The integrated solution is said to enable fast turnaround by allowing users to play out the channel or view as ‘preview’ directly from the shared storage
Pebble Beach Systems and EditShare have entered a partnership, which will see the integration of the former’s Dolphin integrated channel device with the latter’s XStream EFS shared storage options.
Alison Pavitt, marketing manager at Pebble Beach Systems, commented: “We are encountering use cases for shared storage more and more frequently as the user base for Dolphin continues to grow, and broadcasters seek to add to the resilience and flexibility of their operations.
“EditShare has a huge amount of experience in production and playout workflows, and they offer performance for these mission-critical applications. This makes their flexible and robust shared storage options a great fit in the Dolphin deployments we design with our customers.”
When paired with Pebble’s Marina automation solution, Dolphin is capable of delivering functionality for ingest, channel branding and multi-channel playout. This design enables the virtual output chain to be customised for each channel, specifying the order in which functions — including graphics, effects and aspect ratio conversion — are managed within the system.
Now, with the integration of EditShare XStream EFS shared storage, Dolphin is able to access the content it requires to either play out the channel, or to view a preview. For fast-turnaround applications, late arriving content onto the shared storage — either by file delivery or completed edits — can be played out on any channel.
Lee Griffin, head of marketing at EditShare, concluded: “Integrating EditShare XStream EFS shared storage with the Dolphin distribution workflow allows Pebble customers to further automate delivery workflows and play content direct from storage that is backed by fault tolerant, highly scalable node-based architecture. It’s simplifying workflows with peace of mind.”