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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.
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.
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.
Orad Hi-Tec Systems is a world-leading provider of real-time 3D broadcast graphics, video servers and media asset management solutions, including news, channel branding, sports production and enhancement, elections and special events, virtual studios and viertual advertisement. Orad´s compelling solutions streamline production workflow, enhance viewer experience and inprove production value.
Founded in 1993, Orad is a public company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (OHT)
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.
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.
Digimetrics, founded in 2008, is focused on delivering the best in file-based test and measurement using the latest technologies and innovative new developments on the premise of adding trust to digital media. We pride ourselves on the innovative research and development performed by the Digimetrics team, who continually advance the capabilities of automated testing, playback and correction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VidiGo is market leader in software and IT-based solutions for live TV production. The company’s mission is to create the most intuitive and efficient IT solutions for the new generation TV producers.
VidiGo’s solutions are defining the future of broadcast. In 2006 VidiGo foresaw the shift to IT & IP based solutions in the broadcast industry and since then VidiGo has provided its users with easy-to-use and open solutions, allowing them to work more efficiently and to create compelling live TV at lower costs.
The company’s clients are industry leading broadcasters, commercial & public radio stations, sports arenas and video production houses all around the globe. Professional partners in over 40 countries sell VidiGo’s solutions.
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.
Axon is a global leader in broadcast network infrastructure products and solutions. For over 25 years, major broadcasters, network and service providers worldwide have trusted its pioneering and enabling technology to control and monitor operations, delivering performance at the highest level. With the widest and most advanced range of ultra compact modular systems and equipment for audio and video signals processing available today, Axon’s award-winning solutions are at the very heart of broadcast, providing comprehensive insight to operational integrity, ensuring efficiency and quality – end-to-end, from production to multi-platform distribution.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
The American Company is leader in the storage sector. Datos Media Technologies has reached a distribution agreement with Panasas, one of the leading companies in the data storage sector.
“We are excited to add Panasas’ pioneering solutions to our product roster, as we believe that the products will add great value to our media and entertainment customers’ production ventures,” says Tomas Nielsen, General Director of Datos Media Technologies. “Panasas understands the media market needs and its products’ focus on high-capacity storage demands makes them well suited for an array of media and entertainment applications. We look forward to demonstrating their solutions for our current and potential customers.”
“Datos Media is a great addition to the EMEA Panasas’ reseller network,” says Martin Eves, Vice President of Sales – Europe, Middle East & Africa of Panasas. “Their extensive knowledge, specifically in production, archiving and audiovisual content delivery and their complete range of services for the total execution of audio visual projects will be a significant asset when representing our company on the Spanish Media & Entertainement market.”
Panasas ActiveStor® hybrid scale-out NAS storage solutions are optimized for highly demanding data workloads in enterprise and research environments such as media and entertainment, life sciences, R&D, energy, government, manufacturing, and universities. Now in its fifth generation, ActiveStor solutions leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system to accelerate workflows and simplify data management through the use of a single global namespace and non-disruptive scaling. ActiveStor also offers triple-parity, per-file software RAID data protection for exceptional system-wide reliability that scales linearly with the size of the solution.
For more information, visit www.panasas.com.
Datos Media Technologies keeps adding assets to the team in order to ensure that best service - and with the best quality - is provided to our clients.
In this case, we have incorporated Cesar Villasante to our team, an excellent specialized technician with more than 20 years of experience in production and post-production environments. With this incorporation our company clearly continues with our commitment to move forward in the technical field, as well as in the area of integration and services within the Broadcast industry
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The Company has today announced it will launch Workspace Parking, its new ‘set & forget’ disaster recovery solution for Avid workspaces, plus a host of storage analysis tools at NAB 2015.
“Managing many projects and trying to keep track of hours of content while at the same time protecting such media assets is a real challenge for broadcasters and post houses around the world,” confirms Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. “As a result, many organisations have a significant vulnerability when it comes to maintaining business continuity.
“Archiving the workspace onto tape is a common IT solution,” continues Steele. “However, as one 24 hour news channel told us: ‘In a disaster recovery scenario, the only option to get key projects back on-line would be to restore our entire back-up, which would take about two weeks.’ Workspace Parking, our new ‘set & forget’ disaster recovery solution has been designed to get editors back up and running in minutes.”
Workspace Parking uses a standard, open folder structure to store the back-up of entire workspaces. Individual projects or bins of older versions of projects can then be easily identified, and restored to an ISIS or laptop immediately, providing a complete and rapid business continuity solution.
Workspace Parking ensures a complete backup of every project by analysing and identifying all information and media on a workspace and any projects associated with that media, in addition to content referenced by those projects. Because the analysis system runs regularly, every time new and associated media comes online this is included in the backup. Incremental analysis of the changes to the workspace and each project means automated nightly back-ups can be completed in a fraction of the time of a full backup. Text (SMS) or email status updates are provided as required.
“Up until now, our popular solution, Project Parking, has been instrumental in helping editors to analyse and manage projects and media on their edit storage,” explains Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. “However, for the first time, the launch of Workspace Parking will now enable Avid users to back-up entire workspaces, while allowing individual projects or bins to be restored, providing a complete, automated disaster recovery system. “The introduction of Workspace Parking has also allowed us to adjust our pricing structure, so clients with smaller storage and only requiring project archive functionality can continue to purchase Project Parking at a lower cost.”
