Videohouse Chooses VSN for its Archive and Media Management Needs
Videohouse was looking for a Media Asset Management platform that would be the sole repository for the safe and future-proof archiving and managing of their clients’ media content while providing simple, efficient and reliable access. During the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase, including onsite demos, meetings and one day Proof of Concept event at Videohouse facilities, VSN showed how VSNExplorer platform could fit into their needs.
An important requirement for Videohouse was the provision of a single interface to be easily accessed and utilised by several multi-skilled users. This system also needed to be interoperable in order to provide multiple concurrent accesses and/or more functionalities in the future, and multi-tenant in order to allow a single instance of software serving multiple clients while guaranteeing greater cost savings.
VSNExplorer proved to be the broadcast-oriented solution that best suited Videohouse’s requirements, offering fully web-based and multitenant-dedicated storage and hardware capabilities.
“Through a series of onsite demonstrations and meetings, we could clearly see that VSNExplorer was the broadcast-oriented solution we were looking for. It is able to integrate easily with a range of third party systems and it is open and scalable such that it will enable Videohouse to overcome any future challenges within the industry. Beyond this, it also became clear to us that VSN is a company that shares our values and with whom we can have an excellent working relationship.” said Willem-Alexander Hameeuw, Project Manager at Videohouse.
Moreover, VSNExplorer is a totally scalable and customizable solution, both in hardware and software, that integrates with third-party systems and solutions, allowing Videohouse a long-term strategy in relation to any upcoming challenges in the Broadcast and Media industry.
“We are delighted to have earned Videohouse’s trust, and to play a key role in helping them to make their operations more responsive and more streamlined,” said Álvaro Montalbán EMEA Sales Manager at VSN. “VSNExplorer is 100% web/HTML5-based and completely customisable. It delivers scalability and flexibility, enabling Videohouse to easily and cost-effectively grow and adapt to the future. We’re looking forward to working with Videohouse over the coming years.”
The VSNExplorer platform, developed with the latest technology (HTML5 and SOA architecture), is composed by four modules. The VSNExplorer MAM, a highly powerful tool designed to help broadcasters manage, move, search, retrieve, transcode and organize all of their stored media assets in a flexible and efficient way. The VSNExplorer PAM, a module created for production environments that allows to easy browsing, tracking and at-a-glance management of all the projects, tasks and workflows whether completed or in progress. The VSNExplorer BPM, which adds an orchestration layer for defining business process management workflows and the VSNExplorer BI, an advanced Business Intelligence layer.
VSN is a global technology company that delivers advanced, end-to-end solutions to the broadcast and media industries. Its modular, scalable and customized software optimizes business processes in the areas of media asset management, master control room (MCR) automation and news production. VSN delivers innovation and media solutions to more than 1000 global clients, including TV channels, content distributors, news agencies, public institutions, service operators and others. Headquartered in Barcelona, VSN has offices in Alicante, Dubai, Hong Kong, Miami, Montevideo and Santiago de Chile, and provides a highly rated 24/7, global technical support service
Videohouse was established almost 40 years ago, and is the only full service supplier of broadcast and media facilities in the Belgian market, providing creative and technical services to support television and imedia productions for local and global customers. The company distinguishes itself from its competitors by supplying high end services to a wide range of customers in the broadcast industry. There’s a simple secret to our success: we deliver what our customers want. This has resulted in a solid basis of long-term contracts making up approximately 65% of Videohouse’s turnover. Today, Videohouse is part of the Euro Media Group, the leader in the European audiovisual technical services market in terms of turnover and production capacity (mobile units and studios).