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Advanced MAM System Addresses Corporate, Military, Government and Education Markets

LAS VEGAS, NV – SSL DV, Inc., a Solid State Logic Company, will showcase the Gravity Media Asset Management system at InfoComm 2010 (Booth N2919) from June 9 to 11, 2010, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Since it was introduced in 2009, Gravity has been specified by system integrators around the world for installation applications from military and government, to corporate and education. Beyond simple archiving and retrieval, Gravity offers a wide range of features and options to efficiently ingest any media, edit on the fly when necessary, link to external craft editing platforms and deliver multiple formats for distribution.

“Gravity is a powerful and elegant solution to any agency looking to tame the exploding world of information ingest, processing and distribution,� says Joe Walsh, vice president of sales for SSL DV. “We live in a fast-paced world of media exchange including everything from bandwidth gobbling HD video, SD video and cell phone video to other forms of digital media. The sheer volume of information available for any application presents a communication and processing challenge here to fore not seen in the industry. Managing a particular mix of ingested media for collation, edit, production, archive and distribution is what Gravity does exceedingly well and that is why system integrators are recommending the system to their clients around the world.�

Gravity easily handles format diversity like SD and HD, file-based and live, 16:9 and 4:3, not to mention a slew of codecs, by simultaneously producing multiple file formats and resolutions all within a single video ingest process. Gravity can also simultaneously create multiple output video formats, seamlessly, without rendering. Users can store the high-resolution version while Gravity creates the proxy version for network-based access. All content, regardless of resolution, ingested into Gravity is simultaneously accessible for browsing, logging, monitoring, searching and editing on the same timeline with the user specified output automatically determining the conversion requirements. Aspect formats are automatically converted (or not converted) depending on the user’s needs. This functionality lets users work in a format-transparent environment, with freedom to use all content easily and quickly. For time sensitive applications such as important seminars, meetings or legislative sessions that produce programs that need immediate distribution, Gravity is the system of choice.

Gravity is designed on an open standards-based Windows™ architecture with scalable and user configurable graphical user interfaces. User workstations, encoders, storage, transcoders, decoders, and servers, may grow from one to literally hundreds in single incremental units. These components can reside either locally, or be distributed in remote locations around the world, perfect for international educational seminars and multi-national corporate communications. The user may specify any number of levels and hierarchy of access security for the entire system. Content storage can grow to virtually unlimited capacity and can be designed to varying levels of redundancy. Because the Gravity system can be configured to eliminate any single point of failure, it can automatically and seamlessly switch to back-up mode without interruption. Gravity’s Media Manager regularly checks all system components and hardware for errors and warnings. These powerful features offer trouble free operation and deliver high confidence to users dealing with extremely sensitive materials.

Gravity options and features also include the ION Compliance Monitoring System, the Package Production Tool media editor and the new Gravity Web Mobile application that allows users take their offices and productions wherever there is a mobile network, providing an entirely new level of convenience and efficiency.

SSL DV, Inc., a Solid State Logic Company offers comprehensive advanced turnkey Gravity Digital Asset Management and rapid media production systems serving the entertainment, broadcast, education, corporate and government markets. Systems can be configured for small workgroups up to multi-location enterprise systems. For more information on our products or services please visit us on the Web at: