IBC 2010: Front Porch Digital Brings Latest Versions of DIVArchive, SAMMA to Amsterdam

Front Porch Digital will roll out the latest versions of its DIVArchive, DIVAdirector, and SAMMA at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam this September.

“IBC gives us the opportunity to introduce enhancements of SAMMA and DIVArchive systems to the European market,” says Rino Petricola, SVP and managing director of Front Porch Digital. “A key enhancement for 2010 is DIVAsymphony, our DIVArchive service oriented architecture (SOA) implementation benefiting customers with enhanced integrated workflows and operational reliability for a streamlined, end-to-end value chain, potential reduction of hardware acquisition costs, and accelerated development of customized applications.”

DIVArchive V6.3
DIVArchive V6.3 is a content storage management (CSM) system capable of full integration with popular media industry editing and production tools including Avid Interplay, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Apple Final Cut Server. The latest release of DIVArchive offers integration with Avid Interplay, making it easier for users of Avid’s media asset management system to access content stored under DIVArchive management. New DIVArchive features include multiresolution object support, sub-clip partial restore, best-effort restore, advanced Avid asset search within the DIVArchive user interface, and full Unicode asset support.

DIVArchive V6.3 is full Unicode support for storage plan manager, the component that automatically manages the content life cycle based on advanced and fully configurable business rules and policies. DIVArchive V6.3 also incorporates Front Porch Digital’s DIVAprotect as a standard feature. By continually monitoring the digital storage infrastructure including connected broadcast devices, network connectivity, transcoder engine performance, and other key system parameters, DIVAprotect protects content against the ravages of data tape and drive degradation.

DIVAdirector V4.1
Front Porch Digital DIVAdirector V4.1 is a cost-effective media asset management (MAM) system that enables operators, using their Web browsers, to search, locate, and retrieve stored media assets directly from their desktops. At IBC 2010, Front Porch Digital introduces V4.1, which adds a revamped and simplified browser interface; support for identification and retrieval of clips with noncontiguous timecode (very important for the archivist and preservation community); partial-restore format auto-detection to further simplify user interaction with the complex format/wrapper challenges handled by DIVArchive; and management of remote proxies without the need for their replication specifically for DIVAdirector. In addition, DIVAdirector V4.1 offers enhanced integration with Front Porch Digital’s SAMMA Solo system, the compact, turnkey, single-stream solution for migrating media content from fragile videotape to secure, long-term digital storage.

Front Porch Digital has enhanced the fourth generation of its SAMMA family of products for migrating media content from videotape to safe, secure, and readily accessible file-based formats. SAMMA V4 core products — SAMMA Solo, SAMMA Robot, SAMMA Prep, and SAMMA Clean — will each debut new versions at IBC2010.

DIVAsolo V4
DIVAsolo V4 incorporates full integration with the world’s most popular NLE systems. Front Porch Digital’s DIVAsolo is a turnkey migration, CSM, and MAM solution. The DIVAsolo system combines a SAMMA Solo encoding appliance with the DIVArchive CSM solution and its DIVAdirector MAM. Besides adding Apple Final Cut, and Avid Interplay integration, the new DIVAsolo V4 features direct VTR control, automatic shot-list generation, key-frame extraction, dynamic metadata collection, full desktop Web browser access to all migrated assets, and an LTO-based data tape robotic system to store and protect all migrated assets.

Front Porch Digital will also make its European debut of DIVAsymphony, an advanced service oriented architecture (SOA) framework for the DIVArchive CSM solution. DIVAsymphony unites the operations of DIVArchive with SOA-based architecture to yield a unified and agile approach to third-party integration. Front Porch Digital’s new DIVAsymphony simplifies DIVArchive’s integration of third-party products for both control and content exchange. Built around an ESB, DIVAsymphony allows other service-based technologies to integrate into DIVArchive directly.

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