Tedial, the leading provider of Media Asset Management (MAM), Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software has unveiled a number of key features to its product portfolio including cloud-based updates to its MAM system Tarsys and extended BPM capabilities for Ficus, its powerful workflow manager. These new elements provide significant benefits to broadcasters looking to improve and simplify operational and business requirements.
Tarsys now includes specific features for cloud-based environments and service providers as well as multi-repository and multi-site support. The company’s enhanced web-based technology for Tarsys features a unified UI for users to access content and workflow management from a single screen. Casual or expert operators can easily locate content and initiate workflows to process selected media, for instance simple editing, or transcoding. Furthermore, Tarsys now supports multiple data models and is designed to work in many languages and character sets making it suitable for international operations.
Achieving effective workflows continues to be a key issue for all media organisations and recognising that, Tedial was one of the first companies to market a powerful workflow manager in Ficus. At NAB Tedial is demonstrating how Ficus has evolved to include Business Process Management capabilities and improved workflow creation functionality using standard BPM notation and associated tools to create new workflows or to improve existing ones. The new version makes it possible to access workflows across multiple sites enabling broadcasters to re-allocate tasks based on local technical or human resources or to take advantage of available expertise across the enterprise and beyond to third-party facilities.
Following the success of a recent project for Scandinavian broadcast consortium NORDIF3, Tedial is highlighting its content exchange software Media Amigo. The NORDIF3 project, which can be replicated by broadcasters worldwide, saw Tedial provide what is effectively a private cloud allowing free exchange of programmes for subsequent transmission.
Peter Gallen, Tedial’s Product Manager says, “Tedial has over ten years’ experience in the media and content management market providing solutions to broadcast and content providers around the world. We were one of the first to embrace cloud based initiatives and now have multiple customer sites with medium and large systems. NAB is an excellent platform for us to show the latest developments to our solutions and how these can be used by broadcasters globally.”