NETIA Boosts Automation of Key Radio-Assistâ„¢ 8 Production Tasks, Optimizes Media Management

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CLARET, France — March 29, 2010 — NETIA today announced that it has paired its NETIA Workflow Engine with its Radio-Assist™ 8 suite of digital audio automation software to bring users even greater efficiencies and functionality across key broadcast workflow processes. Designed to facilitate exchanges between all applications in a broadcast environment, the NETIA Workflow Engine gives users one graphical interface through which to automate processes involving Radio-Assist 8 and any third-party application. "NETIA Workflow Engine makes it easy for media companies to visualize, create, and execute their own workflows. When deployed in conjunction with Radio-Assist 8, it enables users to tap into greater functionality through improved automation of key processes," said Mustapha Rezzoug, NETIA's director of products. "Administrators can now simply rely on the NETIA Workflow Engine to provide easy workflow automation setup, execution, and status monitoring. The powerful combination of the NETIA Workflow Engine and Radio-Assist 8 allows media companies to do more with audio, video, text, and images — and to do so with greater efficiency, accuracy, and flexibility."Equipped with a broad range of tools for end-to-end multimedia workflows, the acclaimed Radio-Assist 8 software suite extends beyond traditional broadcasting by streamlining the preparation and publication of media. Radio-Assist 8 also optimizes the management of associated metadata and linked media and gives instant access to all types of media, archived or online. It then allows items to be previewed and restored for repurposing and distribution. The pairing of Radio-Assist 8 with the NETIA Workflow Engine empowers media groups to manage and share video, audio, images, and text throughout their entities, optimizing the overall life cycle of their content. The NETIA Workflow Engine is an open system that choreographs, visually represents, and then executes processes or workflows to provide a faster and more direct interface between Radio-Assist 8 and other applications. In managing these interfaces, the NETIA Workflow Engine improves performance of tasks such as transcoding, audio extraction, speech-to-text transcription, archiving, and publishing in a transparent, highly automated process. In publishing, for example, the NETIA Workflow Engine can automatically deliver content from Radio-Assist to the right distribution platforms (Internet, VOD, mobile services, and IPTV) in the right formats – all with the press of a button. Likewise, the system can automate the movement of audio and video between Radio-Assist 8 and hierarchical storage management (HSM) systems, automate the sharing of push/pull content between different sites or platforms, or automate the ingest of incoming content from other sources and partners.Together, Radio-Assist 8 and the NETIA Workflow Engine linked with the company's popular Manreo™ Asset Management System offer users a wider range of capabilities in managing and distributing a variety of content. In addition to simplifying media management across workflow tasks, the higher level of automation enabled by the NETIA Workflow Engine reduces the potential for error and improves facilities' ability to manage and process larger volumes of content at any given time. As part of its media management features, it also monitors content and informs administrators of content errors as necessary with security alarms and notifications.More information about NETIA and its products is available at # # #About NETIA NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today's full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and multimedia groups around the world, and recent wins have made the company a significant new player in the Telco market, as well. Clients include BSkyB, RAI Italy, Radio Riyadh, France Telecom/Orange, RTM Malaysia, Mediacorp Singapore, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Televisions, and L'Équipe 24/24. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Sydney, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.ENDS