SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has announced the latest version of its FlashNet, flagship content management system as well as support for LTO-7. This new version of FlashNet provides media companies around the world with additional workflow opportunities and greater flexibility and is a precursor to SGL’s big FlashNet launch at NAB 2016.


New FlashNet now supports reading and restoring from SMPTE’s Archive eXchange Format (AXF). FlashNet can read and process AXF objects providing greater flexibility for customers, ensuring long term availability of content in the future regardless of technology evolution. Additional FlashNet features also allow customers to allocate a pre-defined number of drives within their library for a specific role, such as archiving Avid jobs only, or restoring/archiving material at a certain time of day. This allows larger broadcasters with multiple drives to further improve operational procedures.


SGL’s support for LTO-7 specifications enables tape cartridge native storage capacity of over 6TB, which is more than twice the compressed capacity of the previous generation. Tape drive data transfer rates also double those of LTO-6. As with previous generations, LTO-7 drives will provide backward compatibility with the ability to read and write LTO generation 6 cartridges and read LTO generation 5 cartridges, helping to preserve media investments and ease implementation.


Lee Sheppard
Lee Sheppard

“This latest version of FlashNet further improves productivity for customers and is a warm up to the big FlashNet launch at NAB 2016. This will include an elegant new user interface that will be incrementally rolled out over the next 12 months. The new dashboard will further simplify archive procedures with sophisticated tools for archive and restore functionality, system health, monitoring, analysis and more,” explains Lee Sheppard, Director of Product Management, SGL.

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