Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 29-08-2011

Austria’s public radio and TV broadcaster ORF has chosen NOA Audio Solutions to digitalise the legacy CD library at its Vienna and regional stations.

The Austrian provider of audio archiving systems will supply ORF with Ingestline CD-lector CD-grabbing systems and several Actline MediaButler processors.

ORF will begin using the new equipment in September 2011 to digitalise around 150,000 CDs. Four CD-lector systems will be used to gain a total of 20 parallel lines for high-speed CD digitalisation. 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.

CD-lector is a mass CD-ripping system which can handle up to eight parallel streams. The solution is designed to extract audio from CDs and convert it into digital audio objects - even for heavily damaged items. In most cases, the process requires no hands-on operation.