A powerful microserver with Flow Center software, fully developed by Flow Works. The Flow Ant is a small-sized but full-featured standalone Media Asset Management system or, in other words, an on-premise microserver for 1-50 user. It also operates as a cloudlet in the Flow Edge or other globally distributed setups.
The Flow Ant offers something completely new to the digital Media Asset Management market that will be increasingly relevant in the future as questions related to global distribution of media along with expensive cloud storage and efficiency in sharing and storing digital media files become more relevant topics.
It is an all-in-one solution with hardware and software included, being part of a complete media ecosystem. In other words, it is a fully featured Media Asset Management system in its smallest form, yet highly powerful, cost-effevtive, and productive. It operates within the customer’s existing IT-environment and is easy to set-up and use. All this with no compromise on efficiency and broadness of functions it can be used for. Like the Flow Center, it has all the features needed for ingest, archive, managing, transcoding, and delivering media and metadata.
The Flow Ant is a key component of the Flow Edge system, which performs most of the system’s functions. Through this, the user can ingest the media files, manage the data around it, and keep track of every process. It is a small and powerful device located where the user is. The Flow Ant can also convert all video formats. Ultimately, this powerful microserver enables the Flow Edge system.
Flow Ant provides the ability to manage content over several sites without the limitations or risk provided by bandwidth. Once the content has been distributed to the Flow Ant server, it can then be managed from that site or from a central location (e.g. for release). It can be used as a small archive or as a swarm-unit setup where several Flow Ant units in different physical locations work seamlessly together, sharing information such as metadata, media files, and workloads. The Flow Ant can also be connected to installed or hosted Flow Core servers to extend their range and capabilities.
An overview of the Flow Ant features:
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Flow Works is a Munich-based privately owned company founded in 2005. They have over 15 years of experience with digital media files and their conversions, non-linear editing systems, production and postproduction workflows, broadcast process chains, marketing, delivery, and distributions to VOD platforms and social media networks. Flow Works serves the entire market, meaning all companies and environments that produce, own/manage, and distribute media content. Flow Works is your strategic partner for Media Asset Management (MAM), Production Asset Management (PAM), and Production Management Systems (PMS).
Based in Germany.