Media 100 Announces Audio:Box

March 8, 2001

Marlboro, MA, — Media 100 Inc. (NASDAQ:MDEA), the leading provider of software, systems and services for streaming media on the Internet, announced today the industry’s first fully-automated stream publishing system for capturing, encoding and managing high-quality digital audio content. Developed by the Media 100 Services division as a turnkey solution for clients in need of a high-quality, high-volume audio encoding solution, audio:box enables these high volume encoding facilities to convert audio assets from audio CD, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM to any streaming media format, including MP3, Windows Media, RealAudio, QuickTime and .WAV. audio:box leverages the award-winning encoding technology of Media 100’s Cleaner 5 software to ensure the highest-quality creation of multi-format digital audio content.

“Media 100 has developed a unique approach to managing the high-volume, high-quality audio encoding and production demands for our streaming audio clientele; we call it audio:box,” said Jim Baker, vice president of Media 100 Services. “Originally developed for our own service facilities in New York and Hollywood, we’re now making audio:box available for clients who wish to take production in-house. We’ve leveraged the technology innovations from within Media 100 such as Cleaner 5 to produce a fully-automated turnkey encoding service for our clients. With audio:box, our clients can capture, convert and publish audio tracks from up to CDs in multiple formats in a fully-automated rack-mounted system.”

Media 100 audio:box: Industrial Size Automated Audio Web Publishing System

Media 100 audio:box is an automated web publishing solution that leverages key digital media technologies developed by Media 100 that enable users to capture audio content directly from CD, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, and convert that content with speed and precision to any streaming format, including Windows Media, RealSystems, QuickTime and MPEG-1.

audio:box Features

Media 100 audio:box includes a number of key features that enable the automation of audio files, including:

Automated Audio Production Architecture

  • Unattended automatic conversion of audio CD’s

  • Encoding to any streaming media format

  • Database-driven content management

  • Customizable to customer specification

Performance and Scalability

  • audio:box nodes and clusters provide unlimited expansion

  • Flexible storage options from GBs to TBs

  • Support for RAID and offline AIT, DVD-RAM libraries

Superior Ease of Management

  • Central ‘brain’ module for media management

  • XML, ODBC standards-compliant database

  • Imports 3rd party metadata and DRM rules

  • Supports web-based remote monitoring

Fast Network Connectivity

  • Standard a TCP/IP protocol

  • On-board 10/100/1000 Mbits/sec Ethernet

  • Supports Fibre Channel Connectivity

Pricing and Availability

  • audio:box is available immediately and pricing is available upon request.