NAB 2018 Tech Hot Topics Products: MAM/Storage

For the third year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to the NAB Show easier. This week’s focus is media asset management and storage (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are compilations of information provided by vendors. To download this page as a PDF, click here.

Aspera, an IBM company | Booth SL5910 | Website: | 5900 Hollis St, Suite E, Emeryville, CA 94609 | (510) 849-2386 

Aspera Files — Aspera Files is an SaaS solution for sharing large files and data sets directly from cloud and on-premise storage — located anywhere, to anywhere, with anyone. It unifies Aspera’s most advanced core technologies, features, and capabilities into a simple-to-use SaaS solution that helps businesses of any size — from the small organization to the global enterprise. Using Files, organizations can store and readily access files and folders in multiple cloud-based and on-premises storage systems. Sharing among users is as easy as browsing or dragging-and-dropping — regardless of where the files are located — freeing collaboration from traditional boundaries among colleagues in both local and remote locations.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: Aspera Files is offered as a subscription service with the options to provision under an All-Inclusive pricing model with built-in storage and transfer capability and/or a Hybrid pricing model that supports both storage deployed in your data center and at other leading cloud infrastructure providers. Other flexible pricing options are available based on volume of data transferred, amount of data stored, and number of Workspaces needed. Additional options such as connected on-premises transfer servers and storage are available for an additional connect fee. Files is offered in three editions to meet a wide range of sizes and needs: Personal, Business, and Enterprise. See for more information. Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment: Mark Dallesandro,  mailto:[email protected]



Aveco | Booth SU 8516 | Website: | 923 S. Candler St., Decatur, GA 30030 | 818-292-1490 

Aveco ASTRA MAM integrates into Master Control Automation, Production Automation, Editing, Graphics, NRCS, Video Server, Transcoding and systems. Aveco provides advanced video search, local-and-multi-site operations, and integration with many industry PAM and MAM platforms to provide industry-leading workflow automation.

Product Info: Data sheet: Availability: Now 

Aveco’s Redwood Blue and Redwood White, two integrated ingest-graphics-and-playout engines, with Astra MAM are also new for NAB 2018. With video server and graphics from OEM partner Harmonic and Aveco’s award-winning automation, Redwood Blue is another innovative contribution to Aveco’s broad product line. Redwood White is a simpler integrated playout system with exceptional price-performance using commercial off-the-shelf hardware.

Product info: Redwood Blue:

Redwood White: Availability: Now


Avid Technology | Booth SU801 | Website: | 

65-75 Network Dr, Burlington, MA 01803 | 978-640-6789 

MediaCentral | Asset Management — The fully customizable MediaCentral | Asset Management workflow module enables users to find assets fast, streamline content delivery across any platform, and create new revenue opportunities. Part of the next generation MediaCentral production suite, MediaCentral | Asset Management provides advanced asset management for news, sports, and post production teams of any size, and manages the entire content lifecycle, with easy asset browsing and retrieval across multiple tiers of storage for reuse or repurposing.

Product Information: Product Datasheet: Price: NA Availability: For more information: Avid Sales at 978-275-2480 


Bitcentral | Booth SU2610 | Website: | 4340 Von Karman Ave., Suite 400, Newport Beach, CA 92660 | 949-253-9000 

Bitcentral’s Oasis is a collaborative workflow solution for news production and archiving. Oasis enables field centric “story first” tools allowing users to contribute from laptops, tablets and mobile devices using a secure, and managed file transfer system.

The complete Oasis asset management system is securely shared across all authorized users including those in the field, with an efficient interface for uploading or downloading content to aid in remote story production.

External story repositories such as CNN™ can be tied directly into Oasis along with the ability to migrate any and all content from the station’s archives into the BitCentral’s Core News platform. This integration gives seamless access to near line and deep archived content within the station or reporters in the field.

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Dalet Digital Media Systems | Booth SL8010 | Website: | 88 Pine Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10005 | 212- 269-6700 

Dalet Galaxy — Dalet Galaxy is a Media Asset Management (MAM) and Orchestration platform which unifies the content chain by managing assets, metadata, workflows and processes across multiple and diverse production and distribution systems. Specially tailored for media workflows, this unique technology platform helps broadcasters and media professionals increase their productivity while providing operational and business visibility. The platform incorporates: Collaborative User Tools such as Social Media Panel and Dalet Xtend, Multiplatform Distribution, Content Discovery, IMF package production and distribution, Business Intelligence, and more.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment: [email protected]


Ooyala | Booth SV100 | Website: | Corporate HQ: 2099 Gateway Place, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95110 | 650-965-8920; international & toll-free: 877-366-9252 | [email protected]  

Ooyala Flex is a comprehensive, data-driven media logistics platform that builds efficiency, cuts errors, saves costs and earns more at every stage of production — even before you shoot a single frame of video.  Ooyala enables content companies to save money, time and resources on major productions, solving logistics problems from early script drafts to shooting, syndication and optimization.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment:


