Although the term MAM is widely used MAM systems do differ. Teleste MAM is a comprehensive package that can be used to manage multimedia assets. Ease of use has been our guiding idea, which in this case means intuitive user interfaces and well defined API.
The asset management features flexible metadata schemas to enable powerful searches. Embedded player and transcoding form a basis of effective multimedia distribution, while efficient storage management and archiving offer optimal use of disk space – another MAM fundament.
The Teleste MAM provides an integrated interface for monitoring and managing the library. Efficient storage management and disk space usage allow importing, exporting and migrating files between disk spaces and tape libraries. The importing performs automatic file analysis and computes checksums. External transcoding application can complement import and export processes to generate desired resolutions for the content. The storage management supports various access protocols such as LOCAL, FTP, FTPS, HTTP and STREAM. All storages can be monitored via an integrated panel offering current occupation level in graphical format.
The Teleste MAM offers versatile functionalities for user administration and process management. Processes like management of file ingestion and transcoding can be prioritized to execute processes in a specific order. New process definitions can be added and the existing ones modified. The number of servers is not limited and the system can be scaled up easily thanks to virtual execution units.
The flexible rights management allows access control in three layers: users, roles and permissions. Each user is linked to a certain user group which can have several roles; each role has permissions defined by the administrator. Permissions allow control of user access on several levels and administrator can decide what a selected group is able to do. Access to metadata can be managed also based on the content.