Sun/Artesia DAM system in use at WGBH

The station uses the system to manage the assets of “Frontline,” one of its premiere productions
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Sun Microsystems has launched a complete update of its digital asset management reference architecture that is used to manage rich media content, including HD and SD video, photos, audio and Flash animation.

The Version 2.0 Reference Architecture was developed in accordance with Sun’s iForce, public broadcasting producer WGBH-TV in Boston and Artesia Technologies. WGBH uses the system to manage the assets of Frontline, one of its prime time productions. The station plans to apply the Reference Architecture features to more of its public programs when production moves to new facilities in early 2006. Others using the Reference Architecture include TV4, Sweden's broadcasting channel.

New enhancements include more media file type support such as MXF and DV, as well as contract rights management to track licensing and distribution parameters for program materials. The system expands video server integration with broadcast video server vendors including Grass Valley and Omneon. It also integrates the latest features of broadcast automation and traffic systems by Harris and Myers Protrack.

For more information, visit www.sun.com/products/architectures-platforms.

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