• SMART FLOW ECOSISTEM
  • INTEGRATED PLAYOUT
  • INGEST
  • STORAGE + MAM
  • CONTENT MANAGEMENT

HARDATA SMART FLOW

The SMART FLOW platform provides the essential tools you need to close the workflow of your TV station. It’s intuitive, automates repetitive tasks, improves operations productivity, and will contribute to an improved bottomline for your business.

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Video Ecosystem
Flexible, scalable, engineered to simplify

The HARDATA SMART FLOW Ecosystem provides solutions for media asset management, workflow automation and remote control.

Media Asset Management: Web tools for cataloging video clips with customized marks and tags, advanced search function and integration with video editors. It includes automatic proxy transcoding and advanced user control.

Workflow Automation: Includes a number of background processes, including: automtic ingest from an agenda; transfer of recorded clips to centralized storage; proxy transcoding; management of free space on Playout servers; automatic synchronization of Playout servers from SMART FLOW servers based on the programming of each channel.

Remote Control: Allows remote operation of each Playout server channel (ingest or playout). Execution of operations is instant and secure because they are performed in the Playout server. If connection is disrupted, the Playout continues broadcasting with manual operation still available.

SMART FLOW Ecosystem

  • Why choose HARDATA?

  • High performance, proven products that are a snap to use.
  • Deep understanding of broadcast application requirements.
  • 15+ years of experience in the broadcast industry, stellar reputation.
  • 5000+ satisfied customers in 30 countries.
  • Global technical support.
  • ISO 9001:2008.

Safe and Reliable
Designed to maximize operational efficiency

All our systems are based on software modules developed entirely by HARDATA®, that integrate with enterprise-grade hardware specially adapted by DELL®. This ensures high stability and long-term global support. HARDATA products are designed to support high availability broadcast requirements.

All models feature dual redundant hot-swap power supplies and hot-swap RAID 6 drives. The system can withstand failure of up to two disks simultaneously without losing functionality.

The operating system is licensed by Microsoft and cannot be modified by users. Local network and system settings are made via HARDATA´s application.

An advanced permission scheme limits user access to features assigned to their job function. A dashboard with an alert system includes a comprehensive report generator and status updates for the system.

  • Hot swap high performance drives.
  • Dual redundant hot swap power supply.

Special Requirements

Our core capability is software engineering, and customers frequently engage us and our authorized system integration partners to support them in the design of custom solutions.

Bring us your questions and application requirements – our solution engineers are standing by to help you.

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HARDATA SMART
Robust and reliable integrated playout systems with multiple input and output

The HARDATA SMART series is an easy to integrate ecosystem for automating all the functions of workflow in professional TV operations.

HARDATA SMART servers provide multiple channels that can be setup as Ingest (baseband), live input or playout in a variety of combinations.

The management of SMART servers is both simple and professional. A system of alerts and monitoring allows the administrator to anticipate problems that may arise and, with the use of a second server, can be configured in a high availability scheme.

User interface is simple and intuitive. CG and branding with sockets, animated logos, vertical and horizontal scroll, flash animation, time and temperature. Social network integration.

Feature Overview

Unpack, Connect, On-Air

Everything you need to be up and running in a flash.  Easy to install, operate and maintain, it is operated through a simple, intuitive and user-friendly interface. You can be on-air in a matter of minutes!

Multi-Channel Options

A range of options to match your configuration needs and budget.

Multi-Format

Manages both SD and HD content, adapting them to the output format to ensure safe, accurate and high quality playout.

Up/Down Conversion

Real time, on-the-fly conversion of content between SD and HD.You can combine content from both formats on the same timeline.HD and SD simultaneous output.

Character Generator

CG allows insertion of graphics and animation – including time and temperature, external file text and metadata. A wide range of standard graphic file formats is supported.

High Reliability Fault Tolerance

Each storage array incorporates fault-tolerant hot-swap disks with RAID 6 technology and a built-in dual hot-swap power supply.

