Recognizing that a small company needs unparalleled technology to stand out, Imagen Ltd. fashioned a solution for the next wave of platforms
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — 16 December 2015 — Based on its recent analysis of the digital asset management market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Imagen Ltd. with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award. With unwavering dedication to its customers and a clear line of sight into the technical shifts expected in the expansive digital asset management market, Imagen Ltd. is a small company doing big things. The company’s scalable, customizable, and future-proof solution, Imagen, has laid the groundwork for its long reign at the top of the competitive media management space.
Imagen Ltd.’ technology platforms were originally created solely to deliver services to the Ministry of Defence. Gradually, the company began to extend the reach of its software systems by deploying solutions for corporations and governments around the world. Its leading product was ultimately optimised in network architecture as well as virtualized computing, and positioned as a total solution for enterprise media asset management. Importantly, the product can be deployed on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid of the two.
The company believes cloud holds significant ramifications for the digital asset management market. In line with this vision, its baseline technology was developed with design precision and, more specifically, architecture that support end-user cloud management. Overall, Imagen is a modular, off-the-shelf, end-to-end, enterprise video platform software solution that manages and publishes video content securely.
“In a market quick to extol cloud solutions but slow to adopt them, it may seem something of a gamble to design a solution suited to cloud deployment,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jennifer Knox. “However, as previously held misgivings about the security or the utility of the cloud for data management are dissolving, Cambridge’s gamble is paying off.”
Imagen Ltd. offers only top-line features based on customer feedback, thereby reducing technical debt. This means that developmental resources are focused on building a scalable, supportable technology, wherein features are added judiciously. Unlike most media management solutions that emphasize faster networks and more compressed discs, Imagen Ltd. presents an optimised solution for reading and writing to blue chip cloud service providers, including Microsoft Azure and Amazons S3.
Instead of merely building technology for technicians, Imagen Ltd. has identified consumer trends and designed solutions to enhance experience. With its long-term focus on cloud, the company is also actively expanding beyond media and entertainment into markets such as education and businesses services, which use video to market products as well as deliver information or training.
Customers cite sophisticated searching tools, feature-rich archival, seamless recording, and automatic transcoding of broadcast content as Imagen’s outstanding features. To take these advantages ahead, the company enables customization and a smooth integration process. Its versatile deployment options, file formats, access controls, and branded interfaces are uniquely configured to the customer’s needs and constraints.
“Entrepreneurial leadership is the cornerstone of innovation. It is remarkable to see that Imagen Ltd. has been able to create a niche leadership position for itself in the digital asset management market with its unwavering focus on developing a truly unique solution and its agility in adapting to customer needs,” said Frost & Sullivan Global President and Managing Partner, Krishna Srinivasan.
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About Imagen Ltd.
Imagen Ltd. has been developing software for media archive management systems since 1991. Our technology has been developed working on large-scale projects for corporate and government clients including the Ministry of Defence, Metropolitan Police Service, the BBC, ITN, Imperial War Museums, IMG, Endemol and the British Library. Our software systems have been developed over the last twenty years to provide a flexible architecture, able to interface with existing software and able to integrate with existing working practices.
Our archive management system, Imagen, contains a number of modules that are designed to work together in a coordinated way to reduce the manual intervention required to manage very large-scale media archives. It is possible to use Imagen as a complete media asset management system, with a customisable website for publishing online.
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