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Omneon HD World Product Preview

HD World, New York, Oct. 15-16

Omneon, Inc. Product Preview

Stand 1013

Company Overview

Omneon, Inc. is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum™. The company’s MediaGrid™ active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in more than 50 countries on six continents. Omneon is on the Web at

Omneon Products Being Shown at HD World

HD MediaDeck™ Video Server

The Omneon MediaDeck™ is a broadcast-quality video server designed specifically for broadcasters who need a cost-effective, easy-to-deploy platform for up to six channels. The MediaDeck is an integrated version of the Omneon Spectrum™ media server, combining storage, system management, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and video I/O modules in one convenient two-rack-unit package. The Omneon 5300 series MPEG-2 HD/SD MediaPorts provide record and play of HD and SD video and digital audio, compressing it for storage on the Omneon Spectrum and the Omneon MediaDeck. By leveraging the Spectrum architecture, MediaDeck combines mission-critical reliability with support for a complete range of broadcast workflows.

ProXchange™ Transcoding System

Omneon ProXchange™ version 1.1, which will be on display at HD World, is a high-performance transcoding system designed for high-volume, multiformat media environments. Running on the Omneon MediaGrid™ active storage system, the ProXchange system takes advantage of the combined storage and processing architecture offered by the MediaGrid system to deliver scalable and efficient grid-based transcoding.

Omneon ProXchange performs conversion between a wide variety of video and audio formats, including all formats supported by the Omneon Spectrum™ media server, as well as conversion to the low-resolution H.264 format and, with version 1.1, Microsoft® Windows Media® VC-1 and Adobe® Flash® video. Conversion and rewrapping between wrapper formats also is supported (QuickTime® and Material eXchange Format), with preservation and accurate placement of all metadata through all conversions.

MediaGrid™ Active Storage

The award-winning Omneon MediaGrid™ active storage system represents a technological breakthrough. It is the first content storage system to play an active part in the broadcast workflow. Version 2.1 enables a smaller, more affordable, entry-level system configuration suitable for a wider range of facilities, such as local broadcast stations, post-production facilities, and corporate A/V departments.

Among the features in the Omneon MediaGrid 2.1 are the ability to create storage reservations so that individual users are guaranteed a minimum amount of storage, tail-mode FTP to support active workflows in conjunction with third-party servers, and more robust system monitoring and reporting.

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