(March 15, 2018) Square Box Systems
' flagship media asset management (MAM) system, CatDV
, accelerates collaborative media asset management operations and empowers small-, medium-, and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency. At the 2018 NAB Show in booth SL5421, Square Box Systems will showcase its latest innovations for CatDV, focused on five key areas: AI, customization and extensibility, expanded support for creative workflows, support for large, cloud and hybrid deployments, and new capabilities for managing sports assets.
Enhanced Support for Creative Workflows
CatDV now enables even more creative workflows through integrations with Adobe® Creative Cloud and Avid® Media Composer. The system now features an updated and more powerful Advanced Adobe panel that can also operate in Adobe® Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Illustrator®, Photoshop®, and InDesign®. CatDV also boasts enhanced support for Avid workflows.
Enhancements for Cloud and Hybrid Deployments
CatDV now offers a range of cloud and hybrid (supporting both on-premise and cloud) deployment options, including the seamless management and movement of content for creative workers who prefer to focus on making compelling content rather than worrying about NAS, SAN, cloud, or object storage tiers. New integrations with file acceleration tools from Aspera make these options even more compelling. In addition, CatDV now offers extended support for AWS S3 archive including KMS encryption and Glacier support with configurable expedited restores. CatDV has also built an all-new AWS deployment template with proxy playback from S3. Additional enhancements include an integration with Media Silo and support for Backblaze B2 archive.
Expanded Support for Micro-Services and Distributed Deployments
CatDV now includes the ability to deploy server plugin components on separate servers. Examples include data movers for archive plugins such as Black Pearl, S3, Azure, and B2.
New Workflow Automation Options and Extensions
CatDV now offers powerful new workflow automation enhancements, including a file path cleaner for removing invalid characters that can wreak havoc with storage and creative tools downstream; an MD5 checker; policy-based archives and restores; a document/PDF analyzer with simple OCR; and a YouTube uploader. Also available is a two-factor authentication and single sign-on solution based on SAML2– providing additional security for both web and installed CatDV users.
New Sports Capabilities
For supercharging sports deployments, CatDV now includes uprated, button-based logging and sports-focused search options. Capabilities like these have made CatDV the obvious choice for more than 50 sports teams worldwide.
"Since we launched CatDV 15 years ago, we've stayed on the cutting edge of MAM innovation through a concentrated product development effort based on customer input and the evolving media industry. At the 2018 NAB Show, we're looking forward to showing prospects, partners, and customers powerful new enhancements for CatDV that empower small-, medium-, and large-scale enterprises to repurpose and monetize millions of assets with ease and efficiency."
— Dave Clack, CEO at Square Box Systems
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About Square Box Systems:
Square Box Systems is a privately owned software company specializing in media asset management (MAM) and production workflows. Its industry-leading CatDV application, launched in 2001, brings order to the chaos of media file management by making it easy for content owners to repurpose and monetize their assets. Offering a powerful, user-friendly toolset and streamlined integration with a multitude of media workflow vendors, the CatDV software runs on Mac and Windows platforms and can be scaled from small workgroups to multiuser enterprise solutions managing millions of assets. In 2012, Square Box Systems was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Innovation, conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II. CatDV has also been honored with a number of awards including Creative Cow's Blue Ribbon for Best Asset Management Tool and Videography Magazine's Best of NAB Vidy Award. Based in the U.K., Square Box Systems sells CatDV globally through a network of distributors and resellers providing workflow design, local installation, consultancy, and support. More information is available at www.squarebox.com
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