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Marquis Broadcast Unveils Project Parking Avid Storage Management Solution

Marquis Project Parking enables Avid projects to be archived and restored easily via SGL's popular content storage management system FlashNet

Marquis Broadcast, expert in content workflows and media integration software, specialises in moving media. The company is continuing its strong relationship with SGL, global leaders in archive and storage management, by developing Project Parking, Marquis’ Avid storage management solution to enable Avid projects to be archived and restored easily via SGL’s popular content storage management system FlashNet. As a result, Marquis’ Parking, a complete Avid storage management solution, is now fully integrated with SGL FlashNet making archiving and subsequent access to stored media a straight-forward task.

Parking, the only independent application that understands the relationship between Avid Media Composer bins and Avid media, monitors how media storage is used, sends timely reports on usage, illustrates storage usage over time and facilitates the transfer, archive or deletion of media. FlashNet, SGL’s highly scalable content storage management system, provides resilience, flexibility and adaptability. Regardless of the installation size or environment, SGL FlashNet's clustered architecture and open system approach provides secure, future-proof solutions that fit together seamlessly.

“Parking for FlashNet now allows facilities to archive and restore whole projects: archive all bins, sequences and media files,” confirms Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. “Parking provides SGL FlashNet users with a fast and cost-effective archive and restore process, by creating complete copies of any Avid project and media onto the FlashNet storage. By providing a simple vehicle for archiving all media associated with a project, Parking enables Avid operators to archive complete projects safely, quickly and easily between systems within the same facility or between multiple sites.

“We are excited to continue developing our relationship with SGL as the combination of Parking and FlashNet offers an economical answer to archiving and storing file-based content by freeing-up expensive shared storage by creating portable projects that can be stored off-line,” confirms Steele.

“Storage management and content retrieval is a key challenge for broadcast facilities,” explains Bernie Walsh worldwide sales director, SGL. “Parking for FlashNet gives broadcasters the tools to improve the efficient use of edit storage, improves the reliability and speed of archiving and reduces capital expenditure on additional edit storage. Parked projects also provide FlashNet users with significant advantages for disaster recovery procedures, business continuity and inter-site workflows.”

Marquis is currently offering a free download of Parking, which analyses how a facility’s shared storage is being used. The FREE Parking application, available to download at will identify how much space projects are taking up and space wasted by orphan and duplicate media.

“Although the free version won’t park your projects, it will tell you what’s parking in your storage space!” confirms Steele. “Customers can easily upgrade to Project Parking, which enables them to clear up their Avid storage and provides a cost effective archive and restore workflow with SGL’s FlashNet storage.”

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About Marquis Broadcast

Marquis moves media! Marquis moves media and metadata between different systems in broadcast and post-production workflows. We enable broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiency from their workflow processes by providing a range of media integration products designed for the data-intensive and challenging requirements of today's fast-paced broadcasting environments. For further information please see:

About SGL

Software Generation, Ltd is a privately held archive management software company headquartered in Fareham, England. SGL has been in business since 1989 and the company has over 4,500 instances of its flagship FlashNet product running around the world. More information can be found at