VSN Integrates with QStar for “End-to-Anywhere” Media Management and Archive for the Media and Broadcast Industry
April 4th, 2018 10am CET QStar Technologies Inc, a leading global provider of enterprise-class data management and archive software, and VSN, a global technology company specialized in providing advanced software solutions for the broadcast and media sector, announced a partnership to offer the film and broadcast industry an integrated asset management solution to complement End-to-End workflows and broadcast solutions.
VSN software solutions encompass everything from Asset Ingestion, News Production and Media and Business Process Management to Automation, Distribution, Second Screens and Business Intelligence, now adds a tightly integrated archive module, Archive Manager, from QStar Technologies, simplifying the workflow and presenting improved information about Media Assets no matter where they reside. QStar adds an “archive to anywhere” philosophy, whether the chosen archive is disk, tape (including LTFS), optical, public or private Cloud, or a combination of any of these. Information about archived assets is communicated back to VSNExplorer platform using QStar’s web services API, allowing extremely tight integration between the two solutions. Organizations deploying the joint solution will benefit from long-term data protection, ensuring that information is preserved and optionally stored in geographically-dispersed locations. This will greatly improve the security, reliability and availability of data archives, which is of paramount importance for companies in the broadcast, video and M&E industries.
QStar Archive Manager provides an archive gateway and advanced web services API, to support all archive technologies from all leading storage vendors. QStar Archive Manager is known for its volume-spanning approach to LTFS archiving, where an ever growing set of media is seen as a single share or mount point. Multiple sets of media can be maintained, each with their own unique set of file retention (WORM) and file management policies. In addition to using LTFS tape, QStar offers support for a wide range of Object Storage solutions, or Blu-ray optical libraries, including the Sony ODA (Optical Disk for Archive) range of solutions. QStar also offers data migration functionality to migrate content out of legacy MAMs or various archive systems and archive storage technologies.
VSN’s flagship product for Asset Management, VSNExplorer platform, allows users to effectively manage their media and business processes either on premise or in the Cloud, allowing a facility to optimize their efficiency and develop their daily tasks faster. VSNExplorer is an open ended solution comprised of several optional modules: Media Asset Management (MAM) for overarching enterprise solutions, Production Asset Management (PAM) for streamlining the control of production environments, Business Process Management (BPM) for workflow optimization, Business Intelligence (BI) for data and metadata analytics extracted from extensive VSN data sources or third-party systems, and Wedit, for low-res web video editing in the Cloud, including voiceover. All these modules allow VSNExplorer to provide clients with an intuitive and reliable platform to speed-up processes such as content archival and retrieval, file and workflow management, fast delivery to playout and analysis of content performance anytime, anywhere.
“We are delighted to announce the partnership between QStar and VSN, after many weeks of integration work.” said Riccardo Finotti, QStar Technologies CEO. “The combination of VSNExplorer and Archive Manager provides a best in class asset management solution for the broadcast industry. Asset Management plays a crucial part in the increased monetization of video assets and VSN is a leading solution in this market. QStar is pleased to add unrivalled flexibility in archive storage choice and, in particular, leading tape-based and Cloud archives, that preserve these valuable assets for the long-term.”
Jordi Utiel, VSN President and CEO remarked “This deep and elegant integration will undoubtedly provide users with one of the best of breed solutions to effectively manage both archived and online media. Content is without a doubt, the most valuable asset of any company, not only in terms of content monetization for pure commercial purposes, but also to keep unique and transcendent media files and data alive throughout the years for future retrieval, analysis and evaluation. Therefore, it is in the best interest of QStar and VSN to help broadcast and media companies to preserve this content in a safe environment through state-of-the-art technology solutions. Only in this way will we be able to help them gain a real competitive advantage of unbeatable value.”
About QStar Technologies
Since 1987, QStar Technologies is a leading global provider of enterprise-class archive and data management software solutions. QStar provides installation and configuration support around the world from our worldwide headquarters near Pensacola, Florida, European headquarters in Milan, Italy, and Asian sales office in Tokyo, Japan. The world’s leading companies rely on QStar for secure, cost effective and reliable protection of their valuable digital assets.
VSN is a global technology company that delivers advanced, end-to-end solutions to the broadcast and media industries. Its modular, scalable and customized software optimizes business processes in the areas of media asset management, master control room (MCR) automation and news production. VSN delivers innovation and media solutions to more than 1000 global clients, including TV channels, content distributors, news agencies, private corporations, public and educational institutions, service operators and others. Headquartered in Barcelona, VSN has offices in Madrid, Alicante, Dubai, Hong Kong, Miami, Montevideo and Santiago de Chile, and provides a highly rated 24/7, global technical support service.
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