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Datos Media Technologies S.A. is a newly created company dedicated to providing technology, consultancy, integration, training and support to build and improve the production workflow for the media industry.
We have created Datos Media Technologies to offer a professional and independent response to the current challenges of the technology implementation for the audiovisual market workflows.Datos Media Technologies are professionals with great experience in integration, installation, training and maintenance, specifically in production, archiving and audiovisual content delivery.
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“ONE OF THE DEEP SECRETS OF LIFE IS THAT ALL THAT IS REALLY WORTH THE DOING IS WHAT WE DO FOR OTHERS” Lewis Caroll.
Datos Media delivers a complete range of services for the totalexecution of audiovisual projects. Our services include from the pre-sales consultancy to the support and maintenance, passing through supply and integration of the technology.
Datos Media offers consultancy services, to adapt the technology and the investment to user real needs, as well as an analysis of these needs and the optimization of the workflow.
We deliver advanced audiovisual technology, representing the leading manufacturers of the broadcast and audiovisualmarket, optimizing technical and economic resources in our solutions.
Integration is one of the biggest pillars for the success of every audiovisualproject. Datos Media has the best professionals in this field, with great experience of system integration and workflows.
Every project requires correct training and support for successful completion. Datos Media offers preventive, corrective and evolutive support, adapted to the real needs of the client,bearing in mind the use and operation of the system or device installed.
“TEAM SPIRIT IS WHAT GIVES SO MANY COMPANIES AN EDGE OVER THEIR COMPETITORS” George Clements.
Datos Media has established collaboration relationships with leading suppliersin theaudiovisual sector and has commercial agreements with some very significant manufacturers.
Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. Some of Avid´s most influential an pioneering solutions include Composer®, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, and System 5.
Tedial provides software based content and content management business solutions that maximize operational efficiency and profitability to broadcast and other media organizations. Tedial has over ten years’ experience and has grown to over 80 people; our proven track record enables broadcasters to take full advantage of file-based workflows, cloud computing and other technologies with maximum benefits and minimum risk.
Tedial’s solutions are vendor and hardware independent, releasing customers from proprietary constraints and enabling them to significantly increase productivity and return on investment. Tedial is a global company with over 50 high-profile reference sites around the world, including some of the most complex and largest MAM systems in the broadcast industry.
Tedial’s unique media management solutions have helped over 50 broadcasters and media companies worldwide to increase creativity and improve efficiency throughout their media workflows.
Relentlessly innovating, the vision of Ross Video is to lead the world in video production solutions by delivering the world’s widest range of products and services for augmented reality and virtual sets, mobile and live-events, real-time motion graphics, cameras, camera tracking, and camera robotics, workflow management for news, assets and social media, production switchers, routers and other infrastructure systems, and more.
Quantum, a global leader in storage, delivers highly reliable backup, archive, and workflow solutions that meet demanding requirements for data integrity, availability, and performance. Within Media & Entertainment, Quantum is known for its innovative software and tape solutions that enable customers to earn revenue faster and control data retention costs.
Disk Archive Corporation specializes in developing and supporting high capacity, high availability solutions for long term storage archiving systems. The ALTO system is a high performance media archive with low total cost of ownership and excellent green credentials.
For more than 10 years MOG Technologies has developed tools, based on MXF standards, innovating the ingest management of audiovisual contents workflow. MOG aims to exceed media challenges and to break the workflow boundaries by delivering fully interoperable solutions to the broadcast industry.
Shotoku Broadcast Systems is a company that develop some of the world's most advanced Camera Support Systems including Robotic Cameras, VR Camera Tracking, Manual Pedestals, Heads and Tripods for almost any broadcast application.
PROVYS is a complete multichannel management and workflow solution for broadcasters. It covers all major activities of modern media companies from strategic planning and budgeting, through management of acquired rights, production projects, and advertisement sales campaigns, to integration with accounting, content delivery, and media storage systems. PROVYS is also equipped with recent management reporting and dashboard functions.
Pebble Beach Systems is a leading developer and supplier of automation, channel in a box and content management solutions for TV broadcasters, service providers, and cable and satellite operators. Our products are flexible, reliable and scalable, and designed to cater for all channel types. Our innovative solutions manage acquisition, file-based workflows, archiving and multi-channel playout at large and small installations worldwide.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-tech Software, Inc. is an Emmy® Award winning pioneer in managed file transfers, and the creator of FileCatalyst, a world leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and government organizations. FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP, or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.
