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High Performance Clustering for Transcode Intensive Operations

ContentAgent/Isilon solution debuts at IBC (September 09, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-9-9--Building on the internationally successful ContentAgent universal file repurposing and management platform, ROOT6 Technology and Isilon demonstrated a powerful and scalable solution for larger scale intensive transcode environments.

ContentAgent V.3 software introduces the benefits of parallel processing with ContentCentral and JobAgents. ContentCentral is a job distribution server with cluster management to intelligently run and distribute rendering across JobAgents - affordable render accelerators running on Isilon clustered storage.

The combination of ContentCentral and JobAgents will enable users with multiple systems to input new transcoding workflows which will then be automatically allocated to individual JobAgent processors across the clustered units. Scalable as requirements change, further JobAgents may be added at will to increase performance and spread workload.  

A new Silverlight remote browser enables users with Internet access to monitor and control all operations.

The latest software introduces interoperability with other technologies through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)  Accordingly, automated QC is now available for files using the world-leading Cerify system from Tektronix. And for those using the Mac ProRes format, full integration with Telestream's Episode Engine make ContentAgent the first O/S agnostic transcoding platform available.

"Cost-effective operation and return on investment is key in the current climate," said ContentAgent Product Manager Kevin King. "The new V3 software provides an innovative solution for those in busy transcode environments and the interoperability with other leading technologies make ContentAgent the natural heart of file-based workflow."


About ROOT6 Technology

ROOT6 Technology is the product development arm of leading UK creative technology reseller root6. Established in 1997 and based in the heart of Soho's post production community, ROOT6 Technology has outstanding expertise in application development, relational database design, web client and server development and IP network engineering. In addition to the development of ContentAgent, ROOT6 has undertaken contract development for products and services including: e-tv, a pilot corporate communications project for DHL; the development of a set-top player for agency review and approval service provider BEAM.TV; Ultra logging software for reality TV shows developed in conjunction with The Farm and work with UK media specialists ChilliBean to develop a tapeless advertising awards submission system for the D&AD Global Awards.

Further information:
Kevin King
ROOT6 Technology
Tel  +44 (0)20 7437 6052

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