Front Porch Digital Inks Cloud-Based Video-Publishing Deal With thePlatform
Front Porch Digital has signed an agreement with thePlatform, a white-label video-publishing company, to offer cloud-based video-publishing services toFront Porch Digital customers throughout the global media and entertainment industry.
Under the agreement, Front Porch Digital will integrate thePlatform’s mpx video-publishing system into the Front Porch Digital LYNX cloud-based CSM system for managing media assets. By taking advantage of mpx through the LYNX platform, LYNX users can more easily and affordably monetize assets and build new revenue streams.
“Front Porch Digital is a global leader in mission-critical workflow solutions for digital file-based video operations of all kinds,” said Chris Drake, vice president of business development at thePlatform. “With mpx, Front Porch Digital can now offer its customers a complete, hosted multiscreen video-publishing solution in the cloud. We look forward to supporting the needs of the company’s diverse customers around the world.”
Front Porch Digital’s LYNX customers will be able to use mpx to upload, manage, and distribute videos to their own websites, third-party sites, smartphones, tablets, and more. In addition, mpx provides LYNX users with a simple Web-based console for managing their video libraries, highly customizable video players with automated social networking tools, enterprise-grade reliability, and more — all accessible from the LYNX interface.
“More and more of our DIVArchive customers are embracing our LYNX cloud-based solution for storing and managing their assets with adaptable, on-demand scalability that reduces capital expenses and operational costs. Now, those customers can get the same benefits from a renowned video-publishing solution that’s available directly through LYNX,” said Andy Hurt, vice president, product management and marketing, Front PorchDigital. “thePlatform makes video publishing easy and scalable for many of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world, and now the same mpx reliability and performance our customers get through our DIVApublish system is available in our cloud solution as well.”
BVE 2014: Front Porch Shows Off Latest Product Line
Front Porch Digital will be showing off a collection of featured products at this year’s BVE Show (Feb. 25-27, Excel London).
LYNX — Cloud Content Storage Management System
LYNX from Front Porch Digital is the industry’s first enterprise-scale cloud implementation of content storage management (CSM). LYNX delivers adaptable, on-demand scalability; reduces capital and operational costs; and revolutionizes the way media organizations manage assets. LYNX leverages the latest cloud and Web technologies to provide a range of networked and distributed solutions.
Front Porch Digital will present LYNXdr and LYNXlocal at BVE 2014. LYNXdr is a hosted disaster recovery service that allows global media enterprises to centralize critical assets and consolidate operations. LYNXlocal is a simple extension to LYNX that operates locally as an appliance, caching cloud content and providing integration to specialized systems if needed. LYNXlocal is billed as a service element at a low monthly rate.
DIVAdirector V5.2 — Easy and Efficient Media Asset Management System
DIVAdirector V5.2 is the latest version of Front Porch Digital’s DIVAdirector media asset management (MAM) system, a permission-based Web application that enables complete access to file-based content stored by DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) systems. DIVAdirector’s latest enhancements make the MAM more stable and versatile than ever before. With support for multiple audio channels for different language tracks, users can provide multiple language options for a given video file. Behind the scenes, the change from a Linter to PostgreSQL database offers increased stability.
DIVAdirector V5.2 also gives users more quality control options in the form of graphical metadata charts from Front Porch Digital’s SAMMA ingest system. The charts show graphical representations of metadata for video files in order to illustrate visual information such as color, brightness, and luminance. The charts are a good way to uncover imbalances and undesirable effects in video files to ensure quality. In addition, a new QC import and analysis feature allows users to import and analyze third-party quality-control metadata.
DIVArchive V7.1 — Now for a Broader Array of Applications
At BVE 2014, Front Porch Digital will feature its DIVArchive® V7.1 content storage management (CSM) system. New features and capabilities make the system ideal for a broader array of applications. The new AXF Explorer offers an intuitive interface for parsing Archive eXchange Format (AXF) objects, with straightforward operations that are performed using drag-and-drop procedures, just like the Windows® operating system. DIVArchive V7.1 enables a complete range of world-class video transcoding and workflows and is directly integrated with Telestream’s Vantage® Transcode and Vantage Transcode® Pro. The enhancements to DIVArchive extend its applicability to media operations of every kind, including broadcasters, educational and heritage institutions, the film industry, and government entities. With its unique ability to interconnect every element of operations, from archive to production to transmission, DIVArchive V7.1 becomes the highly effective foundation on which to base cost-effective, seamless file-based workflows.
DIVASolutions SAMMA Migration Systems
Front Porch Digital will also showcase its SAMMA product lines at BVE 2014. These solutions are the first of their kind to automate the digitization of videotape, moving content into secure, accessible, and searchable digital storage. SAMMArobot and SAMMAsolo take content from videotape on the shelf into the digital environment, using an automated workflow that’s tried and tested in high-profile installations. The SAMMAsolo product line offers a range of migration solutions built to meet specific archive migration needs. From a single SAMMAsolo to a multiple-stream SAMMArobot, these DIVASolutions systems maximize efficiency by encoding to multiple formats simultaneously, while also analyzing content to ensure the quality of the migration.