Marquis Broadcast provides a range of media integration products that enable broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. Products as PROJECT PARKING, MEDWAY and BRIDGING offers broadcasters an intuitive toolset to manage the efficiency of their workflows. For example in one single application Project Parking provides the means to analyse, archive and manage media to optimise AVID ISIS and Interplay utilisation.
ROOT6 Technology was established by industry professionals in 1997 at the heart of London's post-production and new media communities in Soho. The close association with the media industry lead to the development of ContentAgent, the globally-installed, scalable, software-based tool for managing and automating file-based workflows. Transcoding the files you receive into the files you need to work with and deliver, ContentAgent automates the processes in a seamless transparent manner, maximising available resources, reducing the need for human intervention and significantly streamlining operations.
Rohde & Schwarz, through their subsidiary DVS, offers a complete range of solutions for production, post-production, ingest, storage, playout, codification, multiplexation and audio and video transmission applications for the broadcast industry, network operators, TV producers, video/cinema producers, etc.
One of R&S most outstanding products is the Ingest and Production Server VENICE, which offers important advantages for broadcasters, specially in direct TV studio environments, as it permits to optimize the file-based TV production workflows. VENICE manages classic video server tasks such as HD-SDI ingest and studio playout combined with intelligent file-based features like file ingest, transcoding and media transfer operations. VENICE has a flexible multi-format video- and codec pipeline for each channel and thanks to its open platform and file system architecture, it can easily be integrated into any file-based broadcast production environment.
The mastering station CLIPSTER enables you to perform all the steps in a DI workflow on one system: subtitling, online editing of film data, conversion to various output formats, color correction, film restoration and is totally compatible to the innovative standards AS-02 and FMI in resolutions up to 4K.
To storage enourmous amounts of data in the production environments of 4K and up to 8K, SpycerBox Cell is a storage solution for demanding media applications. The 1U system is equipped with 30 hot-swappable drives arranged on a tray-based carrier system, allowing for removal and replacement during operation.
Panasas is the premier provider of hybrid scale-out NAS storage for technical computing and enterprise workloads. All Panasas ActiveStor storage appliances leverage the Panasas PanFS parallel file system for superior performance, data availability and reliability, linear scalability, and easy management. Panasas introduced scale-out parallel storage products based on its first generation blade architecture in 2004. Now in its fifth generation, Panasas systems are optimized for highly demanding big data workloads in design and discovery including bioscience, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, and other core research and development sectors.
Cube-Tec International develops integrated solutions for large media archives. As a pioneer in quality control of media workflows, the company focuses on open standards and agile process automation. Cube-Tec benefits from a great deal of experience with large-scale media digitization projects. Furthermore, Cube-Tec offers state-of-the-art products for content verification and media automation service platforms for modern file-based workflows using reference and non-reference based quality assessment methods
Guntermann & Drunck was founded in 1985 and is now regarded as one of the foremost manufacturers of digital and analogue KVM solutions. For more than 25 years our customers have been convinced by our core competencies in extending, switching and distributing standardised computer signals. With KVM products from Guntermann & Drunck you can make the most of any IT installation. Whether you want to operate several hundred computers from one workstation or extend access to computers to up to 10,000 metres – G&D’s KVM products provide solutions for any requirements.
IPV’s Asset Management Solutions streamline media management and production processes, enabling teams to collaborate on creative works with the ability to ingest, catalogue, archive and edit content or live highlights; exploiting camera originals, archived materials and social media trending data to produce compelling content on omnipresent digital platforms. In successfully use by leading broadcasters and more than 500 installations worldwide, IPV’s Products are proven to be rugged, reliable and scalable in use.
Founded in 2003, Ideas Unlimited are established innovators in the compliance recording market. The Ideas Unlimited Contentprobe products allow customers to capture, monitor, analyse, store and repurpose radio and television programmes.
Contentprobe systems boast a patented and world leading ‘MediaFingerprinting’ technology which enables customers to identify, verify and match content without the need for associated metadata or prior watermarking.
