SAMMA, IBM Demo Automated System at NAB

At the NAB Show, SAMMA Systems announced it will team with IBM to create a streamlined solution for content owners for the automated ingest and encoding of volumes of videotape content. The system was demonstrated for the first time in IBM’s booth at the show.

The process pairs SAMMA Systems’ Robot, a multichannel, fully automated videotape-to-digital file migration system, with IBM’s multiplatform system capable of ingesting large quantities of content and encoding the material for instant availability. The system provides streamlined monitoring of content quality with easy-to-read graphical analytics.

The Robot detects and automatically corrects many common tape and video problems. The system produces SQL integration for library and asset management systems. For batch management, it produces XML reports on key metrics for every video frame. One operator can produce up to 28 simultaneous digital file recordings from seven videotape recorders.

SAMMA also furnished the “sports” area of the IBM booth at NAB with a single-channel, semi-automated system capable of digitizing and accessing assets. The SAMMA Solo can be configured as a single-channel system or easily scaled up to accommodate many channels while still being driven by one operator.