Sun Digital Asset Management Reference Architecture
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Sun Digital Asset Management
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The promise of digital
It’s up to you.
You’ve designed your media center to support digital broad-
cast, deliver more channels in multiple formats. But you’re
still using tape-based technologies. Your constituents are
demanding faster, cheaper, and more secure access to the
company’s critical media assets. Time to air is compressed.
Critical decisions need to be made in realtime. The stakes
are getting higher and there’s no room for error.
“Our collaboration with Sun, OpenText/Artesia, How are you going to transition to a fully integrated Digital Asset Management System—
and the other iForce Partners in the develop- a tapeless archive, a resolution-independent ingest and playout system supporting SD, HD, VOD,
ment of the Sun Digital Asset Management IPTV and the web, both broadband and mobile—with instantaneous access to all the creative and
Reference Architecture, Version 2.0 has engineering departments in your organization?
extended the broadcast and rich media How are you going to speed up and streamline the workflow, optimizing your talent and
industry’s knowledge of how to deploy an human resources in a cost-conscious environment where capital expenditures and operational
enterprise class digital asset management budgets are scrutinized by managers who demand strong financial results?
environment that’s open, extensible, and How are you going to adapt to a future proof architecture where you are able to take advantage
adaptable to the needs of the future. The of Moore’s Law instead of having to replace outdated technology with more outdated technology?
Reference Architecture is at the center of How are you going to deploy new technologies while keeping your operation running flawlessly?
how we will roll out additional channels and
services in our new state-of-the-art WGBH
production and broadcast facilities in 2006.”
– David Liroff, VP and CTO,
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Sun™ has spent a great deal of time listening to leaders in the broad- • Organizations that want to change need help. They need to rely on
cast and rich media industries describe the problems and issues they trusted advisers who deliver expertise and tangible risk reduction,
were confronting in the transition to digital media technologies. without locking in any single proprietary solution.
Several critical facts emerged:
• Broadcast and rich media production and distribution companies Developing a Comprehensive Solution
have large investments in media technologies that work today. Sun assembled a critical group of leading media technology partners
• Workflows for each media organization are unique. There are similari- to work on the solution. We committed ourselves to the development
ties, but each environment has adapted to its own particular form of of a “Reference Architecture” that we could share with anybody who
creation, management, and distribution. was contemplating how to transition to an open, standards-based
• Management is looking to reduce risk, cost, and time to completion, digital asset management system. We partnered with the leading
while demanding enough flexibility to address new markets like video public broadcasting producer in the US, WGBH-Boston. And we created
streaming, VOD, and IPTV. a media technology laboratory at WGBH to evaluate, test, integrate,
• The migration from tape-based systems to disk-based systems are benchmark, and document all of the components needed to deliver
complicated and expensive. They require new skill sets by operations end-to-end digital asset management for video, audio, and rich media.
and engineering. Then we published a comprehensive document that could be shared with
• Accountability is everything. Management needs to see a proven customers interested in developing their own digital asset management
return on any investment in new technology. systems and infrastructure.
Ingest Metadata Artesia for DAM 6.0, VITA
Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid,
Z-Microsystems, Sony eVTR, Cataloging Digital Archive
Virage VideoLogger Copy
Sun Fire™ Oracle 9i
Apple G5 V890 Server
Physical Sources Essence
Sun Java™ Repository Proxy and
Workstation W2100z Sun Fire Acquisition
Proxy V240 Server Bandwidth
Thomson GrassValley, MPEG 2 Sun StorEdge™
or Other Physical Archive
Omneon, Pinnacle, Sony 6920 System (Legacy
Leitch, Seachange, Quantel Transcode SAM-FS/ PetaSite Material)
Local Broadcast Sun Fire V40Z Server
Sun Fire V40Z Server Apple Final Cut Pro, Z-Microsystems,
Media Client, Air Client,
Traffic Device Server, File Server
Myers ProTrack 5.0
Radio Workstation W2100z
Sun Fire V490 Server
Sun Java System Web Server Tape
Sun Digital Asset Management Reference Architecture, Version 2.0 for Multimedia and Broadcast