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Next-generation DataMiner broadcast & media solutions presented at NAB 2017

Firstly, the focus is on end-to-end cross-vendor and cross-technology orchestration, automation and innovation in today’s broadcast operations. In this area of application, DataMiner is the undisputed number one choice to automate end-to-end live and file contribution workflows, to facilitate hybrid IP/SDI production following AIMS recommendations, and to effectively manage broadcast/OTT distribution platforms end to end. No other solution provides the same level of operational flexibility, allowing operators to intuitively manage and control any device, software function or media service, from a single pane of glass.

QoE interface

The latter is further complemented with the ground-breaking DataMiner data center and virtualization solutions. In a world where IT and media are increasingly converging, the management and orchestration of permanent, scalable and agile microservices across different vendors and different technology platforms is a major challenge for operators. Different technologies in the data center are often still deployed in dedicated data center clusters, configured with a pre-defined stack of VMs and containers, controllers and monitoring daemons. DataMiner breaks through those silos, giving media companies unprecedented and intuitive insight into the full data center stack and providing invaluable end-to-end service monitoring, control and SLA management.

In the ever more complex broadcasting environment, DataMiner also brings indispensable unification of the vast and incoherent variety of Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring tools in use by broadcasters and service providers today. Instead of merely visualizing a service, like many off-the-shelf tools, DataMiner even enables continuous active management of the service quality. Based on the unique end-to-end capabilities of DataMiner, the DataMiner analytics engine relates end-user QoE to specific performance metrics of the network itself, while at the same time providing the operator with strategic visibility and control across the entire network infrastructure. As such, DataMiner can effectively close the loop and optimize service delivery to the target quality on the fly.

Datacenter interface

Finally, seven core DataMiner applications are united in the 9.5 release as the new Service and Resource Management suite, providing unprecedented service visibility, sophisticated service orchestration, and powerful workflow automation across legacy, software-controlled and virtualized infrastructures. “The innovative and truly unique DataMiner SRM suite is crucial for the orchestration and monitoring of end-to-end workflows of just about any aspect of the modern broadcast and media infrastructure,” said Steven Soenens, VP Product Marketing at Skyline Communications. “This disruptive solution is already widely recognized as market-leading by over 650 customers and tier-1 technology partners in the media landscape, and is considered to be one of the most important strategic assets for a successful broadcast operation in this industry, which is subject to some rather radical changes on many different levels.”

NAB show, the world's largest annual convention covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums, takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last year it was attended by over 100,000 people from across the globe. This year, you can find Skyline Communications at booth SU8516. Tickets can be obtained free of charge using customer code LV8883.