TMD partners with Quantum for seamless archives

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Deep integration of archive asset management and storage

Last Updated: December 8, 2016 10:45 am GMT
(Aylesbury, UK--December 8, 2016) TMD, the leading provider of media management systems for digital and physical assets, announced today the full integration of TMD Mediaflex-UMS media service applications with Quantum’s Xcellis workflow storage for seamless archiving. The company has also joined the Quantum Advantage Programme, a platform for partners to test and qualify their technology with Quantum offerings.



TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS enables organisations within the broadcast, media, government, archive and production industries to manage the lifecycle of media content, including creation, digitisation, repurposing, enrichment, delivery, publishing and archiving. In combination with the StorNext-powered Xcellis storage, Mediaflex-UMS provides a powerful and collaborative solution, including a cost-effective archive to preserve content and maximize its value over the entire lifecycle.

“Our goal is to make rich asset management and archiving simple to implement,” said Justin Elkerton, COO, of TMD. “Media enterprises can now buy TMD’s range of media service applications and Quantum’s storage systems – often from the same certified distributor – and get to work protecting their archives straight away, confident that the software and hardware are already integrated and ready for user applications to be defined and that the systems will operate seamlessly.

“All of this is possible because we at TMD have enjoyed great co-operation from the team at Quantum, allowing us to develop and prove the integration,” he added. “It is the co-operation for the benefit of our customers which is marked by our joining the Quantum partner programme.”

TMD and Quantum have worked closely together in the past, developing practical solutions for major users worldwide. As an example, the Asian Film Archive (AFA), a subsidiary of the National Library Board, uses Quantum’s entry level solution archiving with TMD’s Mediaflex Guardian Collections management application.

“A large part of TMD’s success has come through supporting our customers from initial scoping through technical sales to implementation and continuing support,” Elkerton said. “Our partnership with Quantum is another way in which we achieve that goal, allowing us to provide a single point of contact for customers, and to offer a tiered, scalable approach to storage and archiving.”

“TMD is a great fit with our Xcellis workflow storage,” said Anniek Snauwaert, Director, Technology Alliances, at Quantum. “This partnership brings to customers a combination of highly scalable and cost-effective archive solutions with effective media management throughout every stage of the content lifecycle – from conception to creation, to delivery and archive, to repurpose and re-use.”

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About TMD
TMD is a leading provider of software products focused on delivering media & content management solutions to the global media, broadcast and archive sectors. The Mediaflex® - Unified Media Services (UMS) platform provides a cloud-enabled, service-orientated architecture delivering media-aware, software-defined workflows supporting a wide range of media services, both from TMD’s own media service products and those of our partners. Mediaflex-UMS supports the management of both physical media, such as film and tape, as well as digital content. TMD’s flexible range of cost-effective packaged media service products for ingest, non-linear delivery, post production, DAM and archiving, are available individually or integrated into a Mediaflex-UMS platform for complete and scalable end-to-end workflow solutions. The Chameleon browser interface has been designed to be easy to use, requiring little to no user training and can be used with all of TMD’s media services. Headquartered in Aylesbury UK, TMD’s global reach includes office locations in the USA and Australia. For additional information on TMD products and services, please visit www.tmd.tv

About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext 5 platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, 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 cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories-mediaent.

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