Time-delay

The TIME-DELAY can be set for each channel and has three modes: 
Censorship: Delays the emission to give the operator time in case he needs to block the audio or video or the emission of a forbidden image or audio.
Time-shift: It is used to adjust the Prime Time to each location.
Broadcast-delay: It allows to play while recording. It is very useful in case you know when you need to start the recording but not when to broadcast the event, and that you may need to start airing the event while still recording, as for example sports events.

Live Feeds

Ingest a live feed, add animated logos, graphics and text, or insert and replace advertising for error-free playout.

Web Access

Integrated into every HARDATA server for remote content management and reporting. Compatibility-tested on PC and Mac platforms, web access allows server imports and exports, video content preview, and broadcast report generation.

Recording in SD and Full HD

Recording capability is available in SD and Full HD (depending on model).

Play while recording

The clip is available for playing a few seconds after you start recording and does not need to wait until if finishes recording for playback.

Continuous Recording

This feature records continuously. You can cut and continue recording without losing a single frame.

Subclip

Subclips are sections of a video file. Each subclip hast its own metadata, code and entry and exit marks. It is possible to use subclips in order to sort and edit per cut large video files. Read more

Advanced Cataloging

Marks insertion with comments and tags, which are indexed to streamline and facilitate materials search.

SMART FLOW Dashboard

A monitoring tool  for the SMART FLOW Ecosystem. Control the health of your equipments, the clips synchronism between the emission server and the Smart Flow, the transference and transcode of materials between the servers of the ecosystem, all from a centralized tool. Screenshots

Multi-language Support for On Screen Text

Including Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and more.

Clipping

It covers the entire workflow, from the continuous recording, the material production by creating subclips with different entry and exit points, cataloguing with marks, comments and tags and immediate Broadcast. You can do all this while recording the original material.

Ideal for advertising replacing environments on deferred broadcasts, to segment movies, series and news.

High availability operation

With the use of a second playout server you can set up a MASTER/SLAVE conguration. With the SLAVE synchronized with the MASTER, all materials are copied and follow the playout list to generate a second video signal identical to the main one.

 

HARDATA SMART Series
Specifications

FEATURES  7310 7320 9330
Full HD 1080i 50/59.94/60 Hz Yes Yes Yes
HD 720P 50/59.94/60 Hz Yes Yes Yes
SD PAL/NSTC Yes Yes Yes
FULL HD Recording Yes Yes Yes
SD Recording Yes Yes Yes
Video transcoding "on the fly" SD→HD, HD→SD Yes Yes Yes
Live Signal Insertion Yes Yes Yes
Character Generator Yes Yes Yes
Time Delay Yes Yes Yes
Continuous Recording Yes Yes Yes
Play while Recording Yes Yes Yes
Subclips Support (Clipping) Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Cataloging Yes Yes Yes
Multilanguage support for on screen text Yes Yes Yes
Graphics Animation Yes Yes Yes
Web Access and SDK (SOAP) interface Yes Yes Yes
MASTER/SLAVE Ready Mode Yes Yes Yes
Out of the box, plug in, switch on and run Yes Yes Yes
CONTROLS 7310 7320 9330
Watch Folder Yes Yes Yes
RS-422 Remote Control Inputs 1 2 3
VDCP Remote Control Yes Yes Yes
AMP Remote Control Yes Yes Yes
GPI External External External
MOS Integration Yes Yes Yes
HARDATA SMART FLOW Yes Yes Yes
OFFICE SMART FLOW Remote Control Yes Yes Yes
Emails Alarms Yes Yes Yes
Twitter Integration Yes Yes Yes
PLATFORM 7310 7320 9330
Rackmount Dell Server 2 U 2 U 2 U
Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply Yes Yes Yes
Hot Swap Disks Array Yes Yes Yes
HDDs 8 x 600 GB  8 x 600 GB  8 x 1.2 TB
Storage Array Raid 6  Raid 6  Raid 6
Storage  3.6 TB  3.6 TB  7.2 TB
SD Storage (H.264 @ 3 Mbps) 2600 hrs  2600 hrs  4400 hrs
HD Storage (H.264 @ 6 Mbps) 1300 hrs  1300 hrs  2200 hrs
Networking 4 x 1 GbE 4 x 1 GbE 4 x 1 GbE
VIDEO  7310 7320 9330
Inputs / Outputs  1 Ch 2 Ch 3 Ch
Digital Video Input  SD-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI, HD-SDI
Digital Video Output SD-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI, HD-SDI
Sync Input  Yes Yes Yes
AUDIO 7310 7320 9330
Audio Channels  16 16 16
Digital Audio Input SDI Embedded SDI Embedded SDI Embedded
Digital Audio Output SDI Embedded SDI Embedded SDI Embedded
TIME-DELAY 7310 7320 9330
Censorship mode 1 - 30 sec 1 - 30 sec 1 - 30 sec
Time-Shift mode 1 - 12 hrs 1 - 12 hrs 1 - 12 hrs
Broadcast-Delay mode 0 - 12 hrs 0 - 12 hrs 0 - 12 hrs

