CABSAT 2010 Show Preview
Exhibiting With GlobeCast in Booth A2-21
NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content, and is a major player in the digital broadcast arena. The company’s three product ranges, Radio-Assistâ„¢ (audio), Manreoâ„¢ (video), and OpenNet (audio and video), allow content holders to manage all of their processes from ingest to multiplatform broadcasting over terrestrial channels, the Internet, mobile devices, and other channels.
NETIA’s products are found in more than 40 countries worldwide, with 10,000-plus users in more than 200 installations including: The Associated Press, Minnesota Public Radio, WNEM (Meredith Group) and WOUB in the United States; ABC and SBS in Australia; BBC Monitoring and BSkyB in the United Kingdom; Italy’s RAI and Radio Vaticana; HRT in Croatia; RTM Malaysia; VOV in Vietnam; Mediacorp in Singapore; RTBF in Belgium; MOI South Africa; Kiss FM in Korea; and RFI, Radio France, TF1, Canal+, and France Televisions in France. The company has its headquarters in Claret, France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Sydney, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.
GlobeCast and NETIA at CABSAT 2010:
Content management and delivery company GlobeCast and subsidiary NETIA have joined forces to secure their position as an integrator of broadcast technology and a leading service provider. Together they reach the whole broadcast chain from contribution to playout and delivery using the companies’ broad selection of products and services.
NETIA Products at CABSAT 2010:
At CABSAT 2010, NETIA is pleased to highlight its Manreoâ„¢ 2 asset management solution and Radio-Assistâ„¢ 8 range of digital automation software. The company will also demonstrate the close integration of Radio-Assist 8 into Manreo 2.
Designed with an open, scalable architecture, Manreoâ„¢ 2 has all the tools needed to simplify the cataloging, indexing, accessing, and distribution of media. First introduced at IBC2009, Manreo 2 is designed to maximize productivity gains in asset management and the use of rich media, which in turn can be repurposed and published to platforms such as Web portals and mobile devices. The solution supports all industry-standard formats, ingesting content, generating browse proxies, enriching media through speech-to-text functionality, and providing easy access to media.
With this new version, Manreo 2 now incorporates the new NETIA Workflow Engine, designed to allow media companies to visualize, create, and execute their own workflow easily. NETIA Workflow Engine facilitates and harmonizes exchanges between all existing applications found in a broadcast environment. Accessed via a user-friendly graphic interface, NETIA Workflow Engine orders tasks to optimize efficiency and load balancing, automates content distribution processes, and includes a security warning and notification system. NETIA Workflow Engine can also perform automated transcoding and publishing of media and metadata to the Internet, VOD, mobile services, and IPTV.
Manreo 2 now also incorporates NETIA’s Hypercast Warehouse set of archiving tools, a flexible platform entirely dedicated to media asset management. This powerful archiving manager at the heart of the system interfaces with acquisition, production, automation, and storage applications. Owing to its adaptive flexibility, Hypercast Warehouse integrates with any environment and can be used to manage audio, video, or images in all file formats (MXF, XDCAM, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, WMV, etc.). Video is ingested at a high resolution and converted automatically to a low-resolution proxy used for indexing.
NETIA is pleased to highlight its Radio-Assistâ„¢ 8 range of digital audio automation software at CABSAT 2010. Equipped with a broad range of tools for end-to-end multimedia workflows, the newest version of NETIA’s acclaimed software suite now extends beyond traditional broadcasting, allowing users to prepare publication at an early stage of the workflow. Publication is prepared at the same level as the on-air thanks to new planning tools.
Radio-Assist 8 is now also integrated with NETIA’s Media Asset Management system, offering an automatic publishing engine for all media as well as managing associated metadata and linked media. By interfacing with NETIA’s Media Asset Management system, Radio-Assist 8 responds efficiently to the needs of media groups having to manage and share video, audio, images, and text throughout their entities.
Radio-Assist 8 provides instant access to all types of media, archived or online. Regardless of the storage medium, items can be previewed and restored for repurposing and distribution, both for broadcasting and for multiplatform distribution.
Radio-Assist 8 makes three different types of publishing available to users. With the software’s new “Publication” tab, journalists can publish audio-only content and its metadata; publish audio and associated media, such as video, text, or images; or prepare a group of items for automatic conversion and publishing to an array of destinations, such as a podcast, posting on the Internet, or delivery to mobile devices.
NETIA’s Radio-Assist family of digital audio software programs covers each part of the production and broadcast workflow, allowing users to record, edit, or prepare a playlist. In addition to new browse and publishing tools for full multimedia functionality, the software features tools for acquisition, sound-file editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, multicasting, administration, and more.