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ToolsOnAir's flow:rage Officially Shipping
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t I B C 2 0 13 To o l s O n A i r
Broadcast Engineering "soft
launched" their flow:rage broadcast
optimised storage system.
After one year of building systems
to order and multiple successful
installations, ToolsOnAir has
announced the official launch
of flow:rage - billed as "the first
storage solution built by broadcast
professionals for broadcast
professionals".
ToolsOnAir the innovators of "TV
Station in a Mac" are breaking new
ground with flow:rage, offering their
first Linux based product. Coupled
with their Ready-to-Air Appliances,
this is their first step towards
offering full turnkey solutions
comprising both hardware and
software components.
Every flow:rage unit is housed in
a custom built 19" 2U 12-Bay or
4U 24-Bay rack mount designed
to allow tool-less access to the
drives. Drive builds utilise 2TB
and 4TB drives, offering system
configurations from 24TB to 96TBs
in a single chassis. Drives are hot
swappable and each system ships
with two spare drives and an
industry unprecedented five-year
bring in warranty.

flow:rage supports SMBv1,
SMBv2, AFP, NFSv3 and NFSv4;
and the Windows XP, Mac OSX, and
Linux 2.6 and operating systems.
Systems are profile-optimised
to meet workflow demand with
a choice of hard-read optimised,
soft-read optimised, balanced or
write optimised.

Performance Storage
A host of intuitive web-based
administration tools are also on
board including: performance
tuning, network configuration,
Internet sharing, user management,
share-point management, manual
service management, startup
services management, and file
system optimisation.
Real-time monitoring and event
notification rounds out the offering
with constant updates of status,
CPU usage, disk usage, RAID
performance and network interface
usage all accessible via a slick web
interface. Additionally, for automate
backup and archive synchronisation
Archiware and a unique custom built

Watch the official trailer for ToolsOnAir's flow:rage storage solution

file-based workflow are pre-installed
on every system.
While many vendors would stop
at a product offering this solid, for
ToolsOnAir it is just the beginning.
As software vendors entering
the hardware and storage space,
ToolsOnAir bring a unique skill
set and understanding of what
broadcast customers want from
an integrated ingest and playout

solution. ToolsOnAir flow:rage
functions seamlessly with the
ToolsOnAir just: Broadcast Suite.
Stop by their IBC booth for a
peek behind the curtains at future
developments in file system
clustering, link aggregation tools,
and Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe
Premiere Pro and AVID workflow
integration.

RSG Media And Xytech Aim To Streamline The Digital Supply Chain
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"...Our joint solution
already has a proven
track record
Thomas Siegman, RSG

"

SG Media and Xytech have
announced a technology
pa r tne r s hip inte gr ating the
companies' flagship products.
For content owners taking on the
complex task of automating the
digital supply chain to maximise
the monetisation of their content,
the joint solution will simplify and
streamline their efforts.
"Managing and optimising
the digital supply chain can
be daunting and costly for
organisations," said Thomas
Siegman of RSG. "By preintegrating RightsLogic with
MediaPulse, we've taken the
burden off our customers while
lowering their costs. Our joint
solution already has a proven track
record, therefore potential clients
know it will work seamlessly for
them as well."
As content programmers seek
to grow digital revenues by taking
advantage of the increasing
number of new platforms available

to them, they are faced with a
time consuming and expensive
process, filled with an everchanging variety of requirements,
formats and standards. Xytech
and RSG's solution successfully
combines rights and order
management functions in one
system, effectively closing gaps
previously found in the digital
supply chain.
RightsLogic, RSG's rights
management product, helps
programmers determine which
media assets programmers
can use, when, and how (e.g.
territories, platforms, languages,
formats) it lets them window
and schedule the content for
maximum profitability. The
system handles the financials,
from amortisation through royalty
payments, and it presents usage,
revenue and royalty information
from every platform in at-a-glance
dashboards and custom reports.
Xytech's MediaPulse platform

is a scalable solution automating
workflows, managing assets,
scheduling resources and offering
an end-to-end order and billing
system. The platform-independent,
browser-based application tracks
and manages workflow, resources,
and costs from the moment a
programmer publishes a schedule
through media asset delivery for
distribution or playout.
As the companies have preintegrated their two systems,
programmers can implement a
joint solution, gaining the benefits
of digital supply chain automation
quickly and easily. Xytech
and RSG Media have already
implemented their solution at
one of the US's largest, Spanishlanguage broadcast networks.
"Automating the digital supply
chain is absolutely vital to our
clients looking to leverage the
array of distribution platforms
available," said Greg Dolan, COO
of Xytech. "Rights management is
a key element in the chain, and
RSG is the industry leader in this
area. Integrating our two systems
has already brought us success
with a major broadcast client, and
it is a win for all of our clients
moving forward."


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