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SGL Adds New Features, Support to FlashNet Content Management System

February 19th, 2015 Posted in Headlines By SVG Staff

At NAB, SGL will showcase the latest version of its FlashNet content management solution, which is designed to integrate seamlessly with MAM or automation control systems to provide significant improvements to workflow efficiency. Among its NAB 2015 highlights, SGL (SL5306) will demonstrate a full archive using Grass Valley’s GV STRATUS, the launch of a FlashNet Migration Service, and the additional feature of Partial file restore via Avid Web Services

Full Archive Demo via GV STRATUS MAM
Among its NAB 2015 highlights, SGL (SL5306) will demonstrate a full archive using GV STRATUS, hosted by a Grass Valley presenter. GV STRATUS includes full search, archive and restore integrated directly with FlashNet. The presentation will include FlashNet’s control of job queues directly from GV STRATUS.

Asset Migration Service Launch
The migration of tape assets from one platform to another, or from one generation to another, is a costly and time-consuming process. The FlashNet Migration Service enables a whole migration to be set up as a single background task that optimizes the use of available archiving equipment and speeds up processes, reducing migration times by half.

Partial File Restore via Avid Web Services
SGL’s integration with Avid Web Services now includes partial file restore capability. Whilst the fully implemented Avid Interplay Archive provides a seamless user experience, smaller work groups may require a paired down version. SGL’s support for Avid Web Services means that customers can use the archive capabilities that they currently require, but can employ Avid Integrated Archive at any time in the future without the need to re-archive any content.

Integration with Aspera for cloud-based archive
The new version of FlashNet, which will be launched at NAB 2015, brings to fruition SGL’s new integration with Aspera. Using FlashNet, broadcasters and content owners can transfer media to the cloud at a guaranteed speed providing an additional means of storage and disaster recovery workflows.

Partial File Restore of QuickTime Files
This demonstration will highlight partial file restore of QuickTime  files directly from tape.

Full archive demonstration via Avid Interplay PAM
SGL will show a full archive demonstration via Avid’s Interplay PAM system.

Enhanced API with support for REST via new SGL web service
SGL will highlight the latest version of its FlashNet API, which supports REST, via its new web service. This will further simplify FlashNet integration for partners and is the beginning of key new developments that will be revealed later in the year.

Support for LTFS
Material can be acquired directly to disk and then dragged and dropped to data tape and transported back to a facility, removing the need to re-ingest content to the archive and enabling large amounts of data to be transported and archived on a single LTO tape.

New version of FlashWeb
The latest version of FlashWeb includes enhanced search capabilities and simplified navigation allowing broadcasters and content owners to easily archive and restore material to any configured FlashNet disk or tape group. This can be achieved without the need for a controlling MAM or automation system.