Software Generation (SGL), a supplier of video storage management software, has announced an alliance for digital asset management solutions with Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services, a global systems integrator.
Part of Ascent Media Group, Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services specializes in engineering and systems integration services for broadcast, cable, telecom, and other electronic media industries. Based in New Jersey, Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services will offer SGL FlashNet as one option in end-to-end digital asset management solutions.
FlashNet works with asset management systems to communicate with all areas of a broadcast facility. Integrated asset management systems, such as those offered by Blue Order, Konan Technology and TransMedia Dynamics, can make calls to the SGL FlashNet-managed archive via the FlashNet API.
This allows the MAM software to determine the location of a clip within the archive, and to restore previously archived clips to the playout server for transmission as and when required, automatically and without user intervention. The archive is thus transparent to the asset management software.