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ORF Rips with NOA

Austrian public service broadcaster ORF will use NOA Audio Solutions systems to automate digitization of its legacy CD library at its Vienna and regional stations.
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Vienna, Austria (September 7, 2011)—Austrian public service broadcaster ORF will use NOA Audio Solutions systems to automate digitization of its legacy CD library at its Vienna and regional stations.

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ORF will add four CD-Lector systems to add a total of 20 parallel lines for high-speed CD digitization. The MediaButler tool will enable the systems 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, senior engineer, Broadcast Systems at ORF. "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." CD-Lector is a mass CD-ripping system that can handle up to eight parallel streams.

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