Uruguay’s Antel Strengthens EditShare Storage Capabilities to Support Production Partner REDUCTO

EditShare is providing powerful media storage and workflow facilities to Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Antel), the national telecoms business in Uruguay. The service provides a strong and reliable remote and collaborative post environment for users like leading broadcast production company REDUCTO, using Antel’s extensive high-speed internet connectivity.

Housed in Antel’s Tier III data center is the EditShare storage system, built on EFS 450 and EFS SSD solid state storage appliances. Total capacity at present is 300 TB, and the connection between the Antel data center and REDUCTO runs across two redundant, geographically diverse 10 gigabit fibers.

The storage is complemented by EditShare FLOW automation and media management to track content, maintain secure redundancy and enable creative users at REDUCTO to track projects. FLOW also allows individual users to work with their preference in edit workstations and other creative tools, with no impact on workflows or storage and archiving.

REDUCTO is a production company with an international reputation. In its Montevideo headquarters, across the city from the Antel data center, it has two production studios and extensive post facilities. The partnership with Antel provides scalable and flexible access to the best editing and color grading tools, giving it a powerful offering and advantage.

“Latin America is a booming region for video production, and we can provide the connectivity to allow producers to work with the high-quality facilities at REDUCTO from any part of the continent,” says Gustavo Andrés Arbiza Mattos, Telecommunications Engineer at Antel. “EditShare and its innovative storage and workflow architectures enabled us to create a compelling business case for hosting video services. The ability to support very high bandwidth services like uncompressed digital cinematography and Ultra HD, and good scalability both on premise and in the cloud, means that we can respond in an agile way to the growth of the market.”

Thanks to the high-speed connectivity from Antel, REDUCTO is now able to serve the broadcast and media market across the whole of Latin America from its central location. The latest additions to the EditShare environment support resolutions up to 8K, meaning it can deliver services for the movie and events industry as well as broadcast.

Producers can be granted access to the shared storage to view progress without the need to travel to Uruguay. EditShare FLOW provides the security functionality for protected tenancies, allowing REDUCTO to host productions for multiple clients simultaneously, and in time, for Antel to offer the same hosting and connectivity service to other media clients.

“Prestige productions demand secure and flexible facilities,” says Mateo Musitelli, Project Manager RC&C at REDUCTO. “EditShare gives us native tools for remote production, fast and intuitive workflows, and the knowledge that the content entrusted to us is always secure and always available. It is a key element in our continuing expansion plans as a leader in the media industry across the region.”

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