Green tech

Sustainable media technology

The FlowEdge is a sustainable choice since it saves resources in terms of bandwidth/Internet line and electricity needed for use.

Energy saving –

We use laptop grade hardware for the FlowAnt micro-servers. Power saving processors and memory modules, power efficient internal SSD drives and a pre-configured power management, connected hard-drives or SAN systems with big data volumes locally make the energy footprint of the whole system very green.

Power efficient –

compact power saving hardware for the installed software types that drive user interfaces and database, while the power intensive processes like editing, transcoding and AI run on integrated GPU units. The graphic processors make the whole system much more efficient, significantly speeding up the overall workflows. This is possible since we internally shift the resources to the system parts that do the better job with it.

Optimizing cloud resources –

online cloud storage is minimized since the files are pre-processed to the smallest possible formats and sizes to keep online storage compact. In addition, only the necessary parts, the content intended for sharing or distribution, are transferred to the cloud while the archive stays on local cost efficient storages. With all this we limit processing power in the cloud, optimizing cloud usage.

Efficient use of Internet lines –

Because of the pre-processed formats and files, we only transfer a fraction of the original sources through Internet lines while still maintaining highest quality. This keeps the Internet line free while delivering content with ultimate speed. This also speeds up the overall media workflow up to 25 times compared to other online services, while at the same time caps down the download file sizes of collaboration and distribution partners.

Flow Works GmbH, Reichenbachstr 19, 80469 Munich
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