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SGL, a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is announcing its new entry-level archive solution FlashNet Lite on stand 7.J15 at IBC 2016. Providing media companies with a highly cost-effective archive that can expand as their requirements grow, FlashNet Lite includes SGL’s new elegant user interface FlashNet Infinity.


FlashNet Lite comes in two configurations – FL Disk and FL Hybrid – providing customers with disk only content storage or a combination of disk and tape. The FlashNet Lite software runs on a single server node, and provides both the Infinity dashboard and key FlashNet tools including: integration with a wide range of partner solutions and storage devices; business storage rules; and partial file restore.


“At SGL we aim to provide archive solutions to fit the size and budget of every media company worldwide,” explains Lee Sheppard, SGL’s Director of Product Management. “FlashNet is the most accessible content storage management system available to the video industry and by launching FlashNet Lite with Infinity, we’re providing a sophisticated entry-level archive that includes many of FlashNet’s important features at a price point suited to smaller facilities.”


FlashNet Infinity, which delivers a sophisticated toolset for archive and restore functionality, system health, monitoring, analysis and more, will also be demonstrated throughout the show. Available as a free upgrade to all SGL FlashNet users covered by a current support contract who are running FlashNet 6.6 or later, FlashNet Infinity takes a novel approach to the management of archived assets. While FlashNet itself is optimised for enterprise-level archiving, with the capability for automatic fail-over and for distributed processing of very high levels of activity, Infinity is designed for high-performance search, monitoring and analysis.


Infinity is a web-based framework that runs dashboards containing one or more gadgets. Each gadget offers a tool, which for convenience are grouped into searching, monitoring, analysing and system administration categories by SGL. While some dashboards are pre-configured by SGL as system-defined, others can be created by the organisation or by the individual user by dragging and dropping gadgets. All dashboards can be modified to fit the organisation, depending on the access rights of a specific user.


SGL will also have a number of partner demonstrations on its stand throughout the show by Arvato Systems, Empress, Glookast, Marquis, Primestream and VSN, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.


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