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Fancy Film Accelerates with GB Labs FastNAS Posted: 22/09/2020
Fancy Film Accelerates with GB Labs FastNAS

GB Labs, the leader in intelligent storage solutions, has provided its FastNAS storage system to Fancy Film, Los Angeles, enabling the facility to complete colour correction and other finishing services on a major new documentary TV series.

Tags: storage | FastNAS | GB Labs | Post Production
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Side Street Post and VFX opts for GB Labs SPACE SSD Posted: 03/09/2020
Side Street Post and VFX opts for GB Labs SPACE SSD

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that Side Street Post and VFX, Vancouver, supported by GDS Communications, has chosen GB Labs’ SPACE SSD NAS shared storage system to drive Side Street’s DaVinci Resolve Studio systems.

Tags: GB Labs | Side Street Post and VXF | GDS Communications | SPACE | Storage | DaVinci Resolve | Playback | 4K DPX Streams | SAN Storage | colour correction | fibre | channel storage | ethernet | production | 6K | 8K | HD | NAS | ECHO | SAN | nearline storage | cold storage
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Pride overcomes Covid Posted: 02/09/2020
Pride overcomes Covid

Brighton Pride attracts around 450,000 festival goers to enjoy the city centre parade and weekend festival featuring world-class live acts. But not this year. Like the rest of the entertainment industry, Pride 2020 had to abide by government regulations, cancelling all public performances.

Stepping into the breach, the festival launched WE ARE FABULOSO! featuring 12 hours of live and exclusive entertainment filmed and streamed from a Brighton studio space. Over half a million viewers (according to the organisers) tuned into YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Instagram and 13 terrestrial TV channels to watch acts such as Fat Boy Slim, Nile Rodgers, Jess Glynne and Years & Years.

Tags: Panasonic | Pride | Brighton | 4K
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Pandemic reinforces value of partnerships Posted: 29/07/2020
Pandemic reinforces value of partnerships

Having completed a number of projects in recent months despite the constraints of the global pandemic, SI Media and GB Labs reflect on the underrated value provided by global and regional partnerships.

Based just north of Venice, Italy, SI Media is an international broadcast software solution provider – including its proprietary “.YES!”, an HTML5 web-based and cloud-oriented suite for media asset, broadcast management, newsroom computer, and playout automation system for master control rooms and studios.

Tags: GB Labs | SI Media | software solutions | .YES! | HTML5 | cloud | media asset | broadcasat management | newsroom | playout automation | master control | studios | media storage | intelligent storage | nearline archive | FastNAS | NAS | MCR | production | workflows
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Imagine Communications Provides Al Wousta Channel with IP Playout Solution Posted: 20/07/2020
Imagine Communications Provides Sharjah Broadcasting Authority and rsquo;s Al Wousta Channel with IP Playout Solution

Imagine Communications has taken a leading role in Al Wousta, a new television channel owned by Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) and broadcast from Al Dhaid, the capital of the Emirate of Sharjah. A completely greenfield installation set in a striking state-of-the-art new building, the station is entirely reliant on IP connectivity using the SMPTE ST 2110 family of standards. The technology platform was collaboratively developed by engineers from Al Wousta and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, and supported by Imagine Communications, in association with UAE systems integrator Tek Signals.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Sharjah Broadcasting Authority | Al Wousta Channel | IP Playout | Mohamed Hassan Khalaf | His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Ruler of Sharjah | Aisha Alzareef | Anas Hantash | COTS hardware | MKM Marcomms
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Saudi Broadcasting Authority Selects Imagine Communications to Deliver Integrated Multichannel Networking and Playout Solution Posted: 04/06/2020
Saudi Broadcasting Authority Selects Imagine Communications to Deliver Integrated Multichannel Networking and Playout Solution

Saudi Broadcasting Authority (SBA), part of the Ministry of Media in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is replacing the playout technology for its main channels with an integrated solution from Imagine Communications. SBA, one of the most prestigious broadcasters in the Gulf region, is seeking to boost daily operational efficiency and eliminate human error for reliable and professional broadcasting.

To meet the requirements of SBA, Imagine Communications was able to propose a coherent end-to-end system covering network infrastructure, routing, monitoring, ingest, asset management and playout under ADC™ automation control, to replace the current system based on hardware from multiple vendors. The Imagine Communications proposal is largely based on software solutions running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, using industry-standard workstations from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). It includes a Platinum™ IP3 router to switch SD, HD and 3G signals, with the capability of adding real-time IP switching to support SBA’s development plans. Additionally, the IP3 router provides integrated multiviewer functionality to ensure all monitoring is handled in a space-saving frame.

Tags: Imagine Communications | Saudi Broadcasting Authority | SBA | playout solution | multichannel | centralized workflow | Hatim Abounassf | Anas Hantash | INC System Integration | Digital Studio Middle East | Tom Cotney | MKM Marketing Communications
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TVU Networks Joins Consortium Providing Live Coverage of Historic Space Launch Posted: 20/05/2020
TVU Networks Joins Consortium Providing Live Coverage of Historic Space Launch

TVU Networks, a technology and market leader in IP and cloud based live video solutions, today announced that it has joined a consortium of technology providers tasked with delivering dedicated live video camera angles to global broadcasters covering the historic launch of the first manned commercial space flight by American astronauts on US soil. This launch also marks the first manned space flight by NASA in nine years. Veteran astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set for lift off on May 27, 2020 from the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.

