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GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro Installed at Kingdom Creative Posted: 17/02/2020
GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro Installed at Kingdom Creative

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today confirmed that the specialist video production company, Kingdom Creative Studios, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS F-16 Nitro storage system.

Kingdom Creative founder and Managing Director, Simon Harrison, said, “Our talented in-house team works closely with major brands¬ - primarily in automotive but rapidly expanding into new markets - to deliver powerful video content tailored to engage audiences on every platform, from television to social media.

“However, our expansion, coupled with the advent of 4K, multi-cam shoots and the increasing demand for rapid turnaround, meant that we reached the practical limits of what our existing storage system could do. We had to find a better way to manage and operate storage.”

For the majority of its existence, Kingdom Creative had relied on what many still rely on today, i.e., storing video content on individual drives, backing them up, and walking them up and down corridors or transferring them via couriers.

“As we began taking on larger and more complicated projects,” said Kingdom Creative Head of Creative Technology Ben Treston, “especially when collaboration between editors became important, it turned out that the old methods were no longer viable. Today, we have multiple editors working on many pieces of content from the same project. You can’t share individual hard drives and meet today’s expectations for speed and reliability in those types of scenarios.”

The FastNAS F-16 Nitro system meets those objectives for speed, reliability and value in shared storage. Unlike other NAS products on the market, FastNAS is purpose built to sustain heavy workloads and provide stable and reliable performance, based on best of breed technology exclusively developed in-house, and is comprised of a high-performance unit with unique hybrid disk technology, powered by GB Labs’ proprietary CORE.3 OS.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Kingdom Creative emerged from a motorsport world built for speed, and that’s what modern shared storage has been engineered to deal with. FastNAS F-16 Nitro easily accommodates the need for speed – and safety – when dealing with fast turnarounds and sharp bends.”

 

 

 

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M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage Posted: 10/02/2020
M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that M for Media, an Abu Dhabi-based media production house that produces TV shows and adapts international formats for the GCC and MENA region, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS shared storage system.

M for Media’s Andre Aouad said, “I first heard about GB Labs from the creator of MIMIQ for Avid systems, who forwarded some information that he thought would interest me.

“It did, particularly because, at the time, we had no existing storage and it was rapidly becoming a problem because of the volume of work we were taking in. You can’t keep running back and forth with arms full of hard disks. It’s unproductive, and it was beginning to show. However, GB Labs soon came up with the ideal solution.”

Supplied and installed by partner, MediaCast, the GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro system installed at M for Media can be accessed by up to 10 users of Avid Media Composer, simultaneously if required.

As leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs recently introduced even more acceleration for FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Ultimately, the engine of the newly 25 GbE-enabled FastNAS is our powerful CORE.4 OS, an ultra-high-performance operating system that serves media files with intelligence layers that deliver high stability and unparalleled quality of service. We are delighted to have been referred to M for Media by acknowledged experts, which is further evidence of our growing reputation for excellence.”

According to Aouad, “Recognising that we needed to make a change, we had made numerous enquiries for recommendations for a shared storage system and felt that GB Labs offered the best value and highest performance ratio versus any other solution on the market. Once we had taken the decision, we were up and running with FastNAS very quickly and the benefits we expected were almost instantly felt.

“We have had a very positive experience with FastNAS and are already looking forward to working with GB Labs on future projects.”

FastNAS media production storage systems are available in a range of configurations, including FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio; FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro and FastNAS F-16 Nitro MAX.

For more information, visit www.gblabs.com

Tags: GB Labs | Intelligent STorage Solutions | M for Media | FastNAS | Mediacast | FastNAS F-16 Nitro system | Avid Media Composer | 25 GbE connectivity | CORE.4 OS | FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio | FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro | F-16 Nitro MAX.
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DPA New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone Simplifies Immersive Sound Capture Posted: 02/12/2019
DPA and rsquo;s New 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone Simplifies Immersive Sound Capture

YouTubers, sound designers, podcasters, vloggers and other content creators, including filmmakers who want to capture authentic immersive audio for their projects, can now do so with ease thanks to the launch of the new 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone from Danish manufacturer, DPA Microphones.

The new binaural headset delivers the superior sound quality for which DPA products are internationally renowned. The professional quality of the microphones allows them to capture, in real time, exactly what each ear is hearing so that those listening on headphones can experience the full immersive sound. These qualities are also appealing to other applications such as sound system documentation, soundscape analysis, sound quality assessment, and sound for theatrical productions or gaming, among others. Jazz and classical musicians have also seen the potential in this mic: recording the sound from the performers’ perspective instead of the audience’s is a completely new way of sharing the artists’ sound experience with fans. The result, an ultimate surround experience.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | Binaural Headset Microphone | 4560 | CORE | DPA | immersive sound | surround sound
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Eastern Kentucky purchases GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro Posted: 19/11/2019
Eastern Kentucky purchases GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for media and entertainment workflows, today announced that the Office of Communications and Brand Management at Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, has purchased GB Labs’ FastNAS F-16 Nitro media storage system.

