New Modules for NETIA's Manreo Suite

Jul 20, 2007

NETIA has released additions to the company's Manreo software for video asset management and rich-media handling, Warehouse Web Version 2.0 audio/video broadcast and display platform, and Video Recorder module to assist in migration of tape-based media to digital assets. Together, these two modules are designed to help content holders maximize productivity gains through media asset management and use of rich media.

Manreo's Warehouse Web Version 2.0 audio/video broadcast and display platform has been designed with tools that support the launch of new services. This software solution facilitates the centralization, sharing and viewing of audio, image and video archives, and the delivery of content over a variety of distribution channels including Web portals, mobile devices, and ADSL. Warehouse Web 2.0 has been developed using the REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture, and includes XML Web Services. Warehouse Web's Catalog Interface is designed for Manreo users to have a global view of all stored files and metadata and provides search capability. The system's Terminology Interface manages the Thesaurus and allows users to add, delete, and modify words and interactions among words. The Media Interface manages the storage of both audio and video files, and its broad file-format support allows users to view various file types. Using Warehouse Web's Monitoring Interface, users can track file conversion and publishing to different distribution platforms.

The new Video Recorder Module within the Manreo suite supports migration of tape-based video to secure digital files. This latest addition to the Manreo product line has been designed with RS-232 and RS-422 protocols to control external VTRs and allows users to connect a jog/shuttle control via USB port for easy navigation. With functionality including start, stop, forward, and rewind, the Manreo Video Recorder Module controls the VTR and launches the acquisition and digitization (MPEG-2 with MainConcept) process. The operator can watch video as the media is being digitized and mark in and out points to create a clip or a new video, produced automatically from a series of marked segments.