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dataminer.MediaOps - the ultimate synergy of media and ICT

Skyline is excited to present a sneak peek of its revolutionary dataminer.MediaOps solution at IBC2023.  Drawing from Skyline's decades-long expertise and unrivaled track record in the media industry, this groundbreaking new solution marks an unprecedented synergy between media and ICT.

MediaOps is, after all, a new emerging frontier within the broader ICT software industry, demanding the fusion of essential requisites and best practices from both realms. By delivering exactly upon that, the dataminer.MediaOps solution is poised to redefine the way media organizations build, operate, and continuously evolve their next-gen media operation, which will lead to increased business velocity, accelerated innovation, shorter time-to-market, and substantial cost savings. Join us at IBC2023 to witness the future of MediaOps and learn how dataminer.MediaOps, an exclusive industry-first, can also transform your business. 

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In today's rapidly evolving media landscape, organizations are navigating major transformations aimed at enhancing their agility, expanding service offerings, and optimizing operational efficiency. On one front, teams are restructuring to handle a broader range of activities, such as seamlessly managing both radio and television services. Simultaneously, significant investments are being made to transition from fixed SDI (Serial Digital Interface) facilities to all-IP infrastructures. This shift aims to enhance infrastructure sharing and operational flexibility. Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are also being leveraged to accelerate time to market, albeit with potential cost challenges if not orchestrated efficiently.

As media organizations embark on this transformative journey, they quickly experience the pressing need for a fresh operational approach inspired by state-of-the-art IT technologies and best-practices. This is where DataMiner stands out, a proven platform that is the preferred choice of media organizations already since a long time, offering comprehensive solutions for deploying, controlling, monitoring, automating, and orchestrating media services and workflows.

Unlike the typical vendor-specific solutions, which are reminiscent of the past era of media ecosystems, the DataMiner platform offers a comprehensive open suite of modular functions supported by a vast global open community. This includes professional, top-tier platform security, user authentication and authorization, audit trailing, novel cloud functions, artificial intelligence-powered insights, and integrations with various ICT systems, such as IP address management, CMDBs, maintenance and change management systems, trouble ticketing, collaboration tools, and more. Moreover, DataMiner enables continuous innovation through its industry-standard Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline for solution evolution. 

Empowering Media Operations Teams 

dataminer.MediaOps is a specialized open-source solution running on the DataMiner platform, catering specifically to media operations teams. This versatile platform empowers media operations teams to deploy, control, automate, and monitor their media supply chain, seamlessly blending workflows for planning, scheduling, live, and file-based media.

Designed from the ground up to support large-scale SMPTE ST 2110 and SaaS-enabled operations, dataminer.MediaOps ensures that resource and cost management are seamlessly integrated into every workflow. Modern collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Teams integration and single-click, secure sharing capabilities for live data and controls, simplify cross-team, supplier, and customer collaboration, eliminating the need for manual processing of work orders, jobs, and configuration between different actors.

Moreover, dataminer.MediaOps offers unparalleled ability for teams to develop and operate on the platform. Media operations teams can compose live, file, or scheduling workflows, administer resource inventories, manage costing and billing, and more.  In fact, dataminer.MediaOps enables your teams to unlock the full potential of your operation and innovate it continuously.

"Our commitment to innovation and excellence drives us to provide media professionals with the tools they need to streamline their workflows, collaborate seamlessly, optimize resource management, and leverage the secure, modular, cloud-connected DataMiner platform," says Ben Vandenberghe, CEO of Skyline Communications, "With dataminer.MediaOps, we're not just setting a new standard; we're transforming the way media operations are managed. Together, we're shaping the future of media supply chain management"

A Smooth Evolutionary Path  

dataminer.MediaOps offers an evolutionary path for media teams by seamlessly integrating with existing on-premises and legacy infrastructure, controllers, element management systems, in addition to the next-gen IP and cloud ecosystems. Unlike the cumbersome process of upgrading existing tools individually, dataminer.MediaOps offers a non-disruptive approach that interoperates with bespoke tools while providing a clear path to gradually reduce the number of bespoke or proprietary software systems in operation.

"dataMiner.MediaOps heralds a new era for media teams, where evolution seamlessly merges with existing SDI infrastructure, new-generation IP media fabrics, and modern cloud solutions. In an industry where change can be disruptive, our solution offers a smooth and non-disruptive path forward," says Reinout Daels, Product Manager, “We're enabling media professionals to continue using their trusted tools while gradually simplifying and modernizing their software ecosystem. Having been in this industry for over 20 years, we are excited to be at the forefront again of this transformative journey."