios to Keep Pace with Changing Technology and Business Requirements

The following article was written by Barry Evans, CTO Pixit Media   The era of “fast food” post production is finally upon us.  Clients want their content fresh, they want their content cheap and they want their content now. And from a format and resolution perspective, they certainly want it ‘their way’. Now, that’s not to say these demands have ...

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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:  www.surveymonkey.com/r/6ZM7H2 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 SearchStorage.com 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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