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Media & Entertainment
Media & Entertainment
When NBC Universal needed to reduce storage costs for their worldwide creative marketing team, the studio asked ALT Systems to help.
Universal Worldwide Creative had an aging 150TB storage system that was at the end of its useful life and required costly technical support to maintain. Constant pressure to create movie trailers and other marketing materials meant users were wasting time and money juggling media so editorial storage didn’t overflow.
ALT Systems recommended solutions from Spectra Logic:
- BlackPearl – to ensure media stays on the most efficient tier- whether spinning or solid state disk, LTO Tape, or in the cloud.
- StorCycle – asset management software for media managers to migrate and track media.
- ALT Systems – Technical services to deploy and support NBC Universal’s system.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
When Sony Interactive Entertainment needed high-speed editorial storage, the video game and digital entertainment company turned to ALT Systems
Sony Interactive Entertainment is a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The creators of PlayStation® and the acclaimed Spiderman game needed to improve media throughput speed and increase storage capacity.
ALT Systems recommended solutions from Arista Networks and OpenDrives:
- OpenDrives – An OpenDrives Apex 138TB head node and 138TB expansion node with ATLAS software.
- Arista Networks – 100Gb 7060X2 Ethernet switches.
- ALT Systems – Technical and Project Management services.
San Francisco Giants
When the San Francisco Giants Needed Help Preserving Their Film and Videotape Archives, the team turned to ALT Systems
The rich history of the San Francisco Giants is chronicled in thousands of hours of film, video, and audio recordings. To mark the 60th anniversary of the team‘s move from New York to the San Francisco Bay Area, the Giants turned to ALT Systems to help digitize the team’s media collection, and deploy a new state-of-the-art digital media library.
ALT Systems managed the project, including preparing a multi-year Technology Roadmap, and leading the Request for Proposal process to select a digitization partner. Use of Artificial Intelligence and state of the art high-speed storage solutions means the team can now share its legacy with fans around the world.
Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace & Defense
The ALT Systems team has engaged and worked with many of the top Aerospace and Defense manufacturers and several government agencies. Customers work with us on High Performance Computing, AI, ML, Virtualization Solutions, Analytics, large High Performing storage clusters, Smart Factory solutions as part of their Digital Transformation, high speed Application Migration to the Cloud (including the Analytics around these migrations) , hardware (Server, Storage, Desktop, Network) upgrades, and secure Cyber solutions for large and small CONUS and OCONUS environments.
ALT Systems and its extensive relationships with our partners have consistently demonstrated the expertise in design and implementation of IT solutions to solve complex technical issues and to help meet Classified and Un-Classified program requirements. We have found solutions for obscure network interference issues on the shop floor, helped implement Digital Thread and Digital Twin, provided High Resolution Video solutions, helped lower costs by speeding up application migration to the Cloud, and more.
One such IT related project involved a large-scale deployment of a virtualized server and storage solution for backup and recovery. This was deployed into a classified site. Due to legal and customer mandates we can’t list the programs we have been engaged in, we work with several of the top Aerospace & Defense manufacturers, their sub-contractors, government programs and a growing list of government agencies.
KQED Public Television
Public Television Powerhouse KQED Chooses ALT Systems for Media Asset Management and Facility Relocation Project
KQED is one of the largest public television broadcasters in the United States and a leader in creation and distribution of digital content for web and mobile platforms. From the highly acclaimed 4K science series Deep Look, to insightful local news and information programming, KQED’s Digital team has a demanding post-production schedule reliant on high speed editorial storage and efficient media lifecycle orchestration.
When KQED decided it needed a new approach to Media Asset Management, the station turned to ALT Systems to help. In addition, the need for a new MAM coincided with relocation of digital, TV and radio operations to a temporary facility while the main headquarters was renovated. KQED also tapped ALT Systems for Program Management coordination so relocation decision s could be made and implemented with a minimum of disruption.
CPMC Sutter Health
When it comes to life-saving surgical procedures, hospitals have an uncompromising need for reliable media capture, fast editorial storage, and intuitive media asset management technology.
Sutter Health’s new interventional endoscopy center at the California Medical Center in San Francisco is a state-of-the-art facility that puts the power of cutting edge video technology to work saving lives.
When Sutter Health built their new Van Ness campus, the corporation turned to ALT Systems to design and deploy a new video capture and editing system enabling surgeons to document and review procedures.
Technology in use includes:
- A 240TB Scale Logic Genesis Network Attached Storage system
- A CatDV Media Asset Management (MAM) system
- 8 Apple Mac workstations running Adobe Premier with an integrated CatDV plug-in panel.
- An Arista 10Gb Ethernet fiber data network
UCSC Silicon Valley
ALT Systems Streamlines Workflows at UCSC Silicon Valley
The University of California Scout online learning program produces virtual classes for middle and high school students. Course materials rely heavily on video and audio content that is designed to spark curiosity and prepare students for a world where job skill training is mobile, asynchronous, and self-directed.
After creating thousands of videos for 65 online courses, UCSC Silicon Valley realized their media server was quickly approaching capacity. The university needed to archive data from completed projects to make room for new ones. UCSC also wanted to maximize value of the university’s on-premise storage while simultaneously adopting cloud-based archiving.
Houses of Worship
Turning Point Ministeries
Houses of Worship
ALT Systems – a Long-Term Technology Partner to Turning Point Ministries
Turning Point Ministries is one of the world’s largest religious broadcasters, with a global reach of more than 2 billion households per week. For 15 years, ALT Systems has designed, deployed, and supported the video editing infrastructure so the organization’s founder, Dr. David Jeramiah, to create content for broadcast and online distribution.
More than a decade ago, Turning Point Ministries was building a brand-new state of the art media production facility, including a post-production infrastructure of more than a dozen audio, video and VFX suites. ALT Systems was chosen as their preferred technology partner, and that relationship has been ongoing ever since. Originally specifying and deploying every workflow detail from supporting large file formats, SAN storage for collaboration, Production switch architecture, and Archive and DR strategies, ALT Systems is involved in regular facility upgrades and front-line support.
Recently, Turning Point worked with ALT Systems to replace the original SAN system and upgrade to a larger, more scalable solution.
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