Quincy, MA, Oct. 1, 2013 – When editors at the Halifax Media Group newspapers need to see what other newspapers in their group are covering, they use Merlin hosted solution.
Halifax Media Group, based in Daytona Beach, FL., is rolling their 35 plus newspapers into a single Merlin digital asset management system hosted by MerlinOne. MerlinOne hosts the fully redundant system at its co-location facility.
By switching to a hosted model, the newspapers can share assignments and data seamlessly throughout the groups properties. The newspapers’ data will be transferred from their legacy archive and picture desk systems to the MerlinOne data center, and put on fully fault-tolerant systems. Merlin Hosted systems are physically housed in a top-notch co-location hosting facility with high security, generator backups and connections to 4 Internet backbones. MerlinOne provides performance guarantees and MerlinOne customer service staff can directly support end-users.
“The response to our hosted offering has been great. This really is a game-changing situation: for the first time news organizations will be able to have a world-class application available to their users without the capital burden of continuous server and storage upgrades, without IT department workload, and with totally predictable, low costs. We are thrilled Halifax Media Group has joined the hosted Merlin community,” commented MerlinOne President and CEO David Tenenbaum.
Merlin serves as a production picture desk, and as an archive for all forms of digital content. A complete digital content management system, Merlin allows users to organize millions of photos, video and audio files, graphics, stories, PDF files and Microsoft Office documents using fast, precise searching with easy and flexible drag-and-drop workflows.
MerlinOne also hosts its Trax assignment and workflow system, which supports photo, video, story, audio, graphics, scanning and research assignments. Trax integrates tightly with Merlin, adding rights management, scheduling, contact information and more.
About MerlinOne – MerlinOne, Inc. is a leading provider of digital asset management systems. The Merlin picture desk / digital asset management solution has over 150 major installations including The White House, Pfizer, Harvard Business School, NPR, The Humane Society, The New York Times and USA Today. MerlinOne technology helps companies manage photos, text, graphics, PDFs, and multimedia.
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