Today! Workflow Solutions Tour from JB & A–Now through January!

JB&A-2016-17-WorkflowSolutionsTourHeaderOur colleagues at JB & A Distribution are on tour now through January, 2017 bringing hands-on for you and implementation expertise with a variety of solutions for creating, managing and archiving digital media.

While the focus is on freshly-created content—including streaming—there are elements of the workflow that are applicable to legacy media, such as videotape and film that’s been digitized.

See multiple workflow stations that complete a variety of Media Solutions:

  • Media Management—How to find, track, store those files
  • Big Data and Security—Keeping your assets safe
  • Live Broadcast—Streaming or Over the Air, we have the tools
  • Live Production—Tools to keep your productions competitive with the big boys so viewers stay focused on your content
  • IP Video—Distributing your content
  • Digital Signage and 4K—Create, Manage and Distribute in house and in far-flung locations
  • Indoor LED Display Walls—See how to make the type of walls seen at the political conventions (and smaller)



Our live production solution has everything you need to produce an event or show including live video switching, on air graphics, on-air Telestration, live replays, multi-channel recording as well as video formatting, routing, conversion, storage and streaming live to the internet.


With our TriCaster & Beyond solution, you can manage the entire broadcast video workflow including: multiple camera ingest, video production and replay, streaming, storage, video management, live real-time graphics, telestration, routing and distribution.


Our media management solution is an end-to-end workflow from file creation through the life cycle of the media file. This tightly integrated solution will showcase the ability to find, share and protect your media assets for the future.


With JB&A’s IP collaboration solution, you will learn the benefits of equipping your organization with robust and flexible ways to deliver your video and audio content around your organization.

This includes: sharing information inside your conference room; streaming important training or company meetings to all employees; providing breaking live news to decision makers; linking digital signage plus IPTV into a single solution; supporting 3rd party integration and emergency messaging; and the ability to capture and record video for later on-demand playback.


Powered by Quantum’s StorNext Platform: Big Data is everywhere we are. See how it can be used in your facility for media asset management, streaming, on-demand and security applications.

Come discuss with our team how to create an environment to replace aging storage or tier storage in your facility to create a road map all the way past the archive to your own personal cloud.


Our indoor LED solution offers the tools you need to deploy an effective and complete digital display installation using the latest in LED video wall technology.


Come touch and see BrightSign digital signage in 4K. Learn how to create, manage and distribute beautiful content and get your message out to your audience.

Come understand what tools you need to deploy an effective and complete digital signage platform and find new ways to send your signage content whether around world or down the hall.

Dates & locations subject to change.  Select dates in Registration form below

See location details below registration form.

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 Locations and Dates

 San Francisco Bay Area
January 17-18 2017 Till 8pm!

with JB&A’s Nick Smith, Brian Yates, and Ryan Roettele

Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Airport 

1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

We will be live streaming on our Facebook page, but would love to see you in person.

Call or email using our contact info below to set an appointment or request live streaming about a specific item.

LTO 7 is now shipping! Webinar Feb. 4, 2016

Webinar about benefits Feb 4, 2016

LTO-7 brings massive increases in capacity and speed: the capacity jumps from 2.5 TB per cartridge with LTO-6 to 6 TB for LTO-7; and the transfer speed increases from 160 MB/s to 300 MB/s.


  • Massive increase in storage capacity
    • 6TB Uncompressed/15TB Compressed
  • Twice the speed/Half the time

    • LTO-7 tape drive technology doubled the tape head channel count from 16 to 32.
    • Higher data transfer rate: 300MB per second Uncompressed/700-750MB per second Compressed
    • 50% cut of time to read or write a full tape.
  • Check-sum verification on the fly
  • Lower costs/TB

    • Street prices range from $135-$175
    • Cost per Uncompressed TB at Street prices: $22.50-$29.16
  • Future Compatibility – LTO 7 tapes will be able to be read by and written to by LTO 8 tape drives and be able to be read by LTO 9 drives.
  • Backward Compatible – LTO 7 drives can read LTO 5 tapes and Read and Write to LTO 6 Tapes
Learn More in this LTO-7 Webinar from, distributor JB&A and manufacturer XenData:
Thursday, February 4th @ 10 am PST / 1 pm EST

Click here to REGISTER NOW

To get the most out of LTO-7, XenData has made a lot of enhancements to its product range.
    ZenData SXL-8 The new SXL-8 includes an SX-250 Server and an 8 slot library with one LTO-7 drive. Pricing is really competitive – $15,880 list in the USA. It supports an unlimited amount of offline content and the 8 slot library makes for easy handling of a large number of LTO cartridges.  USB 3-0 ports make it easy to use standalone drives as archive content sources.  Built-In GigE (Ethernet) and Options for 10GigE or Fiberchannel ports expand connectivity and speed.  Click here for PDF info sheet
    XenData SXL-4200 system
  • The new SXL-4200 includes an SX-250 Server and a 45 slot library with one or two LTO-7 drives. Pricing is very competitive starting at $24,350 list in the USA. Click here for PDF info sheet


    The SX-250 Archive Server manages a robotic LTO library; creating a digital video archive that is optimized for broadcasters, video production companies, post-production and media operations. Compatible with LTO robotic libraries including LTO-7 drives that deliver high capacity, high speed and 30 years cartridge lifetimes. The SX-250 systems scale to 540 TB of near-line LTO capacity. Click here for PDF info sheet

Click on the video below for see how the archive manages three levels of storage hierarchy: online disk, near-line LTO and offline (externalized) LTO cartridges:


To get more details or to order, just click on our Contact Page and let us know how to reach you.
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(530) 301-2931               209 East 12th Street, Marysville, CA 95901

More Migration Tools: Zin! VTRs, QC Tools, Digital Asset Management, and more

Keep coming back! We’re in the middle of a major website makeover and are adding information.

We’ll be adding details about tools from

Here are some major product areas and manufacturers. Take a look and let us know what areas you need help with.

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And our A/V tools department including professional video cameras, batteries, tripods, lights, monitors, microphones, projectors (including Sony’s new 4K laser system), mounts, screens, and much more.


We’ve just become a dealer for the complete line of products supplied by

Need items to put together a system?  Need a complete system?  We can help.

Tell us what you are looking for, and we’ll send you a quote.

Just click on our Contact Page and let us know how to reach you, and details about what you’re trying to do.


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To get more details or to order, click on our Contact Page and let us know how to reach you.

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(530) 301-2931
Southeast Rep: Rob Mobley
(407) 325-7839               209 East 12th Street, Marysville, CA 95901



is pleased to offer special pricing on these complete XenData LTO6 Data Archiving Systems


LTO 6 Archive System

XenData SX-10 Archiving Appliance and two IBM LTO-6 Drives


STARTING AT $8,450 with our Sizzlin’ Summer Special Pricing!

XenData’s SXL-1 and SXL-2 archive systems include their SX-10 appliance and one or two external IBM LTO-6 drives. XenData’s SX-10 manages the LTO drives and connects to a 1 GigE network.

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XenData’s LTO Digital Video Archives – SXL-1 and SXL-2 – provide seamless integration with CatDV, Marquis Project Parking and CIS Imagen 2.

CatDV Worker Node can be installed for a highly scalable archive system. Plus, Marquis Project Parking can run on the appliance for efficient data flows – saving the cost of an additional server.

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Features and Benefits:

  • Standard File-Folder Interface
  • Writes to LTO in LTFS or TAR
  • Automatic LTO Cartridge Spanning
  • Unlimited Offline LTO Capacity
  • CatDV integration and much more


Here’s a PDF of the details on this page: XenData-SX-10 and LTO Drives-Summer 2015  Pricing

Here’s a link to more details about the SXL-1 and SXL-2: fs8-XenData_SXL-1&2_Data_Sheet-V1-Aug-06-2014

To get more details or to order, click on our Contact Page and mention “XenData Sizzlin’ Summer Special.”  Limited time offer.

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(530) 301-2931               209 East 12th Street, Marysville, CA 95901

CatDV: Media Management and Publishing

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There is an insatiable demand for high quality media across virtually every industry today. The proliferation of distribution channels, catalyzed by the internet and social media, is causing an explosion of content. At the same time new (and larger) formats are constantly being developed.

$8,000 per media professional wasted each year

Organizations waste significant time and money organizing, searching for, then often failing to find their media assets – especially where teams are not in the same location. With ever increasing pressure on budgets, being able to store, find and repurpose existing media is critical. Research estimates that $8,000 per year is wasted per media professional and that more than a third of media searches fail without effective media asset management.

CatDV: find and reuse your media

CatDV tackles all these problems. For companies that create or manage a large volume of digital media—moving image, stills, and documents like PDFs or .doc—CatDV helps teams organize, communicate and collaborate effectively. Its simple, yet powerful tools support some of the world’s most sophisticated media workflows and provide the flexibility to work your way. CatDV brings value to single user installations through to large, dispersed teams in the world’s largest firms.

Unlike many asset management systems CatDV is easy to learn and deploy, has one of the lowest costs of ownership in its sector, has great support and an unrivaled ability to integrate with other products, platforms, formats, hardware and software.

Ultimately CatDV helps companies find and reuse their media assets, helps teams to collaborate and to get more done, saving both time and money.


You can have confidence in CatDV as the right solution for your media workflow:


  • sophisticated logging and organization
  • find and reuse your media
  • automate your workflows
  • enable team collaboration
  • scales to millions of assets


  • easy to use
  • easy to configure
  • low training costs
  • low deployment costs


  • native file handling (MXF, RED etc)
  • deployment options: including cloud
  • mac, Windows, web and iOS
  • many storage and archive partners
  • multiple APIs for seamless integration
  • CatDV can grow with you


  • track record since 2000
  • 1000s of satisfied users
  • unrivaled technical support

Typical Workflows

We like to think CatDV has a unique mix of flexibility  power, simplicity and cost. As a result there’s no such thing as a typical deployment. This section describes some workflows that CatDV can easily support:

A front end to your SAN and archive

CatDV makes browsing the content of your storage a breeze whether on-line, off-line, near-line or archived. Searching media could previously have taken hours or days, with CatDV finding media takes seconds.

Logging & Tagging

CatDV’s configurable Verbatim Logger is a fast and intuitive way of logging footage, even for new CatDV users. Notes, subclips, in and out points and markers can be created on the fly and playback controls are completely configurable. Flexible data types (radio buttons, check boxes, heirarchical lists) make the entry of even complex metadata fast.

Review and Approval

CatDV has been used on many prestigious products as a review and approval tool. Directorial review notes from screenings can be captured in CatDV and shared word-for-word with the post-production teams directly into the NLE or via CatDV clients (web or desktop). Editors, compositors, audio engineers and finishers can then update sequence notes to show that action has been taken. A recent, major TV production used CatDV for multiple levels of review from story boards through to playout and took advantage of the Production Blog and messaging tool. Take a look at this customer story for more details

Transcoding & Proxy Generation

With the plethora of cameras and format on the market today, to say nothing of user created content, transcoding is a critical issue for any organisation with lots of content. CatDV’s has powerful transcode capabilities, both in the desktop clients and in the CatDV Worker (the automation engine). CatDV can also be configured to work with other hardware or software transcoders.

Production Management

Any production that intends to reuse footage has a media asset management challenge. CatDV’s has helped many productions plan and track the status of their productions. Every element of the production can be tracked by CatDV providing an invaluable aid to planning whether on location or during post production. Knowing the timeplan, actual dates, status and owner for every asset makes productions faster and more efficient. Take a look at this customer story for more details

Video / Photo / Audio Archive

CatDV at its core is a powerful database for media assets. Any organisation that creates or commissions content for broadcast on any channel (TV, film, web, internal) will benefit from the ability to find and reuse content. There are a range of options available to share CatDV functions throughout organisations, from the powerful desktop client, through simpler web clients to completely tailored web interfaces using our flexible APIs. Take a look at this customer story for more details.


A number of our customers use CatDV’s print functions as part of their paper based review and approvals process. This is particularly relevant for stills libraries but is also been used for video using the filmstrip views.

Universities, Libraries and Archives, Production Companies, Networks, Businesses use CatDV to Manage, Find, Make Media Accessible and Saleable:

You’ll be in good company using CatDV:

Discover more about CatDV here on our “CatDV: An Introduction” page!

Free trial software is available, along with full trial licenses. See “CatDV: An Introduction” page

To get more details or to order, click on our Contact Page and let us know how to reach you.

flashscan8-dot-us logo-Moving Image Tools and Technology-600x200.pngCEO: Ted Langdell
(530) 301-2931
Southeast Rep: Rob Mobley
(407) 325-7839               209 East 12th Street, Marysville, CA 95901