Trinity Broadcasting Network Selects Spectra T950 Tape Library for Active Archive of Video Content

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BOULDER, Colo. and NAB 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada—April 12, 2011Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, announced today that Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) selected a Spectra T950 tape library with LTO-5 drives and media to store more than 27,000 television programming video clips including content sent to television, the Web and mobile devices. Front Porch Digital DIVArchive and Software Generation Limited (SGL) software share different library partitions within the Spectra T950  tape archive. Using these digital asset management packages, the T950 library provides an active archive solution that allows TBN’s video assets to be retrieved automatically, ncluding even those assets infrequently accessed.

“We needed a digital asset management solution that could store our video files indefinitely while still allowing for quick, easy access when needed,” said Ben Weber, IT Engineer, Trinity Broadcasting Network. “The Spectra T950 active archive provides fast, online access to our video files and is extremely dependable.  Implementing this active archive solution to manage our assets was an easy process thanks to Spectra Logic’s knowledgeable, professionaland proactivesales and support teams.”

In the Spectra T950, SGL software is used to archive TBN’s master control operations. Front Porch Digitals’ DIVArchive is deployed to digitize and protect decades of Trinity’s video assets for future delivery to the Web and other platforms. TBN’s archive solutions are policy-based so video files are always stored on the appropriate tier of storage depending on factors such as age and access frequency, as defined by the customer.

“Spectra Logic has spent years in developing industry-leading digital asset management solutions with the best software partner relationships to ensure that we meet and exceed our media and entertainment customers’ asset management needs,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, senior vice president of strategic alliances, Spectra Logic. “Spectra Logic was selected by Trinity in part due to our robust active archive capabilities and further strengthened by the industry partner recommendations.  We are proud to be Trinity’s chosen archive storage provider.”

Spectra Logic is exhibiting at NAB at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 11-14. Spectra’s digital content archive solutions, including a three-frame Spectra® TFinity, T950, T380 and T50e tape libraries, will be on display in Spectra booth #N6216. Spectra’s archive solutions will also be demonstrated in several partner booths at NAB, including Front Porch Digital (booth #N5806), Masstech (booth #N5218), Atempo (booth #SL10510) and MaestroVision (booth #N5020), as well as in the AVID briefing room.

About Trinity Broadcasting Network
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched and requested faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to viewers from a wide variety of denominations and backgrounds. Beginning in 1973 as a single UHF station in southern California, TBN now reaches every major continent via 78 satellites and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives millions of visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates ten networks, including the Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish language network, Smile of a Child children’s network, the Arabic language Healing Channel, and Nejat TV in Farsi. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org and www.tbnnetworks.com.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions.  By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies.  Spectra’s tape library product line swept Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com’s 2010 Quality Awards for enterprise and midrange tape libraries, winning first place in all 14 categories. Throughout our 30-plus year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.  For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.

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