Cox Station KTVU/Fox 2 Builds High-End Media Archive on Integrated Systems From SAN Solutions and SGL
Powerful Combination of SAN Solutions’ Media Archive Infrastructure and SGL’s FlashNet Content Storage Management Provides High-Performance SD and HD Media Storage
RENO, Nev. — August 25, 2009 —SAN Solutions, a leading architect of enterprise-class network storage infrastructures for the media and entertainment markets, today announced that Cox broadcast station KTVU/Fox 2 in California’s Bay Area is using a SAN Solutions Media Archive Infrastructure — along with the FlashNet content storage management system from Software Generation Limited (SGL) — to provide long-term protection of media assets. The integration of these powerful systems in a centralized archive solution provides key clients across the KTVU broadcast facility with rapid, reliable access to content.
“SAN Solutions is a knowledgeable, passionate company that shares our commitment to open systems that enable broadcasters to build workflows and networks specifically tailored to their precise requirements,” said Mickey Charles, president, SGL Americas. “The company’s high-end storage systems provide the high-speed interfaces and bandwidth necessary to maximize throughput in moving media between systems, and its Media Archive Infrastructure ties into our FlashNet solution smoothly to provide KTVU with a highly efficient, scalable, and reliable archive supporting HD production.”
SAN Solutions architects and implements Media Archive Infrastructures that are tailored to clients’ business and technical needs. Advanced scanning and indexing tools verify that media essence and metadata are present and correct, and also enable creation of a centralized metadata repository and support powerful search and partial restore functions. FlashNet, SGL’s flagship solution, provides content storage and archive management software that scales with the storage infrastructure to fit the requirements of any organization, from the largest networks to the smallest call-letter station. The software’s high levels of redundancy and unrivalled data transfer capability fit seamlessly into any environment.
Built on highly scalable open architectures, the Media Archive Infrastructure from SAN Solutions and SGL’s FlashNet together allow other critical broadcast systems at KTVU to access content quickly and reliably. The archive system and infrastructure first were integrated with KTVU’s Harris automation system and Thomson Grass Valley™ K2™ video server and then with the station’s new Thomson Grass Valley Aurora™ tapeless HD production suite.
“Cox has been a leader in adopting forward-looking broadcast products and workflows, and the company’s intensive examination of enabling technologies has assured selection of best-of-breed solutions for KTVU operations,” said Harry Aine, SAN Solutions president. “SGL is a leading provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, and we’re pleased with the exceptional performance that our seamlessly integrated solutions bring to the news production workflow at KTVU.”
More information about systems from SAN Solutions is available at www.sansolutions.com.
# # #
About Software Generation Limited
Software Generation Limited (SGL) is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989, and its flagship FlashNet product is installed in more than 4,500 customer sites around the world. More information is available at www.sgluk.com.
About SAN Solutions
SAN Solutions Inc. architects, implements, and supports enterprise-class network storage infrastructures that revolutionize the workflow and management of media throughout a studio, newsroom, or post-production facility. With its proven methodology, the Reno, Nev.-based company develops best-of-breed solution sets tailored and tested to meet the requirements of ingest, production, post-production, media transformation, digital asset management, content delivery, and archive applications. SAN Solutions has implemented solutions for leading media companies including CBS, Fox, Lucasfilm, NBC, and Sony.
Wall Street Communications
SAN Solutions Contact
Vice President, Sales