IBM® Archive and Essence Manager (AREMA) orchestrates any file-based broadcast production workflow. It has more than 140 different, ready-to-deploy agents and new workflows can be swiftly modified or created. Each agent interacts with the workflow engine and executes one specific functionality – such as actual functionality in file transfers or adapters to control third party systems.
With AREMA, you can start small and then go to an enterprise-wide installation – while maintaining constant visibility and insight into your processes. The mix of online and near-line storage provides an excellent balance between fast access and cost effectiveness. AREMA improves the speed and quality of your content exchange, while maintaining the quality. This makes the sneaker network a thing of the past.
Bring all the elements together in one place
AREMA embeds all client elements into a single portal framework. The framework may also be used to embed other monitoring-related (web) pages such as IT monitoring systems. The portal supports human task workflows with a task list and task actions. AREMA also centrally administers all services (agents) via the AREMA middleware to help resource managing. A loose coupling of services through messages could not ensure an efficient operation when scaled to several thousand files per day.
Decrease costs while improving control
AREMA reduces infrastructure and operational costs by enabling a services layer that offers essence services such as transfer, analyze, transcode, store and archive to all media management applications in the enterprise. It also improves transparency and control over processes and transactions by using workflow and business rules on an essence level, extensive monitoring tools and a portal-based user interface.
Save time by automating the analysis
AREMA provides automatic graphic object recognition in stored videos or pictures, subsequent auto-tagging, tag storage and tag search capabilities for enhanced person-less graphical object recognition and analysis. It does this using IBM™ Watson Visual Recognition™.
Gain more archiving options
AREMA supports the open Linear Tape File System (LTFS) as well as IBM® Tivoli Storage Manager™ and Oracle® FrontPorch DivArchive for archiving in automated tape libraries. It also provides specific functionality such as project archiving or import automation for Avid Interplay™ products. AREMA also allows secure storage and archiving on cloud, enabling authorized users to access content anytime from everywhere on all devices, including mobile.