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20/06/2018

Square Box Systems To Highlight CatDV Innovations At Broadcast Asia

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Square Box Systems is to put a large emphasis on its flagship media asset management (MAM) system, CatDV, at Broadcast Asia 2018.

The company will highlight the latest CatDV innovations and present demos focusing on on five key areas: AI integrations for advanced content analysis; customisation and extensibility; expanded support for creative workflows; support for large, cloud, and hybrid deployments; and new capabilities for managing sports assets.

Dave Clack, CEO at Square Box Systems, said: "AI is beginning to change how media organisations meet their most complex MAM challenges. When paired with leading-edge MAM tools, a new and emerging breed of AI platforms for media analysis offers tremendous potential for transforming media workflows. At BroadcastAsia2018, we're looking forward to showing attendees our latest innovations for CatDV that make it easier than ever for operations to access, manage, and archive tremendous volumes of content."

NEW: AI Integrations in CatDV Pegasus Server for Advanced Content Analysis
Square Box Systems' CatDV Pegasus Server enables superfast Google-style searches across millions of assets and includes support for Oracle and Microsoft® SQL Server® databases. At BroadcastAsia2018, Square Box will present the latest version of the Pegasus Server with groundbreaking new content analysis capabilities, enabled by integrations with AI technologies for speech recognition and image analysis from leading vendors and aggregators such as Google and Azure®. The Pegasus Server now includes rich AI-based logging and tagging, coupled with enhanced security, flexibility, and sophisticated asset usage analytics, reporting, and audit tools. In addition, the Pegasus Server now leverages integrations with leading AI engines, such as the Veritone aiWARE platform, to streamline search and retrieval of critical media assets.

Enhanced Support for Creative Workflows
CatDV now enables even more creative workflows through integrations with Adobe® Creative Cloud and Avid® Media Composer. The system now features an updated and more powerful Advanced Adobe panel that can also operate in Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Illustrator®, Photoshop®, and InDesign®. CatDV also boasts enhanced support for Avid workflows.

Enhanced Customisation
Through features such as enhanced JavaScript support and an all-new custom user interface toolkit, CatDV will now offer more customisation options for completely tailored MAM workflows. Both the desktop and web versions of CatDV and the Worker automation engine now support JavaScript, and the user interface toolkit enables customers to build completely new user experiences for every CatDV component. Recent CatDV customisations, built on these APIs, include a document analyser that can extract text from PDFs, photos, and MS Office documents for indexing by CatDV, along with OR as well as a tool for uploading assets to YouTube.

Enhancements for Cloud and Hybrid Deployments

CatDV now offers a range of cloud and hybrid (supporting both on-premises and cloud) deployment options, including the seamless management and movement of content for creative workers who prefer to focus on making compelling content rather than worrying about NAS, SAN, cloud, or object storage tiers. New integrations with file acceleration tools from Aspera make these options even more compelling. In addition, CatDV now offers extended support for AWS S3 archive, including KMS encryption and Glacier support with configurable expedited restores. CatDV has also built an all-new AWS deployment template with proxy playback from S3. Additional enhancements include an integration with Media Silo and support for Backblaze B2 archive.

Expanded Support for Micro-Services and Distributed Deployments
CatDV now includes the ability to deploy server plug-in components on separate servers. Examples include data movers for archive plug-ins such as Black Pearl, S3, Azure®, and B2.

New Workflow Automation Options and Extensions
CatDV now offers powerful new workflow automation enhancements, including a file path cleaner for removing invalid characters that can cause problems with storage and creative tools downstream; an MD5 checker; policy-based archives and restores; a document/PDF analyser with simple OCR; and a YouTube uploader. Also available is a two-factor authentication and single sign-on solution based on SAML2–, providing additional security for both web and installed CatDV users.

New Sports Capabilities
For supercharging sports deployments, CatDV now includes uprated, button-based logging and sports-focused search options. CatDV is currently the choice for more than 50 sports teams worldwide.

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