Saudi Arabian Airlines takes off with MAM

Saudi Arabian Airlines implements VSN MAM solution to manage audiovisual content
Saudi Arabia Airlines has implemented VSNEXPLORER.
Saudi Arabia Airlines has implemented VSNEXPLORER.


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Saudi Arabian Airlines has selected a media asset management solution (MAM) from VSN to manage and store audiovisual content.

The airline owns a wide range of content in various formats including magnetic tapes, U-matic, VHS and Betacams.

The content includes resource material related to flying courses, take-offs and landings recorded in video, pilots’ interviews, photographs and engineering documents – all of which will be managed by VSNEXPLORER.

The aim of the project is to improve Saudi Arabian Airlines’ management and storage workflow, and to make the edited content easy to access for workers so it can be used and catalogued. For this purpose, VSN has deployed a MAM-Archive system with five users licenced in a first phase throughout its VSNEXPLORER interface.

Contents are stored, catalogued and recovered in a 84Tb (42x2 Tb) FC storage system. The project includes a workflow integration with the MAM already owned by the company, so all the contents can be migrated to the new VSN system in a simple process.

The project has been carried out with Modern Media Systems (MMS) lead by system and sales manager, Khalid A. Majeed.
MMS is part of AlFaisaliah group, broadcast and audiovisual solutions provider with vast experience in the region.

Essam Hab Alreeh, audiovisual systems design manager at Saudi Arabian Airlines, said: “VSN’s performance as a service provider and technological consultant has been outstanding and it has given us the perfect solution to manage our wide multimedia archive. We have successfully implemented VSNEXPLORER and received the proper training by their engineers both at VSN’s HQ in Barcelona and at our own facilities. VSNEXPLORER simplifies our cataloguing tasks and grants access to all our assets by putting them just one click away from any terminal.”

Saudi Arabian Airlines is Saudi Arabia’s national airline, with its headquarters located in Jeddah.

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