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A New Content Management System for DSx Codecs

RGB Spectrum is pleased to announce the availability of the DSx Content Management System (CMS) for DSx™ 264 codec recordings. The DSx CMS is a powerful, enterprise-level system for media management that provides users with integrated control of multiple DSx codecs and a centralized location to store codec recordings.

DSx 264 codecs utilize advanced H.264 compression technology to provide a best-in-class combination of superior streaming and recording quality and high-performance capabilities, including exclusive features not found with any other codec in the industry. With generous storage and streamlined media management tools, the DSx CMS now provides a convenient way to organize and catalogue codec recordings for easy retrieval and replay.

The DSx CMS system consists of two components: a DSx Storage Server and a DSx Control Station. The DSx Storage Server is a network attached storage (NAS) device that houses the recording database and enables the retrieval/replay of selected codec recordings. It is available in three high capacity configurations, 3.6TB, 10TB and 14TB, which offer up to 5800 hours of recording storage capacity. Each DSx codec connected to the system is assigned an independent folder on the DSx Storage Server, and the recordings it generates are organized within this folder.

The DSx Control Station enables users to control multiple DSx systems and manage recordings from each of these units. To simplify operation, the Control Station ships pre-installed with three software applications. DSx Multi-Channel Manager (MCM) is a proprietary software package that allows a single operator to control up to 30 DSx codec units concurrently from a single control panel.

Daminion Software’s Stand Alone Pro media management application provides a streamlined method of organizing, accessing, and retrieving stored recordings. The software processes individual recordings and creates proxy thumbnail images which users can catalog and organize as required. This software allows users to quickly browse through a database of recording files to search for and replay a desired DSx recording. Users can specify parameters, including file size, date/time and content category to simplify the process of locating recordings.

The third application, VLC Media Player, is a conventional software decoder that provides users with the ability to retrieve and replay DSx recordings from multiple local and remote locations. VLC Media Player, or another conventional software decoder, such as Windows Media Player, enables any user with authorized access to the DSx Storage Server to replay recordings right from their own workstation. This allows multiple users to share access to and replay any of the centrally stored recordings.

RGB Spectrum’s new DSx CMS enhances the capabilities of its DSx codec systems by providing an integrated solution for enterprise-level DSx recording storage and content management that is both powerful and easy to use.