 

Tags: video over IP | NASA | video delivery | pool feed
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AVIWEST Enables Viewers to Experience Compelling Live Content From PETRONAS Le Tour de Langkawi 2020 Race on Social Media Posted: 20/05/2020
AVIWEST Enables Viewers to Experience Compelling Live Content From PETRONAS Le Tour de Langkawi 2020 Race on Social Media

AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, today announced that Asia's most prestigious multistage cycling event, PETRONAS Tour de Langkawi 2020, was broadcast live on social networks using AVIWEST's flagship PRO3 Series bonded cellular transmitters, QUAD CellLink antennas, and StreamHub transceiver. Race event organizer Human Voyage offered sports fans and viewers captivating live footage of every stage of the competition.

"Our viewers didn't want to miss a second of the competition, and we needed to ensure there was zero delay during our live streaming sessions," said Shahaizereen A. Hamid, event director at Human Voyage. "We chose AVIWEST for the exceptional capabilities of its field units. AVIWEST's equipment enabled our motorbikes and helicopter to follow riders along the entire road so that they could live-broadcast the excitement of the race over cellular networks, no matter what the environment was like. AVIWEST's team provided us with highly professional support and technical expertise, staying by our side at every stage of the project."

 

Tags: AVIWEST | PETRONAS Tour de Langkawi | live broadcast | Race | Cycling
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Dejero to Deliver Historic Footage of Return to Human Space flight from American Soil Posted: 20/05/2020
Dejero to Deliver Historic Footage of Return to Human Space flight from American Soil

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has joined a consortium of technology providers delivering a range of broadcast technology to media partners and Dejero customers, to facilitate the coverage of NASA and SpaceX’s historic May 27th launch of the first US astronauts from the United States since 2011.

Dejero’s technology will enable the worldwide distribution of feeds from multiple pool cameras positioned to cover the launch to the International Space Station. The request to support the broadcast came from a group of news organizations looking for a solution to provide dynamic launch coverage while following social distance guidelines at the NASA press site.

 

Tags: Dejero | space | human space flight | NASA | SpaceX | Kennedy Space Center | cloud-managed solutions | International Space Station | PathWay | MultiPoint | WJXT | WayPoint | Ali Hassan | WJXT/WCWJ | Robert Behnken | Douglas Hurley | astronauts | Elon Musk | MKM Marcomms
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GB Labs qualifies ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software to achieve even faster performance Posted: 18/05/2020
GB Labs qualifies ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software to achieve even faster performance

The leader in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs, has announced a development partnership with ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and has qualified ATTO 360™ Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software with GB Labs CORE.4 operating system.

A network built with ATTO FastFrame™ Ethernet adapters and ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ adapters can be optimised to perform far better than what’s commonly expected of Ethernet networks. ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics Software helps users easily and quickly tune networks to achieve maximum performance.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Any storage system can only be as good as the quality of the connection it has to creative workstations or processing platforms. This is especially true of our high-end Space and FastNAS platforms, which are so powerful and intuitive that they can actually be let down by a substandard link to the workstations they are there to drive.”

 

Tags: GB Labs | Storage | ATTO Technology inc | connectivity | infrastructure | ATTO 360 | Tuning | Monitoring Analytics | CORE.4 ATTO FastFrame | ThunderLink | Thunderbolt | Space | FastNAS | VFX | low latency | multi-streams
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ChyronHegos Click Effects PRIME Is a Confirmed Partner for Panasonics New IT IP Open Architecture Platform Posted: 07/05/2020
ChyronHegos Click Effects PRIME Is a Confirmed Partner for Panasonics New IT IP Open Architecture Platform

ChyronHego today announced that its Click Effects PRIME fan engagement engine is a confirmed partner for Panasonic's new IT/IP-centric next-generation live production platform. Designed for high-quality video production and delivery, either live or in the studio, the new modular and open architecture platform from Panasonic allows users to optimize and future-proof their investment while maintaining flexibility. The solution pairing from ChyronHego and Panasonic brings powerful capabilities and valuable versatility to modern sports entertainment.

Tags: ChyronHego | Click Effects PRIME | Panasonic | IT Video Platform | IP Video Platform | Architecture
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Densitron becomes alliance partner with Panasonic IT IP Platform Posted: 07/05/2020
Densitron becomes alliance partner with Panasonic IT IP Platform

Densitron, a creator of HMI technologies and a global leader in display, monitor, and embedded computing solutions, today announced that it has become an alliance partner with Panasonic IT/IP Platform.

Panasonic has chosen Densitron’s new UReady Touch Control Surface with Embedded Ethernet to be used as an AUX monitor. The control surface offers an ultra-high performance display, proprietary transparent tactile-touch buttons, and TCP/IP connection in a 2RU form factor.

