Tedial unveils advanced media IT tools at IBC


Tedial is showcasing its enhanced media IT platform Tedial™ Evolution, for the first
time in Europe, at IBC 2015, taking place from 10 to 15 September, at the RAI,
Amsterdam. Tedial™ Evolution provides broadcasters and content owners with
advanced media IT tools for multi-site enterprise media asset management (MAM) and business process workflow. It significantly extends MAM functionality providing new services to surf
or explore archives and improved integration between archive and workflow
engines to reinforce a collaborative environment.

“Smart media professionals around the globe are now demanding more benefits
from the business of media management,’ explains Esther Mesas, Tedial’s chief
sales and marketing officer. “They realise that the MAM of today needs to be so
much more than the simple library and associated task menu of yesterday, and that
perfect media management requires exceptionally well-integrated IT architecture.
Smart media professionals want a MAM that applies IT technology to broadcast and
media, maximising the capabilities of their modern facilities. Tedial™ Evolution
enables multi-site, multi-platform delivery, media business reporting and much
more, providing international broadcasters and global media companies with next-
generation media IT tools.’


Tedial™ Evolution offers a completely new user experience designed to speed both
manual and automated workflows. Built on Tedial’s MAM platform, the new HTML5
user interface keeps frequently used tools on the screen for improved performance.
True multi-screen (smartphone, tablet, etc.) and multi-platform (IOS, Android,
Windows, etc.) operations allow users to manage tasks, validate media or monitor
workflow status from mobile devices. The interface is fully customisable for
individual preferences or work assignments, including different metadata views and
screen configurations, with an integrated activity monitor and unified view of
archives, workflows and business processes. The new interface also features a
configurable “logging’ board with shortcuts for actions and actors, specially designed
for sports and live events. Inside the user interface is an improved media player
with audio waveforms, thumbnails and locators displayed in the timeline.

New search/indexing engine

The search/indexing engine has been extended to organise/search collections and
other object related entities, to indexing very large databases via shared indexes,
and to automatically tag descriptive metadata based on scoring of texts using stop
words. The system now autocompletes user keyword inputs and generates
suggestions for every entry as it is typed. It offers new methods to surf the MAM
through “departments’ using an “Amazon.com style’ facets category and/or group
entities. The system can also auto-tag, relating assets based on the most relevant tags.

True object relational database

Harnessing the power of a true object relational database, a new set of tools
provides a service to manage group entities, a multi-level classification schema
(collections, albums, series, projects, rights, delivery packages, etc.) based on
dynamic, changing relations. Employing the power of a real object relational
database, entities are logged as assets, which can now be a repository for all
shared information. Assets are categorised as members of multiple entities,
according to the user needs.

Expanded Mediaset

All information related to an asset can be explored from the Mediaset view including
metadata, media files, attached documents, logical versions, processing or delivery
orders. Moreover, related assets (physical versions, promos, parts) and entities can
be explored from the original master asset wherever they are located or
associated. As part of Tedial’s evolution to support DAM operations, full audio
support is now available in the basic MAM. Tedial™ Evolution offers integration with
rights management systems to ensure media is rights aware.

Extended business process management services

Business process management services have been extended to reinforce
collaboration, allowing several users to work with the same asset. New
collaborative processes can be defined using an extended library of foundation
workflows and activities.

Embracing the IMF standard

Always adopting SMPTE and IT standards as the best way to address the need to
future proof the development of software tools, Tedial has implemented
the IMF schema within its MAM and workflow systems, as well as the AMWA FIMS
AS-11 specifications. Tedial supports the SPMTE standards of MXF, BXF and AXF and
the BPMN 2.0 notation standard for enhanced interoperability.


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