SafeBox Neo is designed with automated content management in mind. Its main purpose is to replicate remote content to local playout server folders for safe playback. It can gather content from a number of sources automatically, when new content is available at the remote locations. SafeBox can work in playlist-dependent or stand-alone mode.
In playlist-dependent mode all file operations are slaved to schedule contents. New daily schedules are transferred along with their associated content and file paths in the playlists are automatically updated according to the new local storage. Expired daily schedule content is automatically deleted or moved to a pre-defined purge folder for manual deletion or archiving. Deletion can be done automatically or with user approval of deletion lists. In stand-alone mode SafeBox Neo acts as a sophisticated content transfer engine. Once new content arrives in any of the remote watch-folders, it is automatically copied or moved to the local playout storage. Multiple content sources can be assigned to a single or multiple destinations. Based on user settings and network capabilities multiple content transactions can take place simultaneously or one at a time. Automated content removal is based on expiration period as well as on file size. Both parameters are user-selectable. For instance the deletion engine can be activated as soon as the content files are older than 10 days and larger than 500 MB. In order to avoid network traffic congestion SafeBox Neo performs limitedspeed media file transfer, so it could copy remote content at just 50 or 80 Mbit/sec for example. It is also possible to limit the simultaneous content transactions when multiple sources or files are being processed. By limiting the speed and transfer sessions the user can ensure moderate playout server network and storage load, preventing possible data traffic congestions. On every playout server reliability is a key factor, which requires all supplemental transactions to be done on a lower priority level and speed.