Spectra BlackPearl Integrates with Avid MediaCentral, Delivering a Modern End-to-End Solution for Media and Entertainment

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Multi-Tier Storage Solution Simplifies Workflows Without Costly, Complex Middleware

BOULDER, Colo. – April 6, 2018 – Spectra Logic today announced that its BlackPearl® Converged Storage System integrates seamlessly with Avid® MediaCentral®, the industry’s most open and efficient platform designed for media. The powerful joint solution enables users on the MediaCentral platform to manage, track and store their assets on a high-capacity system that eliminates complexities and simplifies workflows. From content ingest to distribution, media and entertainment professionals can access, manipulate and preserve high-value digital assets effortlessly and affordably, leveraging the full suite of Avid’s tools and solutions, and Spectra’s BlackPearl system.

Avid’s MediaCentral accelerates every part of the workflow, reliably integrating newsrooms, sports, post-production and live-production into a single scalable user experience. Spectra’s BlackPearl provides organizations with complete control of their data via multi-tiered storage to disk, tape and/or public cloud. The joint offering reduces the need for costly third-party data movers and eliminates legacy proprietary formats, providing users with full control of their assets. Adapting readily to evolving media workflows, the integration between Spectra and Avid solutions improves production and cost efficiencies while letting teams access, share and store media assets quickly and securely.

“Users look to Avid and Spectra to help them optimize standards-based workflows, allowing them to edit, produce and preserve their valuable content in a timely and protected manner,” said Alan Hoff, vice president, market solutions for Avid. “Our tight collaboration with Spectra through the Avid Alliance Partner Program allows us to provide users with a simple, fast and cost-effective end-to-end solution to manage and safeguard their creative assets.”

“BlackPearl has gained tremendous traction in the media and entertainment industry because of its ability to adapt to a wide-range of workflows,” said Matt Starr, Spectra CTO. “This scalable, flexible and economical joint solution eliminates traditional licensing and automates the entire workflow to meet the needs of today’s evolving market.”

Visit Spectra at the Partner Pavilion at Avid Connect in the Wynn Las Vegas on April 6-8, 2018. Immediately following Avid Connect, join us at the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show on April 9-12, 2018, in Booth SL12416, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Read more about the joint Spectra and Avid solution here.

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