News release

Date: 12th September 2011

OASYS certifies PoINT Archiver for file archiving

The seamless workflow created by OASYS in conjunction with PoINT Archiver makes it easy to manage very large video archives

September 12th 2011 - OASYS and PoINT Software & Systems GmbH announced today that OASYS has certified PoINT Archiver to work with its software-based automated playout solutions for file archiving to tape and optical devices.

In the video and broadcast industry, storage is increasingly a critical element of any complete workflow solution. Adding hard disk space with the high performance and availability required for automated playout solutions can be very expensive. Using PoINT Archiver, the required capacity of costly, high performance hard disk systems is significantly reduced as large video files are archived to cost-effective storage media such as LTO-5. According to the defined playlists, the OASYS solution can then instantly pre-fetch the files from tape to ensure continuous playout. The Software Development Kit available for PoINT Archiver also allows integration of tiered storage management functionality.

“The combination of OASYS software with PoINT Archiver means that our clients can increase their capacity while at the same time reducing their storage costs, without sacrificing performance speed or quality,” said Mark Errington, CEO, OASYS. “This is a major addition to our workflow, and we are delighted to be working with the PoINT Software & Systems GmbH team.”

“File-based archiving and HSM (Hierarchical Storage Management) offer high cost savings, especially in the digital broadcast industry,” states Bernd Klee, CEO, PoINT Software & Systems GmbH. ”The seamless workflow created by OASYS in conjunction with our PoINT Archiver makes it so easy to manage very large video archives.”

The combined solution will be available to purchase from September 2011.

OASYS has been leading the transition to software-based playout solutions for 20 years. We realised the benefits of using IT and the latest video card technology early, implementing powerful playout software solutions that were easily scaled, maintained and flexible. Our latest state-of-the-art software benefits from extensive experience of delivering reliable on-air operation using IT broadcast technology. Our references span the world, and our customers tell us that our software and support really make the difference in their operations.
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About PoINT
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, situated in Siegen, is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables an early support of new storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by the programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with its long-term and versatile experience. PoINT products are distributed by about 50 partners in more than 25 countries world-wide and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations. The PoINT product portfolio ranges from recording and duplication of CD/DVD and Blu-ray Discs, professional audio- and video recording to business critical network storage solutions.
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