SOLUTIONS

Media management expertise

Our expertise has been acquired in the last 20 years by initiating many services in the fields of linear television, VOD, catch'up TV, large scale media management, broadcast traffic-systems, advertising, targeted advertising, organization change, new activities... and the list goes on.

Do send your issues to our consultants, they will be enthusiast to analyse and send your project our feedback. 

IT development

If no turnkey solution satisfies your need, our senior developpers will carefully craft specific IT solutions that will optimally fit in your existing environment with our products and high quality tools made by our well known partners.

Whether you need fitting Carrick-Flow to your needs or anything else, let's talk about it!

 

Independency Virtual farms Cloud, local and hybrid On which basis ? Highly scalable & easy to operate Saas subscription TRY IT OUT

 

Carrick-Flow

The media logistics engine

Like a logistics expert, Carrick-Flow coordinates all the processing on a platform so it runs smoothly in the best delays without overloading infrastructure, pooling resources and constantly ensuring that urgent tasks will get run first.

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Independent of whom and what for?

Carrick-Flow claims its independence:

  • from MAM suppliers
  • from media manipulation tools: storage, transcoders, transfer…

    But independence is not an end in itself. It creates value only if it brings real freedom!

    Freedom:

  • To fully integrate and exploit the existing resource base
  • To change tools, to let cohabit different generations of tools,
  • To try, compare and finally change again…

    Carrick-Flow offers you that freedom!

    Hard to believe? Let's talk about it!

  • Creating synergies

    Do you host heterogeneous dedicated equipment such as several transcoding farms with different brands or version? Carrick-Flow allows pooling and sharing so you can gradually eliminate the silos. Processing more with less resources is one of the key objectives of Carrick-Flow!

    Fine management of priorities

    Mutualizing resources is a worthy goal provided that each user can be guaranteed the resources he needs to manage his emergencies. Carrick-Flow is equipped with a priority engine able to ensure that at all times a launched task is the one with highest priority.

    Splitting into elementary tasks

    For a system to be fluid, the elementary components must be small. Carrick-Flow ensures that the biggest tasks break down into a maximum of small and prioritized tasks.

    Strong integration capacity

    To share ressources, you have to adapt to all the players. Carrick-Flow exposes open interfaces at all levels so that each tool can be interfaced at the best level regarding its operationnal process.

    Test on the cloud

    A new need? Tests to be carried out? The cloud is integrated "naturally" in existing workflows, without compromising business rules.

    Occasional needs on the cloud

    With time, some tasks become increasingly rare... the cloud can be used to process them keeping on premises capacity for recurrent needs.

    Smoothing the load on the cloud

    A heavy load? Cloud overflow can be dynamically activated based on predefined thresholds and process part of the tasks transparently.

    Keeping independent from cloud providers

    Who can tell which cloud infrastructure will suit you best tomorrow? We do not pretend we can. On the other hand, with Carrick-Flow we can assure you that your choices today will not be the tomorrow constraints’.

    Independence & Freedom also applies to the cloud.

    After years of experience with existing products

    This is undoubtedly a differentiating factor against many products: the Carrick-Skills team has designed, developed and operated media workflow systems for more than 10 years, and thus among the largest projects in Europe. Above all, Carrick-Flow is the result of these feedbacks.

    Rethinking completely the engine's pattern

    Carrick-Flow obviously runs workflows... but to have a significantly better performance than other products, it was necessary to completely rethink the pattern at the heart of the engine. 18 months of design, many iterations, a significant number of "use cases" to run through the algorithms to check that the patterns works.

    Insensitive to load

    Carrick-Flow has been designed to be virtually insensitive to load peaks. Media manipulation infrastructure may not deal fast enough with everything that needs to be done, but Carrick-Flow will not be affected. It continues to store and unstack the orders, always executing the ones with most priority, without saturating the resources, without being affected by the volume to be processed...

    In the event of a major infrastructure outage, Carrick-Flow resumes where it stopped, with no loss of performance due to the unusual number of tasks or workflows to relaunch.

    Load balancing infinitely

    All Carrick-Flow components are designed to allow easy load distribution without a single SPOF.

    SaaS billing

    With Carrick-Flow there is no upfront license to buy: you pay when you use it. The subscription is based on the components of your ecosystem

    No license and no commitment on volumes. Your needs increase, your costs follow, your needs decrease, your costs adapt.

    Do not pay to test

    No running costs on testing environments.

    Stop paying when you no longer use

    A changing strategy, a project get stopped? Since you haven’t paid any license, you have no residual costs to amortize.