NETIA will showcase its new Media Assist software suite, which builds on the strengths of the company’s product portfolio to provide a complete solution for managing workflows from ingest through to delivery. The company will demonstrate how the new suite enables content owners and content producers from radio broadcasters and television stations to organisations maintaining media archives to access, retrieve, and share or distribute their digital assets to any platform. NETIA also will highlight the media management, editing, and delivery workflows possible with Media Assist modules designed for mobile devices.
The NETIA Media Assist software suite unites the unique functionality of NETIA’s proven radio broadcast automation and media management products with a SQL database to provide a cross-media-production asset management system with a full complement of dedicated tools. Users can manage all types of content, in any format, on any platform, from anywhere and at any time.
New media sharing features in Media Assist not only enable the publication or export of content or media assets to cross-media platforms, but also facilitate the sharing and exchange of content across multiple sites within a broadcast operation. To enable convenient use across a facility or organisation, the Media Assist software suite provides both a rich-client platform and a web-based interface that can be displayed on a simple internet browser. Both GUIs have been designed to assure effective ergonomics.
The option of working through a browser-based interface allows journalists and reporters to go fully mobile while maintaining their ability to access, search, edit, and repurpose content. Integrated audio and video editing tools enable such users to edit and deliver pieces from the field. NETIA has already released Media Assist modules engineered for smartphones and tablets, and the company will provide demonstrations of the modules’ functionality throughout the show.
Media Assist is based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) so it offers all of the additional advantages of a client-server model of computing. Key benefits to operations include increased modularity, optimal scalability through the improvement or addition of services, third-party connectivity through a web services API, and straightforward and cost-effective maintenance. New supervision and monitoring tools give users even greater flexibility and confidence in managing valuable media assets.