Tags: Densitron | Panasonic | KAIROS | IT/IP Platform | Control Surfaces | Control Systems | UReady | HMI Technologies
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Mo-Sys Launch LiveLab With Panasonic Posted: 04/05/2020
Mo-Sys Launch LiveLab With Panasonic

Mo-Sys Engineering, a global leader in real time camera tracking and remote systems, is proud to announce a collaboration with Panasonic. The AW-UE150 and the Mo-Sys StarTracker module will empower AR and virtual studio graphics by together creating engaging content with natural depth and changing the perspective of the virtual background.

Previously planned to launch at NAB, the webinars will be co-hosted by Panasonic and Mo-Sys and will showcase the new Panasonic AW-UE150 - a 4K, wide-angle lens, PTZ head with absolute camera tracking for AR and virtual studio application. With Mo-Sys StarTracker, the venue or event is no longer restricted to a fixed camera position and can be more creative using the PTZ head on a jib, crane or a dolly for unlimited camera motion.

 

 

Tags: Mo-sys | Panasonic Business | Camera tracking | realtime | remote systems | StarTracker | AR | Virtual Studio graphics | lenses | PTZ | 4K camera | camera motion | virtual production
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GB Labs to introduce fully traceable analytics and single-step MHL support Posted: 16/03/2020
GB Labs to introduce fully traceable analytics and single-step MHL support

GB Labs, the leader in intelligent storage solutions, has announced that the latest version of its Analytics Centre, a dashboard that runs seamlessly in GB Labs’ SPACE, ECHO, and VAULT intelligent storage devices, will now include full access traceability.

Of interest to everyone that requires storage, Analytics Centre continuously analyses how data handled by the storage system is being used. The display provides a highly accurate and easy-to-interpret look at crucial network and storage usage, including real-time speed and data consumption. With full traceability, file access history is logged giving a complete picture of data usage.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Analytics Centre gives GB Labs users the visibility they need to ensure their workflow is fully optimised at all times. It takes all the time-consuming, and often incorrect, guesswork out of blindly shopping for storage in hopes that it will improve a workflow.

“Analytics Centre automates the system analysis process with carefully designed algorithms that identify not just potential problems, but precisely where to find and fix them. Moreover, it now includes a significantly updated interface that includes full data logging and full, detailed tracking capabilities that we’re excited to demonstrate for the first time.”

Tags: GB Labs | Intelligent Storage Solutions | Analytics Centre | SPACE | ECHO | VAULT | Media Hash List | OTT | streaming | LTFS | Dynamic Bandwidth Control | CloakDR | CORE.4 | CORE.4 Lite | FastNAS | EasyLTO | SSD
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Hollywood-based Icon Media selects GB Labs storage Posted: 02/03/2020
Hollywood-based Icon Media selects GB Labs storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that Icon Media, Hollywood, California, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS F-8 Nitro shared storage system.

Co-founded by CEO Jay Shetty and COO Alex Kushneir, Icon Media provides compelling, socially conscious content, deploying a wide range of in-house services from scripting, filming, directing, post-production; dynamic distribution; and social media management to maximise engagement and measure results.

According to Shetty, “Our mission in working with brands, publishing companies, authors, entertainers, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders is to create video content that has a positive impact on the world. In short, we want to make wisdom go viral.”

And it’s working. New York Times bestselling authors; peak performance leaders; conscientious start-ups and established players have all benefited from the Icon Media ethos. Shetty’s social media alone has more than 30 million followers, and content generated by Kushneir is responsible for more than 150 million views.

However, Icon Media’s success was causing growing pains that had to be addressed, primarily to deal with the volumes of content the company needed to ingest, store, and produce.

Icon Media COO Kushneir said, “In slightly less than two years, we grew from two people serving two clients to 28 people serving nearly 20 clients. I realised that I couldn’t keep buying boxes full of hard drives to keep pace with all the content we were handling. We needed a shared storage system that was fast, accessible, and organised but wasn’t going to cost an arm and a leg.”

On a recommendation from an existing employee with prior experience with GB Labs, Kushneir discovered GB Labs’ FastNAS F-8 Nitro server system, a compact, high performance NAS powered by GB Labs’ CORE.4 Lite OS. Sold by Los Angeles-based GB Labs partner RFX Inc, the system has the ability to effortlessly handle large capacities - in this case 96TB – and all at an attractive price point.

Kushneir said, “FastNAS F-8 Nitro met all of our criteria and more. It is indeed a very, very fast system that has made a huge difference to our workflow.

“In my view, any size of company will save time, money, and energy with GB Labs. I can’t imagine anyone doing what we do without a GB Labs storage system.”

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “We are delighted to contribute to Icon Media’s ongoing success. The benefits they are experiencing directly reflect our aims in designing and manufacturing the technology from the start and we look forward to growing alongside them in the future.”

Tags: GB Labs | Storage Solutions | Icon Media | FastNAS-F-8 Nitro | post production | NAS | CORE.4 LITE OS | RFX Inc
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