Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions Deploys Fully-Integrated Content Workflow from Spectra Logic and Avid
Spectra BlackPearl with Avid Interplay allows IMSP to Easily Manage both Avid and Creative Assets
BOULDER, Colo. – April 18, 2017 – Spectra Logic today announced that Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions (IMSP)’s Content Division and Mobile Production Group, has deployed a Spectra® BlackPearl® Converged Storage System and Spectra® T200 Tape Library to manage digital assets within its Avid® Interplay® | Production environment. Spectra’s BlackPearl integrates seamlessly with the Avid | Interplay Production workflow, allowing IMSP to quickly manage, archive and restore both Avid and other (creative) assets, while Spectra’s T200 provides the organization with simple, scalable, cost- effective storage to preserve their content indefinitely.
IMSP is a multimedia production company, located directly across the street from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. The organization’s Content Division and Mobile Product Group produces numerous digital assets, including video and audio, as well as multimedia solutions, accumulating over 40TB of footage each year, primarily during its active racing season. IMSP was in search of a modern, open-standard-based storage solution, compatible with its existing Avid environment, to replace its legacy archive system. The organization produces both Avid and non-Avid (creative) assets, making it essential that they find a solution compatible with both media formats.
BlackPearl and Avid Interplay | Production provide IMSP with an end-to-end workflow solution – from ingest to storage. IMSP can easily transfer Avid assets directly from its Avid environment to a mix of disk and tape, which uses open-standard LTFS. Non-Avid assets are stored to the T200 tape library, within a separate partition, via the BlackPearl® Eon Browser. This new, modern architectural design allows IMSP to easily store its assets in a highly affordable and scalable model that eliminates the complexities of their previous workflow.
“It was vital to our organization that we find a solution capable of managing and protecting both Avid and creative assets,” said R Dave Daniels, editor/supervisor of Non-Linear, IMS Productions. “Spectra’s BlackPearl meets all of our requirements and allows us to quickly and effortlessly manage media content without disrupting our editors’ workflow.”
“Avid has partnered with Spectra Logic for many years to deliver archive solutions to its customers. With BlackPearl, Spectra Logic is modernizing archival solutions with simplicity, open standards and seamless workflows,” said Alan Hoff, vice president, Market Solutions, Avid. “BlackPearl’s tight integration with Avid Interplay offers a full featured, future-proof solution that not only lowers archiving costs by eliminating traditional licensing for enterprises like IMSP, but also gives our smaller customers the ability to protect their assets affordably, without compromising features.”
“After reviewing IMSP’s specific requirements, software provider Avid recommended a joint solution with Spectra Logic to address the company’s digital archiving needs,” said Brian Grainger, CSO, Spectra Logic. “Spectra’s BlackPearl and T200 integrate seamlessly into IMSP’s environment, providing them with a simple, low-cost, streamlined workflow to manage their rapidly growing assets.”
Read Spectra’s IMS Productions customer case study on the Spectra Logic website here.
About Spectra Logic Corporation
Spectra Logic develops deep storage solutions that solve the problem of long-term storage for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the largest information users in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of deep storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, cloud and private cloud. To learn more about Spectra Logic’s Deep Storage Story, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.
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About IMS Productions
IMS Productions’ (IMSP) Content Division and Mobile Production Group are located in Indianapolis, Indiana, just across the street from the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The organization is comprised of three distinct divisions: the Radio Division whose responsibility is to exploit radio rights and produce Indy Car radio broadcasts for 300+ affiliates nationwide, the Content Division that specializes in event and studio production, creative development and design, and strategic digital and web production and distribution and finally the Mobile Unit Group, who supplies state of the art remote broadcast facilities for numerous sports and entertainment clients. IMSP is also home to two sizable production studios equipped for small and large projects, from full set productions with studio audiences to single talent live shots, all with uplink capability. Visit us at http://www.imsptv.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IMSP.tv/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IMSProductions.
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