Typical Setup

mediARC™ Typical Setup

mediARC™ Typical Setup

NOA's enterprise-grade Archive Asset Management system boasts a highly flexible and scalable architecture, accommodating diverse archive scenarios and environments.

THE Archive System

Based on NOA’s proven, easy-to-use, open technologies, the mediARC system is a flexible framework for Archive Asset Management that makes the whole process easier and more efficient for broadcasters and archives of all sizes.

Flexible Architecture

The mediARC framework is a distributed client-server system, incorporating a central Oracle database, NOA middleware (DBDistributor, ProcessorHost and API), mediARC GUI and mediARC WEB client apps, and various actLINE processors.

Scalable Solutions

As systems and organizations expand in size and complexity, mediARC provides cost-effective solutions to scale local systems, connect and/or synchronize remote sites, and enhance business continuity.

Legacy Archive Digitization

mediARC's workflow engine not only supports born-digital archives but also fully integrates with NOA's native digitization tools from the ingestLINE product family, facilitating all-scale digitization projects.

Building a 21st Century Archive

mediARC is a client-server computer system consisting of various modules and applications connected via a computer network. Thanks to its modular structure organizations can scale the application perfectly to fit your own performance, security, and distributed usage requirements.

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.

Main Window

mediARC GUI is a Windows client application with a graphical user interface (GUI), which uses free-floating forms to handle and manage different user tasks.

Search Interface

The Search Definitions panel allows for precise query definitions, with results displayed in the adjacent Search Results grid. Administrators can customize displayed Item information, while users can access essential features via the top toolbar.

Item Details

In this form, users have comprehensive control over Item details, including metadata fields, links, and media specifics. They can playback media, place orders, and execute custom actions via Item Buttons tailored to the specific Item category.

Task Management

The My Tasks task list presents all manual tasks assigned to users or user groups. Customizable interfaces and well defined business procedures ensure efficient user interaction, with workflow complexity managed in the background for ease of use.

Workflow Management

The mediARC GUI simplifies the management of running tasks and workflows, enabling users to pause, resume, prioritize, or debug processes with ease. Workflows can be configured or derived from standard templates using the comprehensive Workflow Designer.

Catalog Management

Various forms are available to configure and manage the catalog, allowing users to define item categories, metadata fields, semantic links, UID pools, carrier types, media formats, reports, and much more...

System Configuration

Administrators utilize mediARC GUI to configure, monitor, and maintain the archive system. This encompasses media management, user and rights administration, task, workflow and processor management, storage management, scheduled system jobs, and more...

Main Window

As a streamlined web version of mediARC's comprehensive client application, mediARC WEB provides essential functionality such as search, item details, and user orders. It is accessible from all commonly used web browsers.

Search Definitions

The Search Page comprises two sections: "Search Definitions" on the left and "Search Results" on the right. In "Search Definitions," users can specify exact or phonetic search terms using value lists, filters, wildcards, logical conditions, and more.

Search Results

The "Search Results" section displays a sorted, paginated list of items matching the criteria. The visual appearance of the list can be customized with HTML. Users can save repetitive searches as "Search Favorites" for easy access.

Main Toolbar

The Main Toolbar provides a range of context-dependent actions that are accessible for individual or multiple selected items. These actions encompass media preview, basket orders, and custom actions, which are displayed as Item Buttons for easy access.

Item Details

This page displays the details of the currently inspected item. The History Tree on the left showcases the currently opened item, all past items and their relationships. On the right, the Item Details section presents all descriptive metadata of the item.

Media Preview

Additionally, there is a dynamic player window for playback of associated media objects. In addition to basic and advanced navigation, the player includes thumbnails, time-based event markers, and the capability to make selections and place orders.

Order Basket

After the user has searched for, found, selected, inspected, and previewed an item, and has determined the desired parts, they can request it from the archive through a user-friendly e-shop-like basket order workflow.

Vladimir Hübner

NOA, Product Manager

"mediARC represents NOA's solution for media archive owners who understand the significance of crafting archives that endure and remain usable for decades in a professional manner.

Moving beyond production-based or custom-built tools, NOA has collaborated closely with archivists, broadcasters, service providers, and IT specialists to develop a unique Archive Asset Management framework which facilitates a seamless transition into 21st-century archiving, and provides a long-term vision."


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