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Media and Entertainment

XENON has a 20+ year history of providing solutions for the media and entertainment industry. From high performance GPU powered workstations for animation and vFX work, through to render farms and high performance streaming storage and filesystems – XENON has been the infrastructure partner of choice.

XENON also provides extensive service and support, from installations, upgrades and performance tuning of your infrastructure. XENON excels in delivering high performance solutions that won’t leave you waiting or wondering “what if”.

Contact the XENON team today and start on a solution that will deliver powerful, fast IT infrastructure where you need it.

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XENON Solutions – Mediaproxy and Catapult

In addition to XENON workstations, servers and storage solutions, XENON has also built two specific software driven solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry – Catapult and Mediaproxy. These have been so successful they were spun out as their own company.

  • Mediaproxy compliance logging  and ASI monitoring solutions
  • XDT Catapult with an easy to use, high-speed point-to-point data transfer application available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

Further details on these solutions are below, or go to their respective websites for more information.

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Catapult

Catapult delivers an easy to use, high-speed point-to-point data transfer application available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Addressing the shortcomings of common network transfer protocols such as FTP, Catapult enables you to efficiently utilize any internet and VPN connection via its built-in TCP and UDP accelerated transfer protocol.

Providing a free alternative to existing FTP servers, Catapult allows you to significantly reduce file transfer times and manage data via a simple to use and familiar user interface. Employing the power of both TCP and UDP, Catapult offers an optimal path for any network, regardless of latency or packet loss.

Catapult versus FTP
Catapult versus FTP_Graph_03Catapult implements a fast transfer protocol which is able to saturate internet and private networks far more efficiently than FTP. Employing our unique Catapult protocol, long data transfer times belong to the past.

Built-in bandwidth management provides precise on-the-fly control of WAN utilisation, allowing for dynamic adjustment of in-progress transfers. Highly secure 256-bit AES data payload encryption is also available for enhanced security on untrusted networks. Integrated and simple to use management and detailed transfer reporting makes Catapult the ideal solution.

For more information visit www.catapultsoft.com.

Mediaproxy Compliance Logging and ASI Monitoring Solutions

Since 2001, Mediaproxy has pioneered in providing leading solutions for broadcast compliance logging, content monitoring and analysis. Mediaproxy continuously innovates at the highest level, offering the most advanced products to broadcasters, IPTV, MSOs, cable and satellite providers around the world. Its highly reliable and extensible LogServer platform provides 24/7 multi-­channel recording, live monitoring and transport stream analysis of broadcast sources and real-­time data. Contents may be reviewed and managed ‘long after the event’ for regulatory and commercial compliance requirements as well as competitive analysis.

Mediaproxy offers solutions for Broadcasters, Government Media Monitoring and Cloud users.

Broadcasters

mediaproxy_LogServerDiagramMediaproxy offers Broadcasters a reliable, efficient and scalable platform for their compliance logging and content monitoring requirements. LogServer has a comprehensive feature set which provides SD and HD inputs options ranging from analog, SDI to ASI and IP. Its flexible architecture is built to accommodate regulatory changes very quickly to ensure full compliance at all times. LogServers can be deployed centrally or at remote sites whilst maintaining transparent access to all servers via its powerful linked environment, using the leading edge LogServer administration interface.

mediaproxy_LogServerASIDiagramIn growing multi-channel environments, LogServer ASI offers new opportunities via cost effective ingest from IP sources including full support for multiple language tracks, Dolby 5.1 decoding, closed captions and Teletext subtitles, EPG and As-run metadata. Mediaproxy seamlessly integrates with playout centres, DTH platforms, Cable and Satellite providers and teleports.

mediaproxy_LogServerIPDiagramFor applications that require RTSP streaming, transport stream recording, QoE monitoring, multichannel review and live multiviewing, LogServer IP offers a scalable platform. LogServer IP provides a flexible feature set at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Available as software only or full turnkey system, LogServer comes bundled with unlimited access to the leading edge LogPlayer IP review client and powerful Monwall multiviewer. LogServer is ideal for adding cost effective logging and confidence monitoring at various parts of the transmission chain. Highlights include:

  • Support for all PAL, NTSC, DVB and ATSC broadcasts
  • Ideal for Networks, Cable and Satellite providers
  • Scalable and flexible architecture to accommodate regulatory changes
  • For all compliance and repurposing requirements

Government/Media Monitoring

mediaproxy_GovernmentDiagramMediaproxy offers government institutions and media monitoring companies a reliable and flexible 24/7 recording platform. More and more federal and state governments rely on flexible architecture of LogServer to log and monitor broadcasts for news and event monitoring. Ranging from recording parliamentary sessions to tracking political advertising to keyword monitoring, Mediaproxy’s comprehensive application suite delivers cost effective solutions. Highlights include:

  • Accurate news and media monitoring
  • Caption keyword monitoring
  • Extensive extract, transcoding and burn-in engine
  • Search across program guides, captions and custom meta data
  • Handsard integration

Cloud Users

mediaproxy_LogServerAccessDiagramMediaproxy provides customers with a highly cost-effective option for cloud based media access, remote backup and disaster recovery options for a single or across a network of LogServer systems. Users are able to transparently access all recorded proxy and native media content and meta-data via the leading edge LogPlayer user interface including live streaming. Employing LogServer Access as a scalable platform to expand to hundreds of channels on a single virtual machine offers cost-effective remote workflows. Highlights include:

  • Mediated and secure access to LogServers for internal and external user groups
  • Scalable to hundreds of channels on a single server
  • Ideal for redundancy or deep archiving to EC2 or Azure cloud-based VMs
  • Highly cost-effective solution for backup and deep archiving

Mediaproxy is an associate member of the XENON Technology Group.

For more information visit www.mediaproxy.com.