Mission Hills, California — At NAB next month, Xytech will debut a new version of the its facility management platform. MediaPulse is an end-to-end solution encompassing asset management, order management, resource management, and financial management in a configurable, platform-independent, browser-based application.
The 2014 release is the most significant to date, including hundreds of new features and dramatic performance improvements. The new features are centered on three core areas: user interface, system interoperability, and asset management. Here is a quick glimpse.
User Interface: SKY 2014, the platform-independent and browser-based interface for MediaPulse, now includes a complete graphical scheduling application, realtime dashboards for user-defined KPIs, and a form editor to modify all screens. Allowing customers to create custom web solutions with an easy to configure, out of the box solution, SKY 2014 drives down costs and speeds user acceptance. It supports all popular operating systems, including Apple Mac and iOS. The Media Order and Transmission Order modules in MediaPulse 2014 also received significant upgrades, enabling users to create complex order profiles with a simple click. In addition, a new web-deployed arrivals board has been added to the Transmission Order module, allowing thousands of users to see the status of all feeds at a glance.
System Interoperability: New adapters for Miranda, Telestream, Avid AirSpeed, and Avid Capture have been added to MediaPulse 2014, expanding integration capabilities and facilitating automated workflows involving a huge range of third party systems via Xytech’s Digital Order technology. Clients can add any hardware platform to the MediaPulse ecosystem using our unique MediaPulse Adapter technology and new SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) tool.
Asset Management: The debut of MetaVault MAM (Media Asset Management system) provides a complete content backbone for the creation and storage of files, proxies, and metadata. This new functionality makes integrating multiple MAMs, including those from other vendors, into a comprehensive, federated solution a reality. As no digital strategy is complete without physical assets, MetaVault also supports easy labeling and RFID capabilities to make the management of even the most complex media libraries as efficient and effective as possible.
MediaPulse 2014 also features a new rules engine that manages notifications, labor contracts, status of orders, and trigger events.
“Our greatest asset is our relationship with our clients and their trust in us,” said Greg Dolan, chief operating officer of Xytech. “They know that we are keenly focused on their need for flexible, scalable solutions to the issues they face. MediaPulse 2014 increases the power of our platform and gives our customers the competitive edge they need in today’s world. Things are moving fast, and Xytech is innovating faster. We are relentlessly moving forward.”