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TMD collaborates with ERA on affordable, agile cloud archive service

Coeus offers ideal low cost media nearline storage and restore for media asset management

Hall 2 B59, IBC 2016, Amsterdam:  TMD, the leading provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, and its distribution partner ERA, have entered into a partnership to create a new cloud subscription service called Coeus. 

Coeus is hosted in ERA’s dedicated data centre in the UK and offers a comprehensive range of asset management applications which run on TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS platform.  The first service offered is for cloud archiving and provides an intuitive web client to allow users to manage, archive and restore their media content.  The service can readily scale from systems for small workgroups to larger enterprises. The result is a fully managed digital content library which is media aware and maintained by a media specialist company. 

“Because this is targeted at media and production companies who want to be able to access their content, we have built the costs around moving and restoring large files cost effectively.  Whereas downloads can be a significant cost with established cloud providers, we have been able to build a pricing structure which is very attractive.” said Tony Taylor, chairman and founder of TMD. “This is likely to be extremely practical for media companies who need content storage near at hand with easy access, but don’t want the trouble of maintaining a data infrastructure”.  

Sean Baker, Commercial Director at ERA, says “We have considerable expertise in the underlying technologies that power the cloud and we have been successfully delivering outsourced services to our customers for many years.  We are excited to now add TMD’s growing range of cloud media services to that platform.” 

The new service will be accessible through a simple web interface. More information, and a free trial will be made available during September at www.coeus.tv. The initial cloud offering concentrates on TMD’s Paragon media services application for archiving. In due course other applications in the range will be made available, such as OnPoint for post production, Chameleon for DAM and Aperture for ingest.  ERA and TMD will be demonstrating Coeus at IBC on stand 2.B59.

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Note for editors: In Greek mythology, Coeus (pronounced kee-yos) was one of the Titans, the giant sons and daughters of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaia (Earth). Coeus is regarded as the Titan of intellect, representing rational intelligence and the inquisitive mind.

About TMD:
TMD is a leading provider of software products focused on delivering media & content management solutions to the global media, broadcast and archive sectors.  The Mediaflex® - Unified Media Services (UMS) platform provides a cloud-enabled, service-orientated architecture delivering media-aware, software-defined workflows supporting a wide range of media services, both from TMD’s own media service products and those of our partners.  Mediaflex-UMS supports the management of both physical media, such as film and tape, as well as digital content.  TMD’s flexible range of cost-effective packaged media service products for ingest, non-linear delivery, post production, DAM and archiving, are available individually or integrated into a Mediaflex-UMS platform for complete and scalable end-to-end workflow solutions.  The Chameleon browser interface has been designed to be easy to use, requiring little to no user training and can be used with all of TMD’s media services.  Headquartered in Aylesbury UK, TMD’s global reach includes office locations in the USA and Australia.  For additional information on TMD products and services, please visit www.tmd.tv

About ERA:
ERA is a leading provider of IT solutions to broadcast, media and visual computing organisations, physical or in the cloud. Over the last 15 years, ERA has become synonymous with the delivery of innovative and reliable technical and IT solutions that address real business problems where media and IT converge. Strategic alliances with leading vendors and outstanding technical capability have made ERA an easy choice for companies looking to harness IT, video and file-based workflows. With offices in London and MediaCityUK Salford, clients include BBC, ITV, Envy, Deluxe, Encompass, Evolutions, JCA, Rushes Postproduction and Red Bee Media. Visit www.eraltduk.com for more details.

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