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Figure 1-2 The three key solution segments with examples
All offerings are based on a customer survey and integrated into the Digital
Media Framework (as a result of the survey). We describe the IBM Digital Media
Framework in the following paragraph.
1.2 IBM Digital Media Framework
IBM has focused to extract the common elements from thousands of customer
engagements into a solutions framework, comprising of integrated technologies
from IBM and its partners. The consulting and integration skills in digital media
leverage existing and evolving business solutions. This requires the
understanding of the links between the various business systems that handle
digital media. As the links are open, so is the entire framework. Figure 1-3 on
page 5 shows the IBM Digital Media Framework.
Create
Manage
Distribute
Transact
Digital Content Creation Solution
Digital Content Management
Broadcast Media Asset Management
Newsroom Content Management
Radio Asset Management
Digital Media Center – Broadcast Storage
Digital Media Distribution Solutions
Broadcast Distribution
Secure Content Distribution
Digital Media Commerce
Chapter 1. Introduction to digital media 5
Figure 1-3 IBM’s Digital Media Framework
The Digital Media Framework describes an open “ecosystem” with widely
available specifications for formats, protocols, and APIs that facilitate solutions
based on IBM’s and business partners’ components. It provides customers with
the assurance of a solid foundation when dealing with heterogeneous platforms
and applications (which is almost always the case in digital media). This enables
customers to implement a robust set of media-based solutions tailored to solve
their business problems, while taking advantage of the already installed
infrastructure.
The component nature of the framework, based on open and de facto standards,
eases the integration of media functions into the business.
An open framework is more efficient and drives better functionality for the
business by removing barriers that keep rich media contents from crossing
platforms. The transition from vertically integrated solutions to component-based
solutions results in durable investments for customers. As needs change,
individual components can be replaced without sacrificing crucial infrastructure
ProtectionWarehousing Infrastructure
Manage
Delivery Devices
Distribute & Transact
Rich Media Creation
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Set-Top
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Set-Top
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Scheduling
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Retail
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Retail
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Gateway
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Media
VideoVideo
TextText
ImageImage
AudioAudio
Other
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Indexing
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repository
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Middleware
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Middleware
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Digital Rights
System
Digital Rights
System
Business
Rights System
Business
Rights System
Business
Rights System
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Business
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Managed
Business
Hosting
Managed
Business
Hosting
Infrastructure
Services
Infrastructure
Services
Infrastructure
Services
Content
Aggregation
Content
Aggregation
Content
Aggregation
E-sourcingE-sourcing StorageStorage
WANWAN
Streaming
Media Server
Streaming
Media Server
Streaming
Media Server
LANLAN
Edge
Cache
Edge
Cache
Edge
Cache
Transaction
Server
Transaction
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Transaction
Server
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Network
Return
Network
Return
Network
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Application Integration MiddlewareApplication Integration Middleware
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Content
Management
System
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Production
System
Content
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System
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System
Content
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System
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Production
System
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System
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Business Support Systems, Operational Support Systems, Mission Area ApplicationsBusiness Support Systems, Operational Support Systems, Mission Area Applications
SensorSensor
Note: The fact that the framework is open, drives efficiency, cost savings and
creativity.

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