Encompass Digital Media Selects Danmon Group | United Kingdom to Integrate an Automated Ingest Solution


Encompass Digital Media, a leading global provider of media capture, process and distribution services, has selected Danmon Group | United Kingdom to provide an integrated ingest solution for its UK network operations centre. Located in central London, the facility serves as a 24/7/365 broadcast hub for tier one multi-national media companies, broadcasters and corporations.


"We required an efficient way to digitise archives containing hundreds of thousands of tape assets for storage as digital files at the highest quality," comments Keir Shepherd, Director, Technology Strategy at Encompass EMEA. "Danmon Group | United Kingdom proposed a solution that would seamlessly connect with our Sony Flexicart automated tape robots. They have designed a complete mobile ingest station based on six systems working as one solution. It performs very well – operationally it is simple, fast and reliable. Most importantly, it creates high quality encoded files."


"We designed, integrated, supplied and installed a complete solution based on Dalet's AmberFin Ingest software and Broadware's Flexis control software products," adds Danmon Group | United Kingdom Product Sales Manager Chris Elson. "Encompass chose this solution for its operational efficiency and proven ability to deliver the best possible image quality. There are six ingest servers arranged in pairs, all of which are housed in the Encompass EMEA tape archive. Each pair is easily transportable and connected to a Flexis controller ingesting from two VTRs running inside a Flexicart. Operation is simple…load the Flexicarts and press the go button!"




For the Encompass tape library, Danmon Group | United Kingdom found that the original barcode reader had limited functionality. Danmon Group | United Kingdom designed an upgrade for the barcode readers in the Flexicarts to support a far wider range of barcodes, removing the need to re-label tape assets and ensuring the asset barcode ID becomes the file name. Danmon Group | United Kingdom also integrated the VTR error data logging so any ingest VTR errors can be called using a REST API. This is especially important when dealing with tape archives that may not have been played in a VTR for some years.


About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass Digital Media (www.encompass.tv) is a leader in content capture, process and delivery services. Encompass provides the world’s premier media companies, broadcasters, corporations and government end-users with unparalleled reliability, efficiency and simplicity and serve as a gateway for moving our clients’ assets across the globe. The company broadcasts 900+ channels, delivering content in a variety of languages and a multitude of platforms.


In addition to linear networks, Encompass’ digital services provide non-linear solutions including content aggregation, VOD, CVOD (C3), 24x7 streaming, event streaming, linear transport and stream origination. The company owns and operates broadcast facilities on four continents including Latin America (Buenos Aires), Asia (Singapore), EMEA (London) and North America (Atlanta, Burbank, Minneapolis, New York Metro).


Through the Encompass Global Interconnect Fibre Network, clients have the ability to manage, transport, archive and restore digital files to numerous platforms in various formats that can move from facility-to-facility or any destination worldwide within a seamless workflow. Encompass’ primary services include: channel playout; digital services; disaster recovery; centralcasting for TV stations; transmission (fibre, satellite, IP, USA-based uplink trucks); and studio/remote production.


About Danmon Group | United Kingdom

Part of the Danmon Group, Danmon Group | United Kingdom (www.danmon.com) offers a comprehensive range of products services including workflow-design, project-planning, equipment installation, software-configuration, commissioning, documentation, on-site training plus ongoing support and maintenance.


Danmon Group | United Kingdom pioneered the transition from videotape to the file-based technology now used throughout the industry. It has also assisted many clients in the construction of high-definition studios, master control rooms and playout facilities, as well as the upgrade of existing SD systems to HD. Embracing tomorrow's technology, ATG Danmon delivers maximum value through close co-operation with customers, leading to mutually beneficial long-term relationships.


With offices in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Vietnam, Jordan and Dubai, the Danmon Group thinks globally and acts locally to support customers with our highly experienced sales and engineering teams.


Contacts for further information

Danmon Group | United Kingdom: Nicola Boddington
Tel: +44 (0)1462 485 444

Press support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com | Tel: +44 (0)1342 311 983

Danmon Group | United Kingdom, 1 Iceni Court, Icknield Way, Letchworth, Hertfordshire SG6 1TN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1462 485 444 | Fax: +44 (0)1462 485 777 | Web: www.danmon.com


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