NOA Helps Broadcasters Stay on Top of Advancing Technology
Extends its maintenance agreement to support the optimization of virtual infrastructures
AV digitizing and archiving specialists NOA GmbH continues to assist its partners worldwide in benefiting from continually evolving technology, such as transitioning toward virtualized environments and adapting to changing regulations.
Through a renewable one-year maintenance contract, NOA lets users of its systems — which use standard IT computers (hardware and software) — easily upgrade them and migrate toward a virtual scenario. In fact, because NOA conforms to the RTE (Runtime environment) sub-system (the scheme in which a program or application is executed), the company guarantees the possibility to continually upgrade its solutions and thus allow its customers to easily adapt to new regulations such as GPDR, so they can continue using NOA’s solutions on a standard PC.
Because much of the result is determined by the runtime environment, experts often consider it to be vitally important in figuring out how to use a piece of software. In a very fundamental sense, resources must be allocated correctly for a runtime environment to be successful.
An archiving system today can consist of some 5000 users and comprise many servers. With providers like Microsoft constantly modernizing their technology, NOA ensures that its hardware keeps on working and adapting to this incessant change. This helps prevent broadcasters from having to buy new servers or replace their hardware. In addition, since many systems are already set up in virtual environments, NOA can optimize those as well.
“A contract maintenance is a long-term investment. It adds longevity and continuity to operations. Our software has been running for 20 years because we keep adapting it. Our database runs on Oracle which is constantly updated. We follow up with any change and customers are satisfied. This is a good example of COTS (customer off the shelf).”
said NOA’s managing partner Jean-Christophe Kummer.
Most recently MTVA, Hungary signed a four-year maintenance contract with NOA, and Romanian Radio also renewed its maintenance contract. This follows on the heels of Austrian Mediathek, Swedish Radio, National Library of Finland, SRG Archives, RTV Slovenia, Bulgarian National Radio and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority also upgrading their contracts.