TOULOUSE, FRANCE and BROOMFIELD, CO (ots) - RTL-TVI Increases
Productivity And Reactivity Of Its News Department With DIVArchive, A
Distributed Intelligent Video Archiving Solution
ManagedStorage International, Inc. (www.managedstorage.com), today
announced that Belgian private broadcaster, RTL-TVI has implemented
the company's digital content management software solution,
DIVArchive (Distributed Intelligent Video Archive) for managing and
storing its extensive broadcast news content.
The DIVArchive solution empowers RTL-TVI with the most powerful,
flexible, and cost-efficient method to handle its digital news
content and music for its radio station, BEL RTL. With DIVArchive,
RTL-TVI can now fulfill the last-minute deadlines of journalists and
management by immediately accessing and using news media stored in
their archive systems.
"Journalists tend to wait until the last minute to determine the
final content for news programs because of unexpected events
occurring in the field," said Thierry Piette, Assistant Operations
Manager, Head of the Technical and Computing Department at RTL in
Brussels. "If the requested media is stored in our tape archive, we
can quickly retrieve it using the DIVArchive software and can have it
on the air within two minutes."
ManagedStorage's DIVArchive software and architecture stores
RTL-TVI's news programs on fast-access disks for immediate use, and
on low-cost archive tapes for all other uses. The DIVArchive software
manages the transfer of digital content from the video servers to
storage and archive resources while lowering operating costs through
the elimination of manual tape handling. Additionally, DIVArchive
will allow RTL-TVI to access individual portions of a stored video
through the products "partial restore" function.
"We chose DIVArchive because it definitely delivers more value for
the money than other solutions on the market. ManagedStorage also did
a great job meeting our flexible requirements, something we need in a
vendor," said Piette. "ManagedStorage has delivered great versatility
in its product and service, while saving us money and time. This
solution, gives us a clear competitive edge in the market."
"DIVArchive enables companies to take full advantage of any
existing investments in digital video archives by delivering
vendor-independent solutions utilizing an open architecture
application," said Daniel Coetsier, ManagedStorage International
President, European Operations. "The integration of DIVArchive with
RTL-TVI's multi-vendor environment strengthens DIVArchive's position
as the best solution for building and operating digital content
RTL-TVI's solution consists of the DIVArchive software hosted on a
standard NT platform. DIVArchive manages the tape and disk resources
of RTL-TVI's Sony DTF-2 drives and PetaSite library, and Newnet
disks. Additionally, DIVArchive interfaces with the EVS ISO 13818
MPEG-2 video servers as well as an RTL-TVI internal control
application via its open Application Programming Interface (API) and
the NETIA radio production system.
About ManagedStorage International:
ManagedStorage International, Inc., (MSI) the global provider of
guaranteed data protection storage solutions, enables companies and
leading Service Providers to strategically manage storage as a
critical corporate resource. Its suite of turnkey Data Protection
Services enables Service Providers and Value Added Resellers to offer
guaranteed storage services to their customers. Additionally, MSI's
Digital Content Management solutions help broadcast and healthcare
companies efficiently manage the growing complexity of today's
digital archives. ManagedStorage enables businesses to focus internal
IT resources on initiatives that drive competitive performance.
The company was founded in 2000, with funding from Great Hill
Partners and strategic investments from StorageTek and EMC Corp.
Other investors include Providence Equity Partners, Inc., First Union
Corporation, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Incorporated, and Equity Pier
LLC. ManagedStorage is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA.
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Founded in 2000, RTL-TVI is part of the RTL Group. RTL-TVI is the
first Belgian private Broadcaster targeting the French speaking
community. Its activities include television, radio, music producing,
press, and advertising.
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