Rohde & Schwarz has introduced two strategically important enhancements to its R&S SpycerNode media storage system. Available worldwide immediately, R&S SpycerPAM is a production asset management system that enables workgroup editing and seamless integration of various editing and mastering platforms. Also, Rohde & Schwarz has introduced several new SpycerNode JBOD capacity extension units, which provide affordable storage capacity expansion for their other SpycerNode models. Up to two JBOD systems can be added to each of the SpycerNode 2U12, 2U24 and 5U84 systems.
SpycerPAM is a software extension of the SpycerNode storage platform that simplifies project management and integration of all major creative applications. It makes workflows more efficient, especially for post-production companies. Managing access rights, proxy administration and avoiding multiple copies of assets are just a few of the challenges that complex productions may face. SpycerPAM addresses these issues and significantly simplifies project handling. It offers functions such as asset management, rights management, metadata management and proxy generation as well as many features that simplify collaboration such as project sharing, allowing users to focus on being creative.
SpycerPAM supports numerous production tools, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Avid Pro Tools, Avid Media Composer and R&S CLIPSTER. It seamlessly integrates the tools and creates its own “project mounts” for project management on SpycerNode. Access rights are assigned to users in order to guarantee content security and audit compliant software multi-tenancy. Smart linking mechanisms prevent redundant storage of assets from various projects in SpycerNode memory and sustainably reduce the storage capacity needed. In addition, rough cuts can be created quickly with the integrated web-based Preditor and then linked in the user’s preferred processing tool.
“In a highly competitive electronic media storage market, SpycerNode is clearly differentiated from other systems,“ explained Hannes Strobel, Vice President, Media Technologies at Rohde & Schwarz. “It‘s purpose designed for media applications with more than three decades of development experience. In SpycerPAM, we offer media specific applications to increase workflow efficiency in post-production environments. In playout scenarios our unique virtual storage access (VSA) technology enables total storage redundancy to ensure seamless streaming without a single dropped frame. With a unique system hardware and software architecture, SpycerNode has a no single point of potential failure. And it is totally scalable from entry level to data center set-ups. Utilizing our market-leading development capabilities, SpycerNode is built to perform with constant bandwidth, low rebuild times, zero performance degradation over time and advanced self-diagnostic and healing capabilities.“
SpycerNode takes media production to new levels of performance and security. From a single unit upwards, it protects production data and shields projects from unauthorized access. Designed specifically for media workflow application, it offers true software multitenancy and native deployment of secure media data environments.