Vienna, Austria— 11th October 2017
Yle, the public broadcaster of Finland, has chosen NOA technology for the digitization and conservation of its more than 100,000-title-strong video archive.
Yle selected the NOA solution, which replaces the enterprise’s on-demand in-house designed digitization system, after carrying out an EU-wide tender. As per the accord, NOA will deliver FrameLector ingest video digitization software along with the jobDB workflow management system to the Finnish facilities in Q4 of this year.
Yle will use the NOA equipment to digitize and archive its entire remaining legacy SD-video library, which comprises more than 100,000 titles, of which 80,000 are in Betacam and DigiBeta, 9,500 are in 1-inch C format, 3,000 in U-Matic and 5,000 in the DVCam format.
Specifically, NOA’s FrameLector will provide quality-controlled ingest, while NOA jobDB, which interconnects video ingest stations and server-side tools as well as existing systems, will deliver workflow management and integration towards the existing Avid Interplay MAM system. jobDB will receive digitization orders and return digitized material along with enriched metadata XMLs and quality control results back to the MAM. In addition, FrameLector’s efficient monitoring of ISR events and RF traces during digitization will enable Yle media operators to identify transfer errors caused by broken tapes or replay machines.
NOA video archiving technology will be implemented over the entire workflow of the media house’s Helsinki headquarters, including server-side processors, workstations, workflows and integration. In Q1 2018, the digitization facility at Yle will go into operation.
“We are thrilled to announce, that this most recent project for NOA marks the 62nd installation of the FrameLector video ingest system, expanding its worldwide footprint on the legacy SD-video digitization market even further.” said Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA.
More information about NOA and its products is available at www.noa-archive.com or by phone at + 43 1 545 2700.
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Attached visual: Lise-Lottie Ek, Head of Broadcast and Media Services Yle; Olli Sipilä, CTO Yle; Christophe Kummer, CEO NOA; Janne Yli-Äyhö, COO Yle; Marko Ahokas, Development Manager Yle; Peter Kuhnle, CTO NOA
Yle [Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company] is Finland’s national public service media company. Yle operates four television channels and three channel slots as well as six radio channels and services complemented by over 20 regional radio programs. Yle also has the most extensive and varied online selection of television and radio programs in the country.
NOA delivers scalable, high quality AV digitizing and archiving innovations to make audio and video archives easily available in enterprise storage facilities. Sustainable long-term preservation of media content is guaranteed as NOA’s unique products rely on open archival standards and formats, and continuous checks for transfer integrity to ensure highest possible quality of audio and video content. NOA’s turnkey solutions deliver systems to meet the specific needs of any business.
ingestLINE™, actLINE™, jobDB™, mediARC™ and the entry level Pico systems safeguard future media accessibility and enterprise-wide collaboration. Advanced semantic metadata management ensures NOA’s family of products deliver efficient and reliable identification and retrieval of archival content.
NOA’s intuitive proprietary technologies are currently installed in more than thirty international institutions including Austrian National Broadcaster ORF, Sveriges Radio Förvaltnings (SRF), Yleisradio Finland (Yle), Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV), the national sound archives of Switzerland and Mexico, the Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep (VRT) and many more.