The integration enables Curator operators to use Medway functionality to browse file lists and access media sequences located on a range of third party systems. Furthermore, it will allow users to move selected media sequences quickly and easily into the Curator environment. Medway automatically rewraps the chosen media and moves it at full network speed as a background process. Transfers are made smoothly, avoiding bottlenecks in workflow that may otherwise occur due to the disparity in file structures between systems.
The benefits achieved with this Curator-Medway integration include improved output efficiency as well as a greater choice of equipment that can be incorporated into Curator-based workflows.
"The integration of our Curator tapeless workflow solution with Medway brings workflow efficiencies as well as greater flexibility to critical broadcast processes," said Nigel Booth, Executive Vice President for Sales and Marketing at IPV. "Being able to guarantee a seamless operation between Curator and a wider range of broadcast systems also means customers can more easily repurpose their content for new media platforms."
"Marquis continues to make the benefits of Medway's powerful media interchange capabilities available to more broadcasters by partnering with leading developers like IPV," said Peter Davies, Commercial Director, Marquis Broadcast. "IPV customers can now improve workflow efficiencies throughout their broadcasting processes by using Medway to simplify and centralise the management of bi-directional media transfers between third party systems and the Curator environment."
Medway's user interface and simple drag and drop control make it a very intuitive system for all skill levels. Designed specifically to meet the demands of the most challenging broadcasting and television production environments, Medway is also suitable for newsrooms, ingest, encoding, transcoding, asset management, editing, broadcast automation and finishing systems and playout servers.
Curator integrated with Medway is available immediately through IPV's international network of resellers.