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Booth no: SL5306

SGL’s technology is built on its open system philosophy, which allows its content management solutions to work seamlessly in media environments that consist of multiple systems and require interoperability between an array of standards and technologies. SGL’s partners include industry-leading companies representing every facet of the media arena: media/production, MAM, editing, video servers, automation, transmission and disk/tape/optical/cloud storage. SGL provides media companies, post facilities and news/sport organisations with reliable, scalable solutions with substantial cost and workflow benefits.

At NAB 2017 SGL will showcase the latest version of its flagship FlashNet content management system, which includes the following key features:

* Enhanced Disaster Recovery: SGL is introducing new tools to enable multiple sites to stay in sync with each other, even when every site is running its own production processes.

* Integrated Amazon Cloud Archiving: Amazon’s S3 and Glacier platforms can now be used seamlessly as archiving destinations. FlashNet’s powerful life-cycle rules engine easily moves assets between each platform.

* Support for Sony Ci: SGL supports Ci, Sony’s cloud-based service that allows media professionals to collaborate on the creation and sharing of high quality, high resolution content. Both workspaces and archive destinations are supported.

* FlashNet Infinity User Interface: SGL will highlight the latest developments to its FlashNet Infinity User Interface. Providing media companies with an elegant dashboard that simplifies the management of media archives, Infinity delivers a sophisticated toolset for archive and restore functionality, system health, monitoring, analysis and more. New features include: A Navigator tool to explore the entire set of archived assets in their original folder format; support for watch folder projects; advanced metadata support; and capacity analysis. FlashNet is available as a free upgrade to all SGL FlashNet users covered by a current support contract who are running FlashNet 6.6 or later.

* A Major Revision to the FlashNet Watch Folder Service: The Watch Folder Service now manages projects, offers efficient Incremental Archiving, monitors vast numbers of watch folder files and supports Mac and camera storage workflows.
* Full Support for Sony’s latest Optical Disk System – ODS 2: FlashNet’s ODS 2 support provides speeds that approach 2Gb/sec writing and 1Gb/sec reading.

* Support for 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.

* US LAUNCH – SGL FlashNet Lite: SGL’s new entry-level archive FlashNet Lite comes in four configurations: FL Disk, FL Tape, FL Hybrid and FL Optical Disk, providing options for content storage that is disk only, tape only, optical disk or a combination of disk and tape. FL Hybrid is upgradeable to 50TB of disk support, two tape drives and 100 slots with one server. This provides nearly 600TB capacity with LTO7 tapes. Running on a single server node, FlashNet Lite can grow as the customer’s archive expands. FlashNet Lite includes important FlashNet tools including: integration with a wide range of partner solutions and storage devices; business storage rules; partial file restore; and SGL’s sophisticated Infinity user interface.

SGL is also highlighting:
* Pre-defined drives for specific archive roles: FlashNet allows 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.

* Support for DPX Format: FlashNet supports DPX-format assets – a standard format for cinema-oriented media. DPX media has one file per frame. Support includes partial file restore.

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