SSL debuts MediaWAN at IBC

Solid State Logic is set to launch MediaWAN in Europe at IBC2006. The video acquisition and storage solution is the result of the merging of the operations of Broadcast Devices, developer of MediaWAN, with those of SSL.

MediaWAN Gravity provides encoders to import video from a variety of sources including HD, a preview and job allocation interface for production coordinators, 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 very low latency, which significantly improves the performance of the circuit for remote interviews.

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