QUALES.TV is a Spanish company founded in 2015 committed to be a global reference in Quality Check systems for audiovisual content. The professional team that build Quales, has more than 20 years of experience in the market, and have fully developed the new Quales: Automated QC for Audiovisual Content. Quales is a fully featured, comprehensive Video Quality Check system with the best cost-effective value proposition intended for small, medium, or large environments. Suitable for online or broadcast content; provides a straight-forward web-based and visual health check system for media, ensuring content readiness in all phases of your workflow.
StoreData, the external storage systems brand name of SM Data, a distributor of storage infrastructure, is a broad range of integrated solutions: StoreData RAID, StoreData NAS, StoreData MAM, StoreData SHARC, StoreData SAN MDC and StoreData Server. Builded with the most advanced technology and best components available in the industry, StoreData systems are backed by 25 years of experience in pre-sales, sales and on-site support.
NetApp is a leading vendor of innovative storage and data management solutions that help organizations around the world store, manage, protect, and retain their data. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NetApp is a member of the NASDAQ-100 and ranks on the Fortune 500.
“Cuando la información se organiza, surgen las ideas” Jim Rohn.
Here are the latest news…
Another of the most important events worldwide in the broadcast sector is coming up at the end of this summer. The IBC SHOW 2016 starts the 9th of September till the 13th of September in Amsterdam.
The IBC Show was first held in 1967 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. For nearly half a century it remained being the meeting point of all technical developments in the broadcast sector and considered, along with the BIT Broadcast of Spain, one of the events with the greatest impact on the European scene.
Datos Media Technologies together with its Portuguese acquisition, Vantec, will of course be present, once again. Tomas Nielsen, David Martinez, Rafael Zapardiel , Jorge Perez, Miguel Oliveira and Alex Roriz will attend all customers are going to this event, to show them all the news of the main brands in the sector, which Datos Media Technologies and Vantec represent.
To make an appointment during the event, you can send us an e-mail to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org , or at the end of each day during the Show, you can find us at stand 8.B51 Danmon Systems Group (which Datos Media is part of) located in Hall 8 at RAI, where we will attend all our customers.
During the Show, Datos Media will of course be looking at all the novelties which may solve your integration needs .
In just over a month the world’s top sporting event will start, the Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In the four years that lapse from the previous edition, not only top athletes strive to win a medal, but also manufacturers and television organizations work tirelessly to design the best audiovisual systems and the most advanced workflows to achieve the best audiovisual experience for the audience.
One of the challenges in the search for improving quality is the file transcoding where different frame rates are involved (i.e. 25fps to 30 fps and viceversa) trying to preserve the maximum picture quality. Televisión Española (RTVE) have chosen Datos Media to provide an advanced solution with a technical level matching those at BBC or NBC .
Datos Media have implemented a system based on ContentAgent from Root6 that provides a central core from where all the file’s workflow is being managed and automated, from ingest to delivery. The advanced frame rate conversion of ContentAgent uses the Tachyon technology from Cinnafilm and allows the replacement of workflows based on high cost, top level propietary hardware that adds unnecessary conversions to/from baseband in order to do the required frame rate conversions from 25 fps to 30 fps and viceversa. With ContentAgent, the advanced frame rate conversions using motion compensated algorithms is being done in parallel to the transcoding processes. These frame rate conversions uses phase correlation and other motion estimation data to achieve the best possible picture quality that technology can provide today. ContentAgent brings us not only the complete monitoring of all infrastructure work and processes carried out but also gives us ability to do a manual process control due to the Virtual folders function. In addition, this configuration allows checking all the material inside Avid Interplay, keeping the metadata, and allows to start editing even while being transcoding.
All the system runs on a powerful off the shelf hardware, that makes the best use of multi-core CPUs and Nvidia Tesla graphics cards with up to dedicated 12GB memory, to obtain a high speed transcoding and frame rate conversion processes, while It allows you to use RGB or YUV color spaces and processing with 8, 10 or 16 bit depths.
The solution that Datos Media have delivered to Televisión Española will provide huge savings in costs and will allow RTVE to stay ahead in terms of performance, versatility and quality in order to offer its audience an excellent audiovisual experience for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Bit Broadcast show isn´t only a national reference, but historically is also an international reference in the professional audiovisual world. A few days ago another edition of the Show closed, recording a large attendance of visitors and a high quality of exhibitors. It is a sector which evolves technologically at a rapid rhythm to the beat of the need to provide solutions to consumer demands for new products and audiovisual service.
