Flow Ant

Flow Ant


A powerful micro-server  with Flow Center software, fully developed by FlowWorks. In essence, the Flow Ant is a small-sized but full-featured standalone Media Asset Management system, or in other words an on-premise micro-server for 1-50 users, also operating as a cloudlet in the FlowEdge or other globally distributed setups.


The Flow Ant offers something completely new to the digital Media Asset Management market that will be increasingly relevant in the future as questions related to global distribution of media along with expensive cloud storage and efficiency in sharing and storing digital media files become more relevant topics. 


The FlowAnt is a key component of the Flow Edge system, of which it performs most of the system’s functions; through it the user can ingest the media files, manage the data around it and keep track of every process. It is a small and powerful device located where the user is. The FlowAnt can also convert all formats, video. Ultimately, this powerful micro-server is enabling the FlowEdge system.

It is an all-in-one solution with hardware and software included, being part of a complete media ecosystem. In other words, it is a fully featured Media Asset Management system in its smallest form, yet highly powerful, cost efficient and productive. It operates within the customer’s existing IT-environment and is easy to set-up and use. All this without any compromise on efficiency and broadness of functions it can be used for. Like the Flow Center it has all the features needed for ingest, archive, managing, transcoding and delivering media and metadata. 

Flow Ant provides the ability to manage content over several sites without the limitations or risk provided by bandwidth. Once the content has been distributed to the Flow Ant server it can then be managed from that site or managed from a central location (eg. for release). It can be used as a small archive or as a swarm-unit setup where several Flow Ant units in different physical locations work seamlessly together, sharing information such as metadata, media files and workloads. The Flow Ant can also be connected to installed or hosted flow core servers to extend their range and capabilities.




- All-in-One solution - hardware and software
- easy to setup and use,yet still a powerful media asset management tool
- Highly cost effective and affordable
- part of a complete media ecosystem
- intuitive user interface and management
- operates with existing IT-environment
- optional easy to use Flow Web Services (as extension) for high-traffic public distributions
- highly scalable system
- works with multihomed storages - from single USB discs up to broadcast level storages
- sophisticated security features
- integrated workflow engine
- interoperates with other Flow Ant systems and Flow Center Core Servers
- easy workflow based VOD distributions to a range of VOD targets, eg iTunes, netflix, maxdome, T-Home, Sky, Amazon and many more
- power saving hardware and operation
- no climate zone for a server needed
- low running costs
- no rack space for big servers or storages required

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