SAIL LABS Technology, one of the world’s leading speech technology solution providers, and Media-Alliance, a worldwide leader in Media Asset Management (MAM) systems for the Broadcast and Media industry, today announced a powerful partnership to offer leading edge technology in multimedia information retrieval.
The two companies have signed an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) agreement, encompassing the SAIL LABS Media Mining Indexer (supporting all languages and including the Language Model Toolkit) and the KeyWord Finder to extend Media-Alliance’s product offering in the future.
The Media Mining Indexer is based on automatic speech recognition and indexing technology, developed and owned by SAIL LABS Technology. It enables indexing of live news feeds and multimedia archives, producing annotated text output in real-time for subsequent multimedia search, retrieval, visualization and analysis.
“By combining our industry-leading technologies we will open the door to promising opportunities for Media Asset Management systems thereby strengthening both SAIL LABS’ and Media -Alliances’ positions in the market,” says Adi Schmidthuber, Vice President of Sail Labs. “The integration of our technology with MediaXplorer, the Media Alliance flagship product for MAM, will enable customers to take advantage of state-of-the-art speech technology and advanced Media Asset Management systems, supporting multiple media, such as Video, Audio, Images and Documents. The Unique Selling Proposition is a focused search and retrieval of multi-media information and efficient browsing experience tailored to the user’s needs,” he concludes.
Giovanni Soldi, CEO of Media-Alliance, is equally positive about the recent development. “SAIL LABS has an award-winning track record and solid expertise in the speech recognition market. When looking for business partners, reliability and expertise are the cornerstones for every good relationship and SAIL LABS has demonstrated considerable strength in both areas. This partnership will allow users all over the world to benefit from the strong suite of products and expert knowledge that the combination of our technologies offers,” Mr. Soldi concludes.
Media-Alliance is a leader in software development worldwide, empowering Broadcasters to produce and manage digital media with multi-platform and multi-format file-based workflows. The Media-Alliance product line exploits the full potential of MediaXplorer as the central system steering all television production and media management tasks for News; Sports; Program Production and Archiving departments.
Media-Alliance’s solutions span all of the Workflow Management requirements of modern tapeless systems, starting with an Enterprise-class Ingest System for recorded content in any Tape, Disk, and Cartridge format or from Live Feeds. File-Based content can also be captured and uploaded in the Ingest System. Thereafter MediaXplorer offers a solution for all of the Content Creation and Content Management processes including Scheduling; QC, Program Editing; Promo Production; Standards and Practices Compliance; Censorship; Storage Management; Browsing; Archiving and Transcoding ready for Linear Playout or file based delivery to IPTV, Web and Mobile platforms. Media-Alliance also offers a Newsroom Computer system for Journalists and integrated News Production and Playout with Legal Compliance Recording – a truly end-to-end capability from a single highly experienced and supportive deployment team.
Media-Alliance provides consultancy and professional services for Requirements capture, System Design, Deployment, Commissioning, Training and Technical and Operational Support, in partnership with leading Independent System Integrators. Our solutions are cost-effective and incorporate advanced technical innovation based on user experience and feedback gained in deployments around the world. The result of our continuous development is a unique MAM solution which can be deployed quickly with the minimum of fuss and disruption to ongoing operations. Media-Alliance operates worldwide and our technology is used in more than 20 countries with hundreds users and including clients like: Gruppo Espresso, Telelombardia, Sige, Expert TV- Moscow, VGTRK-Russia; VOX Africa, Astro Malaysia; StarHub – Singapore, KBS – Korea, TrueVision, TVB, Intigral – Dubai, PCCW Hong Kong and many more.
For more information please visit www.media-alliance.com
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