Claret, France (October 22, 2014)—The Radio Sultanate of Oman is using Netia’s Radio-Assist to provide automation of operations and to support digitization and preservation of the national archives.
The custom implementations of the Radio-Assist suite of digital audio software programs, which will run both in English and Arabic, will provide secure digitization of the broadcaster’s audio archives, currently stored on a collection of 80,000 tapes.
“The robust capabilities of Radio-Assist not only facilitate more streamlined operations at our two broadcast stations, but also provide needed flexibility and reliability as we undertake archiving of treasured historical content,” said Ahmed Al Balushi, director of radio studios at the Radio Sultanate of Oman. “The modular design of Netia’s software suite has allowed us to implement a solution tailored to our needs, and it will enable future adaption of the system as our broadcast and archiving workflows evolve.”
“We worked closely with our systems integrator, Bahwan IT, and the Radio Sultanate of Oman to engineer a stable, secure, and reliable solution for preserving the valuable audio assets and for making that media readily available for future broadcast or distribution,” said Philippe Fort, CEO at Netia. “As the stations in Muscat and Salalah continue to build their archives through Radio-Assist, they can do so with confidence in the long-term integrity and availability of those assets.”
Radio-Assist 8 is equipped with tools for end-to-end multimedia workflows, and the Muscat and Salalah stations leverage the system to streamline their ingest, production, music scheduling, playout, and archiving operations.