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Front Porch Digital Responds to Global Demand for SAMMA Products by Internationalizing User Interfaces

September 11, 2009 

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Sept. 11, 2009 —

"According to industry estimates, there are more than a billion videotape cassettes storing rare or irreplaceable content in locations around the world," said Brian Campanotti, CTO of Front Porch Digital. "Obviously, the need for our technology extends beyond the English-speaking world. With media organizations and archives everywhere learning about the potential of the SAMMA product family, interest has taken off. In response, Front Porch is making these products even easier to use by providing a friendly interface, no matter what language the operator prefers."

At the heart of Front Porch’s advanced migration solution is SAMMA Solo™, a turnkey, single-stream engine that simultaneously converts videotape in real time to as many as five high-quality digital files including MXF- or QuickTime®-wrapped JPEG2000, MPEG-2, DV, H.264 (MPEG-4), Flash®, MPEG-1, AVC, Windows Media®, and Real® Media while monitoring the entire process automatically and collecting critical quality metadata frame by frame.

Besides SAMMA Solo, Front Porch Digital’s SAMMA family includes SAMMA Prep™, a simple human-workflow-centric videotape preparation and accessioning application; SAMMA Clean™, with the ability to clean, process, assess, and prepare videotapes at rates about 20 times faster than real time while automatically collecting metadata; SAMMA Robot™, an automated migration system that can operate around the clock and support up to 800 hours of content migration per week; and the free SAMMA J2K software player, which offers PC-based playback of industry-standard, preservation quality MXF-wrapped JPEG2000 content.

About Front Porch Digital

Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Front Porch’s SAMMA product line performs accelerated migration of media content from vulnerable analog videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. Protected by three U.S. patents, the company’s DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solution creates a unified system of digital storage from ingest to archive that is distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance, and customer satisfaction. In DIVAsolo, Front Porch has combined the two technologies to form a cost-effective, end-to-end system for preserving, managing, and repurposing media content. More information is available at

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Responding to global demand, Front Porch Digital today announced it will add user interface internationalization, including Unicode support, to its SAMMA family of products targeting media migration from vulnerable videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. The Front Porch team will demonstrate its SAMMA solutions, enhanced with the internationalized interfaces, at the IBC2009 Show (Stand 7.B15), Sept. 11-15 in Amsterdam.