New SpycerNode Media Storage System for Media Workflow Application

Press Release Summary:

  • Protects production data and shields projects from unauthorized access
  • Up to two JBOD systems can be added to each of the SpycerNode 2U12, 2U24 and 5U84 systems
  • Offers true software multitenancy and native deployment of secure media data environments

Original Press Release:

Rohde & Schwarz Turns up Heat on Broadcast Storage Market with New Enhanced and Extended SpycerNode System

From studio to post-production and playout applications, R&S SpycerNode offers unmatched scalability, reliability and versatility in widest range of broadcast applications

Munich, April 16, 2020 — 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.

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PR agency: Scribe PR, Bob Charlton (phone: +44 20 7084 6335; email: [email protected])

Europe (headquarters): Patrizia Muehlbauer (phone: +49 89 4129 0; email: [email protected])

North America: Maryam Larki Bavi (phone: +1 818-846-3600 x1411; email: [email protected])

Asia Pacific: Wen Shi Tong (phone: +65 6 307-0029; email: [email protected])

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Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2019, Rohde & Schwarz had 12,100 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.14 billion in the 2018/2019 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

Rohde & Schwarz Broadcast & Media

Rohde & Schwarz has been an innovator in broadcast and media for over 70 years. The Rohde & Schwarz product portfolio covers the entire signal processing chain for digital video and audio content – from ingest and playout to encoding and multiplexing, from contribution to satellite and IP networks to terrestrial transmission. It includes solutions for monitoring in the studio, as well as for monitoring streaming and broadcast services and entire broadcast networks. The T&M expert also offers a diverse range of instruments for testing end user equipment and infrastructure components in development, production and quality assurance. Rohde & Schwarz invests in an IP and software based future built with the blend of innovation, experience and stability that the company can offer.

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