SGT’s VEDA(TM) Search & Retrieve Integrates Sinequa’s Solution and Wins Broadcast Engineering Magazine ‘Pick Hit’ Award

SGT’s VEDA(TM) Search & Retrieve integrates Sinequa’s solution and recently won the Broadcast Engineering Magazine ‘Pick Hit’ Award at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam.

Online PR News – 07-January-2009 – – SGT’s VEDA(TM) Search & Retrieve integrates Sinequa’s solution and recently won the Broadcast Engineering Magazine ‘Pick Hit’ Award at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam.

The IBC 2008 ‘Pick Hit’ Award winners are chosen by an independent judging panel of working broadcast, production, post, cable and satellite industry professionals. The judges make their selection based upon technical improvements and cost-savings that a product offers to broadcast, production and post-production facilities.

SGT and Sinequa’s partnership combines state-of-the-art video processing and broadcast technology with the next generation enterprise search and navigation technology, to meet the growing demands of the Broadcast and Media industries.

SGT’s VEDA(TM) software suite offers workflow automation and media content management. The VEDA(TM) Search & Retrieve function supports creation of new content and allows users to find and reuse existing content. Users can retrieve media in natural language, using their own words and expressions. VEDA(TM) Search & Retrieve leverages Sinequa’s patented technology that combines semantic, linguistic, statistic and structured analyses, to provide the most relevant answers and to automatically generate related concepts including people, geographic locations, and related ideas.

“More and more content owners, media companies and broadcasters, are facing the challenge of repurposing. Maximizing the use of archived content and storage capacity fuels the economic and creative value of our clients,” said Philippe Hauguel, CEO of SGT. “The cooperation between SGT and Sinequa, brings the ultimate solution for archive accessibility to the media industry.”

“We are proud to contribute to SGT’s success; their team has done a great job integrating Sinequa’s search engine into their solution” said Jean Ferre, CEO of Sinequa. “Together SGT and Sinequa are allowing broadcast and media industry professionals to concentrate on their areas of expertise, quickly finding and reusing the best content.”

About SGT –

SGT is a leader in broadcast solutions; more than 300 TV channels are using SGT systems, worldwide.

SGT offers the most comprehensive product line in the Broadcast and Media industries. SGT’s VEDA(TM) software suite manages the video content and automates the media-related workflows of media companies and broadcasters.

VEDA(TM) is a seamless and modular end-to-end suite, based on a Service-Oriented Architecture. Customers just pick and place SGT’s software components according to their own workflow. These components can be integrated easily into each client’s environment.

SGT – Experts that deliver.


Sinequa is a leader of Enterprise Search. Its expertise and know-how is based on over 200 man-years of R&D, which positions Sinequa as the only Enterprise Search provider to deliver a comprehensive linguistic and semantic based search solution for the enterprise that runs on a secured industrial platform with built-in connectivity.

Its unique Connect to Knowledge(TM) approach accelerates the localization of expertise and the transfer of knowledge across large and mid-sized enterprises, increasing their performance and enabling them to be more competitive.

Sinequa CS is differentiated by the relevancy of answers provided to users, ease of deployment, strength and performance of the technical platform, security management out of the box and the ability to connect to a large variety of data sources throughout the enterprise.

Sinequa is currently helping more than 200 large companies and organizations drive tangible business value from their investment in Enterprise Search. Customers include L’Oréal, EADS, Bouygues Construction, MBDA, Arkema, The Group LCF Rothschild, the DGA, the French Ministry of Defense and the French Ministry of Culture.

Sinequa has had an average growth rate of 60% for the past two years and is profitable.