Connect redefines the media supply chain through cloud workflows and AI toolkits
“We are very proud to receive this Best of Show Award,” said Dan Goman, CEO of OWNZONES. “Connect truly redefines the media supply chain through cloud workflows and AI toolkits. Receiving this award is meaningful because it further validates the importance of streamlining production, collaboration, and delivery workflows in the cloud in order to give audiences worldwide greater accessibility to content while helping content creators reach more users, more effectively.”
Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. A Special Edition of the award program was held this year in the absence of a physical NAB Show, with entries judged on their written nominations.
“Our thanks to the many companies that participated in this year’s program under such unusual circumstances,” said Paul McLane, managing director of content in Future’s B2B media technology group. “It’s clear from the nominations and the outstanding winners that despite the current health crisis, technology innovation remains strong in our industry.”
OWNZONES’ Connect™ is the next-gen content servicing and supply chain platform. The cloud-native platform offers content owners and providers an efficient, cost-effective, and future-proof alternative to on-premise infrastructure. The first cloud-based solution to support SMPTE IMF and ACES workflows, Connect joins together the fragmented pieces of many post-production workflows by replacing multiple vendors, incompatible formats and expensive data servers. The largest movie studio or smallest indie network can easily connect with their audiences by rapidly processing and delivering content in any format to any platform. Through this platform, users can transcode video content up to 35 times faster than traditional tools while reducing costs by up to 90 percent.
In addition to serving as an orchestration layer that helps streamline production workflows in the cloud, Connect is equipped with several microservices that further automate, consolidate, and organize media. Customers can take advantage of tools like FrameDNA™, which consolidates content versions in the cloud, Deep Analysis, which analyzes media and identifies various layout/formatting elements, and the Metadata Service, which dynamically maps asset metadata onto the requirements for endless different platform endpoints.
Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TVB Europe, the industry source serving the traditional broadcast media industry.
All nominated products will be featured in the Best of Show Awards Program Guide, to be distributed in digital edition form to more than 95,000 readers of Radio World, TV Technology, Digital Video, Video Edge, Government Video, Pro Sound News, Sound & Video Contractor, Broadcasting & Cable, Next TV and TVB Europe in coming weeks.