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TMD to show media services packages at IBC 2016

Hall 2 B59, IBC 2016, Amsterdam: TMD, a leading provider of media management systems for digital and physical assets, will feature OnPoint, a simple and intuitive PAM solution for Creative Services and Post Houses at IBC 2016 (Amsterdam RAI, 9-13 September). OnPoint is part of TMD’s extended, innovative range of media services products, which can be used as a standalone workflow solution for a workgroup, combined for a cost-effective approach to media management or configured for a complete end-to-end enterprise solution as part of a Mediaflex® Unified Media Services (UMS) platform.

Post houses and creative services departments need to be able create large volumes of content, whether this is re versioning of long form material or short form promos, often quickly and with sensitive content, which presents a significant challenge in scheduling and managing the work, while providing controlled access to those assets. To make the process easier, TMD’s scalable, cloud-native OnPoint production management solution provides workflows for the creation and fulfilment of wish and make lists.  It supports the browse and selection of clips, restoring for edit, integration with craft editors such as Avid & Adobe® Premiere® Pro and comprehensive approval criteria, all within a framework of controlled user access rights. Moreover, OnPoint is cost effective, quick to install and intuitive to use.

TMD CEO Tony Taylor said, “OnPoint’s low start-up costs makes it a particularly cost-effective way for owners to harness full control over content import, their creative processes, and delivery. The power of the software, and the level of detail and automated control provided, deliver a remarkable return on investment.”

At IBC 2016, TMD will also demonstrate the full range of media services products designed to meet individual business process requirements, and the requirements of specific operational teams. The available media solutions include Aperture, a new ingest tool for the flexible and cost-effective digitisation, capture, and management of content for broadcast operations and media owners. Chameleon, for DAM, enables staff throughout an organisation to manage media, search for content, and raise work orders to fulfil all media requirements. Guardian provides for collections management provides accessioning, acquisitioning, preservation, storage, and the management of physical and digital collections.

Award-winning Paragon for archiving now supports MAID storage systems and LTO-7 data storage technology, and Paragon+ for content management provides intelligent, media-aware workflow management. Each media service can be used as a stand-alone solution, or be combined using TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS platform.

The packaged media services products are part of a complete revitalisation of TMD’s flagship Mediaflex product, the new Mediaflex-UMS platform, which delivers the multiple benefits of a service-oriented architecture in a truly cloud enabled environment. Because Mediaflex-UMS can be fully virtualised, it can run and scale flexibly on premise, in a data centre, in the cloud, or in any combination that suits the precise needs of the customer.

Taylor added, “Operational efficiency is at the very core of Mediaflex-UMS and the new packaged products that run on it. Software-defined workflows can now sit at the very heart of a broadcast operation, and these exciting new packages keep things running with exceptional speed, finesse, and stability.”

Mediaflex-UMS offers a range of media services products that are all built on the core Mediaflex technology and share a common user interface and metadata schema. Each media services product addresses the specific workflow requirements of a workgroup or business team within the organisation, can be deployed as a pre-configured “off the shelf” standalone entry level solution, but also easily scaled in terms of number of users, throughput or workflow complexity and for ultimate flexibility joined together as part of our unified media services platform.

TMD’s sales staff will be on hand to demonstrate the new media services products, Mediaflex-UMS, and the advantages of building systems architectures around intelligent metadata on stand 2.B59 and on BroadStream Solutions’ stand 8.B35.