The company is to present the latest developments pertaining to its FlashNet content storage solutions, including the European introduction of support for the Linear Tape File System (LFTS), writes David Davies.
Demonstrations will show how an LTFS-driven archive can ‘revolutionise’ current media archive practices. Traditionally, data written to a media archive is done so in a proprietary way, which means there is no interoperability between systems from different vendors. However, this is no longer the case with the advent of LTFS. Specific to the LTO-5 tape format and all future LTO tape formats, LTFS enables ‘true interoperability’ between what were once disparate systems.
As well as the broadcast sector, this approach is said to have broad implications for post-production and acquisition workflows, where content can be acquired to disk on location, dragged and dropped to data tape, and then the tape transported back to a facility.
SGL will also show features of FlashNet 6.4, drawing attention to its Open System architecture, and highlight support for the latest version of Avid Interplay 2.3.