Systems integrator and reseller NMR has won a six-figure contract to upgrade the digital video infrastructure at Guardian News & Media.
Under the deal, current video-editing and content-creation technology will be replaced with a broadcast-capable set-up based around Cantemo’s Portal Enterprise digital asset management system, using Vidispine media asset management backbone APIs.
It will also include Adobe Creative Cloud with Premiere Pro editing, ToolsOnAir’s ingest system, a Quantum StorNext SAN and an Object Matrix MatrixStore nearline archive with off site replication.
As well as supplying equipment through its partners, NMR will provide installation, training and on-going technical support.
A key component of the project will see current Final Cut Server content migrated to Portal DAM to create a central repository that can be accessed by Guardian staff in London and in other group offices around the world.
“Part of the driver for this upgrade was a requirement to access video from any location,” said NMR managing director Neil Anderson.
“One of the trends we are seeing is that people want web-based interfaces and the ability to access, upload, edit and approve rich media from anywhere in the world. This suits perfectly what Portal DAM offers.”