Omneon has combined its MediaGrid server technology with the Viz Ardome asset management system from Vizrt.

The newly combined set-up provides a simplified content workflow for various types of media operations.

The Omneon media servers provide ingest and playout functionality with the MediaGrid acting as central storage.

The Viz Ardome system oversees all management of media operations, directing the flow from ingest through archiving via production and playout.

Vizrt's Viz Ardome is an asset management system that allows media operations to automate and streamline the movement of content through the operation. In large enterprises, it provides the ability to manage and repurpose content as necessary through the production workflow.

The aggregate file access speed of the MediaGrid brings speed and efficiency to the operation.

“There has been an explosion of digital media being used not just by traditional broadcasters and media companies, but also for corporate communications and on the Web,” said Geoff Stedman, vice president worldwide marketing for Omneon.

“And sophisticated asset management systems, like Vizrt's Viz Ardome, are the key to utilizing resources across an entire operation. Media content is only as valuable as the user's ability to access and use it; and our combined solution helps our customers optimize the value of their content.”

Omneon makes flexible media server and active storage systems for the production, distribution, and management of digital media.

Vizrt creates content production tools for the digital media industry ranging from 3D graphics and maps to video workflow systems.