Harmony is described as the evolution of its Cloud4Media platform by Arkena, and the company has chosen IBC to place it front and centre. A new media BPM (Business Process Management) solution, Harmony is a Software as a Service platform that enables centralised management of all operational workflows for live and on-demand multiscreen content production and distribution, from a single interface. It is said to enable the organisation of all the processes of a media company’s business and their automated execution through an easy to use web interface.
As an independent layer from any hardware provider, Arkena said it offers a high number of connectors to integrate with any transcoding, archiving, file transfer, quality check, asset management, security or watermarking solution provider. Its Service Oriented Architecture provides easy integration with all the leading vendors through Application Programming Interfaces.
The platform also offers advanced monitoring features, including realtime tracking of every step of the workflow for every asset to keep the business and deadlines under control.
According to Arkena, Harmony is a futureproof solution that offers endless flexibility to media companies who can choose their preferred partner for each of the services they need and match it to their infrastructure policy. Furthermore, as Harmony integrates Arkena’s Cloud4Media services, the solution is said to be already IMF compliant, making it easy to transform content into any requested format.