Optical disc based archiving solutions will be provided by Inception Digital to its worldwide clients. Millions of physical and digital elements migrated to Sony solution through Inception.
Inception Digital, part of the Bonded Services Group of companies, is deploying Sony’s long-term Optical Disc Archive system throughout its offices in 7 worldwide locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The original agreement with Sony was signed at IBC2013 in September, followed by the roll out and transfer of its client assets onto the new platform.
Inception was looking for a next generation archiving solution, and an additional alternative to its existing tape based solutions, to ensure the long term integrity of the assets. The company’s customers include studios, producers, distributors, enterprise, government and platform owners who reply upon Inception for highly customized and scalable solutions. Inception provides an IT/IP-based infrastructure, archive and DAM solutions with multi-platform delivery certifications.
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A future proof turn key solution
Sony’s expanded line-up of Optical Disc Archive systems which includes the new ODS-D77U and ODS-D77F drive units for the PetaSite scalable archive library, provide a reliable, easy to use and cost effective solution with long term storage capability and guaranteed intergenerational compatibility,
Erik Pence, President, Bonded North America, commented: ”We were looking for a turn-key system that would allow us to ensure the integrity of our clients digital assets in the long term, without the complication and degradation which is inherent to some tape based solutions. Sony’s Optical Disc Archive systems turned out to be best suited to our needs as it ensures preservation of content without any of the problems and additional expense that could arise with migration”
The new system will be integrated into Inception Digital’s asset management facilities and anticipates scaling multiple petabytes of file based audio and video content as well as expanding the long term archive of digital assets to other digital verticals.
“We were delighted to be chosen by Inception Digital Services to provide their next generation deep archive system,” added Colin Thompson, Sony Professional Solutions, Sony Europe. “As the industry accelerates file-based workflows, many companies have been looking for long-term, reliable storage for their huge volumes of media assets. Sony’s Optical Disc Archive system, based on proven XDCAM and Blu-ray technologies is specifically developed to future proof valuable file-based assets, which is exactly what Inception Digital Services were looking for.”
Inception Digital is a recognized leader in media asset management, logistics & distribution, platform delivery and supply-chain and related services. These services have been specifically developed to service their global media and entertainment customers and other industry sectors, which produce high value physical and digital assets. Parent company, Bonded Services has been serving the entertainment industries since the 1930s and now cares for 10 million physical assets for more than 1,400 clients worldwide. In addition to the core physical and digital storage business, Inception offers digital distribution services for its customers to all media platforms, including online, mobile, television, VOD, cable and satellite and delivers content to all major retailers and broadcasters, including iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox, CinemaNow, InDemand, Comcast, Echostar, Blockbuster, Hulu and Vudu.
Bonded is an affiliate of The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. and AEP Capital LLC.