Suitcase TV to launch archiving platform at BVE

Standalone platform to be unveiled at BVE 2016
Screen grab showing part of the iPhrame UI.
Screen grab showing part of the iPhrame UI.


Suitcase TV, a specialist in media asset management, will launch a standalone version of MediaStor, its trusted storage platform, and iphrame Vision Remote, a centralised production system at BVE 2016.

MediaStor is a mature and capable software defined storage platform designed specifically for broadcast media operations. MediaStor aggregates multiple storage servers into a single unified structure and includes optional HSM functions to enable use of different levels of storage from ultra-fast SSD-based RAID down to LTO data tape. Existing 3rd party storage hardware as well as a range of broadcast video servers can also be incorporated into the MediaStor file system providing tracking and auditing of file histories and powerful metadata handling capabilities to empower even the most complex of broadcast workflows.

The latest version of MediaStor adds support for archiving to spinning disk using new SMR disk technology combined with MAID architectures to provide low cost, low power storage with fast access. The new MediaStor Archive enclosure provides up to 128TB of usable in a 1RU enclose with only an idle power consumption of only 10W. Additional enclosures can be easily added as storage requirements increase.

In addition to managing storage, every MediaStor server can offer resources to perform media related tasks. Unlike other storage platforms which may be built upon proprietary or Linux based operating systems, MediaStor is built upon Microsoft Windows, significantly simplifying integrations with 3rd party processing and file transfer software.

Meanwhile, Iphrame Vision Remote is part of the iphrame suite; a range of software based solutions enabling combined SDI and IP-based operations. The solution allows for the centralised production of outside broadcasts and other live events, and enables broadcasters to significantly reduce their costs by allowing key personnel to operate the system from virtually any location where there is an internet connection. Additional cost savings can be achieved because of the reduction in travel and transport costs of personnel and equipment. Only the cameras and associated technical teams need to be deployed on-site.

Fraser Jardine, commercial director at Suitcase TV said: “Existing Suitcase TV customers will be familiar with MediaStor as an outstanding media asset storage platform, which is trusted by major broadcast companies. Now, for the first time, and in response to customer feedback, we are launching MediaStor as a standalone product capable of multi-tier storage.”


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