16 Apr 2013

CatDV and GB Labs play together for the fastest media workflow

CatDV and GB Labs play together for the fastest media workflow

GB Labs announces integration with CatDV at every stage of the creative workflow, from online tier one storage to deep offline tape archive devices. A single MAM tool working seamlessly at every storage level means significantly shorter configuration routines, greatly reduced support overheads and faster results.

The announcement of the tight integration of SquareBox’s CatDV with GB Labs SPACE central storage marks the coming together of the industry’s leading asset management solution with the sector’s fastest and most scalable networked storage.


The combination of media asset management with ultra-high-speed shared storage delivers considerable advantages for every technical, creative and business team by accelerating production, post production, archiving and re-purposing processes.

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Ben Pearce of GB Labs comments “The CatDV suite and GB Labs’ SPACE storage both support media organisations across the whole workflow so this is a perfect technology marriage. While many vendors are limited to a small part of the content chain, our two companies are focused on the complete content life cycle, right the way from capture and ingest to tape archive and playout. This integration accelerates every aspect of every media workflow.”

Running CatDV in a shared data environment gives networked users – editors, animators, archivists, quality control technicians and transcoding operators – instant access to entire media libraries. GB Labs’ tier one, tier two or deep LTO archive storage makes instant content availability a reality at every stage of the production process. Being IP-based, any SPACE storage that is added to the network will be immediately searchable and available to users via CatDV over the LAN, WAN or even the Internet.

With a global base of users, CatDV’s is the leading production and media asset management solution for logging, organising and archiving media files. It enables organisations to secure and retrieve data fast and in a cost-effective manner. As a key part of the production and post production process, CatDV’s metadata and database tools work intelligently with editors such as Final Cut Pro, Media Composer and Premiere Pro for a fluid data management workflow.

Similarly, GB Labs’ solutions span online, nearline and tape archives for a seamless shared storage environment that supports all popular software, whether Mac, PC or Linux. Instantly scalable and quickly expandable, its RAID systems have exceptional speed to support multiple concurrent editors and to handle many Petabytes of data with no system slowdown.

The CatDV / GB Labs solution will be previewed at NAB 2013 on stand SL5016.