Supported File Formats

FILE FORMATS VIDEO CODECS AUDIO CODECS
MXF MOV / QuickTime DV MPEG-4 PCM
LXF AVI DVCPRO H.264 / AVC MP2
GXF DV DVCPRO HD H.265 / HEVC MP3
MPEG-TS XDCAM M-JPEG ProRes AAC
MPEG-PS   MPEG-1 DNxHD AC-3
MP4 MPEG-2  

 

RECORDING FILE FORMATS
MXF XDCAM SD (MPEG 2 @ 30 Mbps IMX)
MXF XDCAM HD (MPEG 2 @ 50 Mbps IMX)
MOV SD (MPEG 2 @ 30 Mbps IMX)
MOV HD (MPEG 2 @ 50 Mbps IMX)
  • CONTACT US

  • USA

    80 SW 8th Street Suite 2000
    33130 Miami, Florida
    Tel.: +1 305 423 7041
    Email: infofake@hardata.com
  • ARGENTINA

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    (B1706BNW) Buenos Aires
    Tel: +54 11 4650 3110
    Email: infofake@hardata.com

HARDATA INGEST Series
Video recording in SD/HD - SDI based band

Designed to ease the workload involved with recording content for TV broadcast, the HARDATA INGEST server features advanced automation and full compatibility with other products in our Ecosystem.

The INGEST records two channels simultaneously and stores the video content, allowing the user to preview, catalog and insert markings and tags.

The server offers different recording modes: manual, programmed according to the recording schedule, or remotely controlled through VDCP protocol.

Once the recording is finished, the server can automatically transfer the clips to a SMART FLOW server, making the content readily available to editors and programmers.

HARDATA INGEST

Two channels of simultaneous recording, preview or playout from the same equipment, start and end marks for editing or programming, automatic transfers.

 

Time-delay

The TIME-DELAY can be set for each channel and has three modes:

Censorship: Delays the emission to give the operator time in case he needs to block the audio or video or the emission of a forbidden image or audio.

Time-shift : It is used to adjust the Prime Time to each location.

Broadcast-delay: It allows to play while recording. It is very useful in case you know when you need to start the recording but not when to broadcast the event, and that you may need to start airing the event while still recording, as for example sports events.

  • HARDATA INGEST

  • Records in SD and Full HD.
  • Recording Schedule.
  • SMART, PLAYOUT 6310 and SMART FLOW integration.
  • "On the Fly" Up/Down Conversion on Playback.
  • RAID 6 High Reliability Fault Tolerance.
  • Integrated Web Access for Remote Content Management and Reporting.

