SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/14 -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Belgium-based SONUMA (SOciété de NUMérisation et de commercialisation des Archives audiovisuelles) has chosen Quantum's StorNext 5 content workflow solutions to help with a large-scale digitization and digital restoration project. Founded in 2009, SONUMA is a subsidiary of RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone) and Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in the Walloon region of Belgium. As the owner of RTBF's TV and radio archives, SONUMA's mission is to preserve, digitize and monetize these archives, which are currently stored in a wide range of media formats including 16mm film, Beta SP and digital cassette, CD and DAT.
SONUMA will be digitizing 8,000 hours of 16mm film, resulting in more than 8 PB of content, and needed a high-performance, scale-out storage solution that it could easily deploy in its existing environment. Working with VP Media Solutions, a Quantum reseller, SONUMA purchased a StorNext M441 metadata appliance and StorNext QX-1200 disk storage to address this need. The DPX 2K files resulting from the digitization process will be ingested directly into StorNext®, where digital restoration and transcoding operations will be conducted and the content will be preserved.
"Our archive is a real goldmine, stretching back over more than 80 years of radio and nearly 60 years of television," said Eric Denis, IT Manager, SONUMA. "To accomplish the digitization, the ingest in 2K format and the real-time transcoding of these 8,000 hours of archive, we chose Quantum's StorNext 5 solution because of its high performance and seamless integration into our content workflow."
StorNext 5 was built from the ground up to provide the most advanced, end-to-end workflow management in the industry -- including best-in-class performance and scalability for file sharing and collaboration -- while enabling customers to leverage the vast StorNext ecosystem developed over the last 10+ years.
"Preserving valuable content as technology changes is extremely important but often very challenging," said Alex Grossman, vice president, Media and Entertainment, Quantum. "StorNext has long played a central role in helping customers meet this challenge, and we look forward to working with SONUMA on this important project."
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. Its StorNext 5 solutions power modern workflows, enabling high-performance, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including top studios, major broadcasters and new, cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain they have the end-to-end storage platform to manage assets from ingest through finishing, and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.stornext.com.
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