EditShare Provides Additional Archiving, Automation for Vietnam’s BRT

EditShare has extended its storage solution at Ba Ria – Vung Tau Radio and Television Station (BRT), including the platforms for archiving and increased automation. The new facilities also include an additional four 160TB EditShare EFS-300 storage nodes to add capacity for production requirements.

BRT is the broadcaster for Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, in the south-east of Vietnam. It has been using EditShare storage for a number of years. Now, with production and transmission demands increasing greatly, it has become necessary to provide automated media management and quality control functionality to boost workflows.

The new installation calls upon the functionality available in the EditShare FLOW media management and workflow software. This gives BRT­ the ability to manage remote log-ins and to automate content flows through production to delivery. New material arriving at the station must pass local conformance checks and quality control, and thanks to FLOW’s AirFLOW and FLOW Automation, these can now be performed remotely if required.

Ever-increasing amounts of content, completed and in production, meant that it was important to add archiving capabilities, and the extension includes EditShare ARK. This includes LTO-8 tape drives and associated software to ensure automated archiving against business rules, and speedy recovery when required.

“EditShare has proven an excellent storage platform for us, that helps us to be more proactive and flexible during production, playout and storage and we particularly like the system’s flexible user permissions” says Mr. Le An Thi – Technical Manager at Ba Ria – Vung Tau Radio and Television. “As our production and broadcast demands have grown, we have recognised that we need to adopt more automation to reduce the amount of manual work, while also ensuring that we maintain our high standards. After researching the various products in the marketplace, EditShare was quickly identified as being the best option and they have been able to provide a complete solution – from ingest to storage to playout, including the facilities we need for file quality, transcoding and censorship.”

Based on the end-user’s requirements and initiatives, Editshare’s partner, Danmon Asia with its headquarters in Hanoi – Vietnam, designed the system in conjunction with application engineers from EditShare.

“We are very pleased that we have been able to work with BRT again, to automate their workflows and provide cost-effective content management,” says Said Bacho, Chief Revenue Officer at EditShare. “This is a great example of the flexibility of our architecture, in that it allows users to start with accessible storage and add functionality and automation as they need it, while always preserving the investment at each stage. We are also grateful for the expertise and understanding of our local partner on the ground, Danmon Asia Ltd.”

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