Pebble Beach Systems | Booth SL4528 |Website: | 12 Horizon Business Village, 1 Brooklands Rd, Weybridge, Surrey, UK, KT12 0TJ | +44 1932 333790 

Beluga — Broadcasting from the cloud opens up a host of opportunities to streamline broadcast workflows, but the transition from on-premise operations can be a difficult one. Beluga provides workflow, content management and video processing tools which integrate closely with Pebble Beach Systems’ flagship automation system, Marina, to help with this. Developed in conjunction with media asset management specialists Blue Lucy, Beluga offers agile, intelligent workflow automation which is simple to deploy and highly focused on the task of preparing content for linear playout, OTT and VOD distribution.

Beluga delivers targeted file delivery, content preparation, and integrated QC workflows without the need to deploy a full enterprise MAM solution. Video, audio, graphics and subtitle files are received and prepared for linear playout or VOD, with QC processes and transcoding handled in the cloud or on premise.


Quantum Corp. | Booth SL8511 | Website: | 224 Airport Parkway, Suite 550, San Jose, CA 95110 | 408-944-4000 

Quantum’s new Xcellis Scale-out NAS solution delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS appliance unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading scalability and unmatched performance to support content creators’ most demanding collaborative workflows and ease their transition to IP-based infrastructure. A single Xcellis Scale-out NAS solution performs at least three times better than that of the market’s next best NAS offering. An Xcellis NAS cluster can scale performance and capacity together or independently to reach hundreds of petabytes in capacity and more than a terabyte per second in performance.

Product Info: Datasheet: Availability: Immediate To Set Up An Appointment: mailto:[email protected]


Ross Video Ltd. | Booth SSL3305 | Website: www.rossvideo.com8 John Street, P.O. Box 220, Iroquois, ON, Canada, K0E 1K0


Streamline is Ross Video’s media asset management and workflow solutions for media environments that acts as a central hub for your productions, providing a complete system for indexing and cataloging your vast collection of graphics, video, and other assets. Streamline offers time and money saving workflow tools to make you more efficient and leverage your existing content in new productions, while promoting clearly defined processes for work order requests and management.


Tedial | Booth N1420 | Website: | Parque Tecnologico de Andalucia, Severo Ochoa, 33, Malaga, Spain 29590 | +1 (424) 645-5300 ext. 602 

Smart LIVE — Tedial’s Smart LIVE marks a major breakthrough in sports production. A totally unique development, Smart LIVE leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to increase the number of highlights created automatically, thus reducing production costs and boosting revenues.

Smart LIVE ingests a LIVE data feed and automatically creates an event inside its metadata engine before any action happens. Simultaneously it automatically creates corresponding log sheets, player grids and an event schedule.  All preparations are linked and organized by collections, so an entire season of sports events can be prepared automatically in advance. 

During events, event data is ingested, and the system can be configured to automatically create clips based on actions, keywords or logged occurrences. Smart LIVE automatically pushes content to AI engines; video and audio recognition can be leveraged to generate additional locator data and annotate the media proxies. The system can automatically publish clips or push content to social media platforms.

Smart LIVE is agnostic to sports or data providers, and 100% compatible with PAM providers such as SAM or EVS. Its metadata engine is easily configured to create automatic ingest processes addressing demanding and complex sport workflows.

Product Info: Datasheet: N/A Availability: Following NAB, to set up an appointment: [email protected]


TMD Ltd. | Booth SL5329 | Website: | Tower House, High Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1SQ, United Kingdom | +44 1296 745 080


Mediaflex-UMS Orchestrator — TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS Orchestrator workflow engine is designed for delivering business efficiency throughout the media content life cycle. It controls a wide range of third-party devices, integrates to numerous business systems, and supports simple or complex software-defined workflows that automatically adapt, based on metadata values. The powerful Composer workflow designer allows automated workflows to be easily created, cloned, and edited in-house at any time without recourse to expensive programmers or TMD’s professional services. There are no restrictions on the number or complexity of workflows and no need to restart the system to implement workflow changes.

The scalable, agile Mediaflex-UMS platform makes it ideal for implementation on premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution. Media applications, which run on the platform, are available for every element of the media supply chain.

Product Info: Availability: Immediate To set up an appointment: mailto:[email protected]


Vizrt | Booth SL2416 | | 352 7th Avenue, 14th Floor, New York 10001 | 212-560-0708

Viz One efficiently manages all media assets. Teams can use one seamless tool for video management for live and online media productions — with easy access from their PC or Mac desktops.

Viz One makes it easy for teams across entire organizations to find, upload, preview, log, cut, send, and manage media. The primary tool, Studio, is web-based and accessible from any desktop, so users can edit and approve media remotely. Viz One task lists are driven by our workflow engine, providing transparency and flexibility. The newsroom plug-in sits directly within existing iNews, ENPS or Octopus clients.


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