NOA Enhances mediARC Archival System to Deliver Even Greater Archive Integrity


Last Updated: August 22, 2016 6:09 am GMT
(Vienna, Austria--August 22, 2016) NOA today announced an important enhancement to its mediARC archiving solution with the launch of Item History, which enables media archivists to more easily ensure and verify the accuracy of their database. Item History allows cataloguing teams and supervisors to ascertain not only who changed an archive item and when – but also, exactly what was changed. This allows users to easily and quickly review previous version of an item in the event that, for example, it was erroneously updated.

“With Item History for mediARC, a previous version of an item in the archive is automatically saved whenever a change is made – and that provides unlimited traceability of any changes to archival entries,” said Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA . “Previously, mediARC users could only see who changed an item and when they did it; Item History provides them with invaluable additional functionality to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the archive.”

Existing users will automatically receive Item History as a free upgrade to their installed systems.

Item History will be demonstrated by NOA at IBC Show on stand 8.D91.

Broadcasters and archivists need an archive asset management system that can ingest, describe, archive and deliver content: NOA’s mediARC fulfils that requirement. Based on NOA’s proven, easy-to-use, open technologies, mediARC is a flexible framework for media archive management that makes the whole process easier and more efficient.

mediARC answers the need for structured and flexible content management that has to last for decades, and comes with a range of powerful tools that can digest petabytes of information. It can handle the complex structures needed for proper description and efficient use of an archive’s content, so that media data can be linked to metadata and storage at a granular level.

Developed in cooperation with dedicated broadcasters, the mediARC system is designed to meet requirements in three fundamental areas – metadata (description of the media content), media storage and conversion, and workflows (controlling, creating, and processing information).

More information about NOA and its products is available at or by phone at + 43 1 545 2700.

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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™, actLINE™, jobDB™, mediARC™ and the entry-level Pico systems - help ensure long-term preservation of media, and support enterprise-wide collaboration, efficiency, and productivity with fast, 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 30 high-profile enterprises worldwide, including Austrian National Broadcaster ORF, Sveriges Radio Förvaltnings (SRF), Yleisradio Finland (YLE), Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV), Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico, the Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT), and many more. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, NOA is committed to the ongoing development of innovative technologies to safeguard invaluable cultural heritage for future generations. jobDB, ingestLINE, actLINE, and mediARC are all trademarks of NOA.


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