FlashNet Lite debuts At IBC11 September 2016
BC is seeing the introduction of FlashNet Lite, a new entry-level content management system. According to SGL, FlashNet Lite provides the features of its full FlashNet system, but is restricted to a single server node.
The latest version of FlashNet also allows customers to allocate a pre-defined number of drives within their library for a specific role, such as archiving Avid jobs only, or restoring/archiving material at a certain time of day. This aims to assist larger broadcasters with multiple drives to improve operational procedures.
At IBC, SGL is also showing an Avid Interplay Web Services plug-in with Partial File Restore feature powered by Glookast; the latest version of its FlashNet API, which now supports REST; FlashNet support for the DPX format; and a FlashNet Amalgamation Service.
The company is also using IBC for the European launch of a new Infinity User Interface, which is being incrementally rolled out over the next six months, and is aimed at simplifying archive procedures. Also new for Europe is support for SMPTE’s Archive eXchange Format (AXF).
IBC also serves as the European launchpad for support for Ci, Sony’s cloud-based service that enables collaboration on the creation and sharing of high-resolution content. The SGL integration with Ci means that broadcasters and content owners can transfer material directly to the cloud from their MAM system using SGL FlashNet. As well as Ci, SGL also supports Amazon S3 via Aspera and ExpeDat Gateway.