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SGL FURTHER EXPANDS ARCHIVE FUNCTIONALITY WITH KEY THIRD-PARTY INTEGRATION


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Amsterdam, IBC, Booth 7.J15a – 12th September 2014 SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is unveiling new FlashNet features that further simplify workflow procedures and enhance usability of the system. SGL’s FlashNet content management solution is designed to integrate seamlessly with NRCS, MAM or automation control systems to provide significant improvements to workflow efficiency without intruding on the users’ familiar desktop.
 
SGL will be demonstrating the latest version of FlashNet archive control, which provides support for Avid Web Services and Sony Optical Disc Archive (ODA) whilst maintaining established features including: send-to, restore-from and management of the archive. Whilst the fully implemented Avid Interplay Archive provides a seamless user experience, smaller work groups may require a paired down version. SGL’s support for Avid Web Services means that customers can use the archive capabilities that they currently require but can employ Avid Integrated Archive at any time in the future without the need to re-archive any content.
 
SGL’s integration with Sony ODA opens up a world of workflow possibilities from disaster recovery solutions to management of archive material over disparate geographic areas.  With SGL’s experience of managing multiple storage devices within production, news and sport, Sony’s Optical Disc Archive can sit anywhere within a workflow, not simply as an ‘end of process’ archive.
 
SGL is continuing to demonstrate a fully operational SGL FlashNet Interplay archive solution on its stand, with fully qualified Avid demonstrators. SGL will be showing full integration of Avid Interplay with FlashNet. This demonstration will highlight the speed and ease in which SGL FlashNet can archive and restore directly from the Avid Interplay edit desktop.
 
On show for the first time at IBC is full integration of FlashNet with GV STRATUS media production toolset.  This combined offering provides transparent access to the FlashNet archive from GV STRATUS allowing full support for GXF partial file restore, a critical feature for Grass Valley customers. Using SGL FlashNet, the backend archive appears as a seamless extension of all Grass Valley environments.
 
Also demonstrated for the first time at IBC is SGL’s full integration with EVSIP2Archive workflow. This integration sees FlashNet control the movement of sports media within the EVS IP2Archive workflow enabling vital highlights material to be available to all parts of the creative process.  
 
Lee Sheppard, SGL’s Director of Product Management says, “We’re delighted to demonstrate recent results of third-party integration between FlashNet and solutions from key manufacturers at IBC 2014. The role of the archive has changed significantly in recent years, providing new workflows for news, sport and disaster recovery.”
 
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Additional information:
Software Generation, Ltd is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989 and the company has over 4,500 instances of its flagship FlashNet product running around the world. More information can be found at www.sglbroadc

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