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CatDV Plug-in

Powerful archive and restore for CatDV MAM.

Square Box Systems’ CatDV Pro MAM solution offers elegant archive and restore to SGL’s FlashNet Archiving system through North Shore’s CatDV2FlashNet middleware application.

CatDV offers an easy to use yet uniquely powerful digital asset management system with production management capabilities. For companies that create or manage a large volume of digital media CatDV helps teams to organise, communicate and collaborate saving both time and money.

Archiving from CatDV to FlashNet

With a click of the mouse, you can send assets from CatDV quickly and securely into a FlashNet archive. View assets, search metadata, archive and restore to and from your FlashNet archive right in CatDV Pro’s easy-to-use interface.

Under the hood, North Shore delivers all the speed you expect from FlashNet by connecting to CatDV Server utilising CatDV’s blazing fast REST API. This powerful integration delivers the reliability and virtually infinite scalability of FlashNet with the world-class search and organisation abilities offered by CatDV.

Highly Flexible Storage Management from FlashNet

FlashNet’s intelligent tiered storage management solution enables you to make optimal use of every part of your archive storage infrastructure, including near-line disk storage, tape, optical disk or cloud.

FlashNet’s StorageManager lets you to specify rules and policies to transparently copy or move media between every storage tier that FlashNet manages, thus balancing cost and performance in the way that works best for you.

SGL partners with all of the major storage manufacturers, thus supporting small to huge capacity disk, optical disk and tape storage libraries. FlashNet supports LTO drives and the LTFS tape format to ensure industry-standard access to all archived content.

CatDV Archiving to FlashNet

  • Archive automatically based on CatDV metadata
Actions may be set up to automatically archive clips with specific metadata. For example, all clips marked “Delivered” will be sent automatically to FlashNet archive.

  • Archive & restore in the background
CatDV Worker Node and the CatDV2FlashNet app work in concert to archive and restore clips in the background while you continue to work in CatDV Pro.

  • Batch job submission from CatDV
Send batches of jobs by total file size or time value to ease the load on your Worker Nodes while reducing tape load and seek times.

  • Select SGL Volume Groups in CatDV Pro to further organise your archives or access
CatDV2FlashNet groups jobs intelligently to speed archive operations and reduce tape load and seek times multiple archive storage systems. (Disk, Tape, etc.).


FlashNet: Scalable and Resilient

FlashNet is built around a clustered architecture, which allows virtually infinite scalability of the archive, from the smallest organisations to the largest network operation. SGL FlashNet comprises three base modules, which can be run on a single server to provide cost-efficient archive operations in a compact installation, or can be installed or extended across multiple nodes to form a cluster that provides automatic failover and high levels of I/O (input/output).

SGL FlashNet’s architecture also provides unrivalled resilience: in the event that a node fails, its duties are automatically taken over by other cluster members, without interruption to archive operations and without requirement for manual intervention.

FlashNet and CatDV

SGL’s strong partnership with both Square Box Systems and North Shore Automation and our shared commitment to effective, efficient broadcast workflows provides you with content storage management solutions that work.