ADS Launches Next Generation Digital Media Delivery Services Powered by North Plains’ Digital Asset Management Software

Enables post house to rapidly improve internal efficiencies while expanding their client services

TORONTO – September 20, 2010 -- North Plains Systems Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today announced that Advanced Digital Services (ADS) has launched its next generation advanced delivery services powered by North Plains award winning TeleScope™ digital asset management platform. This streamlines ADS’ internal processes while concurrently enabling them to build custom client portals. With TeleScope, ADS can continue to rapidly share, fulfill and distribute video, audio, still images, artwork, PDF documents, and more to customers. ADS clients will benefit from the ability to immediately access, request and fulfill digital media files for distribution among their internal teams and external partners. These streamlined processes and expanded services will improve their bottom line.

As a leading global provider of post-production services to the media and entertainment industries, ADS delivers a wide range of content, primarily metadata rich video, for hundreds of clients, whether the size of a boutique advertising agency or a major Hollywood Studio. Covering every step of asset delivery, from mezzanine file creation to delivery point packaging, ADS maintains personal relationships with over 50 major Internet destinations, including iTunes, Amazon, Netflix and Hulu. After years of providing reliable and efficient service, ADS has become the trusted encoding and delivery facility for the digital archive systems of several major studios, including Twentieth Century Fox, Sony and Universal.

Media delivery today can be cumbersome and inefficient. With TeleScope’s ability to securely login, search, preview and download video, audio and other related elements from a browser anywhere in the world, media delivery is now simplified and efficient.

In order to provide these advanced capabilities through secure client portals, ADS chose to update their mainstay delivery service. They required robust multi-format media handling, limitless metadata scenarios, rights management and integration with existing archival systems. In essence, ADS desired a system as sophisticated as the proven technologies they utilized daily and a partner with whom they could grow.

“North Plains understands video. We chose them because TeleScope has the most comprehensive video management capabilities of any DAM vendor. Their open architecture, out-of-the-box integration with Xytech, and ability to build custom presentational web portals for our clients allowed us to rapidly streamline our internal processes while immediately expanding our services to our customers,” said Tom Sehenuk, Director of Technical Operations for ADS. “Increasing our efficiency will inherently increase our revenue.”

“We’re thrilled to be powering ADS’ innovative client facing services,” said Hassan Kotob, President and CEO, North Plains Systems, Inc. “Our continuing investments in video support ADS’ customer-centric media distribution leadership. This demonstrates how digital asset management is changing the game for post production and duplication houses. We believe TeleScope is well positioned to meet the needs of this market.”

Like ADS, duplication, distribution and post-production houses everywhere are starting to realize the value of digital asset management. They need to find ways to manage not only their video, but all of the related digital media files. Using a DAM like TeleScope, they will increase efficiency and drive down costs, while securely managing and effectively distributing all their media and related assets.

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About ADS

Advanced Digital Services (ADS) is a leading global provider of value-added post-production services to the media and entertainment industry around the world. The Company, with headquarters located in Hollywood, California, provides unsurpassed around-the-clock video services, including HD/SD duplication, new media, digital encoding, standards conversion, audio post production, physical and electronic distribution, restoration and editing. Visit us at www.adshollywood.com.

North Plains’ TeleScope™ Digital Asset Management (DAM) Platform

TeleScope™ is an award-winning digital asset management platform that enables the secure access, production, management and distribution of video and all other kinds of digital and rich media files. With its distributed and modular architecture, TeleScope is designed to meet the diverse range of rich media needs from small and mid-size businesses, post production companies, agencies, and global enterprises.

About North Plains Systems Inc.

Since 1994, as the world’s leading provider of innovative digital and video asset management software solutions, North Plains’ and its award winning TeleScope platform have enabled over 500 companies of all sizes to transform their digital media centric businesses and global marketing processes for competitive advantage, cost reduction and revenue creation. For further information please visit www.northplains.com. Follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook.

Editorial Contact:
Joshua Duhl
North Plains Systems
339-222-0861
jduhl@northplains.com