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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 7 - Issue 5 | May 2017

InMedia

SGL Floats Sophisticated
Cloud Workflows
By Lee Sheppard,
Director Product Management, SGL...

S

GL's expertise stems from its
experience creating solutions
across a wide range of environments
and from drawing on the most valuable
resources available to the company:
its expert teams, technology partners
and customers. Innovation is the key
to progress, and over the past two
decades SGL's thought-leadership
has played a key role in defining,
developing and integrating many new
content management technologies in
the industry.
At BroadcastAsia 2017 SGL will
highlight its support for integrated
Amazon cloud archiving, S3-based
object storage-based private cloud
archiving and Sony's Ci Media Cloud
Platform. SGL's close relationship with
cloud solution companies provides the
media industry with new workflows
and stronger tools. This not only

ensures that assets are sent to the
correct place but also delivers a way
for broadcasters to control storage
costs by working out the price to store
and retrieve assets to and from the
cloud.
Central to SGL's support for public
and private cloud is the ability to
manage and monitor the buckets and
tiers into which assets can be stored.
FlashNet's powerful lifecycle rules
engine easily moves assets between
various platforms and storage areas
treating each as simply another
storage destination. In addition,
FlashNet receives notifications about
the arrival of assets into the cloud
archive from other sources along with
information regarding the removal
or deletion of assets within the
archive using third-party tools. This
enables FlashNet to offer effective

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 6.7 or
later.
SGL is also fully integrated
with Sony's Optical Disk
Archive System (ODS). The
integration gives SGL users
access to a greater choice
of storage devices in DR,
production, news and sports
SGL supports integrated Amazon cloud archiving
workflows. SGL FlashNet
management of cloud-based archival allows Sony's ODS users to store
storage regardless of the workflows in valuable media safely with ease. With
use.
SGL's experience of managing multiple
Throughout the show, SGL will storage devices within production,
demonstrate the latest developments news and sport, Sony's ODS can sit
to its FlashNet Infinity User Interface. anywhere within a workflow, not
Providing media companies with an simply as an 'end of process' archive.
elegant dashboard that simplifies
SGL works in collaboration with
the management of media archives, major vendors in the media industry
Infinity delivers a sophisticated toolset in Asia and around the world providing
for archive and restore functionality, customers with leading archive
system health, monitoring, analysis management solutions utilising the
and more. New features include: a latest technological advances.

Interra's VEGA ABR Analyser
Improves Video Streaming Quality
I

nterra Systems has demonstrated
VEGA ABR, an addition to the
company's industry-leading VEGA
platform designed to improve video
streaming quality.
VEGA ABR allows encoder and
transcoder manufacturers, online
video providers, and cable and
satellite operators to analyse, debug,
verify, and troubleshoot ABR streams,
thereby streamlining the delivery of
error-free, high-quality video content.
By providing operators with in-depth
information about ABR streams, down
to the compressed audio and video
elementary streams, VEGA ABR speeds
up time-to-market for OTT services.
"OTT video consumption is growing
significantly every day. Streaming ABR
video is a relatively new technology,
and there is a critical need for tools
that can debug and troubleshoot
problematic content. To ensure
superior video quality on any screen,
those involved with ABR content

preparation and delivery need to be
able to get comprehensive information
regarding bandwidth requirements,
timing, various conformance-related
checks, and picture level information,"
said
Anupama
Anantharaman,
Director, Sales and Product Marketing
at Interra Systems. "Our VEGA ABR
analyser offers rich functionality
that no other product in the industry
provides. The result is superior online
video and audio quality and the
opportunity for increased revenue for
OTT service providers."
A key functionality of the VEGA
ABR system is the ability to check for
adaptive bitrate variation for each
node and identify any issues, such
as overlapping bitrates. This allows
operators to identify whether streams
are properly coded and within the
bandwidth restriction.
In addition, VEGA includes a new
timing check feature that detects
mismatches in timing and timing

errors in each segment, providing a
graphic location of problems in the
timeline. Using the powerful video
and audio streaming analysis solution,
operators can also check on quality
variations across the stream as well
as the picture structure and IDR
alignment issues to ensure pictures are
in sync.
VEGA is widely deployed by
broadcast, cable, telco, satellite, IPTV,
and OTT operators around the world

for standards compliance, debug, and
interoperability of encoded streams.
By enabling operators to navigate
down to the deepest levels of a media
file to generate error reports and
analysis, VEGA significantly reduces
R&D and quality assurance time in
delivering standards-compliant video.
VEGA supports all popular video
compression and container standards
and includes features such as video
comparison and quality checks.
Interra Systems
VEGA ABR


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