ABS president Mark Siegel (left) and
Dave Van Hoy, president, ASG.SeaTac, WA (March 30, 2010)–Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) and Advanced Systems Group (ASG) have formed a strategic alliance to provide file-based solutions for broadcast, post production, high-end corporate video, and HoW clients.
According to ABS and ASG, video production facilities need more than design and integration services–they need a liaison to work with equipment manufacturers, as well as an experienced team to support and maintain the technical infrastructure after the installation is complete.
“Broadcasters and other video professionals are shifting to a file-based workflow for recording, storing, and delivering content,” explained Mark Siegel, president of ABS, located in SeaTac, WA. “Newsrooms in particular are looking for ways to reduce overhead and improve operating efficiencies. This alliance provides the opportunity to combine the hardware integration expertise of ABS with ASG’s data-centric video solutions.”
“ASG is known for our file-based video and film workflow expertise, SAN and NLE integration with software-based tools from Apple, Autodesk and others, and our digital asset management and archiving solutions,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of Emeryville, CA-based ASG. “ABS is a leader in the world of traditional video, known for integrating various components into a complete system. Together, our companies will be able to provide end-to-end solutions and service that is unmatched in the industry. Our companies share a common philosophy of putting our customers first by providing the best solutions for their budgets.”
A data-centric workflow also requires ongoing support. “With today’s complex infrastructures, it’s not enough for an integrator to just design and install a solution,” Siegel added. “Our combined knowledge and experience can help our clients avoid the pitfalls of software upgrades, new file formats, compatibility issues, and other potential problems. The ABS and ASG alliance delivers top industry experts for ongoing service and support for both hardware and software tools.”
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