Vista Installs Front Porch Digital Migration, CSM System
—Vista Worldlink has installed a complete Front Porch Digital CSM and migration
suite that includes an advanced DIVArchive CSM system, a DIVAdirector media
asset manager, a SAMMAsolo migration appliance and access to the LynxSM cloud-based
disaster recovery and media asset storage service. Vista now includes online
archival service and management in its portfolio of services.
supports all of a customer’s locations without the expense of multiple location-specific
capital investments,” said Vista President Roy Liemer. “With secure access to
Vista, users have instant online access to their content from anywhere in the
Porch Digital’s CSM solution, Vista’s service enables digitization and
archiving of each individual asset in a single pass. The SAMMA process moves
the unprotected content from videotape to digital files, creating preservation
and intermediate (edit) masters, as well as proxy and XML metadata files.
SAMMAsolo delivers the files to DIVArchive for management and protection and delivers
proxies and content metadata to DIVAdirector for online access.
“A lot of what
we do is time-sensitive, so it's important to do it as quickly as possible,”
Liemer said. “Whereas before it would have taken multiple passes to process a
given piece of content, now we can process content more efficiently — whether
it’s a live event or recorded material — because the system performs multiple
processes simultaneously and automatically, which saves us both time and
manpower and meets our clients’ needs for urgency.”
MAM offers a browser-based search interface for keyword searching of archives.
Search results are viewable using the archive proxies, allowing authorized
users to see the video before ordering restoration. Clients order the content
for restoration via DIVAdirector, which triggers DIVArchive to deliver the
restored content to FTP sites or to specific areas within Vista for copying to physical
With LYNX, Vista
offers clients additional protection via a hosted, off-site content protection
service. Content that has been migrated by SAMMAsolo and managed by DIVArchive can
be automatically replicated to LYNX, or Vista can ship data tapes to the LYNX
site. Vista can also use LYNX and DIVAdirector as the access and distribution
point for client content.
The CSM system
has the flexibility to integrate with Vista's existing MAM system, and it
provides a customizable, intuitive interface with processes and actions that
are familiar to clients. The technology is backward-compatible and flexible.