September 25, 2006


BDL was founded in 2004 by Dave Engelke, who is now one of SSL's principals. Among the products at IBC was MediaWAN Gravity, a complete, scalable broadcast production system that uses proprietary software running on standard high-performance PCs and servers. Geared to the fast-moving, multi-format nature of today's media operations, the software provides encoders to import video from a variety of sources including HD, a preview and job allocation interface for production co-ordinators, editing software for journalists and management tools for news producers. An asset management database and user interface also provide for seamless information lifecycle management in the video domain.

The MediaWAN Backhaul product allows media networks to install encoders at remote locations and automatically ingest video and audio content to central servers where it is available for use. The system operates over a private MPLS network that provides a very high QoS and highly efficient use of the bandwidth enabling broadcast-resolution video to be delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite transmission.