The team from Datos Media´s has yet another year attended this event showing all the news of their brands and attending all visitors who have passed through the stand. A stand that was designed in an open manner so that visitors could see the different graphics , playout, production and media management solutions. Our suppliers such as Avid, MOG, IdeasUnlimited, Pebble Beach, Root6, DAC, or DVS Panasas have made demonstrations of their products so the visitors could see the possible solutions to their integration problems up running.
This year the BIT 2016 has been a very special show for us, this show has established us as one of the reference integrators in the audiovisual sector. And on the other hand BIT has also revealed the high quality of both participants and visitors (David Martínez, Datos Media COO)
We continue working to integrate solutions and are looking forward to enjoy another BIT Broadcast in 2018
Nos complace comunicar la incorporación de Lorenzo Grippo en Datos Media Technologies como técnico de sistemas.
Un profesional especializado en sistemas automatizados de emisión que viene de la empresa inglesa Pebble Beach.
Con esta contratación Datos Media sigue demostrando su apuesta por la búsqueda de una alta cualificación en su equipo para poder ofrecer la mejor calidad técnica a sus clientes.
In Spain, a large percentage of Spanish Broadcasters and clients of Datos Media Technologies such as RTVE, MediaSet, Atresmedia, Movistar+, AMCNetworks, Telsos360, TVG, RTVCM, Canal Sur, TV Canarias, Disney, RTV Galicia, etc have chosen the ingest file flows centralization and multi-format files, which MOG mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 offers.
Although most of them use mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 systems as an automated media ingest tool, it is worth noting that companies like Mediaset ,TVG and Canal Sur, apart from this configuration, they also use MOG Technologies systems for the ingest of SDI SD / HD signals directly on Avid ISIS shared storages
“From their beginning we have been working with MOG Technologies and they have fully shown us to be a Company that adapts their products to the new market necessities, new file formats and workflows, etc.. An example is the adaptation of the system to accept new types of camcorders and recorders, broadcast as well as professional (David Martinez, COO Datos Media Technologies)
In the case of Canal Sur Television, they are equipped with these product for the news production system as well as the transmission system. In the first case, they have integrated several F1000 to receive audiovisual material from territorial delegations as well as other external sources such as audiovisual producers. The material is transferred to Avid ISIS and registered in Avid Interplay for sharing. On the other hand, in the transmission system, a dozen mxfSPEEDRAIL S1000 ingest SDI signals which together with other F1000 normalize and transfer the MXF files to the rest of the automated system for its transmission.
MOG Technologies has more than a decade of experience boosting the performance workflows within environments based on exchange of audiovisual files, ensuring high interoperability between formats and systems.
“The correct understanding of our customers’ requirements and the capability to adapt and provide a solid and complete ingest system helped us to gain the market trust”, says João Pereira, Sales Director at MOG. “Of course, that part of these results couldn’t be done without our corporate partners’ cooperation, like Datos Media that is playing an important role on the onsite consultancy and support.”
mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 is a multi-format ingest system which allows the transfer material between camcorders , servers, editors and media managers even maintaining the original metadata. Its rewrap, trim and merge tools allow selection and pre-editing of materials from a very flexible and intuitive interface.
Datos Media has provided an entire Shotoku camera control system for the Spanish Senate. The system consists of TG-27 Shotoku robotics heads and TR-8S control systems. These devices are suitable for both parliamentary systems and television studios.
The TG-27 Shotoku robotic heads are characterized by its sturdiness, lightness and small size. Despite the small size, the mechanic is strong enough to move cameras up to seventeen kilos. The electronic control board is situated on the actual head which makes the maintenance simple and accessible. Among other advantages, the soft movement at any speed and recording angle also stand out.
On the other hand, the TR- 8S control system provides a complete and intuitive operational control with the possibility of storing up to 990 positions per camera and 10 complete sequences.
The importance of the contents to be recorded on this location makes the redundancy an important security point against any kind of breakdowns. For this reason, the system has several panels from where it can be operated simultaneously and a redundant network control allows all the devices to continue operating without interruption in the case of any failure of infrastructure.
