January 27, 2015

ARKKI Assists KCET with 50th Anniversary Special

XOR Media UML + MediaPower ARKKI = Powerful Workgroup MAM Collaboration

Greenville, New Hampshire (January 27, 2015) - KCET, Southern California’s premiere Community Broadcaster was faced with the daunting task to review years of program elements to determine rights for the production of their 50Th Anniversary Special. To simplify the process they turned to their ARKKI Media Asset Management (MAM) system to conveniently provide web-browser access to selected low-resolution copies of content transcoded on their XOR Media Universal MediaLibrary (UML) near-line shared storage system, one of three UMLs deployed at the facility.

The ARKKI MAM application runs directly on UML’s active-active storage controllers, the ideal platform for hosting ARKKI’s value-add frame-accurate application enables web browser access and review of KCET’s vast library video assets. The low cost, easy to deploy MAM system provides clients remote web access to high quality browsing of programming from anywhere they have internet access.

Combining the power of XOR Media’s UML storage with the workgroup and collaborative attributes of the MediaPower ARRKI Enterprise MAM enhances the value of the KCET’s video archive. “This synergy pays big dividends during the review process for shows such as our 50th Anniversary Celebration,” sites Gordon Bell, KCET Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, “no more burning mountains of DVDs for program review”.

About MediaPower
MediaPower enables media workflows by providing solutions for media content production and delivery across multiple platforms. MediaPower was founded in 1993 as an integrator of certified networking and storage solutions for the media industry. www.media-power.it

About XOR Media
XOR Media develops high-performance, open, IT storage, specialized for media applications and private cloud data centers used by broadcasters, content providers, and media companies. XOR Media is headquartered in Greenville, New Hampshire and holds engineering, support, manufacturing and sales offices worldwide. www.xor-media.com

About KCET
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary
productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a service of the KCETLink Media Group.

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