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Plugging into CatDV and LTO integration

Integration between the CatDV media asset management system and GB Labs’ LTO system is now possible using a plug-in called QLS Archive, which links CatDV with Space storage devices. The middleware was developed by QLS Distribution and uses the GB Labs Space API.

The Space API was developed to enable media technicians to move content to and from tape archives, in order to enable fast project and asset searching, retrieval and offlining. Automated processes systematically transfer completed projects and aged files onto LTO tape, securing assets for the long term and freeing up space on shared tier 1 and tier 2 storage. The new plug-in also includes the ability to report on the status of archiving jobs and enables users to track tapes for fast data retrieval.

Ben Pearce, sales and marketing director of GB Labs, said, “This powerful integration makes data and project management significantly more efficient. It gives CatDV users full control over the movement of media between Space online and offline platforms and facilitates routine data management tasks.”