Solid State Logic announces expansion into broadcast video production systems

Solid State Logic (SSL) is expanding its business with products based on its new MediaWAN technology platform — encompassing all aspects of digital video acquisition and storage technologies. SSL premiered the new products at NAB2006.

MediaWAN Gravity is a complete, scalable broadcast production system that uses proprietary software running on standard high-performance PCs and servers. Geared to the fast-moving, multiformat nature of today’s media operations, the software provides encoders to import video from a variety of sources including HD, a preview and job allocation interface for production co-ordinators, editing software for journalists and management tools for news producers. An asset management database and user interface also provide for seamless information lifecycle management in the video domain.

MediaWAN technology has also been developed to provide a highly cost-effective backhaul service. MediaWAN Backhaul allows media networks to install encoders at remote locations and automatically ingest video and audio content to central servers where it is immediately available for use. The system operates over a private MPLS network that provides a very high QoS and highly efficient use of the bandwidth enabling broadcast-resolution video to be delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite transmission. The system operates at a low latency, which significantly improves the performance of the circuit for remote interviews.

The expansion results from the merging of the operations of Broadcast Devices, developer of MediaWAN, with those of SSL.

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