Austrian public service broadcaster Öesterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) acquired four NOA Audio Solutions—a provider of audio archiving systems—including the ingestLINE CD-Lector CD-grabbing systems and several actLINE MediaButler processors.
ORF—which is expected to begin using the new NOA equipment in September—is to use the new systems to digitize its legacy CD library at its Vienna and regional stations, NOA says. ORF plans to add four CD-Lector systems to gain a total of 20 parallel lines for high-speed CD digitization, NOA says.
The systems’ MediaButler tool will enable ORF to produce different resolutions on the fly, from resampled 48-kHz BWF files to MPEG-1L2 and FLAC files. Both CD-Lector and MediaButler will operate as an extension of NOA’s jobDB workflow generator and will integrate with ORF’s two existing NOA Record systems, which are already installed in the ORF facilities and connected to ORF’s main audio archiving system, KoKo.
“We’ve had good success with our two NOA Record workstations over the past four years, having digitized more than 76,000 tapes with an acceptable human effort,” said Harald Lessnig, ORF’s senior engineer for broadcast systems. “Now that we need to tackle digitizing around 150,000 CDs, we decided to extend the jobDB workflow system with four CD-Lector systems from the ingestLINE and actLINE product lines.”