RTL, CBC select Abit for ingest solution

RTL will build its 130,000-hour digital asset library with Abit and IBM mass storage.
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RTL and its production and service organization Cologne Broadcasting Center (CBC) has selected Abit to provide a new ingest solution to link up two of its facilities in Cologne, Germany. The ingest software solution will be loaded onto CBC’s existing Show-it platform and an upgraded version of RTL’s Powerbox platform, both provided by Abit. Both systems will be configured to interface with peripheral systems, including an IBM storage solution, to ingest more than 130,000 hours of material for RTL Television, VOX and Super RTL.

Both the Abit systems at CBC and RTL will ingest material independently for digital transfer to the IBM SAN using IBM ADMIRA archive management software. The assets and metadata associated with the digitized file will be automatically retrieved from the SMART asset database by the ingest system.

For more information, visit www.abit.co.uk.