Trinity Broadcasting Network Selects Spectra T950 Tape Library

Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has selected a Spectra T950 tape library with LTO-5 drives and media to store more than 27,000 television programming video clips including content sent to television, the Web and mobile devices.

Front Porch Digital DIVArchive and Software Generation Limited (SGL) software share different library partitions within the Spectra T950 tape archive. Using these digital asset management packages, the T950 library provides an active archive solution that allows TBN’s video assets to be retrieved automatically, including even those assets infrequently accessed.

“We needed a digital asset management solution that could store our video files indefinitely while still allowing for quick, easy access when needed,” said Ben Weber, IT engineer, Trinity Broadcasting Network. “The Spectra T950 active archive provides fast, online access to our video files and is extremely dependable. Implementing this active archive solution to manage our assets was an easy process thanks to Spectra Logic’s knowledgeable, professional and proactive sales and support teams.”

In the Spectra T950, SGL software is used to archive TBN’s master control operations. Front Porch Digitals’ DIVArchive is deployed to digitize and protect decades of Trinity’s video assets for future delivery to the Web and other platforms. TBN’s archive solutions are policy-based so video files are always stored on the appropriate tier of storage depending on factors such as age and access frequency, as defined by the customer.

“Spectra Logic has spent years in developing industry-leading digital asset management solutions with the best software partner relationships to ensure that we meet and exceed our media and entertainment customers’ asset management needs,” said Hossein ZiaShakeri, senior vice president of strategic alliances, Spectra Logic. “Spectra Logic was selected by Trinity in part due to our robust active archive capabilities and further strengthened by the industry partner recommendations. We are proud to be Trinity’s chosen archive storage provider.”