Integrated networks including CatDV and Facilis are easy and effective for managing and storing your content. Both products are tailored to content creation, have aligned permissions models, operate cross-platform, scale to large numbers of users and assets, are simple to set up and administer plus are highly cost effective. 

Integrated Value-added Features

Facilis includes FastTracker, a light asset tracking application, with all HUB Shared Storage Systems. FastTracker can automatically index any media entering the Facilis environment. New in FastTracker version 3, FastTracker can report new asset indexing to the CatDV database for use by the CatDV clients in the network.

Tailored to content creation
CatDV has unparalleled tools for content creators, with quick tagging, markers, sub-clips, and sequence support, plus integration with all the main NLEs including Adobe, Final Cut and Avid. Facilis have supported content creators all over the world since 2004, with a project-based volume workflow tailored to the needs of post production.

Aligned permissions models
CatDV permissions are set around roles and production groups, that control whether users can read, change, update, or delete any of the content. Facilis have simple permission model that can be administrated by non-IT experts. Combined with CatDV these models deliver security and ease of use. Both products support integration with LDAP systems for naming which makes things easier to manage for corporate IT departments.

Cross Platform
CatDV desktop clients can run on Windows or Macs, and like the Facilis Shared File System, server products are supported on Windows, Macs and Linux. Deployment possible from local machines right through to data centers or cloud environments providing many flexible options for deployment across platforms. With Facilis, CatDV clients can connect over Fibre Channel and Ethernet, with identical functionality.

CatDV can scale from single to hundreds to users. Starting with a standalone desktop solution, customers can move up through Workgroup and Enterprise Server deployments supporting many hundreds of users and millions of assets. CatDV can distribute servers across global implementations, handle clustered, fault tolerant databases where metadata is replicated between different CatDV systems in different locations. Facilis supports up to 250 users connected to a single server, with no per-seat 3rd party software or license fees, and scales from 32TB to petabytes in size.

Cost effective
CatDV costs can suit any size and budget from a few hundred dollars, to large, enterprise, customized systems. CatDV’s simple set up and customization also makes it very cost effective to deploy. Facilis minimizes costs by supporting support legacy infrastructure, delivering scale-out features with 1Gb Ethernet, and no per seat fees. Facilis is competitively priced against systems that have only a fraction of the performance of Facilis HUB Shared Storage.

Customer first support
CatDV has a well established support team, both in the US and the UK. The Maintenance Support option allows customers to receive all system upgrades, and priority technical support. The Facilis support team know the industry, with a number of ex-production, broadcast and engineering staff available to assist customers. Technical support and software licensing is included for the first year after purchase.