New Modules for NETIA's Manreo Suite Support Smart Storage and Leveraging of Media Assets

CLARET, France -- July 18, 2007 -- At IBC2007, NETIA will be highlighting two new additions to the company's Manreo software for video asset management and rich-media handling. Being shown for the first time is the company's Warehouse Web Version 2.0 audio/video broadcast and display platform, as well as the new Video Recorder module that eases the migration of tape-based media to digital assets. Together, these two modules are designed to help content holders maximize productivity gains through efficient media asset management and use of rich media.

"Content holders' media assets are valuable in the delivery of new mobile and broadband services only if they can be readily and reliably accessed, converted, and subsequently distributed to those platforms," said Xavier De Vynck, NETIA vice president of business development. "With its new Video Recorder module, Manreo is equipped to ease the conversion of tape-based media to more versatile, future-proof digital files, which in turn can be managed and repurposed through the enhanced Warehouse Web 2.0 module."

Warehouse Web Version 2.0

Manreo's Warehouse Web Version 2.0 audio/video broadcast and display platform provides tools that support the launch of new revenue-generating services. This full-featured software solution facilitates the centralization, sharing, and viewing of audio, image, and video archives and simplifies the delivery of content over a variety of distribution channels including Web portals, mobile devices, and ADSL. Because Warehouse Web 2.0 has been developed using the REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture and includes XML Web Services, it now offers up to four easy-to-use interfaces that contribute to the Manreo system's ergonomic design and powerful functionality.

Warehouse Web's Catalog Interface offers Manreo users a global view of all stored files and metadata and provides an even more powerful 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.

New Manreo Video Recorder Module

The new Video Recorder Module within the Manreo suite supports migration of tape-based video to secure digital files. While this process is critical to preserving media, it can be a very demanding process. This latest addition to the Manreo product line uses the 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 even mark in and out points to create a clip or a new video, produced automatically from a series of marked segments.

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NETIA is a leading provider of software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content. The company's four product ranges, Radio-Assist™ (audio), Manreo™ (video), OpenNet™ (audio and video), and Media Logging™ (audio and video), allow content holders to manage all of their processes -- from capture to multichannel broadcasting -- over terrestrial channels, the Internet, mobile devices, and other channels. NETIA's products are used worldwide in more than 40 countries by more than 200 prestigious customers, including RFI, Radio France, BBC, BSkyB, ABC, TF1, Canal+, RAI, Radio Vaticana, HRT, SRTC, RTM, VOV, MOI South Africa, Mediacorp, RTBF, SBS, RTL, FR3, Minnesota Public Radio, and many others. NETIA has its headquarters in the south of France, with offices in New Jersey, Paris, and Rome.