Thomson has expanded MXF and Gigabit Ethernet compatibility between its Grass Valley brand Profile video servers and its Grass Valley universal interface module (UIM).
The Material eXchange Format (MXF) is a new standard for file exchange across standard IT networks. This support allows direct file sharing between Profile servers, Sony e-VTRs, archive devices or editing appliances.
The Grass Valley UIM is a transparent device, based on a standard computer platform, which provides an open interface between Profile and Gigabit Ethernet networks. Traditionally, servers have used Fibre Channel networks to send and retrieve files within a storage area network (SAN) environment. The addition of Gigabit Ethernet technology gives Profile servers — including the Profile XP Media Platform and the Profile 6G line — the flexibility to work seamlessly in a IT-based wide area networks (WANs), as well as Fibre Channel networks.
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