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NEWS MANAGE & MONITOR ANALYSIS So much content in the world, so little time and resource to view, analyse and process it. It isn’t a popular saying, but it should be. What it is, however, is the basis upon which a consortium of European software development partners has been awarded 1m of EU funding to build and commercialise a Real-time Content, Analysis and Processing (ReCAP) software platform. I think this project is really very interesting. Hence I am telling you about it. DIGITAL STORAGE Symply has announced that its Pegasus3 Symply Edition storage system is now available to buy. Jointly developed with Promise Technology, the desktop RAID offering features 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 and the SymplyGO storage management suite. It is said to be suitable for creative professionals using and manipulating high-resolution video and rich media content on both Mac and Windows systems. The Pegasus3 Symply Edition is available in three models: the Pegasus R4, Pegasus R6, and Pegasus R8, delivering four, six, and eight drive configurations of RAID storage. “We are constantly working to transform the way creative professionals work, providing them with one of the fastest and easiest to use desktop RAID storage systems on the market,” said Alex Grossman, chief executive of Symply. gosymply.com Making use of the talents of NMR, ToolsOnAir , Nablet and Joanneum Research, the platform will hopefully enable media companies to automatically analyse live broadcast quality video or archive content and then extract time- stamped descriptive and technical metadata, in real-time, from it. The money for the project is coming via a grant from Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation Programme with the ultimate aim to integrate and commercialise existing partner technology into a scalable and open software platform that is affordable for SMEs. If successful, the final product will analyse video and audio content, including object, logo, face detection and content duplication, provide the time-stamped descriptive and technical metadata in real-time and then (potentially) detect and fix quality impairments automatically. With so much audiovisual content being produced, the possible benefits and uses for ReCAP are far reaching. The project is due to run until June 2018. This is certainly something to keep an eye on. ASSET MANAGEMENT The World Poker Tour (WPT) will continue to be use Wazee Digital’s asset management and distribution service to deliver its shows to domestic and international broadcasters after renewing its agreement with the Colorado- based company. The WPT uses Wazee Digital Core to store, view, and manage assets from current and past seasons of both the WPT Main Tour and WPT Alpha8, which air in the United States on Fox Sports Regional Networks. Core also handles digital ingest and metadata workflows, as well as third-party transcoding and closed-captioning services from Visual Data Media Services. Wazee Digital facilitates delivery of current WPT episodes to Fox Sports Regional Networks, while Core is used in-house to distribute episodes to international broadcasters. WPT has used Wazee technology since 2014. At the same time Wazee has launched the Wazee Digital Media Hub, a central, web- based system that allows host broadcasters to capture live moments and make them immediately available for global highlights, publishing, and syndication. wazeedigital.com 16 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017