FlashNet2CatDV Plugin – CatDV and SGL
Who is SGL?
SGL is a global provider of content archive and storage management solutions with over twenty years’ experience in the media and content management sectors. SGL’s solutions are built on open, scalable and reliable solutions, providing significant workflow, time and cost efficiencies. The FlashNet Content Management solution integrates seamlessly with MAM or automation control systems and delivers unrivalled levels of resilience, flexibility and adaptability. CatDV integrated with SGL FlashNet provides small-to-medium sized broadcasters with a highly cost-effective MAM and archive solution, providing the reliability and scalability of FlashNet, with quality search and organisation abilities provided by CatDV.
What is FlashNet?
FlashNet is built around a clustered architecture, which allows virtually infinite scalability of the archive, from the smallest organisations to the largest network operation. SGL FlashNet comprises three base modules, which can be run on a single server to provide cost-efficient archive operations in a compact installation, or can be installed or extended across multiple nodes to form a cluster that provides automatic failover and high levels of I/O (input/output).
SGL FlashNet’s architecture also provides unrivalled resilience: in the event that a node fails, its duties are automatically taken over by other cluster members, without interruption to archive operations and without requirement for manual intervention.
FlashNet2CatDV Plug-In by North Shore Automation
CatDV integrated with SGL FlashNet provides small-to-medium sized broadcasters with a highly cost-effective MAM and archive solution. With a simple mouse click operators can archive and restore to and from the FlashNet archive using the CatDV Pro interface. The North Shore Automation integration connects a CatDV Server using CatDV’s REST API. The integration delivers the reliability and scalability of FlashNet with quality search and organisation abilities provided by CatDV.
- Archive automatically based on CatDV metadata – Actions may be set up to automatically archive clips with specific metadata. For example, all clips marked “Delivered” will be sent automatically to FlashNet archive
- Archive & restore in the background – CatDV Worker Node and the CatDV2FlashNet app work in concert to archive and restore clips in the background while you continue to work in CatDV Pro
- Batch job submission from CatDV – Send batches of jobs by total file size or time value to ease the load on your Worker Nodes while reducing tape load and seek times
- Select SGL Volume Groups in CatDV Pro to further organize your archives or access – CatDV2FlashNet groups jobs intelligently to speed archive operations and reduce tape load and seek times multiple archive storage systems. (Disk, Tape, etc.)