The advance of the audiovisual technology is getting faster and faster each day and this implies a need for constant adaptation and increased business competition. Therefore, in order to achieve market leadership it is crucial to invest in experienced and trained staff.
Following this strategy, Datos Media has created a staff with professionals who have these qualities. This time, Datos Media has integrated into their Sales Department a senior executive with a long career.
Rafael Zapardiel has more than 30 years of experience in the audiovisual sector.
In 1980, he started in Pesa Electronica as an engineer. Three years later, Sony Spain hired him as Presales Engineering Manager until 1987. After a year in K-2000, a postproduction company, as technical director, he started as a Technical Subdirector in Telemadrid, a local public television, and he was in Canal Plus as Operations Manager for another year.
In 1990 he started to work in Panasonic as Engineering Manager, where he worked until he started in Quantel as Sales Manager in 1995. Quantel has been the company in which he has developed more than half of his working experience in the last 20 years. All this time he was responsible for developing the market for this Company in Spain, Portugal, Central America and the Caribbean region, introducing the technology and equipment for production and post-production in HD, stereoscopic and 4K for both television and for film.
The acquisition of VANTeC by Datos Media Technologies has been an inflection point, not only in the way each company complements the other with their experience, but also the way this consolidates both geographic markets.
Some weeks ago, a “Kick-Off” was held in Oporto (Portugal), where everybody working in VANTeC and Datos Media got together and shared experiences.
During this event, the actual state of each company (projects, organization chart, resources, etc.) was exposed, as well as future technical projects and lines of business.
Everything in the unique frame of the beautiful city of Oporto, which streets, people, gastronomy and excellent wines made this professional experience a pleasant treat for everybody.
Masterchef is a talent Show which TVE broadcasts to find the best amateur chef in Spain. Its success is demonstrated by the excellent audience in the recent editions with a 33% share. This season Masterchef has chosen the professionalism of Datos Media Technologies to integrate the audiovisual technology.
The demands for quality from the audience as well as the production create the need for optimization of flows and more powerfull and accesible system installations. Therefore, an Avid ISIS 5500 storage system has been integrated, which in a simultaneous and collaborative way connects more than a dozen Avid Mediacomposer and Protools clients , working in HD multicamera (9 cameras). The characteristics of the connection of the whole infrastructure makes it possible to work in 4k formats, as 10Gb fiber channel wires have been installed.
Another point to highlight, is the possibility to ingest the video signals from external cameras as well as EVS stage recordings. This results in a final product of high quality with better production times and optimal levels of accessibility, reliability and sturdiness.
The main aim is for the audience to enjoy every phase of the show with almost all their senses and to be able to follow the cooking techniques of the contestants down to the very last detail.
Datos Media announces the acquisition of VANTeC.
Based in Oporto, VANTeC is a leading Portugese systems integrator with over 20 years of experience in designing and integrating virtual studios, robotic cameras, and real-time 3D graphics.
“VANTeC products and services blend in very effectively with our existing range of equipment and capabilities,” comments Tomas Nielsen, CEO of Datos Media. “Combining our respective skills through this acquisition enables us to give media organisations and creative professionals wider choice, greater flexibility and higher operational efficiency. VANTeC will have access to all the accumulated expertise of Datos Media, including our proven experience in studio systems integration, post-production workflow management and broadcast-quality digital content archiving.”
“We have established a strong presence in the Portuguese broadcast sector,” adds VANTec managing director Alex Roriz. “Becoming part of the Danmon Group strengthens both our visibility in the international media marketplace and our ability to provide complete creative solutions. This blends in well with the increasing demand for fully integrated systems operating under a single unified user interface.”
VANTeC was founded in 1991. The company has long experience in the fields of information technology and business management. Building on its core skills in the provision of image processing and computer graphics solutions, VANTeC developed a broad knowledge base that allowed diversification into a wide range of specialised solutions and services. The company’s primary focus is on the broadcast television business and wider commercial application of video technology in commerce and training.
“Para conocer a la gente hay que ir a su casa” Goethe.
The company is located in Ciudad de la Imagen, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid, one of the most appropriate business centres for the audiovisual sector.
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