03.26.2008 12:00 AM
Omneon, Vizrt Partner on Active Storage and Asset Management
Omneon Inc. and Vizrt Ltd. have announced that their flagship products for active storage and media asset management, MediaGrid and Viz Ardome, have been integrated and successfully tested together. The combined systems deliver a streamlined workflow for media operations.

Omneon's media servers provide ingest and play-out functionality with the MediaGrid acting as central storage. The Viz Ardome system oversees all management of media operations, directing the flow from ingest through archiving, including production and playout.

"There has been a significant increase of digital media being used not just by traditional broadcasters and media companies, but also for corporate communications and on the Web," said Geoff Stedman, vice president for worldwide marketing for Omneon. "Media content is only as valuable as the user's ability to access and use it, and our combined solution helps our customers optimize the value of their content."

Jonas Engstrom, executive vice president of product management for Vizrt, said, "The high performance and availability of MediaGrid are crucial to building and managing an automated workflow around centralized active storage."

Engstrom added, "Unlike generic storage solutions, MediaGrid was designed specifically for the demands of media applications, providing scalable capacity, bandwidth, and media processing in one easy-to-maintain package. That is what sets MediaGrid apart, and now makes it easy for us to build systems that are tailored to the specific needs of a given operation."

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