To manage an increasing volume of media files as well as coordinate various applications within a single production environment, NETIA designed a Workflow Manager. A workflow consists of a sequence of connected manual or automated tasks to be performed.
The NETIA Workflow Editor is a dedicated tool to create graphs or sub-graphs and visually choreograph workflows. These graphs describe the workflow processes to be performed by the various connectors. The connectors carry instructions from any third party system such as NETIA MAM and detail the tasks to be automatically executed.
The NETIA Workflow Engine organizes media management processes, harmonizes exchanges between different applications, handles prioritization across the system, and automates content distribution processes. Tools within the software facilitate preparation of content for delivery by performing metadata extraction, transcoding, quality control, image processing, and subtitle management.
To streamline the actual content delivery, the solution provides tools to interface with content packaging, metadata tagging, and rights management, with workflow supervision guiding these processes. Configurable rules govern the delivery of content to specific service providers and numerous service platforms ranging from VOD to set-top box, catchup TV, and Internet news portals.