Virage, adquirida recientemente por Autonomy, que tiene oficicinas en España, ha lanzado hoy, 10 de noviembre, su nueva solución para el almacenamiento masivo de video digital, su categorización, indexación y búsqueda.

NOTA DE PRENSA VIRAGE USA

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 10 — Virage, Inc., a wholly owned division of Autonomy Corp. and a leading provider of rich media communication and content management software, today introduced VS Archive, its next-generation software solution to store, categorize, manage, retrieve and distribute video, audio and other rich media content.

Building upon the highly successful VS Production and VS Publishing, this release expands the range of rich media business applications including those for marketing, sales, human resources, production and training. With this solution organizations can digitize, index, share and repurpose content departmentally or enterprise-wide thereby enabling multiple users distributed across locations to quickly find and review content and collaborate online. In addition, the solution automates the analysis and categorization of the original footage removing this once highly manual and time-consuming process. Companies making this investment benefit through improved communication, better advertising and promotion, increased productivity, accelerated learning and the security of knowing valuable corporate assets will be preserved for the future.

VS Archive manages all forms of unstructured content from the point of ingestion through archive creation and content access. Powered by Autonomy’s Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), video and rich media are now integrated at the center of other enterprise content and compatible with existing systems. IDOL Server capabilities include automated retrieval, hyperlinking, categorization, alerting, profiling, clustering and personalization. Other Autonomy technologies integrated into this release include Dremedia and SoftSound for scene change detection, transcript alignment and advanced audio and speech analysis.

In addition, Virage core products and technologies power the solution. The SmartEncode product line includes the award-winning and market-leading product VideoLogger for automated indexing, analysis and encoding, and ControlCenter for monitoring, managing and scheduling multiple source feeds. Virage Solution Server provides the framework and underlying capabilities for rich media content management using Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE). The capabilities include security, user and group management, asset management, database and storage management, XSL template rendering, SOAP data import and high availability.

«The demand for video and rich media content management is growing,» said Joshua Duhl, director of research for rich media software at IDC. «Virage is well known for it capabilities in managing this type of content, and VS Archive combined with Autonomy’s IDOL Server and other technologies extends Virage’s capabilities to provide a strong product for archive use.»

«We’ve built our archive solution around the needs of global organizations,» said Michael Lock, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at Virage. «Our latest product enables an organization to not only archive, reuse and distribute their valuable content but also derive automatic information using the power of IDOL Server. This combination of core technology with our sophisticated interface workflows delivers an unmatched video and rich media content management system.»

  A summary of the new features in VS Archive include:
  — Autonomy IDOL Server integration automating operations on unstructured
     information
  — J2EE server architecture providing scalability, performance, security
     and high-availability
  — SmartEncode integration for automated scheduling, indexing, analysis
     and encoding
  — Transcript alignment
  — Configurable security options, including LDAP support, for integration
     into existing systems
  — Support for MySQL(R), Oracle(R), IBM DB2(R) and other relational
     database systems
  — Support for Tomcat, IBM Websphere(R) and other applications servers
  — 24×7 operation with real-time information access
  — Complete administration and editing capabilities
  — Web-based interface for organization, assembly, playlist creation and
     distribution
  — Data export options for XML, popular Edit Decision Lists (EDLs), and
     other formats
  — Collaboration features including sharing or e-mailing content
  — Interoperability with other Virage solutions or 3rd-party systems

For more information about VS Archive, including product specifications, a white paper or product demonstration, please go to http://www.virage.com/archive/. Virage will be demonstrating VS Archive at the upcoming Digital Asset Management Symposium, Government Video Expo and Giga World events. To schedule an appointment, please call +1 (650) 372-3496 or visit http://www.virage.com/.

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