Marquis and Film Partners Announce Relationship to Optimise Media Integration Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, is unveiling major new upgrades to Medway, its widely installed flagship media transfer and format conversion software, at IBC 2011. The upgrades feature a range of powerful new metadata integration enhancements that bring further efficiencies to file-based broadcast and post-production workflows Marquis is highlighting the fruits of it partnership with Dalet [8.B77] by demonstrating Medway’s ability to maintain vital content information throughout the production process. Dalet is showcasing Medway’s extended metadata integration, including sequence genealogy, and demonstrating how it enables users to create closely coupled placeholder workflows with MAM-generated naming and category allocations matched to content. In addition, two new major advancements within Medway due for release later this year are being presented at IBC 2011. The first is a new web services interface, based on the FIMS [10.F20] framework, that will enable MAM systems to drive Medway’s rich feature-set. The second new development will provide closed caption preservation throughout editing workflows, and metadata support for the frame accurate requirements of 3D/proxy production. Also at the show, Marquis is announcing its new partnership with Film Partners to offer integrated broadcast workflow solutions. "Our customers demand ever tighter integration between processes in order to achieve the most efficient workflows," said Pieter Hornix, CTO, Film Partners. "Medway delivers the high levels of integration that are required, providing a simple highway for media to flow without incurring compatibility problems. We are very pleased to be working with Marquis and look forward to introducing Medway to more broadcasters in our region." Marquis and Film Partners will be releasing further news regarding their collaboration after the show. ENDS About Marquis Broadcast Founded in 1998, Marquis Broadcast provides a range of media integration products designed for the data-intensive and challenging requirements of today's fast-paced broadcasting environments, enabling broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. The company has considerable experience in integrating an extensive range of broadcast systems and devices, providing easy to use workflows via Medway, its widely installed interoperability engine.