Atos Chooses NOA for ORF’s 600,000-tape Archive Project


Last Updated: September 28, 2015 8:55 am GMT
(Vienna, Austria--September 28, 2015) Pan-European digital services leader Atos has chosen NOA technology for a 10-year archiving project for Austrian national broadcaster ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk). ORF’s archiving program is the third large-scale European archiving project in recent months to be powered by NOA solutions, following the choice of Slovenia and Slovakia’s national broadcasters.

NOA will supply Atos with a complete end-to-end digitisation facility for the 600,000-tape content library. The solution comprises Video Ingest system FrameLector with VTRi hardware for transfer QC, JobDB workflow system with different transcoding options, as well as a full integration of third-party systems consisting of IRT´s MXF Analyser and Joanneum´s VidiCert System for content QC. Atos will undertake the integration of the system with FESAD, the collaborative MAM platform used by broadcasters in Germany and Austria.

“Large-scale digitisation of content libraries from obsolescent media stocks is becoming increasingly topical as many of the world’s broadcasters act to safeguard their legacies,” said Christophe Kummer, NOA’s CEO. “It requires excellent technology to manage these huge migrations efficiently, and it is gratifying to be chosen both as a provider of the solution, and as a reliable partner in this and other long-term ventures.”

The NOA solution offered key benefits for the ORF initiative, with low-level analysis of transfer QC (RF and ISR), MXF analysis fully integrated with the central workflow engine, and access via API to the jobDB database being among the most important.

“NOA offered the best solution to Atos for this project with our customer ORF,” said Thomas Eibl, Client Executive, Global Sub Market Telco Media&Utilities, Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH. “The combined qualities of robustness, performance, exceptional quality control, and comprehensive integration potential add up to a platform that we can be confident with for the duration of a major cultural and commercial project.”

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Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organisations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Healthcare, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

About NOA

NOA ( is the leading global provider of flexible turnkey solutions for quality-controlled digitizing, archiving, description and retrieval of AV and other media content. Scalable to suit collections of all sizes, NOA’s product families, ingestLINE™, mediARC™, actLINE™ and jobDB™, not only help ensure long-term preservation of media, but also support enterprise-wide collaboration, efficiency, and productivity by enabling fast and accurate identification and retrieval of clips from the full range of an enterprise’s archive. NOA’s easy-to-use proprietary technologies are today installed in some 20 high-profile enterprises worldwide, including Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT), Yleisradio Finland (YLE), Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV), Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico and the Austrian Broadcaster ORF. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, NOA is committed to the ongoing development of innovative technologies to ensure the maintenance of invaluable cultural heritage for future generations. For detailed information please visit the NOA website at

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