JVC DVD Libraries Being Demonstrated with SGL Archive Management Software at JVC Booth


Las Vegas, NV (NAB Convention) April 8, 2002 - JVC DIGITAL STORAGE SYSTEMS, a division of JVC Professional Products Company, today announced that Software Generation Ltd. (SGL) now provides support for their full line of the DVD MC-8000 Series automated libraries.

SGL, building on their extensive install base of FlashNet in other industries, has integrated their flagship archive management software with leading video server vendors such as GVG, Pinnacle, Seachange, Leitch, Quantel and Vela servers; key automation vendors - Harris, Sundance, & Novus; and the industry's leader for non-linear video editing, Avid Technology.

SGL's solution, combined with JVC's MC-8000 Series DVD Libraries means Avid editors can now utilize DVDs for asset management, production use, backup, archive and retrieval.

"The attractiveness of JVC DVD Libraries is their support for all major DVD recording and storage formats, scaleable product family, reliability and their cost effectiveness," said Bernie Walsh, sales & marketing director at SGL. "And with JVC being one of the premier names in the Professional Video market, we welcome their DVD Digital Storage division as our partner."

"SGL's FlashNet product is the next logical step for the video editing and broadcast community," said Alex Tsuchiya, division manager for JVC's Digital Storage Systems Division. "DVD is now a very viable storage medium offering many advantages over tape. With FlashNet, the video editor, whether at a standalone workstation or on a network, can utilize the benefits of DVD for archiving, retrieving, and long term storage for their valuable video content."

How it Works
Automation manages the flow between the video server and FlashNet based on its playlist needs. When material needs to be archived or restored, an explicit command is sent to the video server and FlashNet. The video file is then transferred to or from the archive server via Fibre Channel or Gigabit Ethernet. FlashNet then streams the video file to the drive and JVC robotic library system via a SCSI interface. When completed, the FlashNet archive database is updated and a copy of the index is also put on the DVD on which the file was written.

FlashNet provides a full suite of archive and backup tools for standard data processing applications. Through the FlashNet GUI, backups or archive can be scheduled for any number of IT computers including Windows, Solaris, Irix, AIX, Linux, Macintosh, Novell and many other computer systems.

About SGL FlashNet
FlashNet is available from authorized resellers worldwide. More than 4000 copies of FlashNet are running mission critical archive applications around the globe. For sales support or quotations on a specific configuration, contact:

Europe, Africa, Middle East and Far East
Bernie Walsh
Sales and Marketing Director
3 Viceroy House
Mountbatten Business Centre
16 Millbrook Road East, Southampton
Hants, England SO15 1HY
+44 (0) 23-8023-3322

The Americas
Steve Atkinson

U.S. Channel Manager-Broadcast

520 W. Sutton Circle

Lafayette, CO 80026


About JVC Digital Storage Systems
JVC DIGITAL STORAGE SYSTEMS is a Division of JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, which distributes a full line of CD and DVD Libraries, E-mail Management Software and Library Software development tools. For information about JVC's DVD/CD Library or any other JVC products, contact Deirdre Breakenridge at (973) 812-8883 or Doug Arnold at JVC, 973-317-5224, or visit JVC's Web site at http://www.jvc.com/pro/pr/.