Televisión Canaria, the broadcasting authority for Spain’s Canary Islands, has migrated its entire archive from LTO tape to an ALTO all-disk storage system from Disk Archive Corporation. Initially configured with 1600TB of storage, the ALTO replaces Televisión Canaria’s previous archive installation based on a Robotic Tape Library and a third-party Archive Management system.
Two ALTO-II systems with four EX-60 expansion chassis and a dual ALTO Filer, the system’s Virtual File System interface were provided by Datos Media Technologies SA to Televisión Canarias for the new installation based at the Video Report Canarias headquarters. The ALTO storage is integrated with the broadcaster’s traffic, playout and newsroom systems through an in-house developed Media Management system. Clips are copied and transcoded using software developed by Televisión Canaria, and each subsystem of the MAM exchanges material from the ALTO in the required format. Access to the audiovisual files is via a network folder accessed from any point in the network, making it easy for the broadcaster to implement open-ended future developments.
“ALTO is a great alternative for mass storage; it is a versatile and scalable technology that’s simple to use,” said Vicente Tetuani, System Manager for Video Report Canarias. “ALTO breaks the bonds of tape-based data systems and minimizes maintenance costs. The scalability of the system and the fact that it is based on standard commodity disks gives us the flexibility to predict and manage the growth of the archive with secure user-selectable replication for backups and disaster recovery.”
ALTO-II is a scalable, flexible and highly secure alternative to a Data Tape Library for media storage, offering faster access for many more users with a low capital outlay and very low total cost of ownership. ALTO takes advantage of recent developments in disk drive technology and new strategies for data protection to offer unique performance and economic benefits for applications including media acquisition, production and distribution, archives and content libraries.
“We have many years experience working on the integration of MAM systems, and for this particular project, the archive migration was incredibly comfortable, transparent, and extremely fast,” said David Martinez, COO of Datos Media Technologies SA. “The ALTO system was installed and configured in three days, with the migration beginning the next day. Within two weeks we had already migrated 120TB of content and created the corresponding protection replicas.”
DYVI brings the benefits of the latest IT-based technology to outside broadcast and studio-based live broadcast facility companies and broadcast networks. It gives the production director complete control of all key switcher functionality, from anywhere in the world, at any time finally making true, collaborative remote production a reality. And it can also process any source material in real time, and all in stunning uncompressed quality.
Fully modular, DYVI is scalable for any size or type of production – from a small studio to a major live broadcasting event.
The DYVI production suite is a whole new approach to live content creation. Taking advantage of the latest IT technologies, DYVI puts the broadcaster in control and makes collaborative remote production a reality. Access and manage all your feeds in real time, from anywhere in the world.
“Datos Media is delighted with the opportunity to work with DYVI from the beginning to introduce the rule changing Video processing product line for live production with DYVI for the Spanish broadcasters. In the Spanish market there is a need for cost effective high end live production solutions for the transition to HD” explains Tomas Nielsen, CEO Datos Media.
Datos Media and Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, has announced the recent installation of a robotically controlled system comprising numerous pan and tilt heads and dual 16-camera control systems at Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. The Madrid-based Spanish media group, a national broadcaster, maintains a significant presence in the television, radio and cinema industries. The sale was made through Shotoku’s regional reseller Datos Media.
After in-depth testing and on-site demonstrations, the Shotoku systems — seven TG-18 robotic pan and tilt heads and two 16-camera TR-T control systems — were selected by Atresmedia Corporación as key pieces of its re-launched and refurbished studio to replace its older gear.
Since the first test, we were satisfied with the overall capability of Shotokus system, both operationally and technically,” says Fernando García del Rey, Head of Studio Operations, Atresmedia. “The system works well, operators find it easy to use, and the support we get from Shotoku, with Datos Media, has been excellent.
According to James Eddershaw, Shotoku sales director, Atresmedia is a brand new client and the first order with Shotoku’s newly appointed agent in the region, Datos Media, signaling a major win for the company. “I am delighted to be working with Atresmedia - one of Spains leading national broadcasters with a long history of experience in robotic camera systems,” says Eddershaw. “To be selected by them after a detailed evaluation, is praise indeed for our systems.” The Datos team worked very closely with the Atresmedia crew during installation and provided full training on-site once the system was integrated. Now, the station is live and on-air every day.
We were extremely pleased to be able to supply a large Shotoku system to Atresmedia, especially so soon after partnering with Shotoku in Spain,” says Tomas Nielsen, managing director, Datos Media. “Like Atresmedia, we were happy with the way the project went, with very smooth integration into the existing studio environment and all completed on time.
The TG-18 has a 56kg payload capacity making it ideal for any ENG camera/lens combinations in typical studio configurations including the usual accessories such as viewfinder, hand controls and teleprompter/preview monitor. The TG-18 offers exceptional pan and tilt control, allowing complete freedom for on-air adjustments from the control systems. The head combines all the features expected of a high performance remote pan and tilt head (i.e. high accuracy, smooth movement, silent operation and high payload) with a full manual override capability.
The completely configurable screen layouts of the TR-T system supports 16 cameras, capable of being controlled by a single operator position, and displayed in any configuration to suit the particular requirements of the program. The TR-T panel style uses multicolored illuminated keys to communicate system status and control settings, with the same high precision joystick for ultra-smooth, on-air control that has become the trademark of a Shotoku system.
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