The office provides a wide range of services for the university, including communication strategies for projects that track with the university’s strategic direction and institutional priorities. Among those services are brand identity; public relations; web services; video production; social media; advertising; graphic design; news and promotions.

 

Tags: GB Labs | Storage | FastNAS F-16 Nitro media storage system | NAS | FastNAS | Nitro | CORE.4 | Mosaic automatic asset organiser | AI tagging
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A Choir Performance in Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks to DPA Microphones Posted: 12/11/2019
A Choir Performance in Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks to DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones’ recently launched 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphone was used to great effect in Kuala Lumpur when a choir of 12 men and women gathered in Independence Square to mark the 50th anniversary of the Department of Enforcement, Kuala Lumpur City Hall. The event, entitled Hari Penguatkuasa DBKL, featured a parade in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Enforcement Day. It culminated in a live performance by the DBKL City Hall Choir who performed in front of an audience of approximately 2,000 people.

 

Mr Ajun Mubari, head of Malaysian audio rental company Mubari, says DPA’s 4097 CORE Supercardioid Choir Microphones were chosen to amplify the choir because their integrated shock mount and wind screen made them ideally suited to outdoor use. “The 4097 microphone is awesome and very easy to work with,” he says. “We used one pair to cover the choir group and positioned them on either side of the choir who were standing in a semi-circle. The concert generated very high sound pressure levels – in excess of 90dB – but, thanks to the 4097’s high isolation, the sound coming from the stage monitors (which were placed in front of the choir and behind the microphones) did not affect the available gain during the performance. This was a huge advantage as it meant we could capture the true sound of the choir without picking up any other sound.”

 

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Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium Posted: 06/11/2019
Imagine Communications Updates Core Truck Technology for NEP Belgium

Imagine Communications has delivered core technology for a major refresh of an outside broadcast truck for NEP Belgium. As well as providing state-of-the-art and future-proofed solutions, a key part of the challenge was the very tight timescale allocated to complete the refurbishment. Imagine Communications was able to deliver on the tough timetable with the support of its Belgian dealer and partner, VP Media Solutions.

“Our Unit 14 still had many kilometres in it, but with a technology platform that was life-expired,” said Geert Thoelen, transitions manager at NEP Belgium. “We wanted a solution that would fit into the existing space, would give us all the functionality we need today, and be ready for the future, including increasing use of IP connectivity. And we could really only take the truck off the road for little more than a month earlier this year, so our partner had to be capable of moving swiftly to install and commission.”

Imagine Communications was able to comfortably meet the requirements. The new infrastructure is built around the Platinum™ IP3 router. In a single 15RU chassis, this router provides very high-density switching of today’s SDI-HD signals. It is also capable of seamlessly integrating uncompressed video over IP, so is ready to form the basis of a migration to IP connectivity — for example, to introduce Ultra HD signals. In Unit 14, the Platinum IP3 router is also fitted with the Platinum SX Pro multiviewer cards, adding functionality while reducing rack occupancy and power consumption.

Imagine’s Magellan™ SDN Orchestrator provides overall system control in the truck. It is specifically designed to provide unified operational interfaces in a hybrid environment, easing the transition between traditional, SDI-connected technology and software-defined, IP-connected architectures.

Tags: Imagine Communications | NEP Belgium | OB truck | outside broadcast | truck refurbishment | core technology | state-of-the-art | future-proof | VP Media Solutions | Unit 14 | Geert Thoelen | IP connectivity | Mathias Eckert | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
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GB Labs and Trams target new market sectors for storage solutions Posted: 04/11/2019
GB Labs and Trams target new market sectors for storage solutions

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has formalised a storage systems partnership with Trams Ltd, the award-winning IT solutions provider.

GB Labs and Trams have already enjoyed success in selling and supporting GB Labs systems to some of Trams’ top customers, primarily to the media industry, but increasingly outside that sector.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Coupled with the depth and breadth of Trams IT experience in media, business, and education, it’s an excellent meeting of minds, markets, and technologies that deliver substantial benefits to customers of both companies. We’re also taking a very close look at jointly developing our respective offerings for the sports market, always a major driver of technical innovation.”

Created and enhanced to help improve demanding workflows - with the added benefit of saving users time and money - the intelligent features included in GB Labs systems are the award-winning Mosaic automatic asset organiser; Analytics Centre, and brand-new CORE.4 and CORE.4 Lite OS software.

Mosaic automatic asset organisation software integrates with AI tagging systems to automatically scour metadata, providing powerful search and highly intuitive retrieval without manual intervention. Analytics Centre provides highly useful network visibility, enabling users to see at a glance how data is being used, and by whom.

