The educational center, specialized in content production for cinema and television, needed to rely on the latest technology to show students how to use the same tools that they will find in their professional career.
VSN has provided the Ecuadorian Arts University with its complete audiovisual content solution for managing cinema, radio and television production environments. The University needed a easy-to-administer system, with a friendly interface for non-expert users and capable of adequately managing the student’s permissions and tasks. “VSN was the provider that met 100% with the requisites set by the University”, declares Humberto Yépez, Sales Director at Telecuador, VSN’s local representative in Ecuador.
The system relies on VSNEXPLORER, VSN’s Media & Business Process Management solution, with 70 licences for concurrent users, integrated with the editors Avid Media Composer, Nitrix, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. It was also provided to the University an ISILON high level storage redundant system, formed by four X200 nodes with 24 TB each one, with eight 10GbE ports for editing, HD, 2K and 4K.
The robotic archive library is a Sony ODS with 130 slots and two drives, formed by a L30M unit with a L100B expansion module and two D77 fiber drives. All the system is managed by the Spider orchestration platform, developed by VSN, that allows for a redundant virtualized environment with four VSN Workers General servers for media transfer between different environments, four VSN Workers Transcoder dedicated servers for proxies creation, and three VSN Workers Carbon Coder servers dedicated for transcoding and format unification.
The platform allows for an efficient user and access permits management, the restriction of actions such as writing/reading/cancelling and the defining of storage quotas, among others. The data communication system is formed by a 10GbE SWITCH that communicates every server, with two redundant switches with 48 GbE ports to which the client stations are connected.