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NOA Unveils Improved mediARC Metadata System

The upgrade enables faster indexing, faster searches when using imprecise input, and single sign-on and low-level access from non-NOA systems.
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NOA Audio Solutions, a provider of audio archiving systems, unveils mediARC 1.6, an upgrade to its mediARC 1.5 workflow, media, and metadata system. The upgrade enables faster indexing, faster searches when using imprecise input, and single sign-on and low-level access from non-NOA systems, the company says.

The mediARC 1.6 contains several improvements, including phonetic search, which identifies and corrects incorrect spelling to match search terms with metadata more quickly and accurately; alternative spelling suggestions for search terms through different levels of “fuzzy” search; a new version of the RemoteFileAgent, which replicates multiple active directories to enable single sign-on to mediARC from outside systems; the new mediARC API, which allows non-NOA systems to access mediARC data without the need for a customized, low-level access model; and an overhaul of the MatLink engine for faster indexing.

“This version of mediARC makes searching and indexing faster and more efficient,” said Jean-Christophe Kummer, NOA managing partner. “It also offers other time-saving improvements—such as the ability to consolidate user log-in combinations from multiple replicated systems into a single set of credentials for each use—that can cut down on administrative costs and save facilities money.” The company says mediARC 1.6 will be available in the second half of 2011.

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