7,000 users for NOA’s mediARC archiving system

NOA Audio Solutions has reached a milestone of 7,000 users of its mediARC archiving system with Belgian broadcaster VRT (Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep). VRT’s Muziekbeheer project is migrating the broadcaster’s music library of over 150,000 CDs to a managed, digital archive with secure, accessible preservation at the best possible audio quality for the long-term use.

mediARC’s base of customers involved in large-scale audio and video archiving projects includes broadcasters such as VRT, SRF, HRT, RTV, RTVS, and SRR, and national cultural heritage initiatives such as Fonoteca in Mexico.

“One of the reasons mediARC is so widely successful is that it satisfies the needs of both broadcasters and dedicated archivists – which are quite distinct and specialised,” said Christophe Kummer, CEO, NOA Audio Solutions. “Archivists have to ensure the long-term integrity and availability of the archive and preserve a direct digital correspondence to the original physical carrier, while broadcast production teams have more immediate priorities and see the archive mainly as a collection of content clips.”

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