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Red Bee opens gateway to Digital Hive

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Red Bee Media has extended its Digital Hive media management platform with a secure Media From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Red Bee Media has extended its Digital Hive media management platform with a secure Media Gateway to enable clients to transfer large media files over an ordinary Internet connection. This will allow clients to receive or deliver either work in progress or completed programmes as files rather than on tape or fed over dedicated circuits, resulting in improved efficiency and reduced costs.

"File-based delivery has many advantages, but existing internet technologies like FTP simply do not scale to support the transmission of massive media files over standard networks," explained Sue Farrell, Head of Architecture at Red Bee Media. "The Media Gateway is designed to provide the fastest possible transfers, making it feasible to deliver even high-definition programmes as files over existing networks in a reasonable timeframe."

The Media Gateway opens the Digital Hive media management platform to new applications, reducing the need for dedicated network links while providing a secure and efficient means of transferring media files over existing

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