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Marquis and SGL Enable Archive and Access to Assets

Marquis Broadcast has been working with Software Generation Limited (SGL), technology-leading provider of content archive and storage management solutions to the broadcast industry, to create a solution to allow easy archiving and access to media assets. Parking, Marquis’ archive and restore solution now integrates with FlashNet, SGL’s popular content storage management product to make archiving and subsequent access to stored media a straight-forward task.

“Storage management and content retrieval is a key challenge for broadcast facilities,” explains Bernie Walsh world wide sales director, SGL. “The combination of our content storage management solution and Marquis’ Project Parking aims to address the need for easier access to digital assets.”

Marquis’ Project Parking offers a fast and cost-effective archive and restore process by creating a complete copy of any Avid project and media onto any storage device. By providing a simple vehicle for archiving all media associated with a project, Project Parking enables Avid users to archive complete projects safely, quickly and easily between systems within the same facility or between sites. FlashNet is a highly scalable content storage management system, providing resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Regardless of the installation size or environment, SGL FlashNet's clustered architecture and Open System approach provide secure, future-proof solutions that fit together seamlessly.

“The combination of Project Parking and FlashNet potentially offers an economical answer to archiving and storing file-based content as it can free-up expensive shared storage by creating portable projects which can be stored off-line,” explains Simon Fearn, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Parked projects also provide significant advantages for disaster recovery procedures, business continuity and inter-site workflows. We are excited to be working with SGL, one of the industry leaders content storage management solutions, to continue to provide practical solutions for the needs to modern day broadcast facilities across the globe.”

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Marquis’ Project Parking Now Available for Sohonet Users

Marquis Broadcast has announced support within Marquis’ Project Parking of Sohonet Media Storage. Sohonet Media Storage is a new service provided by Sohonet that enables Sohonet Media Network customers to expand and extend their current storage infrastructure. Marquis’ Project Parking helps editors to manage their edit storage more effectively, The solution has now been enhanced to support the direct interface with the recently launched, Sohonet Media Storage service, described as the first private Cloud infrastructure as a Service optimised for the media sector. With the native support for Sohonet Media Storage, Project Parking further enhances this offering by enabling clients to use Sohonet’s shared storage for parking and short-term archive. Disaster recovery and security backups can also be scheduled overnight to allow transfer of critical data at off-peak times.

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Marquis’ Medway V3 Supports Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced its flagship integration product, Medway V3, is now available with support for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC.

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Marquis Signs with JB&A in North America

Marquis Broadcast has announced it has signed JB&A as a channel partner acting as a value added distributor for North America. JB&A, which focuses on building and managing channels on behalf of vendors, will now sell Marquis’ solution Project Parking, aimed at assisting editors and facilities to manage their Avid edit storage more effectively, through its network of 1,600 resellers across the USA and Canada.

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Quantel and Marquis Broadcast announce strategic partnership

Quantel and Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will make it easier for Quantel customers to fully integrate workflows between Quantel systems and third party editing, server and archive platforms.

Quantel’s Enterprise sQ fast-turnaround production systems are at the heart of many media organizations’ news and sports production environments. Quantel’s recently launched sQ Fileflow application exposes a RESTful API, allowing it to be controlled by the Marquis Medway interoperability engine, enabling third party systems to freely exchange content with Enterprise sQ.

Medway is a sophisticated software tool kit delivering a seamless and cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications. Medway unifies multi-vendor systems by providing technical and operational workflows that optimize and integrate:

  • Media clip and sequence transfers
  • Media format conversion and transcoding
  • Metadata capture and integration

"We are delighted to be working with Quantel in order to offer our shared customers solutions to their complex broadcast workflows," said Chris Steele, Product Manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Marquis Broadcast are experts in file-based workflows and sQ Fileflow lets them easily include content on Enterprise sQ systems,” said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. “We look forward to working closely with the Marquis Broadcast team to help our customers achieve enterprise-wide workflow integration.”

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XenData and Marquis Broadcast Deliver LTO-5 Archive Solution for Avid Media Composer

XenData the leading provider of digital video archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry and Marquis Broadcast today announced a collaborative solution to easily archive Avid Media Composer projects to LTO-5 cartridges.

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