Tags: GB Labs | Storage | Trams Ltd | Mosaic automatic asset organiser | Analytics Centre | CORE.4 | Dynamic Bandwidth Control
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GB Labs partners with NCS Techno Systems to demo Mosaic and CORE.4 Lite at Broadcast India Posted: 07/10/2019
GB Labs partners with NCS Techno Systems to demo Mosaic and CORE.4 Lite at Broadcast India

Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, will join its new partner, Chennai-based NCS Techno Systems, to showcase the advantages of GB Labs’ award-winning Mosaic automatic asset organiser and new CORE.4 Lite operating system during Broadcast India at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, from 17-19 October.

Tags: GB Labs | Broadcast India | Storage | NCS Techno Systems | Mosaic automatic asset Organizer | CORE.4 Lite | EasyLTO Software | Analytics Centre | Dynamic Bandwidth Control | AI tagging | SPACE | ECHO | VAULT | FastNAS
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GB Labs rockets FastNAS storage connectivity to 25 GbE Posted: 09/09/2019
GB Labs rockets FastNAS storage connectivity to 25 GbE

IBC 2019, 13-17 September, Stand 7.B26: Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs will showcase further acceleration of its FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity at IBC 2019.

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | FastNAS | 25 GbE connectivuity | IBC | LC Fibre Link | channel cabling | CORE.4 OS | 4K | FastNAS F8 Nitro GO | FastNAS 8 Nitro Studio | FastNAs F8 Nitro | NastNAS F16 | FASTNAS F16 Nitro | dual-25 GbE port | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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BirdDog Releases BirdDog Cloud an NDI Delivery Platform for Sending Encrypted Video over Public Internet with SRT Posted: 06/09/2019
BirdDog Releases BirdDog Cloud and ndash; an NDI and reg; Delivery Platform for Sending Encrypted Video over Public Internet with SRT

IBC 2019, 13-17 September, Stand 6.C11- BirdDog, a leading manufacturer of NDI tools will launch BirdDog Cloud, enabling NDI delivery over the public internet securely with AES 128/256 Encryption. Utilising SRT protocol, BirdDog Cloud ensures high quality delivery despite poor quality network connections with extremely low latency. BirdDog Cloud will be available to purchase immediately via its global network of resellers.

Tags: BirdDog | BirdDog Cloud | NDI | SRT | Encryption | Low Latency | Remote Production | PTZ Camera | Tally | Audio Intercom | AES Encryption | Endpoint Core | Endpoint Multi | Multistream | Multiview | Alpha | WebRTC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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GB Labs confirms NDI and reg; integration Posted: 05/09/2019
GB Labs confirms NDI and reg; integration

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has confirmed its formal adoption of NDI®, a brand of the Vizrt Group and the open-standard for IP-based production workflows for GB Labs’ range of high-speed, media-specific storage.

Tags: GB Labs | intelligent storage | NDI | VirztGroup | IP | workflows | CORE.4 OS | Live Production | NewTekTricaster | VMC multi-camera | NAS | IBC | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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EcoDigital to Launch at IBC2019 With Exhibition of Newly Acquired DIVA Software Suite Posted: 04/09/2019
EcoDigital to Launch at IBC2019 With Exhibition of Newly Acquired DIVA Software Suite

Software company EcoDigital will officially launch at IBC2019 (Hall 8, Stand B13) with its exhibition of the DIVA software suite, the world's leading and most trusted object management system for media. EcoDigital acquired the software suite from Oracle and will offer its clients and business partners the full DIVA offering, including DIVA Core, DIVA Connect, DIVA View, DIVA Link, and DIVA Analytics.

Tags: EcoDigital | IBC2019 | Digital Media | DIVA Core | DIVA Connect | DIVA View | DIVA Link | DIVA Analytics | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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NHL scores with GB Labs Posted: 12/08/2019
NHL scores with GB Labs

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent media storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, has announced that North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has purchased GB Labs’ MiniSPACE SSD 1RU storage system.

Tags: GB Labs | media storage solutions | storage | MiniSPACE | SPACE SSD | Ingest | editors | multi-platform | SSD | CORE.4 OS | data wrangler
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Daniel Weltlinger Upgrades With CORE by DPA Amplifier Technology Posted: 06/08/2019
Daniel Weltlinger Upgrades With CORE by DPA Amplifier Technology
Australian violinist, composer and producer Daniel Weltlinger has long been a fan of DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, but when one of the two he owns was recently damaged during a live show he decided it was time to upgrade.
Tags: DPA Microphones | Daniel Weltlinger | d:vote CORE Instrument Microphone | Violinist | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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GB Labs to highlight benefits of Dynamic Bandwidth Control at IBC 2019 Posted: 31/07/2019
GB Labs to highlight benefits of Dynamic Bandwidth Control at IBC 2019

Leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs will launch Dynamic Bandwidth Control, which enables GB Labs storage system clients to prioritise the use and capacity of available bandwidth.

Tags: GB Labs | STorage | Dynbamic Bandwidth Control | IBC | SPACE | ECHO | VAULT (SEV) range | CORE.4 | CORE.4 Lite | SEV | FastNAS | Mosaic Automatic Asset Organiser | Analytics Centre | AI | metadata | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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