HARDATA INGEST Series
Specifications

FEATURES 2320 2330
Full HD 1080i 50/59.94/60 Hz Yes Yes
HD 720P 50/59.94/60 Hz Yes Yes
SD PAL/NSTC Yes Yes
Automated Scheduled Recording Yes Yes
Automatic Export to HARDATA SMART FLOW servers Yes Yes
Time Delay Yes Yes
RS-422 Remote Control Inputs Yes Yes
VDCP Remote Control Yes Yes
External Matrix Control Yes Yes
Video transcoding "on the fly" SD → HD, HD → SD for playback Yes Yes
Web Access and SDK (SOAP) interface Yes Yes
Out of the box, plug in, switch on and run Yes Yes
VIDEO 2320 2330
Inputs / Outputs  2 Ch 3 Ch
Digital Video Input SD-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI, HD-SDI
Digital Video Output SD-SDI, HD-SDI SD-SDI, HD-SDI
Sync Input Yes Yes
AUDIO 2320 2330
Audio Channels 16 16
Digital Audio Input SDI Embedded SDI Embedded
Digital Audio Output SDI Embedded SDI Embedded
TIME-DELAY 2320 2330
Censorship mode 1 - 30 sec 1 - 30 sec
Time-Shift mode 1 - 12 hrs 1 - 12 hrs
Broadcast-Delay mode 0 - 12 hrs 0 - 12 hrs
PLATFORM 2320 2330
Rackmount Dell Server 2 U 2 U
Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply Yes Yes
Hot Swap Disks Array Yes Yes
HDDs 8 x 600 GB 8 x 1.2 TB
Storage Array Raid 6  Raid 6
Storage 3.6 TB 7.2 TB
XDCAM SD Storage (MPEG 2 @ 30 Mbps IMX compression) 260 hrs 440 hrs
XDCAM HD Storage (MPEG 2 @ 50 Mbps IMX compression) 160 hrs 270 hrs
Networking 4 x 1 GbE 4 x 1 GbE

Supported File Formats

FILE FORMATS VIDEO CODECS AUDIO CODECS
MXF MOV / QuickTime DV MPEG-4 PCM
LXF AVI DVCPRO H.264 / AVC MP2
GXF DV DVCPRO HD H.265 / HEVC MP3
MPEG-TS XDCAM M-JPEG ProRes AAC
MPEG-PS   MPEG-1 DNxHD AC-3
MP4 MPEG-2  

 

RECORDING FILE FORMATS
MXF XDCAM SD (MPEG 2 @ 30Mbps IMX)
MXF XDCAM HD (MPEG 2 @ 50Mbps IMX)
MOV SD (MPEG 2 @ 30Mbps IMX)
MOV HD (MPEG 2 @ 50Mbps IMX)
  • CONTACT US

  • USA

    80 SW 8th Street Suite 2000
    33130 Miami, Florida
    Tel.: +1 305 423 7041
    Email: infofake@hardata.com
  • ARGENTINA

    Defensa 1245 Haedo
    (B1706BNW) Buenos Aires
    Tel: +54 11 4650 3110
    Email: infofake@hardata.com

HARDATA SMART FLOW
Storage + Media Asset Management

HARDATA SMART FLOW series servers come with high-capacity storage and a MAM content management interface. This provides additional storage of digital files for the PLAYOUT and SMART server systems.

Video ingested on the INGEST Servers can be automatically transferred to a SMART FLOW server, where a low-resolution proxy file is automatically generated.

By using HARDATA OFFICE workstations or through the multi-platform web access, you can manage content, visualize proxy copies, insert marks and tags for edition or programming, upload and download materials, perform advanced searches, or transfer materials between components of the Ecosystem.

At the same time, by programming each station or modifying the playlist, the SMART FLOW system will automatically copy the changes to the playout server and synchronize all the materials in the playlist.

SMART FLOW Ecosystem

Web Access

A powerful multiplatform web access tool that allows you to access HARDATA SMART FLOW advanced features. From any device you can perform advanced search for materials, preview, add multiple marks and tags and download full materials or just segments between marks. It also has a user control to manage the access of each operator to the different modules, with the possibility of generating reports.

SMART FLOW Ecosystem

Advanced Search

Through the Web Access you can perform advanced search and preview your materials. Look through all your metadata including the personalized fields on your data base, tags and marks.

 

Preview

Preview and download your materials through the web. You can mark, cut and export segments. Get a direct route to a high Quality file for edition.

 

Catalogue

Include personalized marks with description and multiple tags to improve the search of materials. Never lose a clip again.

HARDATA SMART FLOW 11000 Series
High Storage Capacity

PLATFORM HARDATA SMART FLOW 11220 11230 11240
Rackmount Dell Server 2 U 2 U 2 U
Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply Yes Yes Yes
Hot Swap Disks Array Yes Yes Yes
HDDs 12 x 2TB 9 x 4TB 12 x 4TB
Storage Array Raid 6  Raid 6  Raid 6 
Storage 20TB  28TB  40TB 
SD Storage (H.264 @ 3 Mbps) 14000 hrs 20000 hrs 28000 hrs
HD Storage (H.264 @ 6 Mbps) 7000 hrs 10000 hrs 14000 hrs
Networking 4 x 1 GbE 4 x 1 GbE 4 x 1 GbE

HARDATA SMART FLOW 12000 Series
Mass Storage Capacity

PLATFORM HARDATA SMART FLOW 12200 12400 12600
Rackmount Dell Server 6 U 10 U 14 U
Hot Swap Redundant Power Supply Yes Yes Yes
Storage Array DDP DDP DDP
Storage 200TB  400TB  600TB 
SD Storage (H.264 @ 3 Mbps) 148000 hrs 296000 hrs 444000 hrs
HD Storage (H.264 @ 6 Mbps) 74000 hrs 148000 hrs 222000 hrs
Networking 4 x 10 GbE 4 x 10 GbE 4 x 10 GbE

Supported File Formats

FILE FORMATS VIDEO CODECS AUDIO CODECS
MXF MOV / QuickTime DV MPEG-4 PCM
LXF AVI DVCPRO H.264 / AVC MP2
GXF DV DVCPRO HD H.265 / HEVC MP3
MPEG-TS XDCAM M-JPEG ProRes AAC
MPEG-PS   MPEG-1 DNxHD AC-3
MP4 MPEG-2  
  • CONTACT US

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    Tel.: +1 305 423 7041
    Email: infofake@hardata.com
  • ARGENTINA

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    (B1706BNW) Buenos Aires
    Tel: +54 11 4650 3110
    Email: infofake@hardata.com

HARDATA OFFICE
Content Management + Remote Control

HARDATA OFFICE is a software package for managing content your television station. It can be installed on any standard PC, or it can be ordered integrated and pre-installed on a Dell PC.

Handle your materials and manage the contents of your TV station in an easy and friendly way through the Library window of HARDATA OFFICE. Design your own workflow managing in a simple way all servers in the HARDATA video ecosystem.

HARDATA OFFICE

Manage your content. Display, catalogue, search and retrieval of materials for editing or playout.

 

Programming

Program a playlist for each station and assign a playout channel of a HARDATA SMART or PLAYOUT server for broadcast.

HARDATA OFFICE allows you to program your stations in advance and store them to be automatically loaded into the corresponding date.

Generate your emission reports and alerts from HARDATA OFFICE and manage your stations safely and reliably.

HARDATA OFFICE

 

CG and Branding

HARDATA OFFICE also allows you to create and manage CG and graphics projects and assign them to certain stations. User interface simple and intuitive, CG and branding with sockets, animated logos, vertical and horizontal scroll, flash animation, time and temperature.

HARDATA OFFICE

Create and manage CG and graphics projects and assign them to a HARDATA PLAYOUT o SMART Series server.

 

Remote Control

Remotely manage ingest or playout windows of any model of the HARDATA SMART, PLAYOUT or INGEST line.
From any HARDATA OFFICE workstation within your HARDATA network you can manage one or more channels of the same or different servers.

HARDATA OFFICE allows you to easily import video files to any of the servers in your HARDATA network, catalog your metadata and quick search to streamline the programming of your playout.

HARDATA OFFICE

Remotely manage your HARDATA INGEST, PLAYOUT 6310 and SMART Series.

 

SMART FLOW Dashboard

A monitoring tool  for the SMART FLOW Ecosystem. Control the health of your equipments, the clips synchronism between the emission server and the Smart Flow, the transference and transcode of materials between the servers of the ecosystem, all from a centralized tool. Screenshots

  • CONTACT US

  • USA

    80 SW 8th Street Suite 2000
    33130 Miami, Florida
    Tel.: +1 305 423 7041
    Email: infofake@hardata.com
  • ARGENTINA

    Defensa 1245 Haedo
    (B1706BNW) Buenos Aires
    Tel: +54 11 4650 3110
    Email: infofake@hardata.com
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