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CatDV MAM expands support for enterprise workflows

Square Box Systems has introduced several enhancements geared to larger-scale enterprise use of its flagship CatDV media asset management (MAM) solution. These include expanded customization capabilities for tailored MAM workflows, new enhancements for cloud and hybrid installations, and expanded support for micro-services and distributed deployments.

CatDV now can operate seamlessly in hybrid IT environments consisting of both on-premises and cloud-based resources, enabling transparent management and movement of content across NAS, SAN, cloud or object storage tiers.

New customization features include enhanced JavaScript support and an all-new custom user interface toolkit. Both the desktop and web versions of CatDV and the system’s Worker automation engine now support JavaScript, and the user interface toolkit enables customers to build completely new user experiences for every CatDV component. Recent CatDV customizations, built on these APIs, include a document analyzer that can extract text from PDFs, photos, and MS Office documents for indexing by CatDV; and a tool for uploading assets to YouTube.

CatDV’s new cloud/hybrid enhancements include integration with file acceleration tools from Aspera, as well as extended support for AWS S3 archive, such as KMS encryption and Glacier support with configurable expedited restores. CatDV has also built an all-new AWS deployment template with proxy playback from S3. CatDV also now includes support for Backblaze B2 archive and Contigo object storage.

In addition, the latest version of CatDV now supports deployment of server plug-in components on separate servers. Examples include data movers for archive plug-ins such as Black Pearl, S3, Azure, and B2.

NAB: CatDV’s Dave Clack previews upcoming new tools

Las Vegas — Dave Clack, CEO of UK-based CatDV, chatted with postPerspective during the NAB show about some new offerings the company was previewing at the convention.

One of those products is CatDV 11, which features a 64-bit architecture and a new playback engine supporting the latest broadcast formats and native Red Epic footage. These are enabled by the addition of player plug-ins for QuickTime, Libavcodec (the technology behind VLC and FFMPEG) and Red. The MXF wrapper option is also extended to include Red metaclip support.

CatDV 11 also features enhanced support for large installations with global metadata fields. At the same time CatDV 11 delivers key usability improvements including the introduction of colored labels in search results, to help make finding media even easier.

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