Year 2017 in Review
As 2017 has passed, it’s time to take a few minutes to reflect on our achievements. It has been an exciting year for us at NOA and we would like to thank you for all your support along the way.
The year has been marked by many firsts for our company combined with an ever-increasing foothold in the global archiving and preservation sector. In March, for example, we attended CABSAT in Dubai for the first time, where we showcased to attendees our cutting-edge and easy-to-use archiving innovations.
Our presence there coincided with a large-scale project in the United Arab Emirates we completed in June 2017. This was also a premiere for NOA and encompassed the delivery of a complete turnkey operation, comprising an Archive Asset Management (AAM) system mediARC™ to Sharjah Media Corporation.
The media house is implementing our technology for the digitization and management of its entire legacy video archive, which includes 140,000 hours of Betacam, DigiBeta, U-matic, One Inch and MiniDV tapes. The project was completed in June 2017, after only four months of planning and installation.
Another exciting project we embarked upon in 2017 was that of Finish public broadcaster Yle for the digitization and preservation of its video archive. We signed the agreement at IBC in September, which entails the use of NOA technology (FrameLector ingest video digitization software along with the jobDB workflow management system) to digitize and archive the public broadcaster’s entire remaining legacy SD-video library. The Yle collection includes more than 100,000 titles, of which 80,000 are in Betacam and DigiBeta; 9,500 are in 1-inch C format; 3,000 in U-Matic; and 5,000 in DVCam format. In Q1 2018, the digitization facility at Yle will begin operation — this is the 62nd instalment of the FrameLector video ingest system worldwide together with a sophisticated distributed QC workflow!
Also this year, the Bulgarian National Radio, entrusts the management and digitisation completely the mediARC AAM together with its flagship NOA Record and CDLector ingest systems.
And, since we never slow down, other market developments this year include one of our oldest clients, Fonoteca Mexico, who recently renewed its faith in NOA knowhow with an upgrade to the new N7000c ingestLINE audio ingest frontend.
But that’s not all. In light of the increasing number of projects NOA is working on around the world, we are pleased to announce that we have expanded our team with fresh, talented staff. We have welcomed AV and film archiving specialist Silvester Stöger and our new senior system engineer Helge Süß. In addition to strengthening our resources, this team expansion allows us to be present even more on a global level and to participate in various industry events throughout the year.
In 2017, for instance, we attended the ARSC conference in San Antonio, Texas for our second time in May; IASA Conference in Berlin in September, closely followed by FIAT IFTA Conference in Mexico in October, and also the “No Time to Wait” symposium in Vienna in November, where we gave successful and much discussed presentations on the principles of AAM.
If we weren’t able to meet up in person during one of these events, please connect with us on through newly launched Facebook and LinkedIn page. This will allow us to keep in touch and exchange useful information. Take a look and let us know what you think!