ORF trusts NOA
ORF has started to analyse the market in July 2006, asking several vendors in this market niche to contribute a comprehensive offer, which meets the demands of the archive to expand the digitising throughput of the radio archive. Since the digitisation process was started already in early 2000, ORF represents one of the first national radios in Europe having extensively succeeded in realising meaningful workflows with standard solutions from the market.
The existing KOKO archive for example holds the complete speech data. A migration of the music archive will be finished soon, and an automatic cached workflow interaction needs to be created between the archive system and a digitisation system that will be installed in the future.
NOA could offer here from the technical and economical point of view the most valuable bid to fulfill the demands of the radio archive. As many installations with Noa systems are already in the market, which can prove the feasibility of such improved workflows, it was easy for the steering group to go for the NOA system, being the only one offering a standard workflow solution with well established means.
The offered systems now do realise the throughput of SIX parallel working tape replayers, making the need for workflow even more obvious, as the amount of i.e. 320 recordings/d. can´t be simply monitored only by windows explorer lists.
The first installation of the system was completed on 11.12., the complete integration with the Koko system is planned to be realised in Q3 2007.
NOA is very happy to prove that the saying "Nemo Propheta in patria sua" is not true.