What is eMAM?
eMAMTM is a powerful media asset management platform that provides an online proxy library of digital content with rich collaboration tools while managing native resolution content in storage and archive. With a series of best-in-breed integrations, eMAM can provide complete integrated media workflows. eMAM systems range from small workgroups to large enterprise installations, on premise or in the cloud, with access from any web browser, Android tablet, or iPad.
eMAM provides an online proxy library for all content accessible from any web browser or connected device. Managed content includes all current and historical digitized content (assets), such as video, audio, images, and documents in any location: local storage, in the archive, on the shelf, in the cloud, or in multiple different locations. Proxy copies can be quickly shared and browsed worldwide from any internet connection – office, studio, home, internet café, library or any other wired or wireless location.
eMAM provides a variety of tools for online collaboration for tagging, editing, commenting, sharing, review/approval, distributing, and publishing. eMAM has a number of interfaces and permission settings, so users are given access to only their allowed content and appropriate tools. Content can be shared within the system or externally through email, social media, or digital delivery.
eMAM directly manages the original/native content in any location directly from the web interface. Users can deliver the content in any needed format or codec as needed, with automated delivery from the most appropriate onsite or cloud location. Even content sitting on the shelf can be effectively managed using email notifications. Content can be stored in different storage and archive tiers to balance usage needs with pricing and accessibility.
eMAM directly moves content into or out of the archive from the web interface, including LTO archive management systems from XenData, SGL, Atempo (ASG), Archiware, 1Beyond, Front Porch Digital, Quantum, and QStar running LTO drives or robotic libraries from Spectra Logic, HP, IBM, Quantum, Overland, Qualstar, and others. Such archive management systems make possible hugely scalable systems at attractive price points, along with long term storage stability and centralization of storage. LTO has become the archive standard, certified for 30 years of storage. With the LTFS (linear tape file system) specification, LTO tapes are readily interchangeable between systems and are self-describing, so there is no vendor lock in-dependency on proprietary tape drives, formats, or software.
eMAM connects internal systems together to provide a complete seamless internal workflow. It ties together multiple disparate systems together, partnering with a series of best-of-breed systems and technologies as listed at http://empressmam.com/partners.htm.
eMAM can be deployed on premise or in the cloud as needed as detailed at http://empressmam.com/solutions.htm. eMAM can link together different storage and processing locations in a hybrid system as explained in http://empressmam.blogspot.com/2012/10/emam-announces-distributed-workflow.html.