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Front Porch Embraces AXF Technology

Brian Campanotti
Front Porch Digital is bringing AXF—the Archive eXchange Format—to its production line.

The announcement was made by Front Porch Chief Technology Officer Brian Campanotti in a press conference at the NAB Show. AXF will be supported within DIVArchive v7 as part of the company's standard for data tape and disc storage, said Campanotti. "Front Porch Digital is committed to contributing our work on AXF to the SMPTE [AXF] committee in hopes of ratifying it as a standard and providing it as an open standard for the community."

Campanotti also unveiled the company's DIVApublish mpx, an integrated online video management and publishing system. It is designed to simplify both advertising and monitoring of viewing analytics.

The third product introduction at the event was SAMMAsolo HD, the latest version of the company's robotic system for migration of tape-based content to a digital format. The new release adds support for high-definition videotape to Front Porch's SAMMA product range. © 2011 NAB

James E. O’Neal has more than 50 years of experience in the broadcast arena, serving for nearly 37 years as a television broadcast engineer and, following his retirement from that field in 2005, moving into journalism as technology editor for TV Technology for almost the next decade. He continues to provide content for this publication, as well as sister publication Radio World, and others.  He authored the chapter on HF shortwave radio for the 11th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook, and serves as editor-in-chief of the IEEE’s Broadcast Technology publication, and as associate editor of the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal. He is a SMPTE Life Fellow, and a Life Member of the IEEE and the SBE.