360 Systems and NVerzion are jointly marketing their products together to create what they bill as an elegant and economical solution for broadcasters making the transition from a tape-based environment to digital, file-based workflow.
NVerzion, a leading supplier of software solutions for the television broadcast market, is bullish on 360 Systems Image Servers on the merits of their versatility and reliability - particularly for FTP file transfer. "They have developed a server line that is easy to work with," says Lynn Williams, NVerzion engineering project manager. "The Image Server is a reliable, capable workhorse with a very straightforward interface," he explained.
NVerzion software runs on a Windows box and operates with VDCP commands. One reason for the compatibility between NVerzion and 360 Systems is their close technical partnership. "Our software is constantly "talking" to the Image Server for any additions or deletions and making that known to all applications," says Williams. Ncontrol Lite is NVerzion's entry-level automation package, and when coupled with the Image Server 2000, offers broadcasters a tape and server automation package for around $20,000. A remarkable price point compared to comparable products on the market. "We prefer to use 360 Systems products whenever possible," says Scott Murphy, NVerzion president and CEO. "Cost-effectiveness, longevity and reliability make the combination of NVerzion and 360 Systems a great solution."
In addition to the Image Server 2000, NVerzion is also working with 360 Systems Image Server MAXX, a pre